Round 14 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

Hawthorn and Werribee kick off the weekend at the Boroondara Sports Complex in contrasting form. The Magic sit fourth on the ladder with three wins in their last four games. Last weekend, the Magic had a three-point win over Keilor, courtesy of 15 points from Nelson Kirksey. Werribee on the other hand enter the game off the back of three defeats in a row. The Devils concede on average 107 points per game – the most in the competition – however their away form has been decent and three of their five wins have come on the road so far this season. 

Keilor are in need of a win after four consecutive defeats has seen them drop out of the top four race. Four weeks ago, the Thunder were level on wins with Hawthorn, however a drop in form has allowed the Magic to go three games clear above the Thunder. Keilor’s prospects of a turnaround are high as they host bottom-of-the-ladder Corio Bay this week. The Stingrays suffered their 14thdefeat of the season against Hawthorn in Round 13. Despite the defeat the Stingrays have shown improved form in recent weeks, which included an eight-point win over Casey in Round 12.

Chelsea will aim to make it four wins in a row when they host McKinnon on Saturday night. The Gulls are on the rise after a string of good performances, which included a 19-point win over Blackburn. They will face tough competition as they come up against a team sitting at the top of the ladder and on a five-game winning streak. Dillon Stith has been excellent all season and averages 25.7 points per game. 

Werribee return to the court the following day to host Casey. The Cavs are in need of a win after two defeats in a row has dropped them down to third on the ladder. Reheem Lemons has been impressive for the Cavs this season, averaging 19.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. 

It is a battle between the top two when McKinnon host Hume City on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars sit two games clear of the Broncos, yet it is the visitors who enter the game in better form, winning their last seven games. The Broncos had a 15-point win over Casey last weekend, yet they would have been disappointed to allow the Cavs to score 110 points and can ill afford to be as leaky on defence against the Cougars. 

Blackburn and Werribee round out the weekend at Mullum Mullum Stadium. The Vikings sit eighth on the ladder, only percentage above Corio Bay. Last weekend, the Vikings suffered a 19-point loss to Chelsea, however their past month has seen them win two games and climb off the bottom of the ladder.  

Hawthorn vs Werribee — Sat 7.30pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Keilor vs Corio Bay — Sat 7.30pm — Keilor Basketball Stadium

Chelsea vs McKinnon — Sat 8pm — Patterson River Stadium

Werribee vs Casey — Sun 3pm — Eagle Stadium

McKinnon vs Hume City — Sun 3pm — GESAC

Blackburn vs Hawthorn — Sun 3pm — Mullum Mullum Stadium

Championship Women

Warrnambool and Hume City kick start Round 14 when they face off against each other on Saturday evening. The Broncos were able to muster a gritty two-point victory over Casey last weekend, while the Mermaids and their woes show no signs of stopping. Hume City’s BreAnna Brock has been a constant presence in this Broncos outfit, averaging 11.1 rebounds per game.

Sunbury host Casey at the Boardman Stadium on Saturday night as the Cavaliers hope to end their eight-game losing slump. After starting the season with promise, things have gone from bad to worse for the Cavaliers, who come up against a third-placed Jets outfit which will be keen to redeem themselves after an out-of-character loss to Whittlesea last weekend. 

McKinnon and Southern Peninsula clash in an exciting mid-table bout also on Saturday night. The Sharks have shown good signs in recent weeks, winning their last two matches, while the Cougars will want to bounce back after their Round 12 loss to Sunbury. Kristine Lalonde currently ranks fourth in the competition for assists with 56 in total for the season to date. 

Bulleen and Whittlesea face off to open up the Sunday fixtures. The luckless Boomers remain in ninth place having only registered the two wins for the season, while the Pacers will be coming in with confidence in spades after their upset win over Sunbury last weekend.

Keilor host Werribee in the game of the round to bring an end to Round 14’s proceedings. Both sides had dominant and convincing wins in Round 13, and the Thunder will be looking to knock off the first-placed Devils in a bid to shake up the top four stakes at the moment.

