Round 10 Previews

Another weekend of hoops ready to bounce, who will take W’s this time out?

Championship Men
Championship Women
Division One Men
Division One Women
Division Two Men
Division Two Women
Victorian Youth Championship Men
Victorian Youth Championship Women
Youth League One Men
Youth League One Women
Youth League Two Men
Youth League Two Women

Championship Men

Corio Bay open up Round 10 with their clash against Werribee Devils. The Stingrays are coming off their fifth straight loss and look to turn that around with a win against Werribee. Ivory Young continued his strong form for the Stingrays last week with 28 points and three rebounds. Young is averaging 20 points, five rebounds and four assists per game and will be a key player this weekend. From the Devils, Konor Kulas will look to back up his strong performance last week after scoring 36 points along with 14 rebounds and three assists. 

Hawthorn and Hume City have both won seven matches so far. Sitting third and fourth on the ladder, both sides will bring their A-game to secure a win for their respective teams. Hume City’s Jake Martin and Jordan Coleman will be key players this Saturday, with the duo averaging 15 and 19 points per game respectively. Nelson Kirksey has been a strong performer for Hawthorn, and with 27 and 26 points in his past two games, he will look to dominate the scoreboard once again. 

The Casey Cavaliers have managed to secure three wins in a row after defeating Blackburn by 27 points in Round 9. They face the Chelsea Gulls this round who are coming off a two-game losing streak. The Gulls will turn to their leading scorers Mitchell Riggs and Corey Standerfer who are averaging 21 and 26 points per game respectively. Casey’s Matthew Donlan will look to be an influential player once again after a stellar 21-point game last round. 

It’s the top of the ladder against the bottom this round with McKinnon hosting Blackburn on Saturday night. After their first win in round seven and a close game against Werribee the following round, Blackburn are hungry for another taste of victory. Jake Heath will be an important player for Blackburn. Heath is averaging 24 points, three rebounds and six assists per game. McKinnon were handed their first loss in Round 8 by the Casey Cavaliers and hope to keep it as their one and only. Eric Williams looks to back up his performance from last week after being a key player in McKinnon’s win against Hawthorn, scoring 26 points on top of 17 rebounds and two assists. 

Chelsea will host Keilor in their second game for the round. The Gulls hope to go two from two this week and rectify themselves from earlier losses. Michael Anderson had an outstanding game for Keilor last week, finishing with 35 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists. Anderson will look to continue his strong form and help secure the win for his side. BJ Symons will also look to back up his performance from last week which saw him finish with 16 points and seven rebounds for Keilor. 

In the final game for Round 10 it will be the battle of the bottom two – Blackburn and Corio Bay – with both teams hoping to walk away with the win. This game promises to be a thriller with the likes of Ryan Bennett (Blackburn) and Ivory Young (Corio Bay) looking to continue their recent form. Bennett impressed last round with 26 points and seven rebounds in his side’s loss against Casey Cavaliers, whilst Young is coming off a 28-point game where his side was defeated by Keilor.  

Corio Bay vs Werribee — Sat 7pm — Geelong Basketball Netball Centre

Hawthorn vs Hume City — Sat 7.30pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Casey vs Chelsea — Sat 8pm — Casey Stadium

McKinnon vs Blackburn — Sat 8pm — GESAC

Chelsea vs Keilor — Sun 12pm — Patterson River Stadium

Blackburn vs Corio Bay — Sun 3pm — Mullum Mullum Stadium

Championship Women

Round 10 begins with a matchup between the Sharks and the Thunder. Keilor comes into this game after suffering only its second loss of the season last weekend, whilst Southern Peninsula is currently one of the form teams of the competition. The Sharks need to cause an upset to stay in touch with the top four, but the Thunder will have extra motivation to avoid their first losing streak of 2019. Erin Bollmann is one of the stars of the competition, and the Sharks face a tall task in trying to stop her.

