Round 16 Previews

Another weekend of hoops ready to bounce, who will take W’s this time out?

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

Championship Men

Hume City and Werribee kick off the round at Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium in a 2nd v 7th battle. The Broncos have won four of their last five, going down to the Gulls last week by a single point. Despite their poor record, the Devils have been travelling well of late, winning two in a row. However, Werribee are just 3-7 on the road this season. 

Chelsea and Casey continue the round at Patterson River Stadium in a 6th v 4th battle. Despite currently holding down a finals position, the Cavaliers need to keep winning to book their ticket to the post-season. Casey went down to the Magic last week. Whilst Chelsea’s season is all but over, they will look to cause a few headaches down the stretch of the season. 

Hawthorn and McKinnon face off at Boroondara Sports Complex in a blockbuster top four clash. While both sides appear to be locked into playoff positions, it will provide a great opportunity to prepare for a finals-like atmosphere. The Magic have been in a rich vein of form with five wins on the trot and the Cougars have won their last two. 

Werribee return for their second clash of the round in a home game against Keilor. The Thunder are an outside chance of making finals, but it is still possible if they can string some wins together. Keilor knocked off the Vikings last week. 

Corio Bay and Blackburn close out the round at the Geelong Basketball Netball Centre in a bottom two clash. It will give both teams a chance to put an end to their four-game losing streaks and try to end their season on a positive note. 

Hume City vs Werribee — Sat 8pm — Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Chelsea vs Casey — Sat 8pm — Patterson River Stadium

Hawthorn vs McKinnon — Sun 2pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Werribee vs Keilor — Sun 2pm — Eagle Stadium

Corio Bay vs Blackburn — Sun 2pm — Geelong Basketball Netball Centre

Championship Women

Sunbury moved to the top of the ladder in Round 15, after a 25-point win over Werribee. The Jets have now won four of their last five games to leapfrog the Devils at the top of the ladder. They will host Southern Peninsula who returned to the winners list last week with an 87-point win over Warrnambool. Megan Smith has been solid for the Sharks this season, averaging 16.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. 

Hume City will want to return to the winners list in Round 16, after defeat to Keilor in their last start. The Broncos lost distance with the top two and now have the same record as the Thunder. They will play Werribee who are also in need of a win to keep track with the Jets at the top of the ladder. Alisia Jenkins continues to average 25.5 points per game and will need to be at her best for the Devils to beat the Broncos. 

Whittlesea will face a tough task trying to beat Keilor this week. The Pacers sit eighth on the ladder and have lost four of their last five games. Keilor will be confident of making it two wins in a row after their impressive win over the Hume City. The Thunder have the division’s most lethal offence, averaging 86 points per game. 

McKinnon will expect to win their fourth game on the trot when they take on Bulleen at GESAC. The Cougars are the in-form team of the division, after winning three-straight games. They will expect to continue their streak as the Boomers sit ninth on the table with just three wins for the season to date. Last week the Boomers had a 13-point defeat to Casey despite the best efforts of Casey Valenti-Paea, who had 18 points, two rebounds and three assists.

Warrnambool and Casey conclude the round on midday Sunday at The Arc Sports Stadium. The Mermaids remain winless for the season, while the Cavs sit four wins and two positions above the home side. Casey have won only two away games this year, which could help the Mermaids end their 15-game losing streak.

Sunbury vs Southern Peninsula — Sat 6pm — Boardman Stadium

Hume City vs Werribee — Sat 6pm — Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Whittlesea vs Keilor — Sat 6pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

McKinnon vs Bulleen — Sat 8pm — GESAC

Warrnambool vs Casey — Sun 12pm — The Arc Sports Stadium

Division One Men

Bellarine and Melbourne University face off on Saturday evening to kick off Round 16. Both sides will be eager to respond after suffering losses in Round 15, with the Black Angels getting dismantled by Keysborough while the Storm lost to Collingwood in a thriller.

Shepparton and Warrandyte clash in a massive top four match up. The Venom have been particularly efficient offensively, with Brenton Charles and Jacob Thom ranked first and third respectively in the league for assists.

Sunbury take on Warrnambool as the ladder leaders look to respond from just their fourth loss of the season last round. The Seahawks broke a five-game losing streak by prevailing over Whittlesea last week, and will be looking to force their way into the top six.

Latrobe City meet Keysborough as the Cougars seek to force their way into the top four. Naaman Hightower will look to continue his strong run of form this season, averaging 10.8 rebounds per game. 

