More than 3,000 fans have turned out to witness a spectacular finish to the 2019 NBL 3×3 Pro Hustle at the Arafura Games in Darwin.
In the men’s event at the Darwin Convention Centre, Stateside Sports were crowned 2019 champions, while Spectres iAthletic won the women’s division.
Both teams took home an Arafura Games gold medal and $12,000 in prize money, while Stateside Sports advance to a future FIBA World Tour Masters event and a FIBA Challenger event.
Stateside Sports played the weekend with just three players – Jeremy Kendle, Peter Crawford and Lucas Walker – but were able to withstand their rivals and defend the crown they won in the second 3×3 Pro Hustle. They defeated TSV Reading Cinemas in the final, 22-16.
Australia’s number one ranked women’s 3×3 player Bec Cole dominated the court, as she led her Spectres iAthletic team of Keely Froling, Marena Whittle and Saraid Taylor to victory. They took down Melbourne Boomers 21-10 in the final.