Round 7 Reviews

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

Championship Men
Championship Women
Division One Men
Division One Women
Division Two Men
Division Two Women
Victorian Youth Championship Men
Victorian Youth Championship Women
Youth League One Men
Youth League One Women
Youth League Two Men
Youth League Two Women


Championship Men

Hume City 120 def Corio Bay 93

Hume City had a big win over Corio Bay at the Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium. The Broncos scored over 25 points in all four quarters to record a 27-point win. The Broncos scored 62 points in the paint and 48 off the bench, with 25 of those bench points coming from Mackuei Puondak. Puondak top scored for the Broncos, while teammate Jamal Shabazz had 21 points. 

Hawthorn 112 def Blackburn 78

34 points in the first quarter guided Hawthorn to a 34-point win over Blackburn. The Magic stunned the winless Vikings, who were never able to get back into the contest. The Magic outscored the Vikings 60-24 for points in the paint and 23-11 for points from turnovers. Michael Phillips and Nelson Kirksey top scored for the Magic with 19 points each, while Jake Heath had 25 points for Blackburn. 

Werribee 93 def Chelsea 91

Werribee held on to beat Chelsea by two points at home on Saturday night. The Devils led by 15 points at quarter-time, before the Gulls reduced the deficit to five points at the end of the third term. Chelsea outscored the Devils 26-23 in the last quarter, but fortunately for the Devils, the buzzer sounded before the Gulls could continue their push. David Shepard starred for the Devils with 31 points, nine rebounds and three steals. 

McKinnon 107 def Werribee 79

McKinnon had a big win over Werribee, downing the Devils by 28 points. The Cougars shot out of the blocks with 35 points in the first term to set the trend for the remainder of the game. McKinnon scored 56 points in the paint and 26 points from turnovers. Adrian Tomada top scored with 29 points, while Eric Williams and Dillion Stith both ended the match with 20 points. 

Blackburn 98 def Keilor 82

Blackburn had a solid away win over Keilor at the Keilor Basketball Centre. The Vikings shot 50% from the field and had 21 assists in a dominant offensive display. Jake Heath top scored with 29 points, while Khalil Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Hume City 121 def Casey 119

Casey and Hume City concluded the round with a high-scoring contest at Casey Stadium. It was a battle of the attacks as minimal defence resulted in a total of 240 points scored. The Cavs scored an incredible 40 points in the final term, but it was not enough to overturn the deficit as the Broncos came away with a two-point win. Jake Martin and Jordan Coleman both had 24 points for the Broncos, while Brandon Polk had 27 points for Casey. 


Championship Women

Hume City 96 def Warrnambool 53

Hume City were too strong for Warrnambool on their home court, defeating the Mermaids by 43 points. The Broncos shot 44% from the field to score over 20 points in each quarter. They scored 24 points from turnovers and 14 second chance points, which highlighted the Mermaids’ inability to retain the ball. BreAnna Brock starred for the Broncos with 21 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, while Teyla Evans had 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Amy Wormald worked tirelessly for the Mermaids and finished the game with 29 points and seven rebounds. 

Keilor 114 def Bulleen 39

Keilor put on a show in front of their home fans to defeat Bulleen by 75 points. The Thunder led by 22 points at quarter-time and the lead only increased as the game progressed. The home side scored 82 points in the paint and 55 points from turnovers, whilst shooting 54% from the field. Erin Bollmann top scored with 26 points, while teammate Aneta Bandilovski had 20 points. 

Sunbury 72 def Casey 56

Sunbury recorded an away victory over the Cavs at Casey Stadium. 23 points in the second quarter gave the Jets a nine-point lead at half time, which was never challenged. Both sides shot under 35% from the floor, but the Jets were able to gain the ascendency through their solid defence. Karen Duever had 24 points and nine rebounds, while Geralynn Leaupepe had scored 19 points off the bench. 

Southern Peninsula 55 def Whittlesea 37

Whittlesea can’t buy a win this season, squandering another home fixture, this time against Southern Peninsula. The Pacers could only manage to score 37 points as their opponents ran away with a 18-point win. The Sharks had 59 rebounds and 15 assists as they won their second game of the season. Megan Smith (13 points and 12 rebounds) recorded a double-double, while Carly Chatfield had 10 points off the bench. 

