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Jackson lifts Breakers to another win

Published: 12:41AM Saturday November 10, 2012 Source: ONE Sport

  • Cedric Jackson of the Breakers drives past Michael Cedar of the Crocodiles. (Source: Photosport)
    Cedric Jackson of the Breakers drives past Michael Cedar of the Crocodiles. - Source: Photosport

Another stat-stuffing performance from Breakers guard Cedric Jackson has helped them to their fifth straight win, overcoming the winless Crocs 81-72 at the Swamp in Townsville.

Jackson showed he is a class above as he produced a 14 point, 12 assist double-double to go with five rebounds, two steals and a block to start the 'Sunshine Swing' on a winning note.

Tom Abercrombie played his best game of the season as he continues his recovery from off-season ankle surgery with 15 points, while Daryl Corletto scored a game-high 19 points.

The win also marked the first time this season the Breakers have passed the 80 point mark, hinting that their offense may be finding some rhythm after a rusty start to the season.

Meanwhile the Crocs will have to lick their wounds after letting another potential win slip through their grasp. 2011 MVP Gary Ervin was their most effective scorer with 18 points as Boomers star Peter Crawford sstruggled from the floor shooting just three of 12.

Townsville looked to have turned a corner when they shot off to a 9-2 start thanks to eights points by Ervin, but the Breakers quickly fought back to pull within two at quarter time.

The teams traded blows in the second period, but an Abercrombie three-pointer in the corner with two minutes left ensured the Breakers edged ahead 40-35 at the main break.

When Jackson crossed over his man before shooting a fade-away at the top of the key in the third the Breakers were up by 10 for the first time in the game and looked to be pulling away.

The Crocs managed to get within one but a transition three by Bruton gave the Breakers some breathing space.

Crocs forward Jacob Holmes committed a technical foul on the next play, which put the Breakers ahead by eight.

The Breakers then held off the home side with some suffocating defence for the rest of the match.

The Breakers will be back in action on Sunday as they travel up the road to Cairns to take on the Taipans.

Breakers: 81 (Corletto 19, Abercrombie 15, Jackson 14)

Crocs: 72 (Ervin 18, Crawford 12)