After a delayed start to the MIA League season for the Griffith Demons they made the perfect start on a weekend which saw them face the difficult task of two games in as many days.
Demons' youngster Isaac Testoni set an incredible pace for the side, finding himself on the sheet of top scorers in both matches.
Round one saw Griffith travel across to Leeton to take on the Eagles. The Demons held a strong defence in the first quarter, then put on the pressure until they saw their opposition collapse. The final scoreboard read 89 to 64 after the final siren.
Demons' coach Arch Cullen spoke incredibly highly of his side, and holds confidence heading into the season.
"Leeton was a very good game for us, especially with it being the opener," Cullen explained.
"The game wasn't a real reflection of Leeton's ability, we just banded together, held some good defence, and then moving into the end of the second quarter we started going to town from the three point line."
Those words were especially true for Isaac Testoni, who contributed 34 points during the match-up.
The second round saw a stronger challenge await the Demons in West Wyalong's outfit at West End Stadium.
Griffith were missing a number of key players, and the match could have gone either way, with West Wyalong leading by 20 points at one stage during the match.
However, the Demons' grit and persistence paid off as they clawed their way back into the competition, winning the match 84 to 78.
"The game is so much about offense these days," Arch Cullen said.
"When the players really buy into the tactics, it makes the job of coaching easy."
Now, the Griffith Demons will be hoping to continue their strong form next weekend, when they take on Narrandera.
According to Cullen, he hopes that his side can cement their winning ways by besting Narrandera with a convincing victory.
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