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
Keilor 81 def Corio Bay 74
Keilor came from behind to beat Corio Bay by seven points. The Thunder led by one point at quarter time, before the Stingrays held a two-point lead at the half. Corio Bay scored 19 points in the third term to extend their lead to four points at three-quarter time. The final term was all one-way traffic as the Thunder outscored the Stingrays 16-15 to secure a seven-point win. BJ Symons starred with 26 points, eight rebounds and an assist.
Hawthorn 109 def Werribee 78
Hawthorn came out on top in a high-scoring contest against Werribee. The Magic scored 65 points in the first half to set up a commanding win. The Magic shot 55% from the field whilst holding the Devils to 37%. Nelson Kirksey top scored with 22 points, along with five rebounds and seven assists.
Chelsea 109 def by McKinnon 112
McKinnon clawed their way back from nine-points down to secure a three-point win at The Nest. Both teams fired on offence and combined for 70 points in the first term. The scores were level at half time, but the lead soon went to Chelsea as they scored 33 points in the third term to take a five-point lead into three-quarter-time. McKinnon needed shut down the Gulls’ avenues to the rim and in the fourth quarter they held Chelsea to 17 points, while adding 25 points of their own to secure the win. Adrian Tomada had 37 points for the Cougars, while Mitchell Riggs had 31 points for Chelsea.
McKinnon 101 def by Hume City 108
Hume City came out on top in a high-scoring encounter against McKinnon. The Broncos scored 68 points in the second half to overturn a 13-point deficit at half time. Hume City dominated the key and scored 48 points in the paint. They also scored 20 second chance points and 32 fast break points. Jordan Coleman top scored with 32 points, while teammate Jake Martin had 27 points and 11 rebounds.
Blackburn 83 def by Hawthorn 84
Overtime was needed to separate Hawthorn and Blackburn. Two free throws by Jake Heath late in the final term levelled the scores at 78 apiece at the end of regular time. Hawthorn fired first in overtime to take a two-point lead, which proved crucial as they held on to win by one-point. Nelson Kirksey top scored for the Magic with 26 points, while Jake Heath had 25 points for the Vikings.
Werribee 114 def Casey 97
Werribee concluded the round with a 17-point win over Casey. The Devils scored 29 points in the first term to lead by eight points at quarter time. Their lead was cut to five points in the second term as the Cavs scored 32 points in the quarter. 34 points in the third quarter allowed the Devils to reassert their dominance and claw their way to the win. David Shepard was instrumental in the win, finishing the game with 35 points, 17 rebounds and three assists.
Warrnambool 33 def by Hume City 77
Hume City had a commanding win over Warrnambool at The Arc Sports Stadium. The Broncos outscored the Mermaids 45-13 in the first half to assert their dominance on the game. Hume City were dominant in defence and held the Mermaids to 23% shooting from the field. They also collected 62 rebounds and 13 steals in a solid defensive display. Nicole Zammit led the way with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Briana Babic had 17 points off the bench.
McKinnon 93 def Southern Peninsula 81
McKinnon came out on top in a high-scoring contest against Southern Peninsula. Both teams scored over 20 points in the first quarter as Southern Peninsula took a three-point lead into quarter time. The tense affair continued in the second quarter as the Sharks extended their lead to four points at half time. McKinnon came out of the blocks firing in the third term and outscored the Sharks 24-15 to take a five-point lead into the final term. The Cougars left their best quarter to the last term as they shot 30 points to secure a 12-point lead. Angela Lou Beadle top scored for the Cougars with 25 points, while teammate Jordan Reynolds had 19 points and 13 rebounds. Emirson Devenie was gallant in defeat for the Sharks, with 26 points and seven rebounds.
Sunbury 83 def Casey 45
Sunbury held Casey to under 15 points in all four quarters as they recorded a 38-point win. The Jets got out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter, which continued to increase throughout the game. The Jets scored 20 points from turnovers and doubled the Cavs’ tally for points in the paint (40-20). Courtney Duever claimed a double-double (17 points and 16 rebounds) in the win.