Werribee 90 def McKinnon 78

Twenty-three points from Alisia Jenkins guided Werribee to a 12-point win over the McKinnon. Jenkins worked tirelessly on both ends of the court and had 19 rebounds to go with her points tally. The Devils led by six points at quarter time and from there they were never really challenged as they were able to thwart off any of McKinnon’s attempts to get back into the game. The Devils scored 42 points in the paint and 17 from second chance points. Sarah Elsworthy was also brilliant with 22 points. 


Division One Men

Warrnambool 75 def Shepparton 72

Warrnambool came out on top in a tight contest at The Arc Sports Stadium. The Seahawks trailed by six points at half time, before a 21-14 second quarter gave them a one-point lead heading into the second half. The lead extended to 12 points in the third quarter, but it evaporated in the fourth as Shepparton got within three points before the final buzzer. Xavier Johnson-Blount top scored with 29 points, while Alexander Gynes had 23 points and 12 rebounds in the win. 

Sunbury 109 def Bellarine 61

Sunbury had a comfortable away victory over Bellarine at the Bellarine Sports Centre. The Jets scored 30 points in the first term to lead by 15 points at quarter-time. The lead extended by two points in the second term, before a 27-6 run in the third gave them a 38-point lead at with a quarter to play. That lead once again increased in the fourth as the Jets came away with a massive win. The Jets shot 63% from the field in an outstanding offensive performance, highlighted by 28 points from Ishmael Sanders and 23 points from Arthur Trousdell. 

Western Port 109 def Collingwood 102

Western Port came out on top in a high-scoring contest against Collingwood. The Steelers scored 64 points in the middle two quarters to overturn a 10-point deficit at quarter-time and lead by six points with a quarter to play. Collingwood scored 27 points in the final term, but could not prevent the Steelers from scoring 28 points of their own as they came away with a seven-point win. Tanner Smith (26 points), Daryl Corletto (25 points) and Christopher Taylor (20 points) all scored over 20 for the Steelers, while Manuel Hendrix had 36 points for the All Stars.

Bulleen 105 def Latrobe 86

Bulleen had a commanding win over Latrobe. The Energy shot 51% from the field and had 59 rebounds in a dominant performance at both ends of the court, however it wasn’t enough for the W. Chauncey Orr starred for the Boomers with 33 points, eight rebounds and four assists. 

Keysborough 84 def Warrandyte 76

An opening term blitz ensured Keysborough came away with a win over Warrandyte at the Warrandyte Sports Complex. The Cougars scored 21 points in the first quarter to lead by 10 points. By the end of the third term, the lead had been reduced to five, but the Cougars held on in the fourth to come away with the win. Ivan Platenik top scored for the victors with 20 points, while Jacob Thom had 20 points for the Venom. 

Coburg 83 def Melbourne Uni 80

A strong second half gave Coburg a three-point win over Melbourne Uni. The Giants trailed by eight points at half time, before they overturned the deficit with a strong second half showing. Coburg outscored Melbourne Uni 26-20 in the third quarter to reduce the margin to two points, before a 21-16 run in the fourth gave them a three-point win.

Sunbury 99 def Western Port 77

Sunbury made it two wins on the weekend with a 99-77 win over Western Port. The Jets shot 52% from the court and 36 points in the paint in a solid offensive performance. Ishmael Sanders top scored with 22 points, while Nathan Baker had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Tanner Samson again top scored for the Steelers with 22 points. 

Whittlesea 73 def Coburg 61

43 points in the second half guided Whittlesea to victory over Coburg. The Pacers led by two points at half time, before clinching the win with a commanding second half. Bradley Hassall top scored with 21 points, while Hakeem Simon had 15 points and 18 rebounds.


Division One Women

Mildura 83 def Bellarine 71

25 points in the second quarter guided Mildura to an away win over Bellarine. The Heat led all day to the end the match with a 12-point win. The Heat scored 18 points from turnovers and 22 fast break points, with Alyesha Lovett starring with 27 points and 18 rebounds. 

Western Port 63 def Hawthorn 60

Western Port came out on top in a tight contest over Hawthorn. The Steelers led by 11 points at quarter-time, but their lead evaporated in the second term as they were held scoreless while the Magic scored 17 points of their own. The Steelers outscored the Magic 19-13 in the third term to tie the scores, before a 22-19 run in the fourth sealed a three-point win. Sinead Wansbrough starred with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Malika Jackson and Tayla Gilbert finished the game with 12 points each. Nyilah Jamison-Myers was gallant for the Magic with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. 