Collingwood travel to the Mill Park Basketball Stadium to take on Whittlesea on Saturday night. The All Stars have won three of their last five games and will be looking to continue their momentum against an underperforming Pacers side. 

Coburg start Sunday’s proceedings as they take on Latrobe City in a back-to-back fixture for the Energy. Both sides have been disappointing this season and will have pure pride on the line when they face off.

Warrnambool host Western Port as the Steelers look to continue their six-game winning run. Xavier Johnson-Blount is averaging 32.2 points per game this season, and will need to be on song if the Seahawks are any chance of causing an upset.

Bulleen face off against Sunbury as the Boomers try to end their season on a high. They will be well-placed to take on the first-placed Jets, having played the second-placed Steelers last round.

Keysborough and Shepparton meet in possibly the match of the round to round out the fixture for the weekend. The Gators’ Javaan Mumtaz will need to be applying scoreboard pressure if Shepparton are to get up, with Mumtaz converting 45.5% of his three-point chances so far this season.

Bellarine vs Melbourne University — Sat 7.30pm — Bellarine Sports Centre

Shepparton vs Warrandyte — Sat 7.30pm — Shepparton Sports Stadium

Sunbury vs Warrnambool — Sat 8pm — Boardman Stadium

Latrobe City vs Keysborough — Sat 8pm — Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough

Whittlesea vs Collingwood — Sat 8pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Coburg vs Latrobe City — Sun 12pm — Coburg Basketball Stadium

Warrnambool vs Western Port — Sun 2pm — The Arc Sports Stadium

Bulleen vs Sunbury — Sun 3pm — East Doncaster Secondary College

Keysborough vs Shepparton — Sun 3pm — Rowville Secondary College

Division One Women

Chelsea travel to Bellarine to take on the Storm in Saturday’s opening match. The Storm suffered a crucial lost last round but their top four chances remain alive, albeit against a red-hot Gulls side who have now won seven games on the trot. 

Latrobe City face off against Hawthorn with both sides holding contrasting visions. The Energy will want to finish their season on a high and claim some big scalps, while the Magic will be looking to retain their place at the summit of the league.

Western Port host Mildura as the Steelers look to keep their very slim top four chances alive. The Heat remain second on the ladder but will be desperately seeking a response following last Sunday’s shock defeat to Warrandyte.

The Heat go back-to-back as they travel to the Craigieburn Sports Stadium on Sunday in a clash against the Eagles. Darcy Saunders has recorded 337 points so far this season, and will need to be on song as the Eagles fight off their top-four challengers. 

Chelsea take on Camberwell in another top-four defining clash. The Dragons have lost their last three matches and are losing their grasp on a place in the finals, with now as good a time as ever to rediscover their form.

Warrandyte take on Bellarine to close off Round 16. Ellie Locke starred for the Venom in their upset win over Mildura last week, scoring a massive 41 points.  This may give the Storm some cause for concern ahead of the Sunday afternoon clash. 

Bellarine vs Chelsea — Sat 5.30pm — Bellarine Sports Centre

Latrobe City vs Hawthorn — Sat 6pm  — Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough

Western Port vs Mildura — Sat 6pm — Somerville Recreation Centre

Craigieburn vs Mildura — Sun 12pm — Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Chelsea vs Camberwell — Sun 1pm — Patterson River Stadium

Warrandyte vs Bellarine — Sun 2pm — Warrandyte Sports Complex

Division Two Men

Top of the ladder Southern Peninsula take on Craigieburn at Dromana Stadium to kick off Round 16. The Sharks have won their past six games and sit one win ahead of Camberwell on the ladder. Last week the Sharks held on to record a one-point win over Mildura, which extended their winning streak to six games. Craigieburn also enter the game in good form, winning five games in a row to sit fifth on the ladder. Damon Smith has averaged 20 points per game this season and will need to be at his best against the Sharks for the Eagles to come away with the win. Southern Peninsula will then travel to Camberwell on Sunday to face the Dragons who sit second the on the ladder. The Dragons have the second-best defence in the division, conceding just 74 points per game.

Altona will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host RMIT. The Gators have won one of their last five games and sit 11thon the ladder, while the Redbacks also enter the game off the back of three straight defeats. Both teams will return to the court on Sunday, with the Gators traveling to Maccabi, while RMIT host Mildura. The Warriors have lost their past five games and sit second last on the ladder, while the Heat sit third on the ladder, one win behind the Sharks at the top of the division. 

