Round 2 Previews

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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

With round one in the books, the Championship Men’s competition is ready to kick into high gear. The Casey Cavaliers will be the team with the burden of back to back games this week, but will be confident after the opening round performance. In the coming weeks it will become apparent which teams are up for the fight this season and will be battling at the top.

Hawthorn and Blackburn will kick the round off, with Hawthorn entering with a win to their name and Blackburn a loss. Hawthorn overcame Chelsea by eight points behind the scoring of Patrick McBrearty, who scored 26 points including six threes. Blackburn went down by 29 points to Casey in a disappointing performance. Jake Heath was a lone bright spot as he scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Only one other player managed double digit scoring for Blackburn and they will be keen to make amends when they face Hawthorn. However, based on their opening performance, Hawthorn will likely go in as favourites.

Following a big home loss to Hume City, Corio Bay will travel to face Keilor in their second round game. Keilor come into the game having opened up their year with back to back match-ups against McKinnon and Werribee respectively. They lost by just three points to McKinnon before smashing Werribee by 28 the following day. Michael Anderson scored over 20 points and hit four threes in both games. Corio Bay went down by 23 at home in round one, with Joseph Reid Jr leading them in scoring with 31. A major point of concern would be their lack of bench scoring. Lewis Beks scored 19 off the bench, but the other six players combined to go 0-13 from the field. Keilor will back themselves to win, especially playing at home, while Corio Bay will need to find more scoring options to give themselves the best chance of winning.

Hume City will host Chelsea as they look to pick up a second win on the season. The Broncos beat Corio Bay in convincing fashion in the opening round. Jake Martin, Jordan Coleman and Jamal Shabazz, scored 21 points each and combined for 36 rebounds. It was those rebounds that proved to be a key element to their win as they managed 20 second chance points to Corio Bay’s six. Chelsea meanwhile lost their opening game to Hawthorn by a narrow margin. Gulls captain Corey Standerfer was immense despite the loss. He totalled 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to carry his team close to the win. Another side with a lack of bench scoring in their opening game, Chelsea will likely need more than six points from their reserves to get over the line against a free-scoring Hume City side.

Casey will pull double duty this week when they face McKinnon and Werribee. They won their opener against Blackburn thanks to 24 points and 11 rebounds from Raheem Lemons, but with two games in 24 hours, they will need to balance how they play in order to try and be competitive in both fixtures. McKinnon defeated Keilor in round one’s closest match-up, winning by three points. Dillon Stith was the standout with 26 points while Williams Eric added 20. Werribee struggled against Keilor going down by 28 in Keilor’s second game of the weekend. Jacob Formosa scored 22 points on 11 shots, but will need more from his bench in order to be up to the task of getting past Casey.

Hawthorn vs Blackburn                                              Sat 7.30pm                  Boroondara Sports Complex

Keilor vs Corio Bay                                                      Sat 7.30pm                  Keilor Basketball Stadium

Hume City vs Chelsea                                                 Sat 8pm                       Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

McKinnon vs Casey                                                     Sat 8pm                       GESAC

Casey vs Werribee                                                      Sun 3.30pm                 Casey Stadium

Championship Women

Looking to respond after last week’s dismantling at the hands of Keilor, Bulleen will play host to Hume City in the opening game of round two. The key for the Boomers will be to avoid turnovers, as they coughed up the ball 35 times last week, allowing the Thunder to score 44 points from these turnovers. Hume City, on the other hand, will be hoping to make it two wins from two games after its heart-stopping victory over the Jets last week. The Boomers will need to pay close attention to Breanna Brock, whose scintillating 31-point performance last week makes her the equal-top scorer in the league.

Two teams desperate to atone for round one losses will face off at Hillview Stadium on Saturday evening, with Southern Peninsula taking on Whittlesea. The Pacers can expect a fired-up Sharks squad coming off a disastrous 3-29 shooting performance from three-point territory. Megan Smith looms as the potential match-winner for Southern Peninsula, with her 22-point, 12-rebound performance in round one leading the way for the Sharks. The Pacers also struggled shooting the ball last week, while allowing the Cougars a 22-5 advantage in points scored from turnovers. Look for the Pacers to take better care of the ball this time around, with Danielle Reinwald (27 points and 21 rebounds last week) and Rachel Bell (24 points and 11 rebounds) leading the way.