Bulleen 81 def Whittlesea 67
Bulleen secured a 14-point win over Whittlesea at home. The Boomers outscored Whittlesea 43-29 in the first half to secure the win. Bulleen scored 15 second chance points and 26 points off the bench. They also collected 58 rebounds and distributed 27 assists. Casey Valenti-Paea led the way with 23 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Boomers, while Dani Reinwald had 28 points and 20 rebounds for the Pacers.
Keilor 70 def by Werribee 92
Werribee were too strong for Keilor at the Keilor Basketball Stadium. The Devils collected 50 rebounds in a dominant defensive display. The Devils set up the win by outscoring the Thunder 36-12 in the second term. Sarah Elsworthy and Alisia Jenkins both scored 24 points in the win.
Division One Men
Bellarine 88 def Coburg 62
Bellarine controlled the contest against Coburg, coming out as easy winners by 26 points. Three Storm players led the way with 17 points apiece with Nathan Lemke the best of the three, adding 12 rebounds to his statline. For Coburg, Jeremiah Juric scored 19 points.
Shepparton 106 def Warrnambool 93
Shepparton overcame Warrnambool in a high scoring contest winning by 13 points. Carlin Dupree had an outstanding game for the victors with 31 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. Nick Dodd and Javaan Mumtaz both added 19 points as well for the Gators. For the Seahawks, Xavier Johnson-Blount had 40 points in another impressive performance.
Collingwood 73 def by Western Port 82
A strong last quarter has pulled Western Port over the line against Collingwood, the final margin being nine points. The two sides were tied with a quarter to play but the Steelers won through thanks to 10 final quarter points from Daryl Corletto, who had 24 in total for the game. Collingwood were led by Manny Hendrix, who put in 24 points.
Warrandyte 86 def Bulleen 64
Warrandyte were hardly troubled on their way to a 22-point win over Bulleen. The Venom spread their scoring out with four players scoring over 10 points. Bryan Moore was the best of these scorers with 17 points and 11 rebounds. For Bulleen, Chauncey Orr kept up his season average, scoring 31 points.
Keysborough 84 def Whittlesea 78
Keysborough defeated Whittlesea in a close game, with the margin in the end being only six points. Ivan Platenik led the scoring for the Cougars with 18 points, while Emmerson Potts-Broughton had 14 for the Pacers. along with six rebounds and four assists.
Melbourne University 93 def Latrobe City 88
Melbourne Uni held off a fast finishing Latrobe City side to win by five points. The Black Angels led by 17 at three quarter time but were outscored by 12 in the final term, just managing to hold on. Nicholas Masunda top scored for the Black Angels with 29 points while Aaron Harrison had 37 points for the Energy.
Sunbury 76 def Warrandyte 70
Sunbury saw off Warrandyte in tight contest, winning by just six points. The scoring was spread out for the Jets with all five starters reaching double figures. Ish Sanders led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds. For Warrandyte, Jacob Thom had 20 points along with nine rebounds and seven assists.
Latrobe City 68 def by Shepparton 87
Shepparton eased to victory against Latrobe City with a winning margin of 19 points. Better shooting from the Gators got them over the line, led by 24 points from Atem Atem. For Latrobe City, Aaron Harrison had 24 points along with nine rebounds.
Bulleen 72 def by Melbourne University 79
Melbourne Uni’s second win of the weekend came at the expense of Bulleen. Uni was again led by Nicholas Masunda who scored 28 points along with 11 rebounds and five assists. The Boomers had Chauncey Orr score 30 points once again, maintaining his consistency.
Whittlesea 65 def by Bellarine 67
Bellarine snuck past Whittlesea by just two points. Go ahead free throws from Jack Burnett gave them the advantage and they held on. Everett Osborne had 23 points for the Storm to lead their scoring, while Emmerson Potts-Broughton had 14 for the Pacers.
