Another round of hoops in the books, who was the player of the game in your respective contest?
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
McKinnon 141 def Corio Bay 102
McKinnon came out on top in a high scoring encounter against Corio Bay. 243 points was scored in a game in which the Cougars won by 39 points. Adrian Tomada top scored with 51 points, while teammate Dillon Stith had 35 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. The Cougars shot 16-30 from three-point range in a match where defence was at a minimum.
Chelsea 73 def by Werribee 85
Werribee were too strong for Chelsea, defeating the Gulls by 12 points at the Patterson River Stadium. David Shepard starred for the Devils with 28 points, while teammate Konor Kulas had 26 points and 15 rebounds. The Devils scored 23 points in the first quarter to lead by six points, which then increased to seven points in the second term. 24 points in the third term gave the Gulls an 11-point lead. Chelsea scored 21 points in the fourth term but they could not stop the Devils from scoring 22 points as they came away with the win.
Blackburn 92 def by Hume City 105
Hume City had a dominant 13-point win over Blackburn at the Mullum Mullum Stadium. The Broncos scored over 25 points in all four quarters to clinch an impressive win. Jordan Coleman top scored for the Broncos with 21 points, while captain Shaun Prendergast had 14 points off the bench. Ryan Bennett top scored for the Vikings with 26 points and teammate Jake Heath had 23 points. The Broncos scored 50 points inside the paint, 25 from turnovers and 29 points on the fast break.
Hume City 113 def Keilor 106
The Broncos made it two wins from as many games over the weekend, with a seven-point win over the Thunder on Sunday. Hume City led by nine-points at quarter-time, but their lead was reduced to seven points at the half. 34 points in the third term extended their lead by a point, but again it was cut down to seven points in the final term. The Broncos shot 53% from the field and claimed 48 rebounds. Jamal Shabazz top scored with 22 points, while Daniel Foster had 20 points. Mike Anderson did his best to keep the Thunder in the game with 35 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Corio Bay 85 def by Chelsea 107
Chelsea were too strong for Corio Bay, beating the Stingrays by 22 points. The Gulls shot 50% from the field and 18 points from turnovers in a game they led by as much as 25 points. Corey Standerfer top scored with 32 points, while Colin Voss had 29 points and 15 rebounds.
Hawthorn 104 def Casey 78
The Magic concluded the round with a 26-point win over Casey in front of their home fans. The Magic shot 55% from the field and scored 42 points inside the paint, while containing the Cavs to 44% from the field. Jack Barry top scored for the Magic with 34 points, which was almost three times for than his average this season.
McKinnon 97 def Warrnambool 44
McKinnon had a massive win over Warrnambool, defeating the Mermaids by 53 points at GESAC. The Cougars outscored the Mermaids 22-9 in the first term and from then on, the lead increased. 35 points in the last quarter extended the lead to as much as 55 points as McKinnon cruised to victory. Angela Lou Beadle top scored with 24 points, while teammates Daniel Raber and Ashlea Stainer finished the game with 19 points each.
Sunbury 72 def Keilor 60
The Jets came away with a 12-point win courtesy of strong middle quarters. Sunbury led by two points at quarter-time before the 23-13 run in the second quarter extended their lead to 12 points at the half. Their lead increased by a further eight points in the third term, before the Thunder reduced the margin in the fourth. Geralynn Leaupepe came off the bench to top score for the Jets with 15 points, while Erin Bollmann was gallant for the Thunder with 28 points and seven assists.
Whittlesea 75 def Casey 68
19 points in the final term helped Whittlesea overturn a five-point deficit at three-quarter-time and claim a seven-point win. Rachel Bell was instrumental in the win with 41 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while Danielle Reinwald had 17 points and 23 rebounds. The Pacers were smart on offence, preferring to find space in the arc instead of driving to the paint.
Werribee 88 def Southern Peninsula 71
Werribee came out on top over Southern Peninsula, defeating the Eagles by 17 points at Eagle Stadium. The Devils shot 40% from the field and collected 13 assists and nine steals, while the Sharks only managed to shoot 36% from the field. Sarah Ellsworthy top scored for the Devils with 25 points, while Gemma Simon had 16 points for the Sharks.
