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Markovic lured to Vikings

He’s still got it: Former Townsville Crocodiles NBL point guard Steve Markovic in action for the West Sydney Vikings in a 35 point display against the Parramatta Wildcast on Saturday. Picture: Noel RoswellFormer Australian representative Steve Markovic is the latest big name to be lured to the 2016 Dooley’s Ultimate Basketball League (UBL) competition, suiting up for the West Sydney Vikings.
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Markovic played for the Boomers at the 2010 FIBA World Championships and also has an impressive local and international playing resume.

Markovic played in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) for the West Sydney Razorbacks, Townsville Crocodiles and Sydney Kings, in addition to playing overseas in the Euro Leagues in both Serbia and Italy.

Markovic has been joined at the Vikings by former Albury/Wodonga Bandits SEABL forward Alex Opacic and the pair were both impressive on Saturday, leading the Vikings to a hard-fought 96-90 win over the Parramatta Wildcats.

Markovic had 35 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists, whilst Opacic had 25 points and 14 rebounds.

Jamie Newth, Mitch Rueter and Anto Lalic each had 18 points for the Wildcats.

Other prominent names joining this year’s UBL competition include Paul Brotherson (Metro State College and the German National League), who has signed for the Sydney City Cobras, the UBL’s two-time reigning premiers.

Other results from Saturday saw the third-placed Sydney Warriors defeat Glebe Magic 106-87, with New Zealand NBL forward Tony Tolovae impressing for the winners with 24 points, 13 boards and 7 steals, whilst team-mate Marquis Navarre had 27 points.

Dynamic guard Nay Sakya led the Magic with 29 points, ahead of Andrew Storey with 23 points and 17 boards.

St George Dragons overcame a tenacious Norwest Giants 77-73 in the final game of the day, with Tilas Putna grabbing 39 points and 10 boards for the winners.

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