Round 10 Reviews

Another round of hoops in the books, who was the player of the game in your respective contest?

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 99 def by Werribee 106

Werribee pulled off a win for the ages against Corio Bay. Scores were level at three-quarter-time, but the Devils soon gained the lead by outscoring the Stingrays 31-24 in the last quarter. Konor Kulas starred for the Devils with 37 points and 13 rebounds, while teammate David Shepard had 31 points and 16 rebounds. Trae Young did his best to win the game for the Stingrays by scoring 39 points in 40 minutes on court. 

Hawthorn 101 def by Hume City 109

Overtime was required to separate the two teams. The Broncos trailed by four points at three quarter time, but outscored the Magic 23-19 in the last quarter to send the game into the extra period. The Broncos stormed out of the blocks to outscore the Magic 20-12 and come away with an eight-point win. Jake Martin top scored for the Broncos with 33 points and 13 rebounds, while Mackuei Puondak had 21 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. 

McKinnon 110 def Blackburn 90

Thirty-three points in the final term guided McKinnon to a comfortable win over Blackburn. The Cougars trailed by four points at half time, but quickly overturned the deficit to lead by seven points in the third term. The lead then stretched to 20 points as they went on a 33-20 run in the final term. Eric Williams starred for the Cougars with 31 points, while Jake Heath had 25 points for the visitors.

Casey 92 def Chelsea 69

Chelsea were no match for Casey who produced a superb display to beat the Gulls by 23 points. The Cavs shot 52% from the field and had 50 rebounds and 20 assists in a dominant all-around display. Raheem Lemons had a double-double (22 points and 14 rebounds), while Colin Voss had 22 points for the Gulls. 

Chelsea 83 def by Keilor 89

BJ Symons and Michael Anderson combined for 52 points in Keilor’s six-point win over Chelsea. The duo played a crucial role in countering Colin Voss who had 33 points for the Gulls. Both sides were matched evenly in the contest and it proved to be Keilor’s ability to score inside the paint that decided the outcome. The Thunder outscored Chelsea 44-36 inside the paint and 24-14 in fast break points. 

Blackburn 105 def Corio Bay 76

Blackburn scored over 20 points in all four quarters to record a 29-point win. The Vikings were dominant on all the major statistics, collecting more rebounds (49-44), assists (21-18) and steals (10-6) and shooting 44% from the field. Jake Heath starred for the Vikings with 35 points, five rebounds and eight assists, while Khail Brown had 14 points and 11 rebounds. 

Championship Women

Southern Peninsula 61 def by Keilor 96

Twenty-three points from Aneta Bandilovski guided Keilor to a big win over Southern Peninsula. Bandilovski combined with Erin Bollmann (21 points) and Chloe Hildebrand (17 points) to create a lethal trio on offence. The Thunder outscored the Sharks 44-16 in the paint and 35-7 from turnovers. They trailed by four points at quarter time but scored over 20 points in the next three quarters to come away with a 35-point win. Megan Smith was gallant for the Sharks, shooting 71% from the field for her 17 points. 

Casey 72 def by Werribee 81

The Devils asserted their dominance early with a 29-20 run in the first term. The lead was cut to eight points at half time and seven points in the third term, before a 19-17 run in the fourth sealed their nine-point win. Alisia Jenkins starred for the Devils with 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Sarah Halejian top scored for the Cavs with 27 points. 

Whittlesea 68 def by Bulleen 72

31 points from Rachel Bell was not enough for the Pacers to beat Bulleen. Bell was a lone figure for the Pacers, whereas the Boomers worked as a team to come away with the win. Casey Valenti-Paea top scored for the Boomers with 23 points, while Alexandra Keating had 14 points and nine rebounds. The Boomers made the Pacers pay for the errors, scoring 24 points from turnovers. They also had 61 rebounds and seven steals.  

Sunbury 99 def Warrnambool 46

Sunbury had little trouble beating Warrnambool on Sunday. The Jets dominated from the opening buzzer to come away with a 53-point win. The Jets outscored the Mermaids 64-20 in the paint and 28-6 from turnovers. Orla O’Reilly top scored with 23 points, while Geralynn Leaupepe had 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists off the bench. 