Taking place at the same time will be the game between the slumping Cavaliers and the dominant Devils. There could not be a greater contrast between the recent form lines of these two teams, with Werribee currently on a six-game winning streak, while Casey is mired in a four-game losing streak, including last week’s double-digit loss to the Sharks. However, a win against one of the contenders in this competition could provide the spark the Cavaliers need to make a run at the finals this season. Werribee can’t afford to take this game lightly, and Alisia Jenkins will certainly be doing all she can to lead her Devils to a seventh straight win.

Later on Saturday night, the Pacers play host to the Boomers. Bulleen simply hasn’t been competitive in recent weeks, losing its last two games by a combined 135 points, while Whittlesea put an end to its three-game losing streak last week against Warrnambool. The Pacers will have regained a great deal of confidence after a good win, while the Boomers have seemingly lost theirs. Despite this, not much separates these two teams on the ladder, so the Boomers must believe they have a chance of turning things around. Rachel Bell and Danielle Reinwald are key for Whittlesea, and will be doing their best to prevent a letdown.

The action continues on Sunday with a seemingly lopsided game between the Jets and the Mermaids. Sunbury has won five games in a row, including last week’s thorough dismantling of Bulleen, and will want to keep the momentum going against a Warrnambool team still looking for its first win of the season. Courtney Duever and Geralynn Leaupepe will lead a high-octane Sunbury offense against a struggling Warrnambool defence, but the Mermaids are improving by the week and have been close to a win in the last two weeks. In a game that has mismatch written all over it, don’t overlook the Mermaids.

Lastly, the Broncos will travel to GESAC to take on the Cougars. McKinnon has won two straight games, and may have registered the most impressive win of any team in the competition so far this season with a double-digit triumph over the Thunder last week. On the other hand, Hume City has lost three of its last four games, including its last two against the Devils and the Jets by double-figure margins. Breanna Brock and Nicole Zammit are two of the Broncos’ leaders, and they will look to steady the ship for their team.

Southern Peninsula vs Keilor — Sat 5.30pm — Hillview Stadium

Casey vs Werribee — Sat 6pm — Casey Stadium

Whittlesea vs Bulleen — Sat 8.30pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Sunbury vs Warrnambool — Sun 2pm — Boardman Stadium

McKinnon vs Hume City — Sun 3pm — GESAC

Division One Men

Coburg hosts Keysborough to begin round 10. The Giants have won three of their last five games and sit in ninth place. Pat Green has been their best so far this season, averaging 16.2 points a game and shooting 38.8% from three-point land. Keysborough had won four in a row before losing to Warrnambool by a point. The Cougars are led by Calvin Enge who averages 21.4 points and 7.2 rebounds a night.

Bulleen and Bellarine will face off in a battle of sixth and eighth. Bulleen are currently 7-5 with Chauncey Orr dominating offensively. Orr averages 29.0 points per game at 55.2% shooting as well as 7.3 rebounds. Bellarine have won two of their last three and sit with a record of 6-7. Nathan Lemke and Jason Reardon have been their best up to now, both averaging a points-rebounds double-double.

Shepparton will look to move into the top four when they play Collingwood. The Gators are currently 8-3 and a win would move them to fourth ahead of Keysborough. Shepparton’s scoring has come from Atem Atem, Carlin Dupree and Javaan Mumtaz who all average at least 19 points a game. Collingwood currently sit 10th with a record of 5-7. Manny Hendrix averages 21.2 points for the All Stars and Deng Dut puts up an average of 18.0.

Sunbury and Latrobe City will face off in a battle between two sides at opposite end of the table. Sunbury sit third with an excellent record of 9-3. They have won their last four games off the scoring of Ishmael Sanders who averages 27.4 points a game. Latrobe sit last and are winless after 10 games. They are led by Billy Hughes who has averaged 22.0 points across his side’s nine games.

