Round 16 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 117 def by Werribee 122

Werribee came out on top in a high-scoring contest at Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium. The Devils scored 33 points in the first term to lead by 10 points at quarter time. Their lead extended by a point in the second term, before the contest became a shooting spree in the second half. Hume City outscored Werribee 34-30 in the third term to reduce the margin to six points and then scored another 38 points in the final term, but they fell just short of the Devils who held on to secure a five-point win. Konor Kulas was instrumental for the Devils in the win, with 46 points and 10 rebounds, while Jordan Coleman had 40 points for the Broncos. 

Chelsea 107 def Casey 96

Chelsea scored 60 points in the second half as they claimed an 11-point win over Casey. The Gulls shot 54% from the field and 48% from outside the arc to show they are lethal on offence. Corey Standerfer and Colin Voss combined for 52 points, while Matthew Brasser had 21 points, five rebounds and eight assists. 

Corio Bay 91 def Blackburn 105

Blackburn shot 52% from the field in their 14-point win over Corio Bay. The Vikings scored over 20 points in all four quarters as they stamped their dominance on offence. They also collected 41 rebounds and made four steals as they worked hard at both ends of the court. Jake Heath top scored with 32 points, while Ryan Bennett had 25 points. 

Werribee 85 def by Keilor 90

Keilor came out on top in a close encounter against Werribee. The Thunder outscored the Devils 48-39 in the second half to overturn a deficit and record the win. Mike Anderson was the star of the show with 28 points for the Thunder, while David Shepard had 26 points for the Devils. Keilor scored 48 points in the paint and 18 second-chance points. They also scored 18 points from turnovers and 22 points off the bench. 

Hawthorn 87 def McKinnon 98

McKinnon concluded the round with an 11-point win over Hawthorn. The Cougars led by five points in the first term, before the Magic scored 32 points in the second term to overturn the margin. McKinnon stamped their authority on the contest by outscoring the Magic 31-16 in the third term, which sealed the win. Adrian Tomada led the way for the Cougars with 31 points.  

Championship Women

Hume City 72 def Werribee 64

A dominant last quarter guided Hume City to an eight-point win over Werribee. The Broncos trailed by two points at the end of the third term, before a 26-16 run in the last quarter allowed the Broncos to overrun the Devils and secure an eight-point win. Werribee were forced to make 15 turnovers in the game, which allowed Hume City to score 21 points. Nicole Zammit starred with 29 points, five rebounds and nine assists, while teammate BreAnna Brock had 22 points and 10 rebounds. 

Sunbury 85 def Southern Peninsula 65

Sunbury continued their impressive form with a 20-point win over Southern Peninsula at Boardman Stadium. The Jets came out of the blocks firing by scoring 29 points in the first term to lead by 14 points at quarter-time. The Jets’ dominance on offence continued in the second quarter as they scored another 21 points to lead by 21 points at half time. The Sharks were able to reduce the deficit in the second half, but they did little to challenge the Jets’ strangle-hold on the game. Orla O’Reilly led the way with 23 points, four rebounds and two assists.  

Whittlesea 37 def by Keilor 88

Whittlesea were no match for Keilor as the Thunder recorded a 51-point win on the road. The Thunder scored 50 points in the first half, holding a 28-point lead at half time. Keilor dominated on defence and held the Pacers to just 15 points in the second half as they extended their lead to 51 points at the final buzzer. Whittlesea’s Rachel Bell had the most points in the game despite the Pacers’ defeat, finishing the game with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Erin Bollmann starred for the Thunder with 21 points, 15 rebounds and six assists. 

McKinnon 87 def Bulleen 76

McKinnon and Bulleen played out an entertaining contest at GESAC on Saturday night. The two teams were unable to be split in the first three quarters, before the Cougars outscored the Boomers 24-15 in the final term to complete an 11-point win. McKinnon dominated the backboard, collecting 13 offensive rebounds and scoring 13 second-chance points. All five starters scored in double-digits for the Cougars, with Angela Lou Beadle top scoring with 26 points and 17 rebounds.

Warrnambool 57 def by Casey 96

Casey were too strong for Warrnambool at The Arc Sports Stadium, defeating the home team by 39 points. The Cavs shot 51% from the field and scored 62 of their points in the paint as their offence was difficult to contain. Toccara Ross led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Rachel Winters had 20 points. 

Division One Men

Bellarine 81 def by Melbourne Uni 99

The Black Angels led for the majority of their 18-point road victory over the Storm on Saturday night, after opening up an eight-point quarter time lead. They held a buffer at half time, before outscoring Bellarine 27-14 in the third to put the result to bed. Stefan Pomasan led the way for the visitors with 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Jack Railton-Woodcock finished with 21 points and 17 boards. 