Warrnambool vs Hume City — Sat 6pm — The Arc Sports Stadium

Sunbury vs Casey — Sat 8pm — Boardman Stadium

McKinnon vs Southern Peninsula — Sat 8pm — GESAC

Bulleen vs Whittlesea — Sun 1pm — East Doncaster Secondary College

Keilor vs Werribee — Sun 3.30pm — Keilor Basketball Stadium

Division One Men

Bellarine face Coburg on Saturday night at 7pm. The Storm were victors last week after defeating Latrobe City 92-80. Bellarine sit seventh on the competition table, whilst on the other hand, Coburg have 12 losses from the 18 games they have played so far this season. They sit in 10th position and will want a victory here.

Shepparton play Warrnambool on Saturday evening in Shepparton. The Gators have won 12 games this season, despite losing last week to Western Port. The Seahawks are faring worse, as they sit in eighth position on the ladder with only seven wins to their name in 2019.

Collingwood host Western Port on Saturday evening. The All Stars have lost 11 games this season including a loss against Warrandyte last round. The Steelers have had a strong season so far, winning 13 games.

Keysborough and Whittlesea meet each other on Saturday at Rowville Secondary College. The Cougars have lost five games this season, after they were defeated by Sunbury last weekend. The Pacers lost to Latrobe City last round and sit second last on the table. 

Warrandyte face Bulleen on Saturday. The Venom have won 13 games this season, leaving them in second place on the table. On the other hand, the Boomers have a mixed record of eight wins and nine losses this year.

Melbourne University play Latrobe City on Saturday at 8.30pm. The Black Angels were successful last week, however, that was only their fourth win this season. The Energy sit last after losing 13 games so far.

Sunbury meets Warrandyte on Sunday in what should be the game of the round. The Jets are outright first in the division after being victorious 15 times this year. They face a Warrandyte team who are closing in on them in second. 

Latrobe City host Shepparton on Sunday at 3pm. This will be the second game of the round for both sides, with both teams needing to win this game. Latrobe City are last, whilst the Gators are in fourth position on the table.

Bulleen face Melbourne University on Sunday afternoon at East Doncaster Secondary College. The Boomers will fancy themselves to win here, as they face an 11th-placed Black Angels who have disappointed this year.

Whittlesea host Bellarine in the final game of the round. The Pacers have currently lost two games in a row, whilst the Storm were victors in their last outing. 

Bellarine vs Coburg — Sat 7pm — Bellarine Sports Centre

Shepparton vs Warrnambool — Sat 7.30pm — Shepparton Sports Stadium

Collingwood vs Western Port — Sat 8pm — Darebin Community Sports Stadium

Keysborough vs Whittlesea — Sat 8pm — Rowville Secondary College

Warrandyte vs Bulleen   — Sat 8pm — Warrandyte Sports Complex

Melbourne University vs Latrobe City — Sat 8.30pm — Melbourne University Sports Centre

Sunbury vs Warrandyte — Sun 2pm — Boardman Stadium

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

Bulleen vs Melbourne University — Sun 3pm — East Doncaster Secondary College

Whittlesea vs Bellarine — Sun 3pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Division One Women

Chelsea and Latrobe City open up the round at Patterson River Stadium with the former needing a win to keep hold of sixth place. The Gulls will be shooting for their fifth-straight victory and should not have any troubles with an Energy outfit that have just four wins on the board in 2019. 

Mildura host Bellarine to continue the Saturday night card at Toyota Hothouse. The Heat have been patchy in recent weeks, winning three of their last five, but still sit in second place. The Storm have been on a slide, having dropped their last three. 

Craigieburn and Western Port meet at the Craigieburn Sports Stadium in a 4th v 7th clash. The Eagles, who despite sitting fourth, have been surprisingly mediocre at home this season, where they are just 3-4. However, the Steelers are on the worst losing streak in the league with seven-straight defeats.

Latrobe City come right back from their Saturday clash to host Warrandyte. It’s a bottom two clash with both side’s seasons likely over, however would want to show some fight. The Venom are coming off four-straight losses and will want to improve on their three-win season. 