Hume City 99 def Whittlesea 54
Thirty points in the first term guided the Broncos to a big win over the Pacers. The Broncos were strong on defence and held their opponents to under 20 points in all four quarters. Hume City collected 48 rebounds, 29 assists and six blocks while dominating the other end of the court to score 99 points. Bianca Babic came off the bench to top score with 21 points, while BreAnna Brock had 20 points and 19 rebounds. Rachel Bell was gallant for the Pacers with 30 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Bulleen 60 def by Werribee 76
Werribee concluded the round with a victory over Bulleen. The Devils outscored the Boomers 31-11 in the first quarter to open up a 20-point lead, which was never truly contested. Sarah Elsworthy and Alisia Jenkins combined for 50 points for the Devils in the win.
Division One Men
Melbourne University 66 def by Shepparton 91
The Gators proved too strong for the Black Angels on the road, winning every quarter to run away with a 25-point win. Shepparton’s Carlin Dupree racked up 22 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and three steals, while Melbourne University’s Nicholas Masunda tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Bellarine 70 def by Warrandyte 81
The Venom jumped the Storm early and maintained their lead for the rest of the game to march onto their 11th win for the season. Bellarine had been in solid form but the loss saw them slip back to 7-8 overall. Mitchell Hawley led Warrandyte with 21 points and Jacob Thom notched 15 points, 15 rebounds and six steals.
Western Port 77 def by Keysborough 103
The Cougars had no problems with the Steelers, blowing them out by 26 points to walk away with their 10th win of the season. It marked just the fifth loss of the Steelers’ season. Naam Hightower was the man for Keysborough with 20 points, 14 boards and two blocks, while Tanner Samson led the Steelers with 22 points.
Latrobe City 79 def Warrnambool 68
Down by six at the main break, the Energy used a 43-26 second half to claim just their second-straight win and second overall for the season. It ended the Seahawks’ two-game winning streak. Latrobe City’s Aaron Harrison was the man with 29 points, 16 rebounds and four steals.
Sunbury 89 def Collingwood 85
The Jets survived a late rally from the All Stars to claim their seventh-straight win, consolidating top spot in the standings. Ishamel Sanders poured in 35 points to go with seven rebounds and three steals, while Collingwood’s Manny Hendrix had 29 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Whittlesea 65 def Coburg 61
The Pacers outlasted the Giants in a tense affair at Mill Park Basketball Stadium. These teams traded buckets and the lead in the fourth quarter, with the hosts executing better down the stretch. Emmerson Potts-Broughton led the way with 19 points, five boards and three dimes.
Collingwood 64 def by Melbourne University 79
The Black Angels responded to their disappointing loss to Shepparton on Sunday with a convincing 15-point victory over the All Stars on the road. Melbourne Uni took the advantage in this one early and didn’t look back, restricting the All Stars to 32 per cent shooting from the field. Jack Railton-Woodcock’s defence was a highlight in this one, racking up 10 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Warrandyte 62 def by Western Port 98
The Steelers blew the Venom out of the water, in large due to a 60-point second half. The visitors shot a scorching 55 per cent from the field, including 48 per cent from three-point land, to consolidate third place in the standings. Daryl Corletto nearly triple-doubled with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.
Bulleen 72 def by Whittlesea 78
The Boomers just fell short at home after the Pacers rallied hard, winning the final term 30-19. The visitors shot 45 per cent from the field in an impressive display, while the Boomers went at 36 per cent. Chauncey Orr impressed for Bulleen with 35 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block, while Whittlesea’s Hakeem Simon had 18 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks.
Division One Women
Camberwell 59 def by Chelsea 77
Chelsea had a strong road win over Camberwell, defeating the Dragons by 18 points. The Gulls netted 21 points in the first term to lead by eight points at quarter time, a lead they would take into the half. The Gulls put their stamp on the game in the third term by scoring 25 points to secure their 18-point win. Georgia Stirton top scored with 24 points, while teammate Shaniqua Nilles finished the game with 21 points.
Bellarine 82 def Warrandyte 61
Bellarine held Warrandyte to 28% shooting from the floor in their 21-point win over the Venom. The Storm grabbed 65 rebounds and distributed 20 assists as they impacted on both ends of the court. Captain Jessica Scannell came off the bench to top score with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Olivia Fuller had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Latrobe City 70 def by Craigieburn 87
Craigieburn were too strong for Latrobe City at the Traralgon Sports Stadium, defeating the Energy by 17 points. The Eagles led by 13 points at quarter-time and then extended their lead to 17 points at the half. Latrobe City added 28 points to their score in the third term to reduce the margin to eight points, but the Eagles regained the momentum in the last quarter to claim the win. Darcy Saunders, Giulia Dinunzio and Jada Buggs all ended the game with 20 points, while Caitlin Demczuk had 26 points for the Energy.