One win separates Melton and Sherbrooke in the lead up to their clash on Saturday night. The Thoroughbreds sit seventh on the ladder with nine wins for the season, but enter the game off the back of two defeats in a row. Christopher Johnson has led the way for Melton this season, averaging 19.4 points per game. Sherbrooke sit ninth on the ladder and enter the game off the back of a 13-point win over North East. However, the Suns have struggled on defence this season, conceding on average 83 points per game. 

Bottom-of-the-ladder Mornington host North East on Saturday night at Mornington Basketball Stadium. The Breakers enter the game off the back of a three-point win over Maccabi in Round 15, which was only their third win of the season. North East enter the game off the back of three defeats in a row, which concluded with a 13-point loss to Sherbrooke last week.

Wallan can stretch their winning streak to four games with victory over Pakenham to cap off Round 16. The Panthers have won four of their last five games and sit sixth on the ladder, while the Warriors have won their last five games to sit fourth, one win behind second-place Camberwell.

Southern Peninsula vs Craigieburn — Sat 6pm — Dromana Stadium

Altona vs RMIT  — Sat 7pm — Altona Sports Centre

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

Mornington vs North East — Sat 8pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Wallan vs Pakenham — Sat 8pm — RB Robson Stadium

RMIT vs Mildura — Sun 12pm — RMIT Sports Centre

Camberwell vs Southern Peninsula — Sun 2pm — Balwyn High School

Maccabi vs Altona — Sun 2pm — Bialik Stadium

Division Two Women

Melton and Coburg open up the round at Melton Indoor Recreation Centre in an exciting 8th v 7th battle, with both sides still looking to make a charge into the top six. The Thoroughbreds dropped their last game and are 3-4 at home this season, while the Giants blew Collingwood out of the water last week.

Mornington and North East face off at the Mornington Basketball Stadium in what looks to be a one-sided affair. The Breakers have won their last three and need to continue their surge to consolidate a finals berth. The Bushrangers are still yet to win a game this season, and sit at 0-15. 

Wallan hosts Pakenham at the RB Robson Stadium on Saturday evening. The Panthers currently hold down sixth place but have the Giants and Thoroughbreds breathing down their necks, and are coming off a loss to Blackburn last week. The Warriors are sitting pretty in first place, having won four of their last five.

Blackburn meets Melbourne University in a massive 3rd v 2nd clash at Mullum Mullum Stadium to close out the Saturday fixture. The Vikings are 4-2 at home this season and coming off a win over the Panthers last week. Meanwhile, Melbourne University had their winning streak ended at the hands of Mornington last week.

Collingwood and Sherbrooke close out the round at Darebin Community Sports Stadium in the lone Sunday game. The All Stars’ season is all but over and are coming off two losses, but will look to salvage something throughout the remainder of their campaign. The Suns are coming off consecutive wins and will need to keep winning to consolidate their finals spot. 

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

Mornington vs North East — Sat 6pm — Mornington Basketball Stadium

Wallan vs Pakenham — Sat 6pm — RB Robson Stadium

Blackburn vs Melbourne University — Sat 8pm — Mullum Mullum Stadium

Collingwood vs Sherbrooke — Sun 3pm — Darebin Community Sports Stadium

Victorian Youth Championship Men

Hawthorn take on Southern as Round 16 kicks off at the Boroondara Sports Complex. The Sabres sit bottom of the ladder but have shown some promise over the last month, while the Magic are riding a two-game winning streak and will be looking to carry on their run of form.

Melbourne host Knox in a massive top-four clash in the Terrill conference. Alexander Higgins-Titsha and Reece Bray have been an exceptional offensive duo for the Tigers, as both players lead the league for average points and assists with 19.5 and 5.6 respectively.

Eltham meet Diamond Valley in an exciting inter-conference clash. The Eagles were defeated convincingly by Knox last weekend, and will be looking to respond in a big way in order to justify a top-four spot.

Waverley and McKinnon meet on Saturday night as the Cougars look to win their fifth straight game. The Falcons have had a mediocre season but are finishing the campaign admirably, winning three of their last five and putting in a competitive effort against Kilsyth in Round 15.

Waverley then go back-to-back as they take on Bulleen on Sunday afternoon. The Boomers would be disappointed with their 2019 campaign, currently holding a 5-16 record for the season, and are most likely looking forward to putting an end to this season.

Knox host Sherbrooke as the Raiders look to head into the finals in a good run of form. Knox shouldn’t have too many issues against the Suns, with Sherbrooke losing 19 matches straight.