A mouth-watering clash looms as Casey, the biggest winners of last week, travel to GESAC to take on fellow round one winners McKinnon. The Cavaliers will be hoping to duplicate their dominant defensive performance of a week ago, when they held the Mermaids to 28 per cent shooting from the field and forced 20 turnovers. The Cougars, however, are no defensive slouches themselves, terrorising the Pacers into a ghastly 34 per cent shooting game in round one. Both teams are also more than capable of lighting up the scoreboard, so expect this to go down to the wire. Equal league-leading scorer Emma Pearce (31 points and 14 rebounds last week) could be the game-breaker for the Cougars.

Taking place at the same time will be a matchup between two 2018 champions, as the Mermaids and the Jets do battle at The Arc Sports Stadium. Both teams will be looking to kick-start their campaigns after disappointing losses last week. The Jets, with a balanced scoring attack led last week by Geralynn Leaupepe (22 points), will like their chances against the newly promoted Mermaids, but after last week’s stinging 39-point loss, Warrnambool will be fighting to make amends.

In the sole Sunday game of round two, Werribee and Keilor will face off in an early-season test for both sides. The Thunder will be hoping for much of the same defensively after holding Bulleen to only 47 points last week, but the Devils have the potential to shoot the ball better than last week’s 35 per cent clip. Something has to give in this game, and the league’s third (Werribee’s Sarah Elsworthy), and fifth (Keilor’s Erin Bollmann) leading scorers will have a large say in how it unfolds.

Bulleen vs Hume City                                                  Sat 4pm                       East Doncaster Secondary College

Southern Peninsula vs Whittlesea                              Sat 5.30pm                  Hillview Stadium

McKinnon vs Casey                                                     Sat 6pm                       GESAC

Warrnambool vs Sunbury                                           Sat 6pm                       The Arc Sports Stadium

Werribee vs Keilor                                                      Sun 3pm                      Eagle Stadium

Division One Men

Collingwood will look to bounce back from a 19-point loss to the Bulleen in round one when they host Shepparton on Saturday night. Conversely, the Gators got their 2019 season off to a flier when they came out of Whittlesea with a big 79-93 away win. Shepparton starters Jerron Jamerson and Javaan Mumtaz will look to keep it rolling after scoring 23 and 22 respectively in R1 against an All Stars defence that allowed 103 points to the Boomers.

Both Keysborough and Western Port will be keen to improve to 2-0 after victories in R1. The Cougars held firm on home court in a thrilling 68-67 victory over Warrnambool, while the Steelers secured an 11-point away win at Bellerine. Keysborough will have been pleased with their perimeter defence, holding the Seahawks to 2/21 shooting from beyond the arc. On the other hand, the Steelers set up their R1 win with 12 made three-pointers, while maintaining focus at the line, making 90% of FT’s as a team.

Warrnambool will be desperate to recover from that devastating one-point defeat at the hands of the Cougars when they welcome Sunbury on Sunday. The Jets will be hoping for more production off the bench, after their second unit produced just seven points in round one. Meanwhile, the Seahawks will need to improve from range if they are to avoid a 0-2 start to the year, after a combined 2/21 three-point shooting performance in R1.

Both Latrobe City and Bellerine will be desperate to avoid slipping to 0-2 when they face off at the Traralgon Sports Stadium. The Energy continued last season’s wilted performance in R1 when they put up just 51 points in a 31-point loss to Warrandyte. Meanwhile the Storm will look to get back to winning ways as they look to get over the disappointment of an opening round home loss.

Warrandyte host Coburg as both sides look to improve to 2-0 after convincing opening week wins. Warrandyte took care of business at home running out 82-51 victors over the Energy, while Coburg look more than suited to life in Division 1 after dismantling Melbourne University 94-66.