Division One Women
Chelsea 88 def Latrobe City 62
A stunning third term in which Chelsea held the Energy to just six points handed them a 26-point win. The Gulls led by eight points at half-time, but a 26-6 run in the third term took the game out of the Energy’s reach. Latrobe City outscored the Gulls 21-19 in the final term but it did little to change the result. Chelsea made the Energy pay for their errors by scoring 23 points from turnovers. Georgia Stirton top scored with 26 points, nine rebounds and four steals, while Shaniqua Nilles had 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Mildura 76 def Bellarine 69
Mildura held off Bellarine in a tight contest at the Toyota Hothouse. The Heat led by eight points at half time, before the Storm reduced the margin to one-point in the third term. With the game in the balance, Mildura increased their defensive efforts in the final term to hold the Storm to 12 points and claim a seven-point win. Alyesha Lovett was instrumental in the win with 30 points, 21 rebounds and three steals.
Craigieburn 82 def Western Port 64
Craigieburn made it three-straight wins for the home teams on Saturday night with a 18-point win over Western Port. The Eagles struggled for rhythm in the first half and trailed by 11 points at half time. Craigieburn found their form on offence in the third term and outscored the Steelers 27-16 to level the scores heading into the fourth quarter. Western Port were no match for the Eagles in the final term as the home team again scored 27 points to claim an 18-point win. Darcy Saunders led the way for the Eagles with 25 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.
Latrobe City 81 def Warrandyte 70
Fifty-one points from Amanda Fioravanti and Samantha Labros guided Latrobe City to an 11-point win over Warrandyte. The Energy led by five points at quarter-time, but their lead evaporated in the second term as Warrandyte took a one-point lead into half time. Latrobe outscored the Venom 17-14 in the third term to lead by two points at quarter-time. The Energy left their best quarter to last as they scored 27 points in the fourth quarter to claim an 11-point win.
Western Port 68 def Camberwell 67
Western Port came from behind to beat Camberwell by a single point at Somerville Recreation Centre. The Steelers trailed by 12 points at half time, but gained the momentum in the third term to cut the margin to five points in the third term. The Dragons left their best quarter to last as they scored 20 points in the final quarter to secure a one-point win. Malika Jackson clinched the win with a three pointer with 39 seconds remaining on the clock.
Hawthorn 59 def by Chelsea 70
Chelsea claimed an impressive 11-point win over Hawthorn at the Boroondara Sports Complex. The Gulls led by eight points at half time and 20 points at the end of the third term. Hawthorn cut the margin in the fourth quarter but they could do little to prevent the Gulls from clinching the win.
Division Two Men
North East 75 def by Pakenham 81
The Warriors were too good for the Bushrangers in a tight affair at the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre. The Warriors did most of their damage in the second quarter where they went up 46-36 at the main break. The Bushrangers fought back in the second half and looked like taking in the lead in the fourth, only for Pakenham to reassert themselves and run away with the win. Dylan Shorne led the Bushrangers with 24 points, 21 rebounds and two steals.
Mornington 76 def by Southern Peninsula 91
The Sharks got the massive road win, leading by as much as 29 at one point. The Breakers showed some heart in the second half, with the scoreboard ultimately flattering the hosts. Troyce Manassa was at his brilliant best for the Sharks, tallying 25 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.
Wallan 83 def by Camberwell 73
The Panthers got the job done on their home floor in a real arm wrestle at RB Robson Stadium. Neither side could gain momentum in the first half, before the Panthers flexed their muscles in the second, outscoring the Dragons 46-35. Leigh Saffin led five Panthers in double-figure scoring with 17, adding nine rebounds.
Mildura 97 def Altona 94
The Heat just got past the Gators in a high-scoring affair at the Toyota Hothouse, with both sides shooting the ball at over 50 per cent. Mildura managed 22 points from turnovers and swatted away four blocked shots. A back and fourth final term saw the Heat take the lead with 1:14 left after Jay Madigan hit the go-ahead triple. The Heat would close out the game on a 7-5 from there to claim the win. Calvin Henry was the man with 30 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.