Mildura 93 def Western Port 78
Mildura could not be contained as they ran riot in front of their home fans at the Toyota Hothouse. The Heat led by seven points in the third term, but piled on 32 points in the last quarter to drag their lead to 15 points at the final buzzer. Three Mildura players finished the game with over 20 points, with Alyesha Lovett leading the way with 23 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Chelsea 87 def Bellarine 56
Shaniqua Nilles and Lee Burch combined for 46 points in Chelsea’s 31-point win over Bellarine. The Gulls collected 18 points from the Storm’s turnovers and a further 24 points from second chance points. The Gulls made it difficult for the Storm to gain any momentum on offense. Olivia Virt did her best to inspire Bellarine by collecting 23 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Hawthorn 101 def Latrobe City 67
Hawthorn handed Latrobe City their second defeat of the weekend with a 34-point win over the Energy at home. The Magic scored 31 points in the first quarter to lead by 16 points at quarter-time. The Energy mounted a fightback in the second term but the Magic extended their dominance in the second half to come away with a big win. Tia Ucich top scored for the Magic with 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Division Two Men
Camberwell 109 def North East 82
The Dragons won their fourth straight game with a comfortable 27-point victory over the Bushrangers. The Bushrangers started well, leading by seven points after one quarter, but from there the Dragons piled on 70 points to 31 over the next two quarters to set up a comprehensive win. Maxwell Barkeley starred for the Dragons with 33 points, while Lloyd Wright led the Bushrangers with 18 points and six rebounds.
Wallan 102 def Southern Peninsula 67
The Panthers put an end to the Sharks’ two-game winning streak with an upset 35-point win. The Panthers started strong, leading by 13 points at the first break, and never looked back en route to victory. Wallan shot 50 per cent from the field and 44 per cent from three-point land, while holding the Sharks to just 36 per cent field goal shooting. Trace Cureton had a big game for the victors, with 30 points and eight rebounds, while Brock Carter chipped in with a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double. Troyce Manassa performed excellently in defeat with 31 points and 10 rebounds.
Mildura 76 def by Maccabi 84
The Heat slumped to a third straight loss with an eight-point defeat at the hands of the lowly Warriors. Trailing by 17 points at half-time, Mildura hit back with a strong third term to reduce the deficit to two points heading into the final break. However, the Warriors held on in the last quarter to pull off one of the upsets of the season. Benji Tamir was everywhere for the Warriors, finishing with 36 points for the game, while Jay Madigan led the Heat with 19 points off the bench.
Melton 82 def Craigieburn 70
The Thoroughbreds kept in touch with the top six with an important 12-point win over the Eagles. With the game delicately poised after three quarters, Melton outscored Craigieburn 29-19 in the final term to put an end to its three-game winless streak. Chris Johnson led four Melton players to score in double figures with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Kewal Shiels scored 20 points and corralled 10 rebounds for Craigieburn.
Pakenham 76 def by RMIT 82
The Redbacks scored a major upset with a six-point win over the Warriors in an overtime thriller. In an exciting end to regulation, Warrior Brad Stewart made one free throw with five seconds left to tie the game at 69 after Steve Coffey made a three-pointer to give RMIT the lead with 15 seconds to go. In overtime however, RMIT steadied to take back control and win the game. Coffey was the dominant player on the court with 25 points and 15 rebounds, while Daniel Steen had a strong all-around game for Pakenham with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
RMIT 82 def Altona 74
The Redbacks ended a successful weekend with their fourth straight win, an eight-point triumph over the Gators. Trailing by seven points at the main break after a slow start, RMIT outscored Altona 52-37 in the second half to consign the Gators to their fifth straight defeat. Steve Coffey had another big game with 27 points, six rebounds and seven assists, while Jovan Bojanic led the Gators with 16 points.
Craigieburn 79 def Camberwell 74
The upsets continued as the ladder-leading Dragons were toppled by the Eagles. Craigieburn led by 16 points after three quarters before withstanding a furious final-term Camberwell rally to hold on to a five-point victory. Damon Smith led a balanced Craigieburn scoring attack with 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Maxwell Barkeley scored 22 points for Camberwell.