The Black Angels will look for their first win of the season when they play host to Bulleen who split their opening weekend back-to-back 1-1, falling to the Jets 69-65 on Sunday after pouring in 103 points in a 19-point dissection of Collingwood on Saturday. Melbourne Uni will want to bounce back after a worrying loss to the newcomers of the competition in R1.

Bellerine play their first back-to-back of 2019 when they host Whittlesea at 2pm on Sunday. Whittlesea will want to avoid two losses from two after falling to Shepparton 79-93 in the opening week.

Bulleen (1-1) and Warrandyte (1-0) will bring R2 to a close on Sunday. The Boomers will play their second back-to-back in as many weeks, while the Venom will also have to turn around from their Saturday night matchup.

Collingwood vs Shepparton                                        Sat 8pm                       Darebin Community Sports Stadium

Keysborough vs Western Port                                    Sat 8pm                       Rowville Secondary College

Warrnambool vs Sunbury                                           Sat 8pm                       The Arc Sports Stadium

Latrobe City vs Bellarine                                             Sat 8pm                       Traralgon Sports Stadium

Warrandyte vs Coburg                                                Sat 8pm                       Warrandyte Sports Complex

Melbourne University vs Bulleen                               Sat 8.30pm                  Melbourne University Sports Centre

Bellarine vs Whittlesea                                               Sun 2pm                      The Geelong Arena

Bulleen vs Warrandyte                                               Sun 3pm                      East Doncaster Secondary College

Division One Women

Hawthorn Magic host Western Port after a convincing 21-point victory over the Mildura Heat in round one. The Magic were locked in from deep, shooting 42% from three-point range, while also out-rebounding the Heat 60-37. The Steelers on the other hand head into round two 0-1 after falling to the Storm. Turnovers were a major problem for Western Port, committing 21 of them, resulting in 15 opposition points.

Chelsea (1-0) host Craigieburn (0-1) in the second game of the round after piling on 101 points in a 42-point dismantling of Latrobe City in round one. Starters Georgia Stirton and Shaniqua Nilles accounted for 23 and 20 points respectively, while the Gulls’ bench combined for an impressive 41 points. Conversely, Craigieburn struggled to get anything going offensively in round one. The Eagles put up just 47 points in an eight-point home loss to the Camberwell Dragons.

Mildura will look to record their first win of the season when they welcome Camberwell to the Toyota HotHouse at 6pm Saturday. The Heat were easily accounted for by the Magic in round one and shot a measly 26% from the field. They probably won’t find the defence any softer in week two against a Dragons outfit that made D the order of the day in round one, restricting Craigieburn to just 47 points.

Latrobe City will face Bellarine after a lifeless performance in round one, being blown out by 42 points at the hands of the Gulls. The Storm, on the other hand, will look to inflict more pain on the Energy and improve to 2-0, after taking care of business at home last week to beat Western Port 81-73.

Bellarine and Chelsea will face a short turnaround to get up for a midday matchup at the Geelong Arena on Sunday. Both teams head into round two with 1-0 records, and with soft matchups on Saturday both clubs will have ambitions for a 3-0 start to the season.

Warrandyte host Latrobe City to bring round two to a close at 1pm on Sunday. The Venom will look to post their first win of 2019 against an already-vulnerable Energy after they fell to the Dragons last Sunday.

Hawthorn vs Western Port                                         Sat 5.30pm                  Boroondara Sports Complex

Chelsea vs Craigieburn                                               Sat 6pm                       Patterson River Stadium

Mildura vs Camberwell                                               Sat 6pm                       Toyota Hothouse

Latrobe City vs Bellarine                                             Sat 6pm                       Traralgon Sports Stadium

Bellarine vs Chelsea                                                    Sun 12pm                    The Geelong Arena

Warrandyte vs Latrobe City                                        Sun 1pm                      Warrandyte Sports Complex

Division Two Men

Camberwell head into their round two home matchup with Craigieburn after dismantling the RMIT Redbacks 81-58 in round one. The Dragons will face a Craigieburn Eagles outfit that also find themselves 1-0 heading into round two, after they came out of Mornington with a victory last weekend.