Craigieburn 91 def Latrobe 72

Craigieburn recorded a 19-point victory over Latrobe at the Craigieburn Sports Stadium. The Eagles shot 49% from the field, while containing their opponents to 28% from the field. The Eagles collected 65 rebounds and 12 steals. They outscored the Energy 54-12 for points in the paint and 26-6 in second chance points. Jada Buggs top scored with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Giulia Dinunzio had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists. 

Chelsea vs Warrandyte 

Result unavailable at time of publish.

Mildura 75 def Hawthorn 70

22 points in the final quarter gave Mildura a five-point win over Hawthorn. The Heat trailed by two points at three-quarter-time after the Magic scored 25 points in the third term. Mildura gained momentum at the start of the fourth and never looked back as they came away with the win. Alyesha Lovett starred with 39 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. 

Camberwell 54 def Western Port 44

Camberwell came out on top in a low scoring contest. Both teams shot under 25% from the field in a tight affair. Chloe Savory came off the bench to score 15 points for the Dragons, while Malika Jackson had 13 points and 15 rebounds for Western Port. 

Warrandyte 73 def Bellarine 72

20 points in the final term helped Warrandyte edge past Bellarine. The Venom trailed by one point, before attaining the ascendency in the fourth quarter. Olivia Fuller scored two free throws late in the match to cut the margin to a point late in the contest, but the Venom held on to win. Meg Dargan top scored for the Venom with 23 points, while Laney McFadyen scored 17 points for the Storm. 


Division Two Men

North East 58 def by Mildura 69

The Heat eased past North East to open the round to stay undefeated on the season. After leading at the first change, the hosts went on to win the final three quarters to seal the win. Calvin Henry led the way with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Jacob Pettway chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds. 

Camberwell 91 def Maccabi 50

The Dragons kept their winning streak going, dispatching the Warriors by 41 points at home. Camberwell shot a scorching hot 46 per cent from the field in a true four-quarter performance. Camberwell’s Sam Cass and Peter Maunder both top scored with 16 points apiece. 

Pakenham 83 def by Southern Peninsula 90

The Sharks flexed their muscles to get past Pakenham and remain undefeated in 2019. A neck-and-neck game saw Southern Peninsula run away with it in the fourth term, closing it out with an 11-5 run. Brady Neill (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Troyce Manassa (20 points, 13 rebounds) led the way for the visitors, while Pakenham’s Joshua Dow put up a game-high 26 points with five threes to go with seven rebounds. 

Melton 85 def Altona 73

The Thoroughbreds have picked up their third-straight win with a well-rounded performance over the Gators at home. After leading 26-16 at the first change, Altona did well to get back in the game. Leading by just six at the end of the third, the hosts put the foot down in the fourth quarter to cement the win. Four Thoroughbreds scored in double figures, led by reserve Wol Wol Ngong’s 18 points and nine boards. Altona’s Nathanael Coory dropped a game-high 21 points off the bench. 

Sherbrooke 92 def Wallan 88

The Suns just got by the Panthers in a close affair. Trailing 73-58 at the last change, Wallan went on a fierce fourth-quarter run. The visitors went up by one with 2:36 to play off Trace Cureton’s jumper, but Sherbooke’s Nicholas Spicer helped close out the win at the free throw line. He put up a game-high 31 points with six triples, and Kraig Shields added 25 points and 16 rebounds. Wallan’s Leigh Saffin had 27 points and nine boards.

Mornington 83 def by RMIT 100
The Breakers’ woes continued at the hands of RMIT in a 17-point home defeat. The Redbacks shot an impressive 49 per cent from the field as Mornington simply could not contain their offence. Stephen Coffey led the way with 29 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals. 

Craigieburn 122 def North East 51
North East suffered their second loss of the round and this one was just plain ugly. The Eagles torched them by 71 points, shooting 53 per cent from the field and winning the rebounds (61-30), assists (24-11), second-chance points (27-4) and bench points (50-17) battles comfortably. Damon Smith (23 points, 11 boards, three steals, three blocks) led six Eagles in double figure scoring. 

Wallan 104 def Mornington 78
It just wasn’t Mornington’s weekend, losing their second clash in a blowout to the Panthers at RB Robson Stadium. The Panthers ended a four-game losing streak here. Leigh Saffin had the hot hand, tallying 34 points, seven threes, three rebounds and four assists. Trace Cureton chipped in 21 points and eight boards.