Mornington 88 def by Wallan 102
The Panthers did enough to take care of business against the last-placed Breakers, winning by 14 points. Mornington performed well in the first half, but couldn’t keep up with the Panthers when they clicked into gear after half-time. Leigh Saffin starred for Wallan with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Matthew Van Dykhuizen scored 23 points for Mornington.
Southern Peninsula 86 def Sherbrooke 62
The Sharks responded to Saturday’s loss with a big win over the Suns. The Sharks outscored the Suns in every quarter to record their 11thwin of the season. Troyce Manassa scored a mammoth 37 points for the victors, while Kraig Shields scored 14 points to lead Sherbrooke.
Division Two Women
Melton 51 def by Blackburn 59
Blackburn scored 21 points in the final term to overcome Melton. The Vikings trailed by four points at three-quarter-time, but overturned the deficit in the fourth quarter to come away with the win. Blackburn’s bench contributed 28 points to the total, while Melton’s backups only managed 18 points. Despite the defeat, Melton’s Jenna Conroy was the star of the show with 17 points, four rebounds and an assist.
Wallan 60 def Melbourne Uni 77
21 points from Emmie O’Nial guided Melbourne Uni to a 17-point win over Wallan on the road. O’Nial shot 47% from the field for her 17 points and also contributed 15 rebounds and two assists. The Black Angels netted 34 points in the paint and 15 points from turnovers. They also out-assisted the Panthers 21-8 and out-rebounded their opponents 63-47 to put in a dominant all-round performance.
Pakenham 74 def Sherbrooke 71
Pakenham came out on top in a close encounter against Sherbrooke at Cardinia Life. The Warriors led by four points at quarter-time and then scored 29 points in the second term to lead by 11 points at the half. Sherbrooke reduced the margin to four points in the third quarter, but could not carry their momentum into the final term and came up short by three points. Keeley Patterson top scored for the Warriors with 19 points, while Deslyn Applewhaite again starred for the Suns with 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Coburg 82 def North East 65
Coburg’s dominance inside the paint guided them to comfortable win over North East. The Giants outscored the Bushrangers 52-28 inside the paint as their offence proved too strong for their opponents. They also scored 20 points from turnovers and 20 points on the fast break. The Bushrangers could not handle Siobhan Mac Aodha who ended the game with 27 points and seven assists, while Saule Kontautaite had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Lyndsey Hoogenhout had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Mornington 64 def Collingwood 43
The Breakers concluded the round with a 21-point win over Collingwood at the Mornington Basketball Stadium. Mornington led from the first whistle as they held the All Stars to 24% shooting from the field. The Breakers’ defence was a hallmark for the game as they accumulated 65 rebounds, five steals and three blocks. Sammie Simmons starred for the Breakers with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Victorian Youth Championship Men
Blackburn 69 def by Southern 105
Callan McDonald (25 points, 13 rebounds) led the Sabres to a big win over the Vikings on Saturday. The win was just the Sabres’ second of the season, as they moved to 2-14.
Nunawading 74 def Knox 69
The hosts overturned a three-quarter time deficit with a 21-12 final term to record a five-point win over the Raiders. The Spectres have now won four on the bounce.
Kilsyth 75 def by Diamond Valley 86
Joshua Tomasi put in a big shift for the Cobras with 25 points and 15 rebounds, although he was bested by Aidan Zeverona’s 20 points, eight assists and eight steals at the Kilsyth Sports Centre.
Hawthorn 86 def McKinnon 66
The Magic won every quarter and kept the Cougars to just 28% shooting from the field en route to their third straight victory. Hawthorn jumped above McKinnon after the win and now sit fifth in the Watson conference with a 6-8 record, while the Cougars are now 6-9.
Sherbrooke 67 def by Bulleen 97
A double-double from Max Richards (21 points, 12 rebounds) was enough to see the Boomers cruise to a 30-point win over the Suns. Bulleen led from start to finish, and shot an impressive 48% from the field in the victory.
Ringwood 85 def by Melbourne 90
Mason Gaze starred with 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists in his side’s five-point triumph over the Hawks at The Rings. The Tigers moved to 9-5 with the win, but are still a way off Dandenong in first place of the Terrill conference.
Waverley 63 def by Dandenong 75
The Rangers got the better of the Falcons in every quarter, but just pipped them full time as they eased to a 12-point win. Oliver Hayes-Brown recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Melbourne 69 def Bulleen 62
The Tigers bounced back from an eight-point second quarter to record a seven-point win over the Boomers. The win is the Tigers’ third in a row, while Bulleen have lost four of their past five to drop to 4-11.