The North East Bushrangers and RMIT Redbacks will both be desperate to snap two-game losing streaks to begin the year after both clubs were handed two defeats in their back-to-back’s last Saturday and Sunday. The sides meet at Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre on Saturday night in what looms as a potential early-season doomsday for the loser.

Southern Peninsula (1-0) host the Maccabi Warriors at Hillview Stadium at 7.30pm on Saturday after accounting for Altona in R1. The Warriors will need to bounce back from their 27-point defeat at the hands of Pakenham that saw them obliterated on the glass, out-rebounded 58-26.

The Sherbrooke Suns and Altona Gators both head into their Saturday night matchup 0-1. The Suns will need to improve on last week’s 35% shooting effort, while Altona will be desperate to get a win on the board in order to avoid heading into the Sunday of their back-to-back 0-2. 

Wallan face Melton in round two after both sides came away from round one with wins. Wallan’s Jaak Ponsford helped the Panthers to an 81-90 away victory over the Redbacks on Sunday courtesy of his 18 points off the bench on 7/8 shooting. For the Thoroughbreds, it was starter Chris Johnson with 22 on 6/9 field goals leading his side to an 87-75 homecourt win against the Bushrangers. 

The Mildura Heat face Mornington at home on Saturday night. The Heat will look to turn the HotHouse into a fortress after knocking off Sherbrooke at home in round one. They face a Breakers outfit that didn’t give a yelp in their week one dismantling at the hands of Craigieburn.

The Eagles play their second game of the weekend when they host Pakenham at 2pm on Sunday. Pakenham make the trip to Craigieburn following a straightforward 97-70 win over Maccabi in round one in which all ten players on the Warriors’ roster saw between 16-24 minutes of court time, with six players scoring in double figures.

Altona (0-1) and Wallan (1-0) meet on Sunday, with both sides playing their second game of a back-to-back. The two clubs meet at Altona Sports Centre at 3pm.

Maccabi Warriors (0-1) and Camberwell Dragons (1-0) will both back up for their second game of the weekend at Bialik Stadium at 3pm.

Camberwell vs Craigieburn                                         Sat 6pm                       Balwyn High School

North East vs RMIT                                                     Sat 7pm                       Wangaratta Indoor Sports Aquatic Centre

Southern Peninsula vs Maccabi                                  Sat 7.30pm                  Hillview Stadium

Sherbrooke vs Altona                                                 Sat 8pm                       Belgrave Heights Christian School

Wallan vs Melton                                                        Sat 8pm                       RB Robson Stadium

Mildura vs Mornington                                               Sat 8pm                       Toyota Hothouse

Craigieburn vs Pakenham                                           Sun 2pm                      Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Altona vs Wallan                                                         Sun 3pm                      Altona Sports Centre

Maccabi vs Camberwell                                              Sun 3pm                      Bialik Stadium

Division Two Women

Both the North East Bushrangers and Coburg Giants will be looking to bounce back from disappointing round one losses when they meet at Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre on Saturday afternoon. The Bushrangers will need to drastically improve their shooting from week one, after they shot a combined 24% from the floor in their 78-44 defeat at the hands of Melton. Tenille Collins was the only bright spot in the loss, with 16 points. Coburg copped a 12 point home loss to Melbourne University, as they were smashed on glass. The Black Angels out-rebounded the Giants 54-37, resulting in 21 more second chance points.

Melton make the trip to RB Robson Stadium to face Wallan at 6pm on Saturday. The two clubs had vastly different round one results, with the Thoroughbreds coasting to a 34-point victory over the Bushrangers, while the Panthers were taken to task by Sherbrooke to lose 89-62. It will take a big effort for Wallan to reverse R1’s form.