Maccabi 70 def by Pakenham 76
Pakenham got the better of their Warriors’ namesake, claiming a narrow six-point win on the road. With the scores all tied up halfway through the fourth, back-to-back triples from Daniel Steen and Josh Dow gave Pakenham a cushion. John Creighton’s and-one moments later all but sealed the win. Dow finished with a team-high 22 points, while Benji Tamir netted 26 points and pulled down 10 boards for Maccabi. 

Altona 88 def Sherbrooke 72
The Gators closed out the round with a 16-point home victory over the Suns. Altona used a 29-point second quarter to gain momentum and never allowed Sherbrooke back in from that stage. Joseph Mausar poured in a game-high 25 points off the bench and Nathanael Coory added 20. Sherbrooke’s Kraig Shields had 24 points and 18 rebounds. 


Division Two Women

Pakenham 79 def Blackburn 51

Pakenham held Blackburn to 18% shooting from the field in their 28-point win at Cardinia Life. The Warriors’≥÷÷≥ defence was led by Daphnee Frieson who had 13 defensive rebounds, along with 15 points. The Warriors were too strong in the paint, shooting 42 points in the key, as well as 27 points from turnovers. Stephanie Pal top scored with 16 points, while Ellie Coutts was just shy of a triple-double, ending the match with 11 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. 

Sherbrooke 75 def Melton 60

Sherbrooke were too strong on the road to Melton, recording a 15-point win. The Suns led by 13 points at quarter-time and the lead only increased as the game progressed. The Suns had a massive 60 rebounds in a solid defensive effort. Deslyn Applewhaite starred with 33 points, 17 rebounds and four steals, while Genevieve Mucha had 18 points and 11 rebounds. 

Melbourne Uni 63 def Coburg 56

Melbourne Uni held on to record a impressive victory over Coburg. The Black Angels led by 11 points at half time, before the Giants cut the lead to nine points at the end of the third. The Giants further reduced the deficit by two points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the Black Angels held on to win. Amelia Smith top scored with 21 points, while Emmie O’Nial had 15 points and nine rebounds. 

Collingwood 59 def North East 47

Collingwood came out on top in the battle of the winless teams. The All Stars got out to a 20-point lead in the first term, before the Bushrangers cut the lead to 13 points at the half. The Bushrangers reduced the lead to eight points in the third term, before a 19-15 run in the fourth guided the All Stars to their first win of the season. Nyesha Sims had 18 points, six rebounds and three assists, while Michelle Johanson had 12 points and six rebounds. 

Wallan 62 def Mornington 55

Defence was key in Wallan’s victory over Mornington. After conceding 21 points in the first quarter, the Panthers held the Breakers to 14 points in the second and third terms as they overturned the deficit to lead by 12 points. However, the Breakers didn’t stop fighting and came within seven points before the final buzzer sounded. Carly Simmons continued her fine season with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Sammie Simmons had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Mornington. 


Victorian Youth Championship Men

Bulleen 98 def Hawthorn 91

The Boomers got back on the winners list with a narrow home win over the Magic, outscoring them in the second half 50-39. Lucas Soklevski led five Boomers in double figures with 22 points, adding five rebounds and two assists, while Liam Davidson racked up 15 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Hawthorn’s Joe Furphy led all scorers with 30 points. 

Blackburn 80 def by Kilsyth 126

The Cobras hammered Blackburn in their own building in a scorching-hot 68 per cent shooting performance to take their win streak up to seven, sitting pretty at the top of the Watson conference. Luke Rosendale was on fire in this one with 36 points, four threes, six boards and four assists.  

Sherbrooke 55 def by Waverley 75 

Waverley put Sherbrooke away in the first half, claiming a 39-21 half time lead the hosts struggled to recover from. Cody Fredrickson top scored for the Suns with 12, while Sherbrooke’s Billy Bundle put up 16 points with eight assists. 

Southern 70 def by Diamond Valley 87

The Eagles dominated the Sabres in the second half en route to a 17-point win at Southern Basketball Stadium. Ben Barlow did his thing off the bench, dropping 19 points to go with seven boards, while Andrew Giddens posted an all-round gem with 15 points, 10 boards, five assists, five steals and three blocks. Southern’s Samuel Taulapiu led all scorers with 21. 