Dandenong take on Blackburn on Sunday, with the odds heavily against the Vikings. The first-placed Rangers have had a lacklustre month, losing three of their last four games, but would be confident against a seventh-placed Blackburn outfit, who have only won four games this season. 

Ringwood and Eltham meet in a top four clash within the Watson conference. The Hawks have all but secured their place in the finals, but have lost their last two matches and will want to rediscover some form very quickly.

Hawthorn head to Nunawading to take on the Spectres on Sunday afternoon. It could be a shootout between Hawthorn’s Joe Furphy and Nunawading’s Jack Gandolfo, with the pair averaging 18.1 and 18.2 points per game respectively this season. 

Keilor and Kilsyth meet to close Round 16’s proceedings. The Thunder recorded an important win against Blackburn last Sunday to keep their finals chances alive, and now sit one win behind the Eagles in fifth.

Hawthorn vs Southern — Sat 3.30pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Melbourne vs Knox — Sat 6pm — MSAC

Eltham vs Diamond Valley — Sat 8pm — Eltham High School

Waverley vs McKinnon — Sat 8.15pm — Waverley Basketball Centre

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

Knox vs Sherbrooke — Sun 1pm — State Basketball Centre

Dandenong vs Blackburn — Sun 2pm — Dandenong Basketball Stadium

Ringwood vs Eltham — Sun 2pm — The Rings

Nunawading vs Hawthorn — Sun 2.30pm — Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Keilor vs Kilsyth — Sun 3.30pm — Keilor Basketball Stadium

Victorian Youth Championship Women

Hawthorn kick off the round against Knox on Saturday afternoon. The Magic enter the game off the back of two defeats in a row, which ended a three-game winning streak. Knox have struggled for form in the past month and have lost their last four games. They have won four of their nine away games this season and will enter the game as favourites. Hawthorn will then travel to Nunawading to face the Spectres on Sunday. Nunawading sit top of the Watson conference with 17 wins for the season, yet enter the game off the back of a 21-point loss to Waverley. 

Altona host Melbourne at the Altona Sports Stadium on Saturday. The Gators won both of their games in Round 15 and sit fourth in the Terrill conference. Melbourne sit two positions above them and have won three of their past four games. Nikki Metcalfe starred for the Tigers with 26 points in their 11-point win over Ballarat last week. Melbourne will then take the court on Sunday to host Diamond Valley. The Eagles are the in-form team in the Terrill conference at the moment, and enter the game off the back of four wins in a row. 

Kilsyth will look to overturn defeat in their last start when they host Dandenong. The Cobras sit second in the Terrill conference but will want to avoid back-to-back defeats against the Rangers, who sit fourth having won four of their last five games. The Rangers will then host Waverley on Sunday who have won their last three games. Grace Beasley has starred for the Falcons this season, averaging 20 points per game. 

Bendigo take on Ballarat on Saturday night at Bendigo Stadium. The Braves have won four of their last five games and sit top of the Terrill conference, while Ballarat have lost their last 16 games in what has been a disappointing season for the Rush. Ballarat will then return to the court on Sunday to host Altona, while Bendigo will travel to face Hume City, who sit last in the Watson conference with seven wins for the season.  

Bulleen and Southern will also do battle on Saturday night. The Boomers sit last in the Terrill conference with one win for the season, while Southern sit third with 12 wins for the campaign. Bulleen have another opportunity to win their second game of the season when they travel to Sunbury on Sunday. The Jets have lost their last two games and have won only four of their 10 home games.

Ringwood will be favourites to secure their third win in a row when they host Knox at The Rings. The Hawks have been strong on defence and have the conceded the second fewest amount of points in the Watson conference so far this season. Knox have lost their last four games and sit second last in the Watson conference.

Hawthorn vs Knox — Sat 1.30pm — Boroondara Sports Complex

Altona vs Melbourne — Sat 3pm — Altona Sports Centre

Kilsyth vs Dandenong — Sat 5.30pm — Kilsyth Sports Centre

Bendigo vs Ballarat — Sat 6pm — Bendigo Stadium

Bulleen vs Southern — Sat 7pm — East Doncaster Secondary College

Melbourne vs Diamond Valley — Sun 11am — MSAC

Ballarat vs Altona — Sun 12pm — MARS Minerdome

Hume City vs Bendigo — Sun 12pm — Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium

Dandenong vs Waverley — Sun 12pm — Dandenong Basketball Stadium

Ringwood vs Knox — Sun 12pm — The Rings

Nunawading vs Hawthorn — Sun 12.30pm — Nunawading Basketball Stadium

Sunbury vs Bulleen — Sun 1pm — Boardman Stadium

Youth League One Men

Altona and Hume City open the round at Altona Sports Centre in a 5th v 10th battle. The Gators will need to keep winning to consolidate their playoff spot and have been in patchy form, dropping three of their last five. The Broncos could yet make a finals push but need to start stringing wins together. 