Melbourne University and Whittlesea are two sides in the wrong half of the table. The two sides have won three games between them with the Black Angels on two wins and Pacers one. The two sides have dependable scorers with Nicholas Masunda averaging 18.4 points for the Black Angels and Dominic Bruno scoring 14.1 a night for the Pacers.

Western Port face Warrnambool looking to stay on top. The Steelers are 10-3 with Daryl Corletto averaging 20.2 points a game. For Warrnambool, a 6-6 record has them sitting seventh with Alexander Gynes averaging 23.7 points a game.

Whittlesea will face the Venom in their second game of the round. Warrandyte currently sit second on the table with a 9-3 record. Jacob Thom leads the Venom’s scoring averages with 19.9 points a game.

Latrobe City and Coburg, and Keysborough and Sunbury will play each other in each side’s second game of the weekend on Sunday.

Coburg vs Keysborough — Sat 6.30pm — Coburg Basketball Stadium

Bellarine vs Bulleen — Sat 7.30pm — Bellarine Sports Centre

Shepparton vs Collingwood — Sat 7.30pm — Shepparton Sports Stadium

Sunbury vs Latrobe City — Sat 8pm — Boardman Stadium

Melbourne University vs Whittlesea — Sat 8.30pm — Melbourne University Sports Centre

Western Port vs Warrnambool — Sun 1pm — Somerville Recreation Centre

Whittlesea vs Warrandyte — Sun 2pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Latrobe City vs Coburg — Sun 2pm — Traralgon Sports Stadium

Keysborough vs Sunbury — Sun 3pm — Rowville Secondary College

Division One Women

Bellarine and Hawthorn kick off the round at the Bellarine Sports Centre on Saturday night. The Storm ended a four-game losing streak last week with a 41-point win over Western Port. Captain Jessica Scannell led from the front with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Storm. Hawthorn retained second place on the ladder after a 21-point win over Chelsea. The Magic have been stingy on defence this season, conceding 650 points which is second fewest in the division.

Western Port and Craigieburn will be eager to return to the winner’s list as both sides lost in round nine. The Steelers were no match for Bellarine, while the Eagles lost by 19 points to ladder leaders Mildura. The Steelers have a good home record, winning four of their six games at the Somerville Recreation Centre this season. 

Warrandyte will have a tough task trying to beat ladder leaders Mildura. The Venom sit second last on the ladder despite beating Camberwell last week. Mildura made it 10 wins in a row with a comfortable win over Craigieburn. The Heat average 89 points per game this season, the most of any team in the division.

Bellarine travel to Camberwell on Sunday to face the third-place Dragons. The home side returned to the winner’s list in round nine after consecutive defeats saw them lose touch with Mildura. Sarah Stone led the way for the Dragons with 24 points off the bench. 

Craigieburn host a Chelsea side eager to return to the winner’s list after a defeat in round nine ended their three-game winning run. The Gulls were no match for the Magic, however they will be confident of overturning their performance this week as they are one of the in-form teams over the last month. 

Latrobe City will look to end an eight-game losing streak when they host Western Port on Sunday. The Energy have the division’s worst defence and the second worst offence and sit bottom of the ladder. Amanda Fioravanti is one player that enters the game in good form after collecting 14 points and nine rebounds in the game against Camberwell last week. 

Bellarine vs Hawthorn — Sat 5.30pm — Bellarine Sports Centre

Western Port vs Craigieburn — Sat 8pm — Somerville Recreation Centre

Warrandyte vs Mildura — Sat 8pm — Warrandyte Sports Complex

Camberwell vs Bellarine — Sun 12pm — Balwyn High School

Craigieburn vs Chelsea — Sun 12pm — Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Latrobe vs Western Port — Sun 12pm — Traralgon Sports Stadium

Hawthorn vs Mildura — Sun 1pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Division Two Men

The Dragons will host the Gators on Saturday evening. Camberwell currently has a record of 10 wins and two losses, after they were successful in beating Melton and Southern Peninsula last week. Altona currently sit in ninth place on the table, after winning only four of their opening 11 games of the season. 