McKinnon 82 def by Dandenong 95

The Rangers made it eight in a row with a 13-point road triumph over the Cougars. Holding just a 67-72 advantage at the final change, Dandenong stepped it up in the fourth in a well-rounded performance. Oliver Hayes-Brown (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Lachlan Viney (18 points, six assists) were the Rangers’ best, while Matthew Tolnai dropped in 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists for McKinnon.  

Eltham 70 def Knox 67

The Wildcats got by the Raiders in a tight one at Eltham High School. A close fourth quarter saw Knox’s Josh Woodford hit the go-ahead free throws with 3:29 on the clock. But the Cats would close the game out on a 10-6 run to march on with their fourth-straight win. Mark Scherf was the man for Eltham with 19 points and six boards, while Knox’s Corey Fiddes dropped 23 points and six rebounds.

Keilor 107 def Sherbrooke 80
The Thunder torched the Suns at home, exploding out of the gates with a 37-13 opening quarter to set the tone for a dominant performance. Zac Triplett led four Thunder players in double figure scoring, compiling 18 points, three triples, three boards and three assists. The Suns got big performances from Billy Bundle (31 points, 14 boards) and Nick Tarrant (24 points, four rebounds, four assists) but lacked much production elsewhere.

Dandenong 104 def Bulleen 70

The Rangers got their ninth straight win in a 34-point dispatching of the Boomers. Dandenong forced 28 turnovers in this one, converting 33 points from them. Oliver Hayes-Brown had 22 points and four boards for the Rangers, and Kobe Williamson tallied 17 points, six boards and seven assists.

Melbourne 62 def by Eltham 82

The Wildcats picked up their second win for the weekend in a road triumph over the Tigers. Down by five at the half, the Cats put Melbourne to the sword in the second half, which they dominated 43-18. Christian Yammouni was the MVP for the visitors, pouring in 33 points with 10 boards and three assists. 

Ringwood 76 def Nunawading 66

The Hawks got the jump on Nunawading in the first half which ultimately proved the difference here for their fourh-straight win. Harry Love had 22 points and six boards while Lachlan Ahale gobbled up 15 points and 12 rebounds as Ringwood’s best. Nunawading’s Jack Gandolfo led all scorers with 23. 


Victorian Youth Championship Women

Southern 80 def Ballarat 32

Leading by 40 points at half-time, the Sabres were never challenged on their way to a comprehensive victory over the Rush. The Sabres forced 35 Ballarat turnovers, scoring 39 points from these. Emma Crees led four Sabres in double figures with 22 points, while Mackenzie Nicholson led Ballarat with seven points and 14 rebounds.

Bendigo 82 def Diamond Valley 60

The Braves kept in touch with the top two with a 22-point win over the Eagles. Leading 39-27 after one half, Bendigo cruised to victory in the second half thanks to Meg McCarthy’s big 14-point, 10-rebound, seven-assist performance. Tess Barnes also featured prominently with 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Brianna Gregory-Johnson had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles.

Sunbury 58 def by Hawthorn 74

The Magic used a big third term to record a 16-point win over the Jets in Sunbury. With the game in the balance at half-time, Hawthorn outscored Sunbury 22-11 in the third quarter to set up the victory. Alycia Kennedy led the winners with 16 points off the bench, while Chloe Angove was the Sunbury star with 20 points and eight rebounds.

Altona 71 def by Kilsyth 75

After a hard-fought tussle, it was the Cobras who emerged victorious by four points over the Gators. Trailing by double digits after one quarter, Altona rallied in the second term to reduce the half-time deficit to three points. From there, the Cobras managed to hang on in a tight second half. Madalene Taranto registered a 23-point, 12-rebound double-double for Kilsyth, while Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi scored 21 points for Altona.

Ballarat 55 def by Knox 79

After a close first half, the Raiders showed their superiority in the second half to defeat the Rush by 24 points. Leading 29-26 at half-time, Knox outscored Ballarat by 21 points over the next two quarters to win comfortably. Four Knox starters scored in double figures, led by Georgia Baldwin with 19 points and 16 rebounds. For Ballarat, Millie Cracknell scored 15 points.

Melbourne 65 def Southern 55

The Tigers prevailed over the Sabres by 10 points in a top of the table clash. Trailing after one quarter, the Tigers suffocated the Sabres in the second term, holding them scoreless while posting 13 points of their own to take an 11-point lead into half-time. This proved to be the turning point in the game. Katie Bugden was the star of the game with 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers, while Chelsea Bransden had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Sabres. 