Melbourne University host Sherbrooke in round two after both sides had convincing wins in the first week of basketball. The Black Angels won away at Coburg by 12 points, courtesy of Amelia Smiths 30 points. Smith did a great job of getting to the line and converting, going 14/16 on free throws. It was the Suns’ starting five that did the damage in their round one win, with the starting unit combining for 75 points. The matchup could set the scene for a duel between Smith and Sherbrooke’s Rebecca Jones, who dropped 25 in week one.

The Warriors host the Breakers at 8pm on Saturday night. Both sides came away with wins in round one, with Pakenham running out 15-point victors over the All Stars while Mornington scraped their way to a one-point, nailbiting defensive win over Blackburn, 45-44. The Warriors will want to cut down on turnovers in round two, committing 23 against Collingwood.

Blackburn and Collinwood round out week two’s matchups, with the All Stars travelling to Mullum Mullum Stadium on Saturday night. Both teams suffered disappointing losses in round one and will be desperate to get their first win of the season. Collingwood will need to improve their shooting from range, as they shot just 21% from behind the arc in their round one loss. Nyesha Sims was a standout in the defeat, posting a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

North East vs Coburg                                                     Sat 5pm                        Wangaratta Indoor Sports Aquatic Centre

Wallan vs Melton                                                          Sat 6pm                        RB Robson Stadium

Melbourne University vs Sherbrooke                             Sat 6.30pm                   Melbourne University Sports Centre

Pakenham vs Mornington                                              Sat 8pm                        Cardinia Life

Blackburn vs Collingwood                                              Sat 8pm                        Mullum Mullum Stadium

Victorian Youth Championship Men

Sherbrooke and Keilor will be vying for their first win of the season when they kick off round two on Saturday night, after both sides fell to defeats over the opening weekend.  

Bulleen and Blackburn head into round two off the back of defeats in round one. The Boomers lost to Knox, while the Vikings lost by 71 points to the Rangers.

Kilsyth and McKinnon enter round two buoyed by victories in the first week of the season.

Diamond Valley and Hawthorn combined for 220 points in the opening weekend and could be on course for a shootout when they meet on Saturday night.

Waverley head to Ringwood in good form after victory in round one, while the Hawks will hope to bounce back from a 30-point loss to Eltham.

Dandenong will be favourites in their game against Ringwood, after they recorded a 71-point win in round 1, while the Hawks will be hoping to bounce back from their 40-point round one defeat.

Knox and Melbourne head into their clash off the back of victories in round one.

Melbourne will then face the Dandenong the following day at MSAC, as both sides play back-to-back’s.

Nunawading and Kilsyth square off on Sunday at 2pm at the Nunawading Basketball Stadium.

Southern Sabres enter round 2 off the back of a 137-125 win over Hawthorn in round 1. The Sabres will face Bulleen who will play their second game on the weekend.

Fatigue could play a role in Hawthorn vs Ringwood as both sides face back to back games.

McKinnon face an Eltham side fresh off the back of a 30-point win in round one.

Keilor and Diamond Creek conclude the weekend at the Keilor Basketball Stadium.

Sherbrooke vs Keilor                                                   Sat 6pm                       Belgrave Heights Christian School

Bulleen vs Blackburn                                                  Sat 6pm                       East Doncaster Secondary College

Kilsyth vs McKinnon                                                    Sat 7.30pm                  Kilsyth Sports Centre

Diamond Valley vs Hawthorn                                     Sat 7.30pm                  Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre

Ringwood vs Waverley                                               Sat 8pm                       The Rings

Dandenong vs Nunawading                                        Sat 8pm                       Dandenong Basketball Stadium

Knox vs Melbourne                                                     Sat 8pm                       State Basketball Centre

Melbourne vs Dandenong                                          Sun 2pm                      MSAC

Nunawading vs Kilsyth                                                Sun 2.30pm                 Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Southern vs Bulleen                                                    Sun 2.30pm                 Southern Basketball Stadium

Hawthorn vs Ringwood                                              Sun 3pm                      Boroondara Sports Complex
McKinnon vs Eltham                                                   Sun 3pm                      GESAC

Keilor vs Diamond Valley                                            Sun 3.30pm                 Keilor Basketball Stadium

Victorian Youth Championship Women

Kilsyth and Bulleen head into round 2 in contrasting form. The Cobras had a comfortable victory over Southern, while Bulleen lost by 65 points to Ringwood in round 1.  