The Bushrangers face Wallan at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday. The Panthers were victorious last round, after beating the Gators by 24 points. That was their seventh win for the season, after playing 12 games. The Bushrangers had mixed fortunes last week, winning against Mornington but losing to RMIT. 

The Sharks play Mildura on Saturday evening at Hillview Stadium. Southern Peninsula are currently in third position on the ladder, only losing two out of their opening 10 games. The Heat extended their undefeated run last week, beating Craigieburn 94-83. Mildura sit on top of the competition table.

Pakenham and Sherbrooke will meet on Saturday. Pakenham defeated Melton last week by 26 points, lifting them to fourth on the table. The Suns were also winners last round, after beating Maccabi 52-61. Sherbrooke sit in eighth place on the ladder. 

RMIT host Melton in the first Sunday game of the round. The Redbacks won their third game of the season last week, after easing past the Bushrangers 88-69. However, they still sit in the bottom half of the table in 10th. The Thoroughbreds have a mixed record of six wins and six losses, after losing twice in round nine.

Mornington face Mildura on Sunday afternoon in Mornington. The Breakers sit last on the ladder after 13 games, losing against the Bushrangers last week by 26 points. This will be the Heat’s second game of the round and will be looking to build on their strong performances this season. 

The Suns will play the Eagles on Sunday at 2pm. The Suns have more losses than wins so far this season and will be looking to rectify that statistic against Craigieburn. The Eagles lost last week, however are in fifth place on the ladder, winning eight out of 12 games. 

Altona and the Bushrangers play in the final game of the round. The Gators and Bushrangers will both be playing in their second game of the round. The Bushrangers have only won three of their opening 13 games and will be desperate for a win to jump up the table. 

Camberwell vs Altona — Sat 6pm — Balwyn High School

North East vs Wallan — Sat 7pm — Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre

Southern Peninsula vs Mildura — Sat 7.30pm — Hillview Stadium

Pakenham vs Sherbrooke — Sat 8pm — Cardinia Life

RMIT vs Melton — Sun 12pm. — RMIT Sports Centre

Mornington vs Mildura — Sun 1pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Sherbrooke vs Craigieburn — Sun 2pm — Belgrave Heights Christian School

Altona vs North East — Sun 3pm — Altona Sports Centre

Division Two Women

North East will look to pick up their first win of the season when they host Wallan at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre. The Bushrangers were smashed 62-42 by Mornington last week. The Panthers are 4-5 on the season but have dropped their last two to occupy seventh place in the standings. 

Sherbrooke and Coburg face off at the Belgrave Heights Christian School to continue the Saturday fixture. The Suns had their three-game winning streak snapped last week at the hands of Melbourne University, but are still sitting fourth at 6-3. The Giants are just one spot below them and bounced back from consecutive losses with a narrow win over Wallan last week. 

Melbourne University host Blackburn in a blockbuster second against third battle at Melbourne University Sports Centre. The Black Angels are firing at the moment, riding a five-game win streak to stay in touch with top spot. The Vikings are on their own two-game winning streak, but are just 3-2 on the road this season. 

Collingwood are at home to Melton and still looking to improve on their one-win campaign. The All Stars have dropped two straight and can feel their season slipping away. The Thoroughbreds are just 4-5 and a win here could really catapult their season in the right direction. 

Mornington and Pakenham clash at the Mornington Basketball Stadium to cap off the round. The Breakers desperately need to win, sitting eighth on the table but falling behind the pack. Pakenham are the hottest team in the league, sitting on top of the ladder off the back of seven straight wins. The Warriors will fancy their chances on the road. 