Dandenong 120 def Bulleen 41

The Rangers asserted their dominance over the Boomers with a mammoth victory. Dandenong gained the ascendancy early, leading 33-3 after one quarter, then never looked back on their way to a 79-point win. Six Rangers scored in double figures in the commanding performance, led by Emily Sewell, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kaylah Pangbourne scored 11 points for the Boomers.

Ringwood 68 def Hume City 55

The Hawks maintained their undefeated start to the season with a 13-point win over the Broncos. Despite shooting only 30 per cent from the field, Ringwood outscored Hume City in each quarter to record a comfortable victory. Annabel Deerbon led the way for the Hawks with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Tashia Overby was the only Bronco to score in double figures with 19 points of her own.

Nunawading 80 def Sunbury 74

The Spectres pulled off the victory despite facing a furious rally from the Jets in the second half. Leading by 17 points at half-time, Nunawading appeared home, but Sunbury continued to fight. The Jets reduced the deficit to nine points after the third term and managed to seize the lead on multiple occasions throughout a see-sawing final quarter, but the Spectres regained the lead for good with under three minutes to go. Caillin Ibbotson scored 24 points for Nunawading, while Emily Achter led Sunbury with 17 points. 

Hawthorn 51 def by Waverley 72

The Falcons were in control for the entirety of their contest with the Magic, eventually recording a 21-point victory. Waverley restricted Hawthorn to 23 per cent field goal shooting, while registering a 45 per cent shooting mark from three at the other end. Mikaela Miller led the Falcons with 22 points, while Georgia Gray was the only Magic player to score in double digits with 13 points.   


Youth League One Men

Camberwell 84 def by Geelong 96

The Dragons started the game strong, making 30 points in the first quarter, however they were unable to match the Supercats’ momentum throughout the whole game. Geelong walked away with a 12-point win, thanks to the help of Josiah King who finished with 34 points and 14 rebounds. 

Warrandyte 70 def by Corio Bay 79

The Stingrays bounced back after last week’s loss, securing a nine-point win against the Venom. It marked Warrandyte’s sixth-straight loss. Despite this, a ray of hope was found in Harrison Ayton who finished the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Corio Bay’s Tristan Rosenfield (11 points, eight rebounds), Ethan Blythe (18 points) and Marach Marach (14 points, eight rebounds) all impressed.

Werribee 79 def Casey 72

It was a two-point game going into the final quarter, but the Devils held on to their lead and left with a nine-point win. Brendon Head starred with 17 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and three blocks, whilst four players from Werribee scored double figures, with Kevin Brandariz (17 points) leading the way.

Bendigo 88 def Frankston 71

Leading at every break, the Blues were no match for the Bendigo Braves suffering a 17-point loss. Tanner Rayner (Bendigo) and Ryan Wells (Frankston) lead the way for their teams, scoring 24 and 20 points respectively. Jack White was also impressive for Bendigo, scoring 14 points and eight rebounds. 

Sunbury 92 def by Altona 100

Altona put a halt to the Jets’ three-game winning streak after walking away with an eight-point win. Altona were quick out of the gates, outscoring the Jets 34-9. From Altona, Tyson Burton (16 points, 14 rebounds) and Samson Rocker (12 points, 18 rebounds) were standouts, whilst Joshua O’Connell scored 24 points for the Jets, with James Reeves also providing scoreboard pressure with 16 points and 15 rebounds. 

Frankston 106 def Warrandyte 53

In their second match for the round, Frankston broke their losing streak with an outstanding win seeing them double Warrandyte’s score, 106-53. Three players from Frankston scored in double figures in the team effort, with Christopher Dobbs leading the way for Warrandyte with 16 points. 

Altona 104 def Werribee 76

Altona got their second win for the round, finishing the game with a 28-point win over Werribee. Tyson Burton backed up his performance against Sunbury with another fantastic game, scoring 19 points and adding four rebounds and one assist. 

Casey 93 def Camberwell 76

The Cavaliers fought hard to make up for their loss against Werribee The 17-point win was thanks to Brendon Head and Blake Taylor, who scored 24 points apiece alongside a conbined total of 14 rebounds. For Casey, Luke Beard scored 17 points on 85FG% and two rebounds. 