McKinnon 71 def by Hume City 81

It was a tight affair at GESAC as Hume City claimed a 10-point win over McKinnon. The Broncos led by 10 points at quarter time but had their lead cut to three points at the half. Hume City extended their lead to eight points in the third term and then finished the game with a 10-point win. BreAnna Brock (30 points and 13 rebounds) had a double-double, while Nicole Zammit had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists. 

Division One Men

Coburg 78 def by Keysborough 88

The Giants fell short at home against the Cougars despite leading 28-17 at the first break. Keysborough hit back hard in the second to even the ledger then finished the game with a decisive 20-14 final term. Keysborough’s Calvin Enge led the way with 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Bellarine 104 def Bulleen 85

The Storm came out breathing fire in this one, shooting at 50 per cent from the field in an impressive offensive performance. Everett Osborne (31 points, seven rebounds, seven assists) and Nathan Lemke (28 points, 17 rebounds) got it done for the home team, while Chauncey Orr had 29 points for Bulleen. 

Shepparton 78 def Collingwood 64

The Gators got back on the winner’s board, ousting the All Stars at home by 14 points. The result saw Collingwood slip to 5-8 for the season. Carlin Dupree put up 19 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. 

Sunbury 87 def Latrobe City 81

The Jets just got past the Energy in a tense affair at Boardman Stadium. Sunbury closed the game out with a 25-15 fourth quarter to claim their fifth-straight win and hang onto top spot. Sunbury’s Ishmael Sanders led the way with 25 points and five rebounds, while Latrobe City’s Aaron Harrison was huge with 31 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. 

Melbourne University 80 def by Whittlesea 88

The Pacers notched their second win for the season in a narrow road victory over the Black Angels. Whittlesea’s Dominic Bruno tallied 21 points off the bench to help guide his team home and Emmerson Potts-Broughton added 20 points. Melbourne University’s Stefan Pomasan, Jack Railton-Woodcock and Dogukan Elyazar all scored 17 apiece. 

Western Port 69 def by Warrnambool 85

The Seahawks proved to be too strong for the Steelers, claiming their second-straight win to remain in touch with the top six. Matthew Turner was the MVP for the visitors with a game-high 26 points to go with eight rebounds. 

Latrobe City 88 def Coburg 76

The Energy bounced back from Saturday’s loss to knock off the Giants at home behind a 50 per cent shooting performance. After a slow start, Latrobe City put Coburg to the sword in the second and third quarters which they won 48-30. Aaron Harrison had another big performance, gobbling up 28 points, 18 rebounds and four steals.  

Whittlesea 68 def by Warrandyte 73

The Venom marched on to their fourth-straight win after getting the job done on the road against a gallant Pacers outfit. Warrandyte’s Jacob Thom impressed with 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Mitchell Hawley added 20 points. Whittlesea’s Emmerson Potts-Broughton finished with 17 points and nine boards. 

Keysborough 75 def by Sunbury 87

The Jets extended their winning streak to six with a 12-point victory over the Cougars on the road. Sunbury raced out of the blocks with a 24-18 first quarter and blew their advantage out to 11 at the main break. Keysborough fought back in the third quarter, only for the Jets to close the door on them in the fourth. Sunbury’s Ishmael Sanders was the man, recording 35 points, six rebounds and seven assists.  

Division One Women

Bellarine 57 def Hawthorn 54

Olivia Virt’s three-point bomb with under 10 seconds remaining gave the Storm the go-ahead bucket as they held on to a three-point win over the Magic. Virt put her side ahead by one point, before Hawthorn committed a turnover on the inbounds, giving Bree Matthews two free throws to ice the game for her side. Virt top scored for Bellarine with 15 points, while Olivia Fuller pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds. Nyilah Jamison-Myers impressed for the Magic, finishing with 15 points and 14 rebounds, although she couldn’t will Hawthorn to victory.