North East vs Wallan — Sat 5pm — Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre

Sherbrooke vs Coburg — Sat 6pm — Belgrave Heights Christian School

Melbourne University vs Blackburn — Sat 6.30pm — Melbourne University Sports Centre

Collingwood vs Melton — Sat 8pm — Darebin Community Sports Stadium

Mornington vs Pakenham — Sat 8.30pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Victorian Youth Championship Men

Hawthorn host Blackburn on Saturday at Boroondara Sports Complex. The Magic lost by four points to Nunawading last week and sit seventh on the ladder in the Watson division. Blackburn beat Sherbrooke last week but also lost to Diamond Valley, putting them in seventh position in the Terrill division.

Kilsyth and Nunawading will meet each other on Saturday night at Kilsyth Sports Centre. The Cobras lost last week to McKinnon but currently sit second in Watson after winning 10 of 12 games. The Spectres won and lost in the last round, leaving them with a record of seven wins and five losses. 

Diamond Valley face Dandenong on Saturday. The Eagles were winners last week, after defeating Bulleen and Blackburn. On the other hand, Dandenong were also victorious increasing their lead on top of the Terrill division. 

Eltham play Waverley on Saturday at Eltham High School. The Wildcats won both of their games last round, beating McKinnon and Nunawading by 20 points. The Falcons defeated the Keilor Thunder by three points last week and are now in fifth place in Watson.

Bulleen host McKinnon on Saturday evening. The Boomers lost last week to the Eagles by 14 points. This was their ninth loss for the season, out of 12 games. The Cougars sit sixth in Watson after eight losses.

Ringwood face Keilor on Saturday at The Rings. The Hawks were successful in both of their games last round, defeating the Sabres by 13 and the Rangers by 25. The Thunder sit fourth in Terrill and lost last week.

Sherbrooke and Hawthorn will meet in the first Sunday game of the round. The Suns lost last week to Blackburn, keeping the side on the bottom of Terrill. This is the Magic’s second game of the round.

Blackburn will meet Eltham at Mullum Mullum Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings have only won three of their opening 12 games this season. On the other hand, Eltham are on top of Watson with eleven wins.

Nunawading will play the Sabres on Sunday. The Spectres are currently fourth in Watson, whilst the Sabres sit at the bottom. The Sabres have only won once in 14 outings. They will be looking to improve that statistic. 

Waverley face Ringwood in the last game of the round. The Falcons have won six out of 11 games this season. The Hawks have fared better, winning 10 games this season. 

Hawthorn vs Blackburn — Sat 5.30pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Kilsyth vs Nunawading — Sat 7.30pm — Kilsyth Sports Centre

Diamond Valley vs Dandenong — Sat 7.30pm — Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre

Eltham vs Waverley — Sat 8pm — Eltham High School

Bulleen vs McKinnon — Sat 8pm — East Doncaster Secondary College

Ringwood vs Keilor — Sat 8pm — The Rings

Sherbrooke vs Hawthorn — Sun 12pm — Belgrave Heights Christian School

Blackburn vs Eltham — Sun 1pm — Mullum Mullum Stadium

Nunawading vs Southern — Sun 2.30pm — Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Waverley vs Ringwood — Sun 2.30pm — Waverley Basketball Centre

Victorian Youth Championship Women

Diamond Valley and Dandenong do battle at the Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre on Saturday night. Both sides are in contrasting form, as the Eagles have lost five games in a row, while the Rangers have won their past six matches. Diamond Valley will then travel to Hawthorn on Sunday to face the Magic who will be eager to add to their three wins for the season. Last week the Magic suffered a 14-point lost to Altona, which was their fourth defeat in the last five games.

Kilsyth will look to return to the winner’s list when they host Nunawading. Defeat to Bendigo in round nine ended a four-game winning streak that saw them climb into touching distance of first place in the Watson conference. Nunawading are the pacesetters in the conference and will be keen to add to their two wins in a row. The Spectres have the division’s second-best offence and second-best defence. They will then host Hume City and will expect to beat the Broncos who sit sixth in the Watson conference despite winning their last two games. 