Hawthorn and Chelsea continue the Sunday fixture at Boroondara Sports Complex. The Magic look unstoppable at the moment, coming off six-straight wins, with their last five all being decided by double-digit margins. Hawthorn sit two games clear on the top of the ladder, whilst the Gulls will be coming off a home clash on Saturday and could be in the midst of their own impressive winning streak. 

Western Port and Camberwell cap off the round at Somerville Recreation Centre. The Dragons bring fresh legs into the contest and will want to consolidate third place on the standings, but are coming off a loss to Hawthorn last week. If Western Port don’t get by the Eagles on Saturday, they could be looking at a ninth-straight loss in this one.  

Chelsea vs Latrobe City — Sat 6pm — Patterson River Stadium

Mildura vs Bellarine — Sat 6pm — Toyota Hothouse

Craigieburn vs Western Port — Sat 8pm — Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Latrobe City vs Warrandyte — Sun 12pm — Traralgon Sports Stadium

Hawthorn vs Chelsea — Sun 3pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Western Port vs Camberwell — Sun 3pm   — Somerville Recreation Centre

Division Two Men

North East take on Pakenham to start off Round 14. The Warriors recorded two wins in Round 13 and will fancy their chances against the Bushrangers, who currently hold a 6-13 record. 

RMIT travel to Melton to take on the Thoroughbreds in a mid-table clash between both sides. Melton have been in a slump over the last month, winning only one of their past five matches. On the other hand, the Redbacks are the most in-form side in the league at the moment, winning their past six matches including a 25-point victory over Mornington last round.

Mornington host Southern Peninsula in a top versus bottom match up. The Sharks are on a four-game winning streak, meanwhile the Breakers are still searching for their third win of the season. 

Wallan and Camberwell face off as the Panthers desperately try to spring themselves into the top four. Mark Jeffers will look to continue his strong form, averaging 3.9 assists per game.

Mildura meet Altona with the Heat desperately looking to fight for their place in the top four. The Gators were gallant in defeat against the Warriors last round, narrowly succumbing to defeat by 10 points.

RMIT and Craigieburn will lock horns to begin the Sunday bouts for Round 14. The Redbacks will be going back-to-back and will be hoping to prove themselves against another in-form team, with the Eagles winning their past three games on the trot.

Sherbrooke and Mornington face off in a season that has been massively underwhelming for both sides this season. Kraig Shields will be hoping to continue his rebounding threat for the Suns, putting together 205 so far this year.

Maccabi and Melton meet at the Bialik Stadium to cap things off for Round 14. The Warriors will need to produce something new to surprise the Melton offensively, with Maccabi coming last in the league for points scored this season (1239). 

North East vs Pakenham — Sat 7pm — Wangaratta Indoor Sports & Aquatic Centre

Melton vs RMIT — Sat 8pm — Melton Indoor Recreation Centre

Mornington vs Southern Peninsula — Sat 8pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Wallan vs Camberwell — Sat 8pm — RB Robson Stadium

Mildura vs Altona — Sat 8pm — Toyota Hothouse

RMIT vs Craigieburn — Sun 12pm — RMIT Sports Centre

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

Maccabi vs Melton — Sun 3pm — Bialik Stadium

Division Two Women

North East’s winless run stretched to 13 games in Round 13, after a 20-point loss to Collingwood. The Bushrangers have failed to win a game all season and now sit two games behind the second-last All Stars. An area they have struggled in is their offence and average just 52 points per game, which is three points per game less than Mornington, who have the second worst offence in the league. This weekend, the Bushrangers take on Melton who had a 39-point loss to Melbourne Uni last weekend. A win on the weekend could see the Thoroughbreds climb to sixth on the ladder. 

Wallan will aim to make it three wins in four games when they host Collingwood on Saturday night. The Panthers had a 13-point win over Coburg last round, which was their second win in three weeks and their sixth for the season. Alex Darby top scored for Wallan with 28 points and will need to be at her best again this weekend for the Panthers to claim the win. Fresh off their second win of the season, the All Stars will look to make it back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Nyesha Sims enters the game in impressive form after 31 points and 16 rebounds against North East last week. 