Western Port 76 def by Craigieburn 85

The visitors pulled away late to record a nine-point win over Western Port on Saturday night. With the scores locked at 71 apiece with just over four minutes to play, the Eagles went on a 14-5 run to put the game beyond the Steelers. In a brilliant performance from the bench, Jada Buggs finished with 28 points, including a monster 16-22 from the free throw line. Darcy Saunders added 19 points and six rebounds for the Eagles, while Malika Jackson was the lone hand for the hosts, finishing with 30 points and 11 rebounds.

Warrandyte vs Mildura

Final scorecard not available at time of publish.

Craigieburn 85 def Chelsea 74

The Eagles poured in 85 points for the second straight day, and this time beat Chelsea by 11 for their second win of the weekend. In almost identical fashion to their win over the Steelers, the Eagles led 71-70 with under six minutes remaining, before a 14-4 run tipped the result in their favour. Giulia Dinunzio had a day out with 35 points and four assists, while Jada Buggs added another 15 points and 10 rebounds. Georgia Stirton stuffed the stats sheet for the Gulls, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Latrobe City 80 def Western Port 77

A big last quarter was enough to see the Energy overturn a 15-point deficit, outscoring the Steelers 31-16 in the final term to record the victory. Western Port led by 12 points with just 10 minutes to play, but couldn’t hold off the Energy, who were led by Amanda Fioravanti’s 27 points and 13 rebounds. Mikaela Dickson also impressed for Latrobe City, finishing with 21 points and 13 boards. Rachael Wansbrough (20 points, 13 rebounds) and Malika Jackson (20 points, 12 rebounds, six assists) did their bit for the Steelers.

Camberwell 71 def by Bellarine 79 

The Storm made it two from two over the weekend, with an eight-point win over the Dragons at Balwyn High School. Bellarine won the first three quarters and built themselves a 10-point three-quarter time lead, which was good enough to see them hold onto the result. The Storm knocked down 11 triples on the afternoon, while the Dragons could manage to connect on just four of their 20 attempts. Bree Matthews led the way with 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

Hawthorn 86 def Mildura 80

After their three-point loss to Bellarine on Saturday, the Magic were able to spilt their weekend 1-1 after a six-point win over the Heat. The game was won for Hawthorn on the glass, as they outrebounded Mildura 59-33, which led to the Magic having 34 second chance points, while the Heat could only manage eight of their own. Nyilah Jamison-Myers impressed once again with 23 points and six rebounds, while Lara Edmanson added 20 points and 12 boards off the bench in just 25 minutes. Alyesha Lovett starred for the visitors with 33 points and 13 rebounds, while Mikayla Delcastegne added 23. 

Division Two Men

Camberwell 76 def Altona 74

The Gators gave the Dragons a scare on Saturday, but Camberwell managed to survive in overtime to record a two-point victory. The Dragons moved to 11-2 after the win, while the Gators slumped to 4-9 following their third loss in a row. Camberwell opened the overtime period on a 12-4 run, which was enough to swing the result their way.

North East 102 def Wallan 87

A big performance from Dylan Shorne was enough to help the Bushrangers pick up a win over the Panthers on Saturday. Shorne finished with 26 points, 16 rebounds and five assists, while teammate Lloyd Wright added 21 points and six boards in the win.

Southern Peninsula 90 def Mildura 64

A huge final term from the Sharks was enough to see off the heat, with Southern Peninsula pulling away courtesy of a 29-11 fourth quarter. Troyce Manassa was everywhere for the hosts, finishing with 38 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Jack Ocwieja was huge off the bench as well, recording 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Pakenham 98 def Sherbrooke 90

The Warriors moved into the top four after an eight-point win over the Suns on Saturday night. Pakenham connected on just four triples while Sherbrooke knocked down 12 threes, although they used their muscle inside to guide themselves to victory, outscoring the Suns 52-22 for points in the paint. Daniel Steen top scored for the hosts with 29 points and added five rebounds, while John Creighton chipped in with 20 points and seven rebounds. Kraig Shields impressed with 25 points for the Suns.