Melton 79 def RMIT 78
The Thoroughbreds just got over the line in a heart stopper at the Melton Indoor Recreation Centre. With the scores all tied up at 73-73 with 43 seconds left in the ball game, Melton’s Carl Davis hit the go-ahead free throws. Chris Johnson then sealed the deal with the match-winning layup. Johnson finished the match with 26 points, 22 rebounds and five assists.
RMIT 58 def by Craigieburn 75
The Redbacks suffered their second loss of the round as the Eagles walked into their building and put them away in a blowout. Craigieburn put the foot down early, winning the first quarter 27-8 to set the tone for the contest. Damon Smith led the visitors with 24 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Sherbrooke 98 def Mornington 87
The Suns fought back in this one after trailing 48-40 at the main break. It was the third quarter where Mornington made their move, winning the period 32-19 to gain momentum. The hosts went on with it in the fourth, outscoring Mornington 26-20 in the final 10 minutes to run away with the win. Kraig Shields tallied 30 points, 21 rebounds and five steals in the win.
Maccabi 80 def by Melton 94
Melton ignited in the third quarter of this one where they went ahead 68-57 at the end of the period. The hosts went on with it in the fourth to claim the 14-point victory. Both teams shot 47 per cent or better in this one, but the Warriors went at just 38 per cent from the free throw line. Chris Johnson ended the game with 24 points, 18 rebounds and four assists.
Division Two Women
North East 48 def by Melton 69
A strong second half guided Melton to a 21-point win over North East. The Thoroughbreds led by four points at half time, but a dominant third term in which they outscored the Bushrangers 22-13 extended their lead to 13 points. Melton held North East to nine points in the final term as they came away with a 21-point win. Taylah Lea top scored with 21 points, while Stacey Procak had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Wallan 71 def Collingwood 60
Twenty-one points from Gemma Jackson guided Wallan to an 11-point win over Collingwood. The Panthers scored 17 points from turnovers and 38 points in the paint, making their offence was difficult for the All Stars to contain. Rebecca Romeo made a solid partnership with Jackson and finished the game with 15 points and 18 rebounds. Nyesha Sims top scored for the All Stars with 21 points.
Melbourne Uni 63 def Pakenham 59
The Black Angels came away with a tight win over Pakenham, courtesy of 20 points from Amelia Smith. Smith – playing in her 150thBig V game – was influential in the win, as the Black Angels held off a late surge by the Warriors to come away with the win. Melbourne Uni led by as much as 12 points, before the Warriors reduced the margin to under double-digits in the third term. Daphnee Frieson did her best to keep Pakenham in the game and finished the contest with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Sherbrooke 77 def Blackburn 64
It was a 18-6 final quarter that sealed the win for the Suns, with both teams tic-tacking for the lead throughout the rest of the encounter. Deslyn Applewhaite was back to her brillant best for Sherbrooke, tallying a total of 26 points along with 13 rebounds and six steals. She was well supported by Sun’s captain Meagan Wylie, who tallied 25 points of her own.
Mornington 69 def Coburg 66
Mornington came out on top in a tight contest against Coburg. The Breakers trailed by three points at half time, but scored 23 points in the third term to take the lead. The fourth quarter was a tense affair but Mornington were able to hold their lead until the final buzzer. Sammie Simmons top scored for the Breakers with 17 points along with 20 rebounds, while Lyndsey Hoogenhout had 22 points for Coburg.
Victorian Youth Championship Men
Southern 99 def by Kilsyth 108
The Cobras were able to walk onto the Sabres’ court and take the win behind a 47 per cent shooting effort. It was a tight contest all game but the visitors edged away late behind an array of free throws in the last minute. Luke Rosendale was big with 31 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
Hawthorn 94 def Keilor 90
The Magic got a much-needed win after blowing the game open in the third quarter to keep their slim finals hopes alive. Meanwhile the Thunder now face an uphill battle of moving into the top four. Naoum Lazis (22 points) led five Magic players in double figures.