Knox 80 def Ringwood 77
The Raiders used a team-effort to beat the Hawks, with four players scoring in the double digits. After six wins on the bounce, the Hawks fell to both Melbourne and Knox in round 11.
Diamond Valley 71 def Waverley 60
The Eagles led by as many as 26 points during their victory over the Falcons on Sunday. Aidan Zeverona was dominant in the passing lanes once again, picking up 10 steals to take his weekend tally to 18. Matthew Baggio top scored with 18 points for the hosts.
Dandenong vs Sherbrooke
No stats available at time of publish.
Eltham 91 def Kilsyth 71
Christian Yammouni stuffed the stats sheet in the win for the Wildcats, recording 34 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals. Luke Rosendale top scored for the visitors with 26 points, five rebounds and eight assists, but couldn’t guide the Cobras to a victory.
McKinnon 90 def by Keilor 102
Paul Tsapatolis had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, as they bounced back from a defeat against Diamond Valley on Saturday. Cameron Hutton added 20 points and eight rebounds as the Thunder won the second half by 14 points to cruise to the victory late in the contest.
Victorian Youth Championship Women
Bendigo 76 def Dandenong 73
Hayley Harrington led the way for the Braves with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while both Olivia Noter (15 points) and Piper Dunlop (15 points, 11 rebounds) put in big performances from the bench.
Hawthorn 45 def by Southern 62
In a low-scoring performance, Chelsea Bransden proved to be the difference, recording 19 points, six rebounds and six steals in the 17-point win. The Hawks could only manage 23% shooting in the loss.
Kilsyth 72 def Ballarat 45
The Rush were kept to just 27% shooting from the field, as the Cobras made 40% of their attempts to dominate their 27-point win over Ballarat. Chloe Anderson top-scored with 18 points in just 20 minutes.
Melbourne 66 def by Altona 70
Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi top scored for the Gators with 17 points, while Kayla Salmons added 10 points and 13 rebounds off the bench in the four-point win. Katie Bugden had 21 points and eight boards for the hosts, but she couldn’t will her side over the line.
Ringwood 56 def by Nunawading 58
In a low-scoring game, Annabel Deerbon was the star of the show, recording more than half of the Hawks’ score to finish with 29 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. The Spectres moved to 12-3 with the win, and still occupy top spot in the Watson conference.
Hume City 75 def by Sunbury 84
Chloe Angove was everywhere for the victors, recording 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the win. Tashia Overby had 25 of her own for the Broncos, but the Jets were good enough to record their third-straight win to move to 7-9.
Waverley 82 def Knox 77
Grace Beasley put in a huge shift for the Falcons, pouring in 36 points to go with seven rebounds, seven steals and four assists. Nyakoang Lok added a big-time double-double with 17 points and 18 boards, while Arielle Williams had 27 points and five rebounds for the Raiders.
Ballarat 57 def by Hume City 64
The Broncos connected on just 28% of their field goal attempts while the Rush were 34% from the field, although the visitors won the game from the free throw line. They were 21/28 from the charity stripe, while Ballarat went at a poor 7/15.
Diamond Valley 73 def Southern 68
The Eagles have now won two on the bounce, as they look to get themselves back on track. They now sit in fifth in Terrill with a 5-10 record, following their five-point win over the 10-6 Sabres.
Dandenong vs Kilsyth
No stats available at time of publish.
Knox 53 def by Ringwood 81
Annabel Deerbon was impressive once again for the Hawks, and this time her 21 points and four rebounds led her side to victory. Ringwood made 16 more free throws than their opponents, and also outshot them by 7% even with fewer attempts.
Altona 94 def Bulleen 55
The Boomers could only connect on 20% of their field goal attempts, as their 16/79 shot chart makes for grim reading. Altona went at 43%, with Jordan Wilson top scoring off the bench with 20 points, five rebounds, four steals and three blocks.
Youth League One Men
Bendigo 88 def Sunbury 82
The Braves proved too strong for the Jets at home in a narrow six-point contest. Bendigo raced home with a 21-12 final term which proved to be the difference. Jack White and Trent Leech chipped in 18 points apiece for the hosts, while Sunbury’s Aidan Darmanin had 25 points.