RMIT 101 def Melton 69

The Redbacks shot the lights out against the Thoroughbreds on Sunday, with Melton unable to stop RMIT en route to a 32-point victory. The hosts connected on 13 of 28 three-point attempts, and shot 50% from the field overall, compared to just 32% from Melton. Five players finished in double figures for the hosts, with Steve Coffey impressing on the back of 33 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Rene Jurkschat added 16 points off the bench.

Mornington 82 def Mildura 75

After winning their first 12 games of the season, the Heat fell to back-to-back defeats after losing to the Breakers by seven points on Sunday. Jacob Pettway did all he could for the visitors with 26 points and 13 rebounds, although he couldn’t help the top-of-the-table Heat prevent an 0-2 weekend. Craig Kennedy led the way for the victors with 21 points and 13 boards, while Leon Davidson added 16 points and 16 boards off the bench.

Sherbrooke 72 def Craigieburn 63

The Suns responded to a loss to Pakenham on Saturday with a win over the Eagles on Sunday. Despite the win, the Suns had a tough time containing Craigieburn’s Damon Smith, who put up a monster statline with 31 points and 21 rebounds. Kraig Shields was the star of the show for the hosts, adding 21 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five blocks to a strong weekend.

Altona 71 def by North East 81

After a poor start to the season, the Bushrangers managed a strong weekend after wins over Wallan and Altona. The Bushrangers are now 5-10, while the Gators have slumped to their fourth straight defeat. Lloyd Wright once again impressed, with 22 points and eight rebounds.

Division Two Women

North East 49 def by Wallan 59

Wallan defeated North East in a close encounter at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday evening. The Panthers led by four points at quarter time but their lead was reduced to just one-point at half time. They extended their lead to four points in the third term and then shot 21 points in the last quarter to record a 10-point win. Carly Simons starred for the victors with 19 points and 16 rebounds, while teammate Rebecca Romeo had 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists. 

Sherbrooke 80 def Coburg 57

Sherbrooke dominated both ends of the court in the victory over Coburg. The Suns held the Giants to 25% shooting from the field and their defence allowed them to score 21 points from the Giants’ turnovers. The Suns scored 40 points in each half and that was largely due to Deslyn Applewhaite who finished the game with 33 points, including stats of 3-7 from three-point territory. 

Melbourne Uni 55 def Blackburn 45

Melbourne Uni overturned a first quarter deficit to beat Blackburn at home. The Black Angels turned a five-point quarter time deficit to lead by eight points at the half. Both sides scored 16 points in the third term but the Black Angels extended their lead by two points in the final quarter to claim a 10-point win. Amelia Smith starred for the Black Angels with 23 points and 19 rebounds, while Emmie O’Nial had 13 points, 11 rebounds and three assists.

Collingwood 55 def Melton 65

A dominant third quarter gave Melton a 10-point win over Collingwood. The Thoroughbreds led by six points at half time but outscored the All Stars 21-9 in the third quarter to lead by 18 points with a quarter to play. Collingwood got their way back into the contest with a 22-14 run in the last quarter, but they ran out of time to test Melton’s nerve. Jessica Kivimets came off the bench to top score for Melton with 17 points, while Stacey Procak had 15 points. Nyesha Sims was best afield despite her team’s defeat, finishing the game with 22 points, 23 rebounds and four assists. 

Mornington 57 def Pakenham 53

Mornington concluded the round with a four-point win over Pakenham at the Mornington Basketball Stadium. The Breakers trailed by 11 points at half time, but worked their way back into the contest with a 19-13 run in the third term. They then outscored the Warriors 22-13 in the last quarter to secure a win for the ages. The Breakers made the Warriors pay for their errors by scoring 28 points from turnovers. Captain Lauren McInnes came off the bench to top score with 17 points. 

Victorian Youth Championship Men

Hawthorn 84 def Blackburn 62

A solid team effort saw Hawthorn ease past Blackburn by 22 points. Five Magic players scored in double figures with Ajuong Maker leading the way with 15 points off the bench. Jack Roberts top scored for Blackburn with 22 points but needed more from his teammates with only one other reaching 10.