The top two do battle at the Melbourne University Sports Centre as the Black Angels host Pakenham. The home side have won nine games in a row to sit level with Pakenham at the top of the ladder. Amelia Smith has been superb for the Black Angels all season, averaging 19.2 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Pakenham remain at the top of the ladder after a nine-point win over Blackburn in round 13. The Warriors have the division’s most lethal offence averaging 78 points per game, eight more than Melbourne Uni in second. 

Sherbrooke will aim to end a three-game winless streak when they host Blackburn. One win separates the two teams on the ladder, yet it is the Vikings who enter the game in better form, winning three of their last five matches. These teams previously met in Round 6, and on that day it was Sherbrooke who came away with an 11-point win. 

Mornington and Coburg conclude the round on Sunday at the Mornington Basketball Stadium. One win separates the two teams on the ladder, yet Mornington enter the game in better form, winning four of their last five games. The Breakers could climb into the top four if results go their way, while the Giants could go level with Mornington and Sherbrooke with a win.

North East vs Melton — Sat 5pm — Wangaratta Indoor Sports & Aquatic Centre

Wallan vs Collingwood — Sat 6pm — RB Robson Stadium

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

Sherbrooke vs Blackburn — Sat 8pm — Belgrave Heights Christian School

Mornington vs Coburg — Sun 2pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Victorian Youth Championship Men

Southern and Kilsyth open up the round in an 8th v 4th clash in the Watson conference. Despite their poor record, the Sabres are coming off two-straight wins, the same streak held by the fourth-placed Cobras. 

Hawthorn host Keilor and do battle in an inter-conference matchup with the latter needing a win to move into the top four. The Thunder are only outside the top four on percentage currently, whilst in contrasting fortunes the Magic have dropped three in a row.  

Diamond Valley and Blackburn lock horns as the Eagles look to consolidate fourth place in the Terrill conference. The Vikings have dropped their last six and are 2-6 on the road this season. 

Bulleen and Sherbrooke continue the Saturday card. Both sides are in the midst of a horror losing streak, with the Boomers sitting on five and the Suns at 16.

Knox host McKinnon in an exciting inter-conference battle. The Raiders will be looking to consolidate a top four place in the Terrill division, while the Cougars could still make a finals push despite curretly sitting seventh. 

Waverley and Melbourne will battle it out to close the Saturday schedule and the Falcons need a win to be any chance of moving into the top four. The Tigers will be tough to beat though, and have only dropped one game on the road this season. 

Sherbrooke and Diamond Valley meet in what looks to be a one-sided affair. The Eagles are sitting fourth only on percentage and must keep winning to maintain their position with the Thunder right on their tail. 

Blackburn host Melbourne on Sunday as the Tigers look to consolidate second place. They meet a Vikings outfit in the midst of a six-game losing streak.

McKinnon and Ringwood clash at GESAC in a 7th v 2nd battle. The Cougars get two really tough matchups this weekend, that could make or break their season. 

Kilsyth meet Knox in a big clash between two top four sides from either conference. The Cobras have won their last two and are an impressive 8-2 at home this season.

Dandenong host Eltham in a blockbuster 1st v 1st battle, which is also our first look at both teams in this round. The Rangers have dropped their last two but get the home court advantage, where they are 8-1. However, they meet an Eltham side riding a fierce 11-game winning streak. 

Nunawading and Waverley cap off the round in a 3rd v 5th Watson clash. The Spectres have won eight in a row and will be tough to beat at home. 