Frankston 61 def by Camberwell 68
The Dragons got by the Blues in a seven-point thriller at Frankston Basketball Stadium, closing out the game with a 24-17 decisive fourth quarter. Charlie Fitsioris was the man with 18 points, seven boards and three steals.
Casey 89 def by Ballarat 92
The Miners prevailed against Casey in another exciting affair, recording their 13th-straight win to stay undefeated for the season. It marked the Cavs’ fifth loss of the season. Jeremiah McKenzie stepped up for Ballarat in a big way, tallying 26 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Amos Brooks finished with 21 points, five boards and a whopping eight steals.
Hume City 80 def by Werribee 84
The Devils defeated the Broncos in a see-sawing contest at Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium. Up by 12 at the end of three, Werribee survived a late rally from Hume City as the hosts dropped 34 points in the fourth quarter but ultimately came up short. Werribee’s Kevin Brandariz had a team-high 21 points, but it was Hume City’s Marshall Kearing that really impressed, filling up the box score with 33 points, 20 rebounds and three steals.
Warrandyte 52 def by Casey 70
The Cavaliers responded to their disappointing loss to Ballarat on Saturday with a thumping 18-point win over the Venom on the road. Casey never looked in doubt but really pushed away with a 24-16 final term. Corey Roos dropped in 13 points off the bench.
Ballarat 107 def Frankston 92
The Miners were too good for the Blues in a high-scoring clash at Mars Minerdome, including a 54-53 first half line. This one was in the balance at the end of three, but the hosts closed out the game better with a 28-17 final quarter to pick up their 14th straight win. Bol Bok tallied 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Miners, and Blake Allison had 14 points, eight boards, seven assists and six steals. Frankston’s Josh Cleary recorded a game-high 31 points.
Altona 99 def Geelong 98
The Gators got the win over the Supercats by just one point in a game that came right down to the wire. Altona’s Lino Latt Manhom went to the free throw line with the scores all tied up with six seconds left in the game. After missing the first, he nailed the second to get his side over the line for their ninth win of the season. Deng Agoth and Samson Rocker put up 17 points apiece for Altona, while Sebastian Thomason led Geelong with 22 points.
Werribee 65 def by Bendigo 82
The Braves closed out the round with a 17-point blowout on the road over the Devils. The hosts were up by eight at the main break, then Bendigo used a 38-29 second half to put the exclamation mark on the ball game. Jack White finished with 23 points and six boards to help guide his team to victory.
Youth League One Women
Casey 72 def Corio Bay 58
A strong first half gave Casey the perfect base to claim victory over Corio Bay. The Cavs outscored the Stingrays 48-27 in the first half to come away with a dominant display. The Stingrays clawed their way back into the contest by outscoring the Cavs 19-9 in the third term but they could not carry their form into the last quarter and pose a serious threat. Tess Young starred for the Cavs with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Carly Vuillermin had 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Stingrays.
Corio Bay 66 def by Craigieburn 91
Craigieburn scored over 20 points in all four quarters to come away with a 25-point win over Corio Bay. Carley Cranston led the way for the Eagles with 29 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, while Alison Maino had 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench. The Eagles outscored the Stingrways 46-34 inside the paint and 45-18 from turnovers. Their ability to put pressure on the Stingrays was key as they scored half of their points from the Stingrays’ mistakes.
Eltham 49 def by Geelong 56
Geelong needed a final term surge to beat the Wildcats. Geelong trailed by 10 points at three-quarter time, but outscored the Wildcats 27-10 in the final term to come away with a seven-point win. Vanessa Marsh top scored for the Supercats with 14 points, while Kiara Mountford had 18 points for Eltham.
McKinnon 44 def by Camberwell 64
Fourteen points from Zoe Scott guided Camberwell to a 20-point win over McKinnon. Three of the Cougars five starters failed to score, while the Dragons had all but one of their squad score at least one-point. The Dragons pressure forced the Cougars to make turnovers and resulted in 23 points scored from mistakes.
Keilor 51 def Warrandyte 47
Keilor concluded the round with a four-point win over Warrandyte. The Thunder led by as much as 11 points in the game, before a 23-7 run in the third term gave the Venom the lead at three-quarter-time. Their lead did not last long as the Thunder added 16 points in the final term to come away with the win. Tess Heal top scored with 14 points, five rebounds and an assist.