Before that fixture, the Broncos host Waverley on Saturday night and will enter the game as favourites as the Falcons sit bottom of the Watson conference. After losing their first eight games of the season, the Falcons have found form and have won three of their last four games. They will then face Ringwood on Sunday.

Ringwood could move to the top of the ladder if they beat Melbourne. The Hawks sit 3% below the Spectres on the ladder and would require a massive win against Melbourne to overturn the margin. However, that appears unlikely as the Tigers sit top of the Terrill conference with 10 wins for the season. Last week, Sheridan Kavanagh had 14 points and eight rebounds in the Tigers’ 15-point win over Diamond Valley. 

Round 10 could be Bulleen’s best chance to break their winless drought when they host Ballarat. The Boomers are the only side in both divisions yet to win a game but could break their duck as Ballarat sit second last in the Terrill conference with only two wins to their name. The Rush will be keen to end their six-game losing streak against the Boomers, before they host Southern on Sunday who sit third in the Terrill conference with an 8-5 record.

Altona and Bendigo will both want to return to the winner’s list when they square off on Sunday morning. Both sides suffered defeats in round nine, yet remain inside the top four in the Terrill conference. 

Sunbury and Knox will aim to win consecutive games when they meet on Sunday. Both sides recorded wins in round nine, but it is Knox who enter the game as favourites with a 6-5 record, while Sunbury sit seventh in the Watson conference.  

Diamond Valley vs Dandenong — Sat 5.30pm — Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre

Kilsyth vs Nunawading — Sat 5.30pm — Kilsyth Sports Centre

Hume City vs Waverley — Sat 6pm — Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Ringwood vs Melbourne — Sat 6pm — The Rings

Bulleen vs Ballarat — Sat 6pm — East Doncaster Secondary College

Altona vs Bendigo — Sun 11am — Altona Sports Centre

Ballarat vs Southern — Sun 12pm — Mars Minerdome

Sunbury vs Knox — Sun 12pm — Boardman Stadium

Nunawading vs Hume City — Sun 12.30pm — Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Waverley vs Ringwood — Sun 12.30pm — Waverley Basketball Centre

Hawthorn vs Diamond Valley — Sun 3pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Youth League One Men

Camberwell host Bendigo to open the round. The Dragons have won just one of their last four but sit fifth in the standings, while the Braves are just one spot below them at 6-6. 

Casey and Frankston clash at Casey Stadium in what promises to be a ripper. The Cavs are sitting second, but are 2-2 over their last four. The Blues are surging with three-straight wins to remain in the finals hunt. 

Corio Bay and Altona meet in Geelong in a seventh against fourth clash. The Stingrays have had an up and down season, alternating wins and losses in their five. The Gators have dropped two straight.

Sunbury and Ballarat collide in what looks to be a one-sided affair. The Miners are undefeated with 10-straight wins, while the Jets have dropped three straight to slide to 3-9. 

Werribee meets Warrandyte to continue the Saturday schedule. Both sides occupy bottom four seeds and could use a win to get their season going. 

Hume City host Geelong as the Broncos will look to steer their season back on track at home. They will have to do it against a tough Supercats outfit who are 9-4 to sit third on the table. 

Altona hosts Sunbury to open the Sunday fixture. Both teams will return from a clash on Saturday and it could present a strong opportunity for the Gators to pick up two wins over the round, coming off a two-game losing streak. 

Geelong and Werribee go at it in another back-to-back for both sides. All eyes will be on Geelong’s Josiah King (averaging 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game) and Werribee’s Asi Faaui (averaging 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game).

Ballarat and Camberwell meet at the Mars Minerdome to continue the Sunday card. The Miners could still have their winning streak active if they can get past Sunbury on Saturday, but the Dragons will be no walkover. 