Diamond Valley and Hawthorn will want to bounce back from disappointing results last week when they square off at Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre on Saturday night.

The top sides in the two conferences square off when Bendigo host Nunawading on Saturday night.

Southern Sabres will look to win their second game of the season when they travel to Dandenong.

Knox tasted a victory and defeat in round one, while Melbourne recorded a 15-point victory over Ballarat.

Ringwood recorded a 65-point win in the opening round, while Sunbury ended last week with a win over Waverley.

Altona will want to bounce back from their defeat in round one when they host Dandenong, who will play their second game on the weekend.

Melbourne and Bendigo return to the court on Sunday afternoon at MSAC, with both side’s scheduled for a back-to-back this weekend.

Waverley play their first game of the weekend when they travel to face the Southern Sabres. The Falcons lost by four points to Sunbury last week in a tight contest.

Nunawading and Kilsyth play their second games of the weekend when they face off on Sunday afternoon.

Hawthorn and Ballarat will return to the court on Sunday at the Boroondara Sports Complex.

Bulleen host Hume City in the final game of the weekend. The Boomers will return home after travelling to Kilsyth for the opening game of the round.

Kilsyth vs Bulleen                                                        Sat 5.30pm                  Kilsyth Sports Centre

Diamond Valley vs Hawthorn                                     Sat 5.30pm                  Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre

Bendigo vs Nunawading                                             Sat 6pm                       Bendigo Stadium

Dandenong vs Southern                                             Sat 6pm                       Dandenong Basketball Stadium

Knox vs Melbourne                                                     Sat 6pm                       State Basketball Centre

Ringwood vs Sunbury                                                 Sat 6pm                       The Rings

Altona vs Dandenong                                                 Sun 11am                    Altona Sports Centre

Melbourne vs Bendigo                                               Sun 12pm                    MSAC

Southern vs Waverley                                                Sun 12.30pm               Southern Basketball Stadium

Nunawading vs Kilsyth                                                Sun 12.30pm               Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Hawthorn vs Ballarat                                                  Sun 1pm                      Boroondara Sports Complex

Bulleen vs Hume City                                                  Sun 1pm                      East Doncaster Secondary College

Youth League One Men

Camberwell will host Sunbury in a Saturday afternoon clash this weekend. Both sides will be looking to bounce back from opening round losses. Camberwell went down to Ballarat 67-84 in their season opener, whilst Sunbury lost 98-60 away at Werribee and 84-103 at home to Casey.

The Broncos and Miners will both want to build on their opening round wins, when they face each other in Broadmeadows on Saturday. The Broncos come into this one on the back of a 98-104 win against the Stingrays and 104-75 demolition of Warrandyte, whilst the Miners won 84-67 against Camberwell.

Warrandyte play at home on Saturday night against a Frankston team coming off a 81-66 win against the Werribee Devils. Warrandyte lost their opening encounters 57-79 against the Bendigo Braves and 104-75 to Hume. They will want to improve their home form at the beginning of the season.

Werribee will play the first of the two games they play this weekend, against Altona at home. In their opening weekend the Devils convincingly won their season opener 98-60 against Sunbury, however lost 81-66 in their second game against Frankston. Altona are coming into this game off the back of winning 105-86 against Geelong.

Corio will play against Casey on Saturday night in Geelong. The Stingrays started their season with two losses against Hume at home and Ballarat away. They will face a Casey team which opened their season with a 103-84 win over Sunbury.

Bendigo will play Geelong at home in the final Saturday fixture of the round. The Braves won their first game against the Venom 57-79 and will want to continue their form in this home fixture. Geelong lost their opening round clash against Altona 86-105.