Diamond Valley 79 def Blackburn 64
The Eagles romped the Vikings at home, racking up a massive 19 steals and scoring 26 points from turnovers. Matthew Baggio (14 points) was the highest scoring Eagle in a well-rounded performance.
Knox 84 def by McKinnon 85
It was a tight contest at the State Basketball Centre with the Cougars taking it late. With McKinnon trailing by three with 20 seconds left, Kobe Baird stepped up in a big way. First, he hit a crucial layup before going back on the last play and getting to the line, nailing the clutch go-ahead free throws. Baird finished with a team-high 22 points, while Knox’s Corey Fiddles had 32 points and 12 boards.
Bulleen 116 def Sherbrooke 66
The Boomers made quick work of the Suns at home, blowing the game out in the first half to take a 55-30 lead at the main break. Bulleen shot at 51 per cent from the field and racked up 55 rebounds, 25 assists as well as 30 fast-break points. Liam Davidson and Jack Fleming scored an equal game-high 29 points for Bulleen.
Waverley 78 def Melbourne 71
The Falcons got past the Tigers at home in a tight tussle to remain an outside chance of pushing towards the top four down the stretch of the season. Trailing 26-15 at the first break, Waverley pushed ahead in the second and third quarters where they outscored Melbourne 40-24. Cody Fredrickson was the man with 24 points.
Sherbrooke 71 def by Diamond Valley 76
The Eagles got their second win of the round to consolidate fourth place in the Terrill conference after pushing ahead in the fourth quarter. With the scores all tied up at the final break, Diamond Valley got going in the fourth, with Ben Barlow hutting the clutch game-sealing triple late in the piece. Barlow scored a game-high 17 points.
Blackburn 53 def by Melbourne 86
The Tigers torched the Vikings on the road, racking up 16 steals and scoring 27 points from turnovers. Melbourne won every quarter of this one and never looked in doubt behind an offensive masterclass from Mason Gaze. He finished the game with 36 points, three boards, four assists and six steals.
McKinnon 86 def Ringwood 75
The Cougars got their second win of the round in an upset over the Hawks that was pretty easily done in the end. The Cougars dished out 23 assists as a team and were able to limit their turnovers despite an average shooting performance, also getting 27 points from their bench. Mitchell Barry put up 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Dandenong 74 def by Eltham 92
The Wildcats continued their impressive winning streak while sending a message to the league of who the real alpha is in this 1st v 1st battle. Eltham controlled the game in the first half but it was the third quarter where they really made their mark to push ahead by nearly 20 points at the last change. Mark Scherf had a game-high 22 points for the victors.
Kilsyth 67 def by Knox 70
The Raiders got back on the winner’s board in a tight contest on the road. Knox led for most of the game but had to hold off a fierce Cobras rally, with the hosts winning the fourth term 28-13. Corey Fiddes again led the Raiders with 22 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.
Nunawading 67 def by Waverley 71
The Falcons got the win in a scrappy affair on the road behind a late charge. Down by eight at the last break, the visitors surged home with a 24-8 last quarter to continue their winning streak. Bol Jok tallied 15 points, 12 boards, four assists and three steals.
Victorian Youth Championship Women
Southern 88 def Hume City 52
The Sabres controlled the game from the beginning, seeing them defeat the Broncos by 36 points. Morgan Riley top scored for the Sabres with 28 points alongside 10 rebounds. For the Broncos, Charlotte Vincent-Lord had 20 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.
Diamond Valley 64 def Altona 63
This nail-biting thriller saw the Eagles come out on top with a one-point victory over the Gators. Keeley Evans was influential for the Eagles with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tyla Paraha top scored with 12 points for the Gators.
Bulleen 72 def by Hawthorn 102
Hawthorn took the lead early with 30 points in the opening quarter to the Boomers’ 16. Hawthorn continued to dominate and eventually win by 30 points. Grace Gordon led the way for Hawthorn with 27 points whilst Kayla Vitale and Kate Sturzaker enjoyed 13 points apiece.
