Taking some confidence into the mid-season break with their second win of the season, the Frankston Blues defeated Geelong in Round 9 and were led by a triple-double from Sam Muldrow.
Putting in one of the most impressive defensive performances SEABL has seen over the past few years, Muldrow recorded 17 points, 11 rebounds and ten blocks in the 96-87 victory over Geelong.
A true threat both inside and outside, Mulrow combined his rim protection with 3-6 shooting from beyond the arc, finishing with an efficient 7-13 shooting at 54% from the field overall.
John Davis was his main victim, having five of his shots sent away by Muldrow while he also recorded four rejections in the first term alone to set the tone.
Frankston owned a ten-point lead at quarter-time and the forward helped them push the margin out to 20 at the main break with two three-pointers.
Geelong did not go down without a fight though and pegged the deficit back to eight at the start of the last quarter.
However, Muldrow helped reassert the Blues’ dominance on the game, scoring five points in 45 seconds to push the lead back out to double-digits.
He then tallied a triple-double with three minutes left in the game, swatting away a Maalo Hicks shot to ensure victory and send the Blues into the mid-season break with a confidence-boosting performance.
Sam Muldrow Round 9 Stats: 17 points on 7-13 shooting including 3-6 three-point shooting, 11 rebounds (one offensive), one steal and ten blocks.
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