Southern vs Kilsyth — Sat 3pm — Southern Basketball Stadium

Hawthorn vs Keilor — Sat 5.30pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Diamond Valley vs Blackburn — Sat 7.30pm — Community Bank Stadium

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

Knox vs McKinnon — Sat 8pm — State Basketball Centre

Waverley vs Melbourne — Sat 8.30pm — Waverley Basketball Centre

Sherbrooke vs Diamond Valley — Sun 12pm — Belgrave Heights Christian School

Blackburn vs Melbourne — Sun 1pm — Mullum Mullum Stadium

McKinnon vs Ringwood — Sun 1pm — GESAC

Kilsyth vs Knox — Sun 2pm — Kilsyth Sports Centre

Dandenong vs Eltham — Sun 2pm — Dandenong Basketball Stadium

Nunawading vs Waverley — Sun 2.30pm — Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Victorian Youth Championship Women

Southern Sabres play Hume City on Saturday at 1pm. The Sabres unlucky losers last weekend, going down to Knox 63-13. The Broncos were also losers last week, after going down to Kilsyth 57-71. Hume City sit last in their division.  

Diamond Valley host Altona on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles are fifth in their division with only six wins this season. On the other hand, the Gators have eight wins to their name and sit above Diamond Valley in fourth. 

Bulleen face Hawthorn on Saturday at East Doncaster Secondary College. The Boomers sit last in their division, after losing 17 games this season. The Magic have won five games this season and sit in sixth position.

Sunbury will meet Ringwood on Saturday. The Jets have lost 10 games this season, however were winners last weekend against Waverley. The Hawks lost last round, however sit comfortably in third position in their division.

Knox play Nunawading at the State Basketball Centre on Saturday. The Raiders have a mixed record of eight wins and nine losses this year. The Spectres are faring better, winning 16 games, which puts them first on the table.

Waverley face Dandenong on Saturday evening. The Falcons were unsuccessful in their last game, losing to Sunbury by four points. The Rangers come into this game, on the back of a win against Ringwood; 92-85.

Bendigo face Sunbury in the first Sunday game of the round. The Braves convincingly beat Bulleen by 46 points last round, increasing their lead at the top of the division. The Jets are sixth in their division at this stage.

Hume City host Diamond Valley in Broadmeadows on Sunday. The Broncos have lost their last three games in a row, after losing 57-71 to Kilsyth last week. The Eagles also lost last round, going down to Ringwood by eight points.

Dandenong play Ballarat on Sunday at 12pm in Dandenong. The Rangers have 11 wins to their name after winning their last two games in a row. On the other hand, the Rush have just two wins so far this year and sit second last.

Kilsyth play Knox on Sunday. The Cobras are in second position on the competition table, whilst Knox is in fifth.

Nunawading will host Waverley on Sunday. The Spectres are on top of the division, with the Falcons in seventh. 

Hawthorn face Melbourne in the final game of the round. Both teams are looking for an important win here.

Southern vs Hume City — Sat 1pm — Southern Basketball Stadium

Diamond Valley vs Altona — Sat 5.30pm — Community Bank Stadium

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

Sunbury vs Ringwood — Sat 6pm — Boardman Stadium

Knox vs Nunawading — Sat 6pm — State Basketball Centre

Waverley vs Dandenong — Sat 6.30pm — Waverley Basketball Centre

Bendigo vs Sunbury — Sun 12pm — Bendigo Stadium

Hume City vs Diamond Valley — Sun 12pm — Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Dandenong vs Ballarat — Sun 12pm — Dandenong Basketball Stadium

Kilsyth vs Knox — Sun 12pm — Kilsyth Sports Centre

Nunawading vs Waverley — Sun 12.30pm — Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Hawthorn vs Melbourne — Sun 1pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Youth League One Men

Altona travel to the Warrandyte Sports Complex to take on the Venom on Saturday evening. Warrandyte sit firmly on the bottom of the table with just the two wins for the season to date, while the Gators currently sit sixth and could jump as high as third by the end of the round.

Corio Bay host Bendigo as the Stingrays hope to continue their current run of form. Jordan O’Leary will be the one the Braves will hope to nullify, with the Stingrays’ star leading the league for total points with 326. 

Casey face off against Geelong in this exciting top-four match-up between both sides. The Cavaliers have only won two of their last five matches, with their position within the top four looking vulnerable. The Supercats have been producing strong showings, including a massive win against Ballarat last round.