Knox 45 def by Nunawading 70
Every player from the Spectres contributed to their 25-point win over the Raiders, with everyone hitting the scoreboard. Meg Robinson starred for the Raiders with 18 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Sunbury 51 def by Ringwood 80
An 80% three-point percentage from Annabel Deerbon saw her finish with 16 points and nine rebounds in her side’s 29-point victory over Sunbury. Chloe Angove was the leading scorer for the Jets with 11 points alongside six rebounds.
Waverley 93 def Dandenong 87
A strong final quarter from the Falcons saw them defeat the Rangers by six points on Saturday. Alyssa Weston top scored for the Falcons with 22 points whilst Nihaal Saunders and Leah Mackenzie from the Rangers both finished with 14 points.
Bendigo 69 def by Sunbury 72
With one-point separating the two teams at three quarter time, the Jets held on to their lead, defeating the Braves by only three points. Nyomi Stowers has 21 points for the Jets while Chloe Angove had 17 as well as 12 rebounds. Jessica Mangan was excellent for the Braves with 21 points and 15 rebounds.
Dandenong 75 def Ballarat 47
A dominant first quarter put the Rangers in the lead by 20 points at the first break, which Ballarat was unable to come back from. Isobel Anstey was influential in the Rangers 28-point win, contributing 17 points. Mackenzie Nicholson was strong for the Rush with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Hume City 62 def by Diamond Valley 69
Tashia Overby’s 32 points wasn’t enough for the Broncos to defeat the Eagles at home, who won by seven points. Jade Dunne was the leading scorer for the Eagles with 27 points and seven rebounds.
Kilsyth 79 def Knox 52
Knox went down for the second time this weekend, suffering a 27-point loss to Kilsyth. Grace Moxey top scored for the Cobras with 15 points as well as seven rebounds. Sophie Agorakis was impressive for Knox with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Nunawading 63 def by Waverley 84
The Falcons went two from two in Round 14 after defeating the Spectres by 21 points. Grace Beasley performed well for the Falcons with 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Hana Bektas led the way for the Spectres with 14 points.
Hawthorn 63 def by Melbourne 67
The final game for this round saw the Tigers victorious with a four point win over Hawthorn. Zoe Hurley from Melbourne top scored with 17 points while Emily Monaghan had 14 points for the Magic.
Youth League One Men
Warrandyte 91 def Altona 88
The Venom got the job done at home in a clash that went down to the wire. Down five at the last change, the hosts charged home with a 26-18 final term to walk away with the upset win. Sebastian Goldby and Eric Shanygin scored an equal team-high 17 points.
Corio Bay 88 def Bendigo 67
The Stingrays got their ninth-straight victory and maintained their status as the form team of the competition with a victory over Bendigo. It was the second quarter where the hosts did all of their damage, outscoring Bendigo 30-11. Lachlan Hart scored a team-high 15 points in the win.
Casey 89 def Geelong 68
The Cavs blew out the Supercats in a top four clash at Casey Stadium. After a tight first half, Casey blew the game open in the second, outscoring Geelong 53-29. Corey Roos stepped up in a big way, tallying 21 points, five, rebounds and five assists in a well-rounded performance.
Sunbury 72 def by Warrandyte 92
The Venom got back on the winners’ board after ousting the Jets on the road. It marked Sunbury’s 12th-straight loss. Only up by five points at the main break, Warrandyte put Sunbury to the sword in the second half, winning the period 51-34. Aaron Klos led the way for the visitors with 32 points, six triples, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Frankston 105 def by Ballarat 110
The Miners continued their winning ways in a high-scoring affair at the Frankston Basketball Stadium, with the Blues’ finals chances taking a hit. Frankston actually led this one for most of the day before Ballarat came home with a spurring 35-22 final quarter to run over the top and take the win. Zachary Dunmore was huge with a game-high 31 points and Joshua Fiegert poured in 24 of his own off the bench.