Altona plays their second game of the round against Corio on Sunday afternoon. This will be Altona’s first home game of the season, whilst Corio will play away for the first time. Both teams have mixed fortunes coming into this one, with Corio losing their opener and Altona winning theirs.

Casey will host Werribee on Sunday afternoon in Casey. This will be Casey’s first home game of the season and will be looking to build on their opening round win against Sunbury. Werribee will look to improve their 1-1 record with two games in this round.

Geelong will host Camberwell in the final fixture of round two. Both teams will want to win after first round losses.

Camberwell vs Sunbury                                              Sat 4pm                       Balwyn High School

Hume City vs Ballarat                                                 Sat 6pm                       Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Warrandyte vs Frankston                                           Sat 6pm                       Warrnandyte Sports Complex

Werribee vs Altona                                                     Sat 7pm                       Eagle Stadium

Corio Bay vs Casey                                                      Sat 7pm                       Geelong Basketball Netball Centre

Bendigo vs Geelong                                                    Sat 8pm                       Bengido Stadium

Altona vs Corio Bay                                                     Sun 1pm                      Altona Sports Centre

Casey vs Werribee                                                      Sun 1.30pm                 Casey Stadium

Geelong vs Camberwell                                              Sun 2pm                      AWA Alliance Bank Stadium

Youth League One Women

Corio will play Casey in the opening fixture of the round on Saturday afternoon. The Stingrays won their season opener 67-57 against Eltham at home. They come up against a Casey team who lost a close encounter 67-71 to Keilor last week.

The Eagles will face the Thunder on Saturday afternoon in Craigieburn. The Eagles will want to continue their good start to the season, after overcoming the Dragons 70-61. The Thunder will be looking to bounce back after an opening round loss against Casey.

Geelong will play at home again this week, against Camberwell on Sunday. The Supercats won their first game 80-77 in a nailbiter against McKinnon. They will want to take advantage of being on home turf again, against a Camberwell team which lost their opener 70-61.

McKinnon will play against Warrandyte on Sunday at 1pm. Both teams were involved in close contests in their opening fixtures, with both sides having mixed fortunes. McKinnon lost their game last week 80-77 to Geelong. They will be looking to improve, as they face a Warrandyte side who won a one point thriller against Camberwell 48-49.

In the final game of the round, Keilor will face Eltham in Keilor on Sunday. After beating the Casey Cavaliers 71-67, Keilor will look to build on this momentum in their first home game of the season. On the other hand, Eltham will want to redeem themselves after an opening round away loss against Corio 67-57.

Corio Bay vs Casey                                                      Sat 5pm                       Geelong Basketball Netball Centre

Craigieburn vs Keilor                                                   Sat 6pm                       Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Geelong vs Camberwell                                              Sun 12pm                    AWA Alliance Bank Stadium

McKinnon vs Warrandyte                                           Sun 1pm                      GESAC

Keilor vs Eltham                                                          Sun 1.30pm                 Keilor Basketball Stadium

Youth League Two Men

Keysborough and Western Port open round 2 with a clash at Rowville Secondary College. The Cougars will want to win their first game of the season after they lost to Craigieburn in round 1. Western Port will want to continue their impressive form from opening round, which saw them beat Wallan by 11 points.

Coburg play in front of their home fans for the first time this season on Saturday night. The Cougars lost by 15 points to Collingwood in round 1, despite 38 points from Brett Bell. Coburg will face Melton who recorded an impressive seven-point victory away to Chelsea last week.

A second half fightback saw Whittlesea claim a one-point victory against Mornington last week. They will return to the court to face Chelsea who will seek to improve on their seven-point loss to Melton.

Craigieburn and Pakenham meet after solid performances in round one. The Eagles recorded a 14-point win over Keysborough, while the Warriors had a nine-point win against Maccabi.

The Warriors will aim to bounce back from a round one defeat when they host Collingwood at Bialik Stadium on Sunday. With scores tied at half-time, the Warriors conceded 44 points in the second half to fall short to Pakenham. Collingwood did not have the same issues as they eased passed Coburg by 15 points. Alexander Cocco had 34 points in a man of the match performance.