Shepparton 62 def by Warrandyte 79

The Venom turned it on in the second half as they raced away with a 17-point win over the Gators. The visitors outscored their opponents by 18 after the main break, which proved to be the difference. Bryan Moore led the Venom with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Latrobe City 86 def by Keysborough 113

The Cougars shot the ball at 53% in a high-scoring contest, dominating the Energy in spurts across the game. They won the second and fourth quarters 28-11 and 36-17 respectively, as the hosts couldn’t stick with them. Benjamin Morwood (30 points off the bench) and Ivan Platenik (28 points, seven rebounds) led the way.

Sunbury 77 def by Warrnambool 82

Neither side led by more than nine points during the tight contest, before the Seahawks managed to pull away and record a five-point win. Xavier Johnson-Blount was everywhere for the visitors, finishing with 37 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Whittlesea 69 def by Collingwood 78

The All-Stars were in control for most of the match, before eventually recording a nine-point win against the Pacers. Deng Dut top scored with 20 from the bench for the visitors, while Dylan Webb added 16 points and nine rebounds of his own.

Coburg 67 def by Latrobe City 106

The Energy were lights out from the field, shooting 59% and connecting on 12 of 23 attempts from downtown as they smashed the Giants. Aaron Harrison impressed with 39 points on 14-21 shooting, while adding 15 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Billy Hughes added 27 points and knocked down seven triples.

Warrnambool 87 def by Western Port 95

The Seahawks missed the chance to go two-from-two over the weekend, as the Steelers picked up a road win on Sunday. Xavier Johnson-Blount (39 points, eight rebounds, seven assists) did his best to will the hosts over the line, although it was Daryl Corletto (20 points, six rebounds, five assists) who helped his side get the win.

Bulleen 89 def Sunbury 82

Chauncey Orr helped the Boomers grab a win over the Jets, leading the way with 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists in his side’s seven-point win. Most of the statistics between the two sides were evenly split, although the hosts capitalised more in transition, recording 30 fast break points to nine.

Keysborough 89 def by Shepparton 98

A monster performance from Carlin Dupree helped the Gators recorded a nine-point win over the Cougars. Dupree put up a huge line of 38 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists, and Keysborough seemingly had no answer for him.

Division One Women

Bellarine 80 def by Chelsea 91

Chelsea came away with an 11-point win on their travels to Bellarine. The Gulls trailed by two points at quarter-time, but reversed the margin to lead by five points at the half. The Gulls scored another 24 points in the third term as they extended their lead to 16 points, before the Storm cut the margin to 11 points in the final term. Georgia Stirton starred for the Gulls with 27 points. 

Western Port 80 def Mildura 75

Western Port came away with a five-point win over Mildura. The Steelers led by three points at half time and then stretched their lead to seven points on the third term, before the Heat cut the margin to five points at the final buzzer. Alyesha Lovett was the star of the show despite the Heat’s defeat, finishing the game with 33 points, 18 rebounds and two assists. 

Latrobe City 63 def by Hawthorn 87

Hawthorn shot at 50% from the field in their 24-point win over Latrobe. The Magic dominated at both ends of the court and finished the game with 44 rebounds and seven steals. They dominated the paint on offence as well, scoring 50 points in the key and eight second-chance points. Nyilah Jamison-Myers starred for the Magic with 36 points and 12 rebounds. 

Craigieburn 79 def by Mildura 103

Mildura scored 58 points in the first half to set up a 24-point win over Craigieburn. The Heat were lethal on offence and scored 51% from the field. Vanessa Power led the way with 35 points, while Alyesha Lovett had 28 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

Chelsea 59 def Camberwell 54

Chelsea made it two wins from as many starts over the weekend with a five-point win over Camberwell. The Gulls held the Dragons to 27% shooting from the field, while collecting 48 rebounds, six steals and three blocks. Lee Burch top scored for the Gulls with 20 points, six rebounds and two assists. 

Warrandyte 61 def by Bellarine 88

Bellarine concluded the round with a 27-point win over Warrandyte. Olivia Fuller starred with 39 points and 16 rebounds, while Kim Hammond had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Bellarine outscored the Venom in the first three quarters to lead by 28 points at the end of the third term and all but secure the win. Warrandyte also made 14 turnovers, which resulted in 13 points for the Storm. 

Division Two Men

Southern Peninsula 82 def Craigieburn 63

The Sharks turned on the jets after half time, overturning a 15-point deficit to explode in the second half. They outscored the Eagles 25-12 in the third quarter and 30-9 in the fourth, which was enough to see them pull away to a 19-point win. Troyce Manassa was the star once again with 29 points and five rebounds, while Damon Smith impressed for Craigieburn with 23 points and 16 rebounds.

Altona 58 def by RMIT 71

The Redbacks led at the end of every quarter as they recorded a 13-point win over the Gators at the Altona Sports Centre. Rene Jurkschat finished with 23 points and nine rebounds for the visitors, while Jovan Bojanic led the way for the hosts with 26 points and 13 boards.

Wallan 79 def Pakenham 67

The Panthers shot fewer attempts and made less field goals than the Warriors, but still managed to come away with a 12-point home win. The hosts kept themselves in the game via the free throw line, making 17-22 attempts, while the Warriors shot a poor 6-15 from the stripe. Trace Cureton led the way with 27 points and 12 rebounds for Wallan, while Daniel Steen top scored for the visitors with 24.