Werribee 79 def by Corio Bay 83
Corio Bay took their second win for the round and 10th straight in a neck-and-neck affair at Eagle Stadium that went into overtime. It could prove a costly loss for the Devils, who are now down in ninth and will need to do a lot right down the stretch to make a playoff push. Jordan O’Leary finished with 20 points and five rebounds.
Bendigo 61 def by Camberwell 73
The Dragons were too good for the Braves on their own floor in an exciting clash between two sides fighting it out for sixth place. Camberwell nudged ahead in the third term to take a double-digit lead into the fourth, which proved enough as the Braves couldn’t get back in it. Ben Nethercote had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Hume City 94 def Casey 80
The Broncos got past Casey in an upset at Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium. Hume City led this one by as much as 24 at one stage, with the final margin flattering the visitors. Marshall Kearing keyed in 31 points, eight rebounds, three steals and four blocks.
Youth League One Women
Corio Bay 57 def by Camberwell 92
Camberwell were too strong for Corio Bay, claiming a 35-point win at the Geelong Basketball Netball Centre. The Dragons scored 56 points in the paint and 46 points from turnovers as their pressure forced the Stingrays to make mistakes. Kaitlyn Wallace led the way for the Dragons with 22 points, while Emma Howard had 17 points for the Stingrays.
McKinnon 45 def by Eltham 52
It was the first quarter which split the two sides at GESAC on Saturday. The Wildcats came out of the blocks firing to lead by seven-points at quarter-time, a lead they would hold for the rest of the game as the two teams were unable to be split in the next three quarters. Wildcat Lily Brancatisano top scored with 17 points, while Ellen Horsley had an incredible 32 rebounds to go with her 10 points.
Craigieburn 50 def by Geelong 84
Geelong held Craigieburn to 21% shooting from the field in their 34-point win over the Eagles. The Supercats held the Eagles to under 10 points in the first two quarters to led by 21 points at half time. The Supercats added another 22 points to their total in the third term as they extended their lead to 33 points and all-but secure the win. Jaimee Crombie led the way for the Supercats with 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Casey 106 def Warrandyte 70
Forty-two points in the second quarter guided Casey to a commanding win over Warrandyte. The Cavs trailed by three points at quarter time, but 42 points in the second term gave them a 21-point lead at half time and broke the game open. The Cavs scored 26 points from turnovers and 56 points in the paint, along with 45 fast break points and 21 second chance points. Lauren Tuplin led the way with 26 points, while Rebecca Peacock had 21 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Keilor 62 def McKinnon 53
Keilor concluded the round with a tight win over McKinnon at home. The Thunder were held to eight points in the first quarter but found their stride in the second term to take a one-point lead into half time. Twenty points in the third term extended their lead to eight points, which then stretched to nine points in the final term. The Thunder scored 23 points from turnovers and 40 points in the paint.
Youth League Two Men
Collingwood 102 def Western Port 66
The All Stars scored their fifth straight win with a comprehensive 36-point victory over the one-win Steelers. It was never really a contest, with Collingwood holding a double-digit lead after one quarter before thoroughly dominating their lowly opposition to cement their spot in third place on the ladder. Outstanding defence was the catalyst for the All Stars in this game, forcing 38 Western Port turnovers. Athiaan Manyiel led the way for the victors with 20 points, while Kane Myers scored 13 points for the Steelers.
Wallan 74 def Coburg 71
After 16 losses to start the season, the Panthers finally recorded their first win of 2019 in a thriller against the Giants. Trailing by 13 points after one quarter, Wallan worked its way back into the game over the ensuing two quarters to tie the game by the end of the third term, before stealing victory in a tense final two minutes. With Coburg leading 67-65, Brad Butler knocked down a three with 1:49 remaining to give the Panthers a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. David Barron scored 15 points to lead Wallan, while Vito Carbone scored 24 points for the 6-12 Coburg.