Warrandyte go back-to-back as they travel to Boardman Stadium on Sunday to take on Sunbury. This bottom of the ladder clash is set to end the losing run of either side, with the Jets on a 10-game losing streak while the Venom’s losing run sits at six straight. 

Frankston take on Ballarat with the Miners hoping to bounce back from just their second loss of the season last round. Frankston’s Josh Cleary will want to be on song for the Blues, recording 293 points in the season so far. 

Werribee take on Corio Bay as the Devils hope to keep their recent run of good fortune going. Werribee – currently sitting at ninth on the ladder – have won their last two matches, including a five-point upset victory against Ballarat. 

Bendigo host Camberwell as the Dragons hope to make ground on the Braves who sit two wins ahead of them. Bendigo has been particularly strong on the back of Aidan Brohm, who leads the competition for assists with 112. 

Hume City and Casey battle it out on Sunday afternoon to finish off proceedings for Round 14. The lacklustre Broncos will want to come out firing against the Cavaliers after falling just short against Frankston last round, losing by three points. 

Warrandyte vs Altona — Sat 6pm — Warrandyte Sports Complex

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

Casey vs Geelong — Sat 8pm — Casey Stadium

Sunbury vs Warrandyte — Sun 12pm — Boardman Stadium

Frankston vs Ballarat — Sun 12pm — Frankston Basketball Stadium

Werribee vs Corio Bay — Sun 1pm — Eagle Stadium

Bendigo vs Camberwell — Sun 2pm — Bendigo Stadium

Hume City vs Casey — Sun 2pm — Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Youth League One Women

Corio Bay will look to end their 12-game losing streak when they host Camberwell. The Stingrays have failed to win a game since Round 1 and are level with McKinnon at the bottom of the ladder. They come up against Camberwell at a good time as the Dragons are on a two-game losing streak and in need of a win to keep in touch with the top three. The Dragons have won four of their six away games this season, which boosts their chances against the Stingrays. 

Casey extended their winning streak to 10 games following a 13-point win over Craigieburn in Round 13. The Cavs sit one game clear of Keilor at the top of the ladder and their stellar form is largely due to their superior offence. The Cavs average 76.6 points per game which is the most in the division. It will be Warrandyte’s turn to try to contain the Cavs at Casey Stadium this weekend. The Venom enter the game off the back of consecutive wins, which has allowed them to jump above Camberwell into third on the ladder. The Venom are one of few teams who could contain the Cavs as they have the second-best defence in the competition, conceding on average just 60 points per game. 

Craigieburn and Geelong do battle at the Craigieburn Sports Stadium on Saturday night. A defeat at the hands of Casey in Round 13 halted the Eagles’ four-game winning streak. Carley Cranston has starred for the Eagles this season, averaging 19 points per game. Geelong sit one position below the Eagles on the ladder, but enter the game off the back of a three-game winless run. The Supercats have been poor on the road this season, winning one of their six away games. 

McKinnon will look to end an 11-game losing streak when they host Eltham. The Cougars have struggled for consistency in their games and have not won a match since round one. Eltham notched up their fourth win of the season in Round 13 with a 10-point win over Geelong. Lily Brancatisano led the way for the Wildcats with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists. 

Keilor and McKinnon conclude the round at the Keilor Basketball Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Thunder sit second on the ladder with 12 wins for the season, and will be favourites to beat the Cougars who are currently on an 11-game losing streak.  

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

Casey vs Warrandyte — Sat 6pm — Casey Stadium

Craigieburn vs Geelong — Sat 6pm — Craigieburn Sports Stadium

McKinnon vs Eltham — Sat 6pm — GESAC

Keilor vs McKinnon — Sun 1.30pm — Keilor Basketball Stadium

Youth League Two Men

Collingwood play Western Port on Saturday at 4pm. The All Stars defeated Craigieburn last weekend, 99-87. This was their fourth victory in a row, moving them into third position. The Steelers have only one win to their name so far this season, and have lost their last 13 games. They currently sit 11th on the ladder. 

Wallan host Coburg on Saturday afternoon at RB Robson Stadium. The Panthers have not won a game this year, losing all 16 of their games played to date, which puts them in last position on the competition ladder. Meanwhile the Giants have lost their last six games, putting them in ninth position. 