Youth League Two Men
Melton 102 def Coburg 68
Six Thoroughbreds finished with double-digit scoring numbers, as Melton outplayed the Giants from the opening tip. They won every quarter by at least six points, and led by 37 points before recording the 24-point win. Dau Akol recorded the only double-double of the game with 16 points and 12 rebounds to his name. Melton secured their third win in a row with the result and moved to 9-3 for the season, while the Giants fell to 6-8.
Chelsea 83 def Keysborough 71
Riek Woul connected on five triples and top scored for the hosts with 30 points in just under 28 minutes, as the Gulls started their weekend in strong fashion. Nathan Frost added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Cooper Pratt recorded 14 points. The Cougars fell to 3-10 with the loss, having dropped three of their past four games.
Western Port 59 def by Pakenham 88
The Warriors flexed their muscles once again, as they recorded their sixth-straight win to move to 12-1 on the season and remain in top spot. Matthew Berkec had a strong double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds, while captain Mitch Barry had 17 points and nine rebounds in just 17 minutes. Taylore Gittos added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Steelers in the loss.
Mornington 72 def by Collingwood 86
Athiaan Manyiel led the way with 26 points and 11 rebounds, as the All Stars overturned a seven-point quarter-time deficit with strong second and third terms. Alexander Cocco added 20 points, five assists and seven steals, while Henry Peirce led the way with 16 points and 18 rebounds for the Breakers.
Craigieburn 84 def Chelsea 75
The Gulls finished 1-1 for the weekend after going down to the Eagles on Sunday. Aaron Frost played all 40 minutes in the loss, and led the way for Chelsea with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Dut Dut added 18 points off the bench for the Eagles, while Abraham Solano had 18 points and six steals.
Whittlesea 64 def by Maccabi 98
The Warriors are back to .500 with a 6-6 record after a dominant 34-point win over the Pacers. The visitors had six players finished with double digit scoring numbers, with Idan Shamis (13 points, four rebounds) and Bailey De Bortoli (13 points, five rebounds) leading the way. Elliot Bolaffi stuffed the sheet with 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Collingwood 96 def Wallan 50
The All Stars won back-to-back games on the weekend, after wins against Mornington and Wallan. Malang Athian top scored with 25 points and nine rebounds, while Jakub Lloyd recorded a huge double-double with 20 points and 16 rebounds. The All Stars connected on 42% of their makes, while Wallan just made 29% of their field goal attempts.
Youth League Two Women
Western Port 58 def Pakenham 49
The Steelers got by the Warriors in a low-scoring contest at Somerville Recreation Centre. Shanna Thornwell finished with 13 points, six rebounds and three steals, while Alahna Arnason was the only Warrior to score in double figures, finishing with 11 points to go with 10 rebounds.
Frankston 70 def Collingwood 57
The Blues prevailed past the All Stars with decisive second and third quarters which they won 47-26. Frankston had an array of scoring options, led by Emily Mogyorossy’s 18 points. Ayen Akot was sensational all contest for the visitors, dropping 21 points and 10 rebounds but did commit six turnovers.
Sherbrooke 85 def Coburg 39
The Suns blew the Giants off the court by 46 points to march on to their third-straight win and 10th overall. Conversely, the Giants slumped to their 11th-straight loss. Naomi Smith dominated for the Suns with 25 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, while Zoe Haritos racked up 13 points, seven boards, four dimes and six steals. No Giants scored in double figures.
Mornington 57 def by Chelsea 81
The Gulls proved too strong for the Breakers on the road, racing out to a 24-11 first quarter lead. The Gulls shut the door on the hosts with a decisive 29-15 to end any hope of a comeback. Ella Dempster led four Gulls in double figures, tallying 18 points to go with 11 rebounds and two steals.
Whittlesea 61 def by Sherbrooke 71
The Suns chalked up their second win of the round after taking Whittlesea to overtime in a thriller. It marked Whittlesea’s fourth-straight victory to consolidate top spot in the standings. Ari Dourrset poured in 21 points off the bench to go with six rebounds, while Tamsyn Pentland (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Naomi Smith (12 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks) both double-doubled. Indiana led the Suns with 17 points.
Werribee 79 def Blackburn 58
The Devils capped off the round with a 21-point thumping of the Vikings at home. Werribee shot 43 per cent from the field and forced 19 Blackburn turnovers to run away with their fourth-straight win and hang onto fifth place in the standings. Jessica Hermus’ 15 points led four Devils in double figures, while Amy Coen led Blackburn with 12 points and seven boards.