Frankston and Corio Bay cap off the round at Frankston Basketball Stadium. Both teams are currently riding winning streaks but do play on the Saturday. A win could seriously help jolt either side’s season. 

Camberwell vs Bendigo — Sat 4pm — Balwyn High School

Casey vs Frankston — Sat 4pm — Casey Stadium

Corio Bay vs Altona — Sat 5pm — Geelong Basketball Netball Centre

Sunbury vs Ballarat — Sat 6pm — Boardman Stadium

Werribee vs Warrandyte — Sat 7pm — Eagle Stadium

Hume City vs Geelong — Sat 8pm — Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Altona vs Sunbury — Sun 1pm — Altona Sports Centre

Geelong vs Werribee — Sun 2pm — AWA Alliance Bank Stadium

Ballarat vs Camberwell — Sun 2pm — Mars Minerdome

Frankston vs Corio Bay — Sun 2.30pm — Frankston Basketball Stadium

Youth League One Women

Eltham and Corio Bay will be keen to improve on their disappointing seasons when they meet on Saturday night. The Wildcats have lost five games in a row and sit seventh with only two wins for the season. Last week they suffered a one-point loss to Warrandyte, yet showed improvement on their previous performances. Corio Bay sit one win and two positions below the Wildcats on the ladder after eight defeats in a row. The Stingrays had a disappointing 47-point loss to Keilor in round nine in a game in which they scored only 38 points. Carly Vuillermin was gallant for the Stingrays with 15 points. 

Third plays fourth when Warrandyte host Casey at the Warrandyte Sports Complex. The Venom have won their last three games, concluding with a close victory over Eltham. Casey sit fourth on the ladder after winning five games in a row. The Cavs have the division’s best offence, averaging 79.2 points per game. Last week Lauren Tuplin had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the Cavs’ 13-point win over Craigieburn. 

Geelong will have a tough task trying to beat top of the ladder Keilor this week. The Supercats have won three of their last five games and sit fifth on the ladder. However, the Thunder have the best record in the competition and have won their last two games. Amelia Velardo starred for Keilor last week with 17 points and eight rebounds. 

McKinnon will look to end their eight-game winless streak when they host Craigieburn. The Cougars have struggled on offence and have scored the second fewest points in the division. Last week they suffered a 21-point loss to Keilor. Craigieburn will want to bounce back from their 16-point loss to Casey in round nine. Megan Butler was outstanding for the Eagles in the defeat with 21 points and five rebounds. 

Casey and Camberwell conclude the round at Casey Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Cavs enter the game off the back of five wins in a row and sit fourth on the table. They have been impressive at home, winning four of their five games at Casey Stadium. They will have a tough task this week as they face Camberwell who are on a nine-game winning streak. Jessica Bates starred for the Dragons with 18 points, seven rebounds and two assists in their seven-point win over Geelong in round nine.

Eltham vs Corio Bay — Sat 6pm — Eltham High School

Warrandyte vs Casey — Sat 6pm — Warrandyte Sports Complex

Geelong vs Keilor — Sun 12pm — AWA Alliance Bank Stadium

McKinnon vs Craigieburn — Sun 1pm — GESAC

Casey vs Camberwell — Sun 1.30pm — Casey Stadium

Youth League Two Men

Western Port hosts Coburg to open up the round at Somerville Recreation Centre. The Steelers will be looking to improve from their one-win campaign, while the Giants will be keen to bounce back from two-straight losses. 

Mornington and Pakenham clash at Mornington Basketball Stadium. The Breakers are just going at the moment at 5-6, and could use a win to catapult their season. But they meet a strong Warriors unit that are riding a three-game win streak to occupy second place in the standings. 

Wallan and Keysborough go head-to-head at RB Robson Stadium with both sides in desperate need of a win. The Panthers are 0-11 at the bottom of the table, while the Cougars aren’t much better at 2-8.