Keysborough 80 def by Whittlesea 89
The Pacers put an end to their losing streak with a hard-fought nine-point win over the Cougars. In what was a tightly contested game over the first three quarters, Whittlesea was able to pull away in the final term to register its fifth win of the season. Zac Donoghue starred with 26 points and eight rebounds for the victors, while Bowen Mahon scored 20 points for Keysborough.
Mornington 66 def by Maccabi 87
The Warriors kept their winning streak alive with a convincing 21-point win over the Breakers. Needing a win to remain in the finals hunt, the Warriors outscored the Breakers in each quarter for their 10thwin of the season. Max Vadas scored 26 points off the bench for the Warriors, while Daniel Nash had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Breakers.
Melton 104 def Chelsea 77
The Gulls slumped to their second straight loss as the Thoroughbreds recorded a big 27-point win. The game was won in the middle two quarters, in which Melton outscored Chelsea 59-29 en route to their 11thwin of the season. Max Beaumont led four Melton players in double figures with 25 points, while Aaron Frost had 17 points and eight rebounds for Chelsea.
Maccabi 96 def Melton 93
The Warriors continued their winning ways, making it six in a row after facing a big deficit against the Thoroughbreds. Outscored in each of the first three quarters, the Warriors stormed home in the final term, securing the win with a Bailey De Bortoli three-pointer with only two seconds remaining. Idan Shamis scored 29 points for the Warriors, while Max Vadas had another excellent all-around game with 26 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Max Beaumont was the top scorer for Melton with 33 points.
Western Port 80 def by Craigieburn 92
The Eagles responded to last week’s loss with a straightforward 12-point win over the Steelers. Needing a win to remain in contention for a first-place finish, Craigieburn controlled the game to consign Western Port to its 15thstraight defeat. Jesse Ross scored 20 points to lead the Eagles, while Thomas Bahen scored 19 points for the Steelers.
Pakenham 111 def Mornington 56
The Warriors won their ninth consecutive game with a 55-point demolition of the Breakers. Pakenham outscored Mornington 30-10 in the first quarter, setting the tone for a one-sided contest. Ned Weideman recorded a 27-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Warriors, while Blake Newman-O’Brien scored 16 points for the Breakers.
Youth League Two Women
Chelsea 65 def Pakenham 61
Chelsea held off a late Pakenham fightback to record a four-point win. The Gulls led by 22 points at three-quarter-time, but a 21-3 run by the Warriors in the final term cut the margin to four points, before the final buzzer prevented any miracle comeback win. Ella Dempster top scored for the Gulls with 16 points, while Alahna Arnason had 13 points for the Warriors.
Collingwood 81 def Western Port 54
Collingwood were too strong for Western Port, defeating the Steelers by 27 points. The All Stars shot over 20 points in each of the first three quarters to secure the win. Ayuen Akot led the way for the All Stars with 27 points and nine rebounds, while Jayde Popovski had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Sherbrooke 66 def Blackburn 46
Sherbrooke recorded a 20-point win over Blackburn. The Suns held the Vikings to 26% shooting from the field, while finding form on offence. The Suns scored 23 points from turnovers and 23 fast break points. Naomi Smith led the way with 12 points, seven rebounds and an assist.
Werribee 77 def Coburg 41
Werribee held Coburg to 17 points in the second half as they came away with a 36-point win. The Devils held the Giants to 19% shooting from the court as they dominated on defence by collecting 75 rebounds and 11 steals. At the other end of the court, Olivia Klaman led the way with 15 points and four rebounds.
Mornington 27 def by Frankston 62
Frankston had a massive victory over Mornington. The Blues held the Breakers to 14% shooting from the floor and 27 points all game as they dominated on defence. Emily Mogyorossy was the only player on either team to score in double digits, ending the game with 11 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Whittlesea 73 def by Werribee 80
Werribee came out on top against Whittlesea. The Devils secured the win with 25 points in the final term. Holly McGregor starred for the Devils with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Werribee made Whittlesea pay for their errors by scoring 25 points from turnovers. They also bucketed 50 points in the paint and 16 fast break points.