Diamond Valley 49 def by Dandenong 75

Dandenong cruised past Diamond Valley, winning by 26 points. Four of the five Rangers starters scored in double figures with Jake Tranter top scoring with 13. Diamond Valley struggled from the field, going at 30%. Luke Liesegang led the way with 14 points.

Kilsyth 65 def by Nunawading 74

After a poor start, Nunawading overran Kilsyth to win by nine points. Remo Simankevicius was dominant for the Spectres with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Tony Marchese had a strong game for Kilsyth with 14 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists.

Bulleen 61 def by McKinnon 94

The Cougars dominated Bulleen, winning by a massive 33 points. Thomas Bartlett had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the victors and was aided by Leon Twigg’s 17 points off the bench. Liam Davidson led Bulleen in scoring with 17 points, but his team were inefficient, shooting 31% from the field.

Ringwood 77 def Keilor 75

Yuot Gai’s lay-up with one second to go gave Ringwood a two-point win over Keilor. Gai had a big game with 15 points and 14 rebounds while his teammate Matthew Roberts scored 28 points and had five rebounds and five assists. For Kilsyth, Zac Triplett had 19 points and and Kyle Collins; 18.

Eltham 86 def Waverley 72

A strong second half saw Eltham defeat Waverley by 14 points. Both sides had five players score double figures with no one scoring more than 15. Christian Yammouni reached the mark for Eltham and Malek Bar the same for Waverley. In what was a fairly even game, Eltham’s 46% from the field to Waverley’s 41% proved to be the difference.

Sherbrooke 80 def by Hawthorn 115

Hawthorn scored at will against Sherbrooke on their way to winning by 35 points. Hawthorn made 60% of their two-point shots to Sherbrooke’s 45% on their way to the win. Joe Furphy had 26 points and 11 rebounds, with Ethan Delzoppo scoring 24 off the bench. Samual Carl scored 19 points to lead Sherbrooke’s scoring. 

Blackburn 71 def by Eltham 98

Eltham dominated Blackburn, winning by 27 points to get their second win of the weekend. Eltham captain Christian Yammouni had 26 points along with four steals to lead the way. Sam Porteous had 20 points for Blackburn, while Michael Zuccolo added 15.

Waverley 66 def by Ringwood 67

Ringwood won their second nail biter of the weekend thanks to a free throw from Thomas Lock with seven seconds to go. The one-point win was led by Sebastien Lees who scored 18 points. For Waverley, Malek Bar scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Nunawading 123 def Southern 69

Nunawading demolished the Sabres to secure their second win of the weekend. Remo Simankevicius was again the best for the Spectres scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Sabres captain Mitchell Stewart scored 17 points off the bench to lead his side.

Victorian Youth Championship Women

Diamond Valley 63 def by Dandenong 99

The Rangers extended their winning streak to seven after blowing out the Eagles on the road by 36 points. Hannah Rapp (18 points, eight rebounds) led five Rangers in double-digit scoring, in a well-rounded team display. 

Kilsyth 66 def Nunawading 60

The Cobras just got by the Spectres in a tight affair at the Kilsyth Sports Centre. With scores deadlocked at the end of three, Kilsyth used a 25-19 final term to walk away with the win; their 10th of the season. Kilsyth’s Grace Moxey tallied 19 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists, while Madalene Taranto double-doubled with 17 points and 11 boards. 

Bulleen 64 def Ballarat 60

The Boomers notched their first win of the season, ending a 13-game losing streak after prevailing past the Rush in a close one. Nicola Cross scored a game-high 18 points for the Boomers, while Rebecca Horvat racked up 12 points, 17 rebounds and six steals. 

Ringwood 68 def Melbourne 59

The Hawks blew by the Tigers at The Rings after winning the fourth quarter 20-11. It saw Ringwood consolidate second place on the ladder, while Melbourne dropped just their fourth game of the season but still remain on the top of the Terrill conference. Annabel Deerbon filled up the box score with 25 points, six rebounds and six assists to help guide the Hawks home. 