Geelong meet Sunbury at the AWA Alliance Bank Stadium in what looks to be a one-sided affair. The Supercats are sitting pretty in second place and host a Jets outfit on the bottom of the ladder in the midst of a 12-game losing streak. 

Bendigo host Ballarat at Bendigo Stadium in an exciting top six clash. The Braves are in poor form of late, dropping their last three to suddenly have their playoff spot under siege. The league-leading Miners have dropped just three games for the season, but two of those have come in the last month. 

Werribee and Camberwell face off at Eagle Stadium on Saturday night in a 9th v 7th battle. The Dragons are every chance of pushing into the top six, have won just one of their last three games. The Devils have minimal room for error down the stretch of the season, but are a respectful 5-5 at home. 

Camberwell come right back in a home clash to open the Sunday card. It provides the Dragons with a great opportunity to move into the finals picture, but they are just 4-6 at home this season. The Venom are sitting 11th on the table but have won two of their past three games. 

Corio Bay hosts Geelong to continue the Sunday card in a blockbuster, top three clash. The Stingrays come in for their first game of the round, and had been flying prior to going down to the Broncos by five points in their second game last week. 

Ballarat and Werribee meet at the MARS Minerdome in a game that could be the Devils’ last chance to push into the playoffs. The Miners are an impressive 10-0 at home this season, while Werribee are just 3-7 on the road. 

Frankston host Casey to close out the round at Frankston Basketball Stadium, in both teams’ first game of the weekend. The Blues are still fighting it out for a playoff spot but can’t afford many more losses. The Cavs have all but secured their finals berth, sitting fourth on a two-game winning streak. 

Altona vs Hume City — Sat 5pm — Altona Sports Centre

Geelong vs Sunbury — Sat 7pm — AWA Alliance Bank Stadium

Bendigo vs Ballarat — Sat 8pm — Bendigo Stadium

Werribee vs Camberwell — Sat 8.30pm — Eagle Stadium

Camberwell vs Warrandyte — Sun 12pm — Balwyn High School

Corio Bay vs Geelong — Sun 12pm — Geelong Basketball Netball Centre

Ballarat vs Werribee — Sun 2pm — MARS Minerdome

Frankston vs Casey — Sun 2.30pm — Frankston Basketball Stadium

Youth League One Women

Craigieburn host Corio Bay to kick off Round 16. The Eagles have entered a poor run of form at exactly the wrong time, losing three games on the bounce and losing grasp on their finals chances. The Stingrays remain bottom of the ladder, with just the one solitary win so far this season.

Eltham host Keilor on Saturday evening as the Thunder look to carry on their hot run of form. The Thunder sit second on the ladder by only a matter of percentage, and will be looking to leapfrog Casey to the summit of the table. 

McKinnon take on Casey in a clash that shouldn’t phase the Cavaliers too much. The Cougars sit eighth on the ladder with just the two wins for the season, and will need to be very wary of Lauren Tuplin, who has scored 264 points this season for the Cavs.

The Cougars go back-to-back this round as they take on Warrandyte on Sunday afternoon. The Venom reaffirmed their place in third on the ladder with a gritty win over Camberwell in Round 15.

Keilor and Camberwell close off the round with a finals-shaping match-up between both teams. A win for the Dragons could see them leapfrog Warrandyte into third spot on the ladder and heavily influence the impending finals fixtures. The Thunder would be feeling confident ahead of the clash, however, disposing of Camberwell by 15 points in Round 13. 

Craigieburn vs Corio Bay — Sat 6pm — Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Eltham vs Keilor — Sat 6pm — Eltham High School

McKinnon vs Casey — Sat 6pm — GESAC

Warrandyte vs McKinnon — Sun 12pm — Warrandyte Sports Complex

Keilor vs Camberwell — Sun 1.30pm — Keilor Basketball Stadium

Youth League Two Men

Pakenham will expect to come away with the points when they travel to Wallan on Saturday. The Warriors sit second on the ladder, while Wallan sit at the bottom of the table. Pakenham, however, have lost their last two games, which has seen them displaced at the top of the ladder. The Warriors have the second stingiest defence, which will make the task even more difficult for the Panthers who have struggled to score winning totals this season. 