Mornington and Wallan enter round two off the back of defeats in the the first week of the season. The Breakers looked on course for victory against Whittlesea last week when Jackson Young shot 2-2 from the free throw line with five seconds on the clock. However, the Pacers netted the game winning bucket with two seconds remaining to snatch the win from the jaws of defeat. Wallan will want to improve on a disappointing offensive display in round one, which saw the Panthers shoot 29 per cent from the field in their 11-point defeat to Western Port.

Chelsea and Coburg do battle in the final game of the round at Patterson River Stadium. Both teams will want to improve on their defeats in round one and kickstart their seasons. Captain Daniel Brown led from the front for the Gulls with 19 points, four rebounds and three assists against the All Stars.

Keysborough vs Western Port                                    Sat 6pm                       Rowville Secondary College

Coburg vs Melton                                                       Sat 8.30pm                  Coburg Basketball Stadium

Whittlesea vs Chelsea                                                 Sat 8.30pm                  Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Craigieburn vs Pakenham                                           Sun 12pm                    Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Maccabi vs Collingwood                                             Sun 1pm                      Bialik Stadium

Mornington vs Wallan                                                Sun 1pm                      Mornington Basketball Stadium

Chelsea vs Coburg                                                      Sun 1pm                      Patterson River Stadium

Youth League Two Women

Pakenham will be eager to bounce back from poor results in round one of the Youth League Two Women’s season when they host Mornington. The Warriors were no match for Chelsea last week and went down by 21 points in front of their home fans. Captain Jamie Armstrong did her best to keep the Warriors in the game by recording a double-double (12 points and 10 rebounds). Mornington opened their campaign with a 16-point win over Western Port. Trailing by six points at three quarter time, the Breakers went on a 28-6 run in the final term to claim the win.

Blackburn head into their clash against Collingwood in good form after they beat Coburg in the opening round. The Vikings went on a 17-6 scoring spree in the final term to come away with a comprehensive win. Collingwood struggled in their opening game against Werribee. The All Stars offence went at 27 per cent from the field in a disappointing performance.

Coburg and Western Port will aim to win their first game of the season when they face off at the Coburg Basketball Centre. The Giants were unable to convert an eight-point quarter time lead into victory against the Vikings. This week they will face Western Port who were also unable to secure a win in round one. The Steelers led by six-points at half time, but conceded 28 points in the final term to be lose by 16 points.

Whittlesea will have a tough task beating Frankston this weekend. The Pacers suffered a 24-point defeat to Sherbrooke in round one, while the Blues thumped Werribee by 40 points. Kassie Boorer was instrumental in the victory with 26 points and nine rebounds, while Tori Jackson shot 100 per cent from three-point range.

Coburg are back on-court on Sunday as they travel to Chelsea to face the Gulls. 31 points in the third term guided the Gulls to a 21-point win over the Warriors last weekend. Ella Dempster was superb for the Gulls with 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while Natasha Warden contributed 11 points and three assists.

Werribee host Sherbrooke in the final game of the weekend at Eagle Stadium. The Devils defeated Collingwood by seven points in the first game of the season before a 40-point defeat to Frankston dampened their weekend. Sherbrooke jumped to the top of the ladder following a comprehensive victory over Whittlesea. Vanessa Fantin (33 points) and Naomi Smith (20 points) combined to lead the Suns to victory.

Pakenham vs Mornington                                          Sat 6pm                       Cardinia Life

Blackburn vs Collingwood                                          Sat 6pm                       Mullum Mullum Stadium

Coburg vs Western Port                                             Sat 6.30pm                  Coburg Basketball Stadium

Whittlesea vs Frankston                                             Sat 6.30pm                  Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Chelsea vs Coburg                                                      Sun 11am                    Patterson River Stadium

Werribee vs Sherbrooke                                             Sun 1pm                      Eagle Stadium

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