Hume City 52 def by Waverley 61

The Falcons continued the revival of their season, ousting Hume City for their second-straight win to remain in touch with the other teams in the Watson conference. It marked the Broncos’ second-straight loss. Grace Beasley put up 17 points and eight rebounds in the win. 

Altona 54 def by Bendigo 89

The Braves put on a clinic at the Altona Sports Centre, claiming an emphatic 35-point win. Bendigo shot an impressive 48 per cent from the field to breeze to their ninth win of the season. Hayley Harrington led the way with 16 points and seven boards, and Piper Dunlop put up 16 points and six rebounds off the bench. 

Ballarat 52 def by Southern 93

The Sabres blew the Rush out of the water in a 41-point win at MARS Minerdome. Southern racked up a massive 29 steals, forcing 34 turnovers which led to 39 points. Emma Crees (27 points), Chelsea Bransden (23 points, four rebounds, four assists, 13 steals), Mia Cigognini (18 points, 10 boards,) and Alice Humble (12 points, 12 rebounds, four steals, three blocks) were all massive in the win.  

Sunbury 82 def Knox 77

The Jets made it two in a row after narrowly ousting the Raiders in a high-scoring affair at Boardman Stadium. Sunbury used a 24-11 fourth term to march on to their sixth win of the season. Emily Achter had 22 points and five assists in the win. 

Nunawading 74 def Hume City 69

The Spectres bounced back from Saturday’s loss to claim a five-point win over the Broncos and consolidate top spot in the Watson conference. Trailing 55-58 at the end of three, Nunawading raced home with a commanding 19-11 fourth term to run over the top. Rebecca Eddy (17 points, eight rebounds, six steals) led the way in the win. 

Waverley 86 def Ringwood 54

The Falcons had no problems with the Hawks, extending their win streak to suddenly become one of the most in-form teams in the competition. It marked just the third loss of Ringwood’s season. Waverley’s Grace Beasley (21 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists) and Nyakoang Lok (21 points, 15 boards) both came up big in the win.  

Hawthorn 59 def by Diamond Valley 71

The Eagles handed the Magic their third-straight loss to close out the round. Diamond Valley’s Mikayla Peterson had 17 points and six rebounds to lead her team. 

Youth League One Men

Casey 70 def Frankston 76

The Blues overturned a three-quarter time deficit to run out six-point winners at Casey Stadium. Angus Howey led the way for the visitors with 16 points and 23 rebounds, while Josh Cleary impressed with 21 points.

Camberwell 71 def Bendigo 84

Bendigo moved into sixth and moved to 7-6 for the season after a 13-point road victory against the Dragons. Tanner Rayner starred for the Braves with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Jack White added 17 points and seven rebounds.

Corio Bay 94 def Altona 78 

A huge final term pulled the Stingrays away from the Gators on Saturday night. With scores locked heading into the final quarter, the Stingrays pulled out a 27-11 term en route to victory. Jordan O’Leary finished with a game-high 29 points and four rebounds, while Tyler Erard added 14 points and six rebounds off the bench.

Sunbury 95 def by Ballarat 133

The Miners continued their undefeated start to the season with a dominant 38-point win over the Jets in Sunbury. Bol Bok starred with 29 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes, while Anthony Kuel (21 points, five rebounds) and William Hynes (20 points, five rebounds) led the Miners’ second unit.

Werribee 86 def Warrandyte 74

The Devils just had too much for the Venom on Saturday night, with the opening quarter proving the difference between the two sides. A 30-17 quarter-time lead was enough for the Devils to win the contest, with the teams hardly separated from that moment onwards. Marol Kuany had a strong stat line with 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Aaron Dolny impressed off the bench with 21 points of his own. 

Hume City 87 def by Geelong 105

The Supercats got back in the winner’s circle following a strong road victory against Hume City. Surprisingly, no Geelong played scored over 14 points, with seven players notching up double-digit scoring numbers, including all five starters. Marshall Kearing was the Broncos’ best, finishing with 33 points and 18 rebounds.