Melton face Chelsea on Saturday evening in Melton. The Thoroughbreds were losers in the last round, going down to Pakenham 82-76. Melton are in fifth position with 10 wins so far this season. The Gulls also lost last weekend against Maccabi by 14 points. They sit in fourth position. 

Mornington and Maccabi meet in Mornington on Saturday. The Breakers have a mixed record so far this season, with seven wins and nine losses. Mornington, however, has won their last two games and will be looking for a third straight victory here. Maccabi are faring slightly better, with nine wins and seven losses thus far in 2019.

Keysborough play Whittlesea at Rowville Secondary College on Saturday night. The Cougars have lost 10 games this season, putting them in eighth position. The Cougars have won their last two games in a row, including a win over Coburg last week. The Pacers are 10th, with only four wins this year. They have lost four games in a row. 

Maccabi face Melton in the first Sunday game of the round at Bialik Stadium. Both sides will be playing in their second game of the round as they look to improve their records. Maccabi are in sixth position, whilst Melton are in fifth.

Western Port host Craigieburn on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers were losers last weekend, going down to Mornington 73-78. They will find it tough to beat a Craigieburn side who are in second place. The Eagles have 14 wins and suffered just their second loss of the season last week, against Collingwood. They are in second place at the moment.

Pakenham will meet Mornington in the final game of the round on Sunday. Pakenham are on top of the division, with an excellent record of 14 wins and one loss. The Warriors – who have won eight games in a row – play a Mornington side who are mid-table and will be looking for an important win. 

Collingwood vs Western Port — Sat 4pm — Darebin Community Sports Stadium

Wallan vs Coburg — Sat 4pm — RB Robson Stadium

Melton vs Chelsea — Sat 6pm — Melton Indoor Recreation Centre

Mornington vs Maccabi — Sat 6pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Keysborough vs Whittlesea — Sat 6pm — Rowville Secondary College

Maccabi vs Melton — Sun 1pm — Bialik Stadium

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

Pakenham vs Mornington — Sun 2pm — Cardinia Life

Youth League Two Women

Chelsea host Pakenham to open the round at the Patterson River Stadium, in what looks to be a one-sided affair on paper. The Gulls are one of the form teams of the league, currently riding a four-game winning streak. Meanwhile the Warriors have dropped their last six and have won just once on the road this season.

Sherbrooke and Blackburn do battle at the Belgrave Heights Christian School in a 2nd v 7th battle. The Suns have only dropped one game this season and are undefeated at home. They meet a Vikings team that could yet make a push towards the top six and are coming off a win against Pakenham last week. 

Collingwood host Western Port as the All Stars will be looking to consolidate sixth place and must keep winning to book their ticket to the finals. Collingwood did go down to Werribee last week by 20 points, but face a Steelers outfit coming off two consecutive losses. 

Werribee and Coburg do battle at Eagle Stadium in a 5th v 11th battle to close out the Saturday fixture. The Devils are scorching hot at the moment, riding a seven-game winning streak. The Giants are struggling, sitting at the bottom of the ladder, thanks to a 13-game losing streak. 

Mornington host Frankston at the Mornington Basketball Stadium to open the Sunday fixture. The Breakers have suffered five-straight losses and will struggle against the red-hot Blues. Frankston have won 12-straight to sit on top of the table at 14-1. 

Whittlesea and Werribee close out the round at Mill Park Basketball Stadium, with both sides are 9-5 and sitting fourth and fifth on the table respectively. The Devils are up and about and could head into this one with eight consecutive wins. The Pacers will be tough to be beat at home however, where their record is 5-2. 

Chelsea vs Pakenham — Sat 4pm — Patterson River Stadium

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

Collingwood vs Western Port   — Sat 6pm — Darebin Community Sports Stadium

Werribee vs Coburg — Sat 7pm — Eagle Stadium

Mornington vs Frankston — Sun 12pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Whittlesea vs Werribee — Sun 1pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

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