There were jubilant and emotional scenes in Tasmania as the JackJumpers moved one step closer to NBL playoffs on a day that meant so much for coach Scott Roth.
Roth fought back tears speaking after his side came from nine points down in the final term to beat the Perth Wildcats 102-94 at Mystate Bank Arena on Sunday.
But it was the emotion surrounding Tasmania’s second annual Teal Game that saw Roth’s tears threaten to spill over.
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“It’s quite personal,” Roth said as he choked up speaking about local gynaecological charity S.H.E [Support, Hope, Education].
“Our relationship with Jo and Scott (Harris, chair of S.H.E) – my family’s lost two to cancer and this was a big evening for us.