Altona 114 def Sunbury 98

Following their loss on Saturday, the Gators regrouped and came out on Sunday with a 16-point win over the Jets. The Gators were staring down the barrel of back-to-back losses early, but outscored their opponents by 18 points after the main break. Samson Rocker (21 points, nine rebounds) and Lino Latt Manhom (20 points, 13 rebounds) led the way for the victors.

Ballarat 104 def Camberwell 92 

The Miners made it 12 wins on the bounce to start their season, after a 12-point home win against the Dragons. Ballarat remain undefeated after round 10, and are four games ahead of second place in the loss column. Blake Allison had 22 points and nine rebounds, while Liam Allison added 21 points.

Geelong 97 def Werribee 79  

The Supercats won their second game of the weekend to hold second position on the ladder. Wang Nyieth scored 24 points and 15 rebounds in the win, and have now moved to 11-4 on the season. Max Kos added 21 points in the win.

Frankston 78 def by Corio Bay 96

The Stingrays have climbed up the table after three straight wins, culminating in an 18-point win over Frankston. Ethan Blythe led all scorers for the visitors with 16 points and six assists, while captain Tyler Erard added 14 points off the bench.

Youth League One Women

Eltham 77 def Corio Bay 55

Eltham were too strong for Corio Bay, beating the Stingrays by 22 points. The Wildcats won the game in the third quarter when they scored 29 points and held the Stingrays to two points to open up a 24-point lead. Ellen Horsley starred for Eltham with 23 points and 18 rebounds, but it was Lily Brancatisano who stole the show by collecting a triple-double (14 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists). 

Warrandyte 70 def by Casey 88

Casey came from behind to beat the Venom at the Warrandyte Sports Complex. The Cavs trailed by three points at quarter time but overturned the deficit with a 19-11 run in the second term. The lead extended to seven points in the third term and then finished at 18 points in the last. The Cavs shot 50% from the field and 66 points in the paint. Lauren Tuplin top scored with 30 points, while Renee Dabas shot at 80% from the field for her 11 points. 

Geelong 51 def Keilor 42

Geelong came out on top in front of their fans at the AWA Allicance Bank Stadium. Both teams struggled on offence in the first quarter and combined for nine points in the term. There was a slight improvement in the second term but again they only combined for 17 points. The Thunder led 14-12 at half time, but lost their lead in the third quarter as the Supercats added 21 points to lead by five points. The lead stretched to nine points in the fourth as the Supercats powered home to win. 

McKinnon 75 def by Craigieburn 79

Craigieburn came from behind to beat McKinnon by four points. The Eagles trailed by one-point at half time, which then increased to five points in the third term. However, the Eagles scored 32 points in the fourth quarter to clinch a come from behind victory. Carley Cranston had 21 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, while Megan Butler had 19 points, five rebounds and two assists. 

Casey 61 def Camberwell 52

Casey concluded the round with a nine-point win over Camberwell. The Cavs scored 18 points from turnovers and 17 fast break points. They were strong at both ends of the court and collected 52 rebounds and 15 steals. Kim Shankland led the way for the Cavs with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Zoe Scott had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Dragons. 

Youth League Two Men

Western Port 72 def by Coburg 78

Coburg held off a late Western Port comeback to secure a six-point win. The Giants led by seven points at half time and quickly extended their lead to 11 points in the third term. Western Port outscored the Giants 20-15 in the final term to reduce the margin to single digits. Ben Perry was impressive in defeat, collecting 32 points, six rebounds and two assists. 

Mornington 44 def by Pakenham 97

The Warriors shot 52% from the court in their 53-point win over Mornington. They also had 50 rebounds and 20 assists in the win and scored 21 points from turnovers. Ned Weideman top scored for the Warriors with 16 points. 

Wallan 76 def by Keysborough 94

Keysborough were able to silence Wallan in front of their home fans with an impressive 18-point win. The Cougars outscored the Panthers 29-9 in the third term to break open the game and clinch the win. Lachlan Soukup top scored for the Cougars with 21 points. 