Geelong 91 def Bendigo 81 

The Supercats capped off the round with a ten-point win against Bendigo. Jack White (Bendigo) was the leading scorer with 29 points, with Geelong’s Wang Nyieth close behind, pouring in 21 points. Other notable mentions include Geelong’s Josiah King and Conner Hultgreen who both scored 16 points. whilst Samuel Beks (Bendigo) finished the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  

Ballarat 103 def Hume City 79

Ballarat continued their undefeated season, making it eight wins so far after defeating Hume City 103-79. With two points separating the teams at the half time break, the Miners extended the margin to 24 points seeing them win the game. Bol Bok of Ballarat was impressive with 20 points, whilst Amos Brookes scored 17 points and added nine rebounds. For Hume City, Christopher Alai (19 points), Bailey Kirkman and Elllie Saifaleupolu (13 points), and Mitchell Goodwin (10 points) led the way. 


Youth League One Women

McKinnon 50 def by Camberwell 53

The Dragons opened the round with a stirring three-point triumph over the Cougars at GESAC, keeping McKinnon winless for the season. Leading 24-40 at the final change, Camberwell survived a fierce rally from the hosts as both sides would take positives away from the contest. Jessica Bates led the way for Camberwell with 17 points and four rebounds, whilst skipper Tiarnie Ellingworth also had a good presence on the glass with nine points and nine boards. Sarsha Follacchio was McKinnon’s best with 17 points. 

Eltham 66 def by Casey 73

The Cavaliers took their win streak to three in a close victory over Eltham, who suffered their second-straight defeat. The Wildcats were much better on the boards (66-41), but wasted their possessions, turning the ball over a costly 36 times, leading to 30 points from the visitors. Casey’s Lauren Tuplin keyed in a team-high 16 points, while Stephanie Leclerc added 12 points, four boards, seven assists and a whopping 12 steals. Eltham’s Stephanie Fell tallied 19 points and eight rebounds. 

Camberwell 52 def Eltham 49

Both sides were back at it on Saturday, with Camberwell getting by the Cats for their sixth-straight win while handing Eltham their third loss in a row. A tight affair saw the hosts run the game out better, with a 17-12 final quarter. Tiarnie Ellingworth led the Dragons in scoring with 14 points, and Emily Davies was Eltham’s best with a team-high 12 points off the bench. 

Geelong 62 def Craigieburn 57

The Supercats marched on to their fourth-straight win after edging past the Eagles by five points at the AWA Alliance Bank Stadium. All tied up at 42-apiece going into the final 10 minutes, Geelong’s Grace Brown put the Supercats on her back down the stretch, scoring seven of her 20 points in the final term. She added 15 rebounds and five steals to lead Geelong, while skipper Jaimee Crombie was also key with 18 points and seven boards. Shona Brooks fought hard for Craigieburn with 20 points and 15 rebounds. 

Warrandyte 93 def Corio Bay 52

The Venom closed out the round with a 41-point dispatching of the Stingrays to get back on the winners list. Warrandyte set the tone early with a 23-6 opening quarter and continued on with it by winning every period. Warrandyte’s Claudia Kuen filled up the box score with 30 points, five rebounds and five assists, while teammate Brooke Taylor racked up 15 points, 19 boards and five steals. Carly Vuillermin led Corio Bay with 18 points and a massive 28 rebounds. 


Youth League Two Men

Pakenham 71 def by Chelsea 75

Pakenham suffered their first loss for the season, going down to Chelsea at home by just four points. Trailing by three early in the fourth, the Gulls closed out the game much better, finishing the game on a 23-16 run. Chelsea’s Daniel Brown stepped it up, tallying 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Pakenham’s Matthew Berkec put up 17 points and 14 boards. 

Whittlesea 88 def by Keysborough 89

The Cougars edged past the Pacers by one point after Benjamin Tomkins buried the match-winning jumper with seven seconds on the clock. The win saw Keysborough get back on the winners list, while Whittlesea suffered their fifth-straight defeat. Lachlan Soukup scored a team-high 17 points for Keysborough, while Luke Logan added 15 off the bench. James Larobina and Kobe Bodley scored 17 apiece for Whittlesea. 

Collingwood 100 def Mornington 81

The All Stars put Mornington to the sword early, winning the first quarter 32-17 and never letting them get back in the game. It marked Collingwood’s third-straight win. Athiaan Manyiel was on fire with 36 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Alexander Cocco added 22 points, four boards and a whopping 10 steals. Daniel Nash led Mornington with 23 points and eight rebounds.  