Chelsea and Collingwood collide in a blockbuster top-four clash to cap off the Saturday card. The Gulls will be tough to beat at home, having won five in a row, although they have been significantly better on the road this season. The All Stars had their win streak snapped last week but are still sitting pretty at 8-3. 

Keysborough host Melton to open Sunday’s fixture at Rowville Secondary College. The Cougars will go in with the more tired legs coming off their clash with Wallan on Saturday. They face a Thoroughbreds side that are 7-3 and coming off a win against Collingwood last week. 

Maccabi and Wallan face off in what looks likely to be a one-sided contest. The Panthers could well still be searching for their first win, while the Warriors will be keen to bounce back from three-straight losses. 

Pakenham meets Whittlesea at Cardinia Life with what has the makings of an exciting battle. Pakenham could be searching for fifth-straight win if they can get by Mornington on Saturday. The Pacers have won two in a row to get their season back on track and will fancy their fresh legs in this one. 

Coburg and Craigieburn meet at Coburg Basketball Stadium to cap off the round. The Giants will be coming off a meeting with Western Port, while the Eagles come in for their first game of the round. Craigieburn are flying this season, riding nine-straight wins to sit on the top of the ladder. 

Western Port vs Coburg — Sat 6pm — Somerville Recreation Centre

Mornington vs Pakenham — Sat 6.30pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Wallan vs Keysborough — Sat 7pm — RB Robson Stadium

Chelsea vs Collingwood — Sat 8pm — Patterson River Stadium

Keysborough vs Melton — Sun 1pm — Rowville Secondary College

Maccabi vs Wallan — Sun 2pm — Bialik Stadium

Pakenham vs Whittlesea — Sun 2pm — Cardinia Life

Coburg vs Craigieburn — Sun 2pm — Coburg Basketball Stadium

Youth League Two Women

Western Port will play Coburg on Saturday afternoon. The Steelers lost to Blackburn by 14 points last week, however beat Mornington the day after by 17 points. The Giants were dismantled by Frankston last round, losing by 48 points. Coburg sit in 10th position on the competition table, whilst Western Port are at the bottom.

Pakenham face Sherbrooke at Cardinia Life on Saturday. The Warriors lost 72-80 last week to the Devils, leaving them with three wins and seven losses for the season. On the other hand, the Suns sit in second position on the ladder after defeating Collingwood by 30 points last round. That was their eighth win of the season, losing only once so far. 

Chelsea and Collingwood meet on Saturday evening at 6pm. Chelsea come into this game on the back of a loss against Whittlesea, 52-60. Despite this loss, they have had a good start to the season winning eight of their opening 10 games. Collingwood sit in sixth position on the ladder, losing four out of the 10 games they have played in.

Whittlesea host Blackburn at Mill Park Basketball Stadium on Saturday. The Pacers currently have a record of six wins and three losses in their first nine games. They sit in fourth position on the ladder. The Vikings have won less than half their games, winning four times out of 10. One of those wins came last week against Western Port.

Coburg play Werribee on the first Sunday game of the round. This is Coburg’s second game of the round and will be looking to improve on their low position on the ladder. The Devils have had a mixed start to the season winning five games and also losing five. Werribee beat Pakenham last week by eight points.

Frankston face Mornington in the last game of the round. The Blues beat the Giants 95-47 last week, to extend their lead at the top of the table. Frankston have won nine out of 10 games this season. The Breakers have lost seven games out of their opening nine games and will want to improve that statistic on Sunday.  

Western Port vs Coburg — Sat 4pm — Somerville Recreation Centre

Pakenham vs Sherbrooke — Sat 6pm — Cardinia Life

Chelsea vs Collingwood — Sat 6pm — Patterson River Stadium

Whittlesea vs Blackburn — Sat 6.30pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Coburg vs Werribee — Sun 12pm — Coburg Basketball Stadium

Frankston vs Mornington — Sun 12.30pm — Frankston Basketball Stadium

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