Chelsea 91 def Collingwood 88

A dominant first quarter gave Chelsea a three-point win over Collingwood. The Gulls scored 33 points in the first quarter to lead by 17 points. The lead was reduced to 11 points in the second term and four points in the third term. Cooper Pratt top scored for the Gulls with 23 points. 

Keysborough 64 def by Melton 94

Keysborough were no match for Melton on Sunday. The Thoroughbreds scored over 20 points in all four quarters to record a comfortable win. Koby Skenderis top scored with 19 points, while Max Beaumont had 15 points. Keysborough captain Bowen Mahon finished the game with 17 points and 11 rebounds. 

Pakenham 101 def Whittlesea 68

The Warriors won both games over the weekend with a 33-point win over Whittlesea. Pakenham scored 20 points from turnovers and 20 fast break points. Austin Shelley led the way with 26 points off the bench. 

Coburg 69 def by Craigieburn 88

Craigieburn were too strong for the Giants at the Coburg Basketball Centre. The Eagles scored 42 points in the paint and 38 points from turnovers in a one-sided contest. Dut Dut came off the bench to have 15 points, eight rebounds and an assist. 

Maccabi 93 def Wallan 63

Maccabi concluded the round with a 30-point win over Wallan. The Warriors led from the tip off and led by as much as 42 points throughout the game. Eden Tenenberg top scored with 19 points, while Elliot Bolaffi had 16 points. Idan Shamis’ quick hands allowed him to make four steals in the game. 

Youth League Two Women

Western Port 50 def Coburg 41

The Steelers and Giants played off in a tight encounter, highlighted by their struggles on the front court. The Steelers shot only 27% from the field, while the Giants shot just 18% as both teams’ defences proved hard to break down. Scores were gridlocked at half time, before a 14-8 run in the third term gave the Steelers a six-point lead, which then extended to nine points at the final buzzer. Sharni Hibberd was the only player to finish in double digits for points scored, finishing the game with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Pakenham 71 def by Sherbrooke 93

Sherbrooke and Pakenham played off in a high-scoring encounter at Cardinia Life on Saturday night. The Suns scored 28 points in the first quarter to lead by 13 points at quarter time. The lead extended to 20 points in the second term, before a 25-10 run in the third quarter extended their lead to 35 points in the third term. The Warriors returned fire in the fourth by scoring 34 points but that did little to prevent the Suns from coming away with the win. Ari Dousset led the way for the Suns with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyla Scorah and Alahna Arnason finished the game with 18 points apiece for the Warriors.  

Chelsea 90 def Collingwood 60

Chelsea had a big win over Collingwood at the Patterson River Stadium. The Gulls shot 44% from the field, while the All Stars could only manage 25%. The Gulls had 16 points from turnovers, 16 second chance points and 32 points in the paint. Holly Davies top scored with 30 points, while Abbey McNamara had 12 points and three rebounds. Jayde Popovski top scored for the All Stars with 18 points. 

Whittlesea 79 def Blackburn 34

Whittlesea held Blackburn to under 10 points in all four quarters in their big win over Blackburn. The Pacers shot 50% from the floor and had 16 steals in a dominant all-around performance. Indiana Bodley starred for the Pacers with 21 points, while Rani Taylor had 14 points off the bench. Olivia Dalmau led the way in the steals column, with six for the game. 

Coburg 52 def by Werribee 110

Werribee had a massive victory over Coburg at the Coburg Basketball Stadium on Sunday. The Devils scored over 25 points in every quarter, while collecting 71 rebounds at the other end of the court. Every Devils player scored at least one bucket with Jessica Hermus leading the way with 17 points and five rebounds. The defeat was Chelsea’s second of the weekend after they lost to Western Port on Saturday night. 

Frankston 111 def Mornington 38

The Blues had a massive victory over the Breakers, claiming a 73-point win in front of their home fans. The Blues scored 38 points in the first quarter to lead by 29 points at the break. Their lead continued to increase throughout the game as the Blues asserted their dominance. Frankston scored 60 points in the paint, 37 points from turnovers and 28 second chance points. Three players top scored for the Blues with 16 points, with the load being shared throughout the team.  

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