Coburg 112 def Wallan 96

The Giants flexed their muscles in the fourth quarter to take down the Panthers and keep them winless on the season. Coburg shot 50 per cent in this one and dominated the battle of the boards 60-30. Brett Bell left his fingerprints all over this one, tallying 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Vito Carbone posted an all-round game with 18 points, six boards, five dimes and five steals. Wallan’s Lachlan Rae posted a game-high 27 points. 

Wallan 63 def by Collingwood 90

The All Stars continued their winning ways on Sunday, dispatching the Panthers by 27 points on the road for their fourth straight win to climb into third place. Collingwood won all but the third quarter in a one-sided affair as the Panthers slipped to 0-9 on the season. Athiaan Manyiel was at it again with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Wallan’s Lachlan Rae was his side’s best with 18 points and five boards.

Craigieburn 101 def Melton 85

The Eagles picked up their seventh-straight victory, ousting the Thoroughbreds with a sharp-shooting 51 per cent shooting effort. The bench points were the biggest disparity in this one, with Craigieburn outscoring Melton 64-28 in that department. Ross Licciardi led five Eagles in double figures with 16, while Max Beaymont took charge for Melton with 23 points and eight rebounds. 

Mornington 76 def Western Port 65

The Breakers gained the upper hand in the first half, and after surviving a third-quarter surge from Western Port, closed out the game with a 20-point final term to ice the win. Henry Peirce led Mornington with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Taylore Gittos filled up the box score for Western Port with 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks. 

Maccabi 68 def by Pakenham 75

Pakenham won the battle of the Warriors after closing out the game with a 22-14 run to consolidate top spot. The result dropped Maccabi down to seventh place. Max Vadas (15 points and 10 rebounds) and Idan Shamis (18 points, five boards) played well for Maccabi, while Matthew Berkec (17 points, 16 rebounds), Ned Weideman (16 points, 11 boards) and Trent Andrew (17 points) won it for Pakenham.  


Youth League Two Women

Chelsea 67 def Werribee 65

Myra Wood’s jumper with just one second remaining was enough to help the Gulls pull out a two-point win over the Devils at the Patterson River Stadium on Saturday. Jaimee Storen top-scored off the bench for the hosts with 17 points, while adding seven rebounds and a game-high seven steals. Alana Anthony was everywhere for the visitors with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Amina Benjamin added 18 points and nine rebounds. Chelsea moved to 5-1 with the win.

Mornington 36 def by Whittlesea 85

The Breakers were no match for the Pacers, who dominated the second half en route to the impressive 49-point win. The visitors outscored their opponents 51-16 after half time, to well and truly pull away from Mornington. Hailey Wynd put up unbelievable numbers for the victors, finishing with 32 points, 24 rebounds and seven blocks as the Pacers won their fifth game on the bounce.

Coburg 41 def by Pakenham 83

In another one-sided contest on Saturday, the Warriors defeated the Giants by 42 points in Coburg. Alahna Arnason impressed with 13 points and 19 rebounds for the Warriors, while Jasmine Ralls added 18 points and five boards. Only Skye Johnston could manage double figure scoring numbers for the Giants, finishing with 14 points.

Blackburn 31 def by Frankston 77

The Blues cruised to their fifth straight win after an impressive 46-point win over the Vikings at Mullum Mullum Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Frankston shot at 43% for the game while restricting Blackburn to just 19% shooting from the field, as they couldn’t connect on any of their 13 attempts from downtown. Kassie Boorer led the way for the visitors with 14 points, four rebounds and four steals. 

Western Port 41 def by Collingwood 55

The All Stars led from start to finish as they defeated the Steelers by 14 points on Sunday. The loss saw Western Port lose their seventh-straight game to start the season, while Collingwood won their third game in a row to move to 5-2 and occupy fifth spot. Ayuen Akot put up a big stat line despite the low scoring game, finishing with 13 points and 17 rebounds. 

Werribee 87 def Mornington 55

The Devils quickly atoned for their close loss to Chelsea on Saturday, defeating the Breakers by 32 to close out round seven. The result saw the Devils split their double-header weekend 1-1, while Mornington fell to their fourth straight loss. Holly McGregor recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Alana Anthony added 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals in the win.


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