Chelsea could climb to fourth with victory over Western Port. The Gulls ended a two-game losing streak with a one-point win over Pakenham last week, which cemented their spot inside the top six. Western Port have lost their last 16 games and sit above bottom-placed Wallan on percentage. Daniel Brown has averaged 19 points per game for the Gulls this season and could increase his average against the Steelers. 

Top of the ladder Craigieburn host Coburg on Saturday night. The Eagles had a 23-point win over Melton last week, which gave them a one-win buffer at the top of the ladder. Coburg ended a seven-game losing streak with a 27-point win over Whittlesea. Emmanuel Kappos and Brett Bell combined for 42 points for the Giants in the impressive win. 

One win separates Mornington and Keysborough on the ladder ahead of their clash on Sunday. Mornington sit seventh on the ladder with seven wins for the season, but enter the game off the back of two defeats in a row. They will travel to Keysborough who have won two of their last three games to close the gap to the Breakers. Mornington recorded a one-point win in the previous encounter between these two teams. 

Collingwood’s recent form has seen them climb to third on the ladder. The All Stars have won their last five games to move within two games of the top two. The All Stars have been lethal on offence and average 91 points per game, is the second most in the division. They travel to Melton this week, who sit one position below the All Stars on the ladder. The Thoroughbreds’ success this season has been down to their resilience on defence, which has seen them concede just 79 points per game. 

Western Port and Whittlesea conclude the round at the Somerville Recreation Centre on Sunday afternoon. Both teams are in need of a win, but it is Whittlesea who enter the game as favourites as they have won five games so far this season, four more than the Steelers.

Wallan vs Pakenham — Sat 4pm — RB Robson Stadium

Chelsea vs Western Port — Sat 6pm — Patterson River Stadium

Craigieburn vs Coburg — Sat 8pm — Craigieburn Sports Stadium

Keysborough vs Mornington — Sun 1pm — Rowville Secondary College

Melton vs Collingwood — Sun 2pm — Melton Indoor Recreation Centre

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

Youth League Two Women

Whittlesea and Chelsea open up the round at Mill Park Basketball Stadium in a 5th v 3rd battle. The Pacers have dropped two of their last three games, but are 5-3 at home this season. The Gulls have a nice road record at 6-2, but are coming off a loss to the Suns last week. 

Blackburn host Coburg at Mullum Mullum Stadium, and the Vikings need to start putting together wins to move into the top six. Blackburn are coming off a win over the Steelers last week and meet a bottom-placed Giants side on a 15-game losing streak. 

The red-hot Devils host Pakenham at Eagle Stadium to round out the Saturday fixture. Werribee have won 10 in a row and have shown no signs of slowing down as they charge towards the playoffs. The Warriors are 4-12 and out of the finals picture, but knocked off Collingwood last week by 17 points. 

Chelsea host Mornington to open the Sunday fixture at Patterson River Stadium. The Gulls return home for their second game of the round where they are 7-1. The Breakers have the fresh legs but have dropped seven in a row and are just 1-6 on the road in 2019. 

Frankston host Blackburn at Frankston Basketball Stadium in a 1st v 7th match-up. The Blues are riding a fierce 13-game winning streak and will want to continue their strong form into finals. The Vikings are still eyeing a playoff spot but are up against it here. 

Collingwood host Sherbrooke at the Darebin Community Sports Stadium in an exciting top six clash. The All Stars have the sixth seed but have dropped two of their last three. Meanwhile the Suns are one of the form teams of the competition, with three-straight wins to their name.

Western Port host Whittlesea to close out the round. The Steelers come in for their first game of the round and are currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak. Whittlesea will look to pick up their second win of the round after facing off with Chelsea on Saturday. 

Whittlesea vs Chelsea — Sat 4pm — Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Blackburn vs Coburg — Sat 6pm — Mullum Mullum Stadium

Werribee vs Pakenham — Sat 6.30pm — Eagle Stadium

Chelsea vs Mornington — Sun 11am — Patterson River Stadium

Frankston vs Blackburn — Sun 12.30pm — Frankston Basketball Stadium

Collingwood vs Sherbrooke — Sun 1pm — Darebin Community Sports Stadium

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

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