Melton 86 def Sherbrooke 67

A big first half set the tone for the Thoroughbreds, as they raced out to a nine-point quarter time lead. That turned into an 18-point buffer at the main break, however both sides were evenly poised after half time, with the Thoroughbreds winning by 19. Yovaan Zoric led the way for the hosts with 18 points, while Chris Johnson recorded a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double.

Mornington 68 def by North East 91

The Bushrangers led from start to finish in a comfortable 23-point victory over the Breakers. The result was almost determined by quarter time, as the visitors held a 14-point lead at the first change. Dylan Shorne had a monster line for North East, finishing with 31 points, 24 rebounds and five assists, while Lachlan Kego added 22 points and 10 boards for the victors.

RMIT 85 def Mildura 75

The Redbacks made it two from two over the weekend, recording a 10-point win over the Heat. A 30-14 third term proved to be the difference, after the Heat held a three-point lead at the main break. Steve Coffey led the way with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Rene Jurkschat added 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Camberwell 68 def by Southern Peninsula 93

Troyce Manassa was huge for the Sharks as they went 2-0 over Round 16, putting up another massive performance. Manassa finished with 37 points and 16 rebounds, as the Dragons seemingly had no answers for him. The Sharks shot 50% from the field and were a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line.

Maccabi 74 def Altona 66

The Gators fell to their second straight defeat of the weekend, going down to Maccabi by eight points on Sunday. The visitors looked in control at half time with a 10-point lead, before the Warriors blew the game open in the third with a 28-12 quarter. Benji Tamir was Maccabi’s best with 26 points and 14 rebounds.

Division Two Women

Melton 67 def Coburg 63

Overtime was needed to separate the two teams facing off at the Melton Recreation Centre. The Thoroughbreds got out to a nine-point lead in the first term, but could only score five points in the second quarter, as the Giants levelled the scores at half time. Melton took a two-point lead into the final term, but the Giants once again levelled the scores and sent the game into overtime. Melton gained the advantage early in overtime and never looked back as they secured the win. Jenna Conroy top scored for the victors with 22 points, while Saule Kontautaite had 20 points for the Giants.  

Wallan 93 def Pakenham 80

Wallan shot 50% from the floor in their 13-point win over Pakenham. The Panthers outscored the Warriors 23-9 in the second half as they gained the ascendency in the contest. The Panthers led by 14 points at half time, but their lead was dashed in the third term as the Warriors cut the margin to four points. Wallan restored their lead in the last quarter by shooting 31 points to seal the win. Jayda Hunter starred for the Panthers with 22 points, six rebounds and four assists. 

Mornington 69 def North East 40

Mornington claimed a big win over North East in front of their home fans. The Breakers outscored the Bushrangers 42-20 in the second half to claim a 29-point win. Mornington were able to apply pressure on the Bushrangers and force their opponents into 24 turnovers, which allowed them to score 31 points. They also dominated the key and scored 42 points in the paint.

Blackburn 46 def by Melbourne Uni 50

Melbourne Uni held off a late Blackburn fightback to record a four-point win. The Black Angels led by 12 points at three-quarter-time, but conceded 20 points in the final term to narrowly avoid losing to the Vikings. Emmie O’Nial and Amelia Smith combined for 36 points in the win. 

Collingwood 76 def Sherbrooke 96

Sherbrooke claimed a 20-point win over Collingwood, courtesy of 24 points and 14 rebounds from Deslyn Applewhaite. The Suns scored over 20 points in all-four quarters as they ran away with the win. They scored 54 points in the paint and 24 second-chance points. Genevieve Mucha finished the game with 20 points, while Nyesha Sims scored 26 points for the All Stars. 

Victorian Youth Championship Men

Hawthorn 102 def by Southern 108

The Sabres put an end to their two-game losing streak with a nail-biting six-point win over the Magic. Hawthorn had the ascendancy early, leading by 11 points after one quarter, but the Sabres were able to work their way back into the game, stealing the win with a 9-2 scoring run in the final 2:24. Nick Gabsch starred with 28 points for the Sabres, while Ethan Delzoppo led the Magic with 31 points.

Melbourne 78 def Knox 67

The Tigers prevailed by 11 points in a crucial matchup between two title contenders. After an even first term, Melbourne outscored Knox by 18 points over the next two quarters to set up a relatively straightforward victory. The Tigers were led by Mason Gaze, who scored 22 points, while Liam Hanafin scored 22 points of his own for Knox.

Eltham 73 def by Diamond Valley 77

The Eagles caused a major upset with a four-point defeat of the top-of-the-table Wildcats. Trailing 73-71 with under a minute to play, Diamond Valley closed out the contest with a 6-0 scoring run in the final 46 seconds to claim their 11thwin of 2019. Luke Liesegang recorded an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double for the victors, while Christian Yammouni led the Wildcats with 18 points and nine rebounds. 

Waverley 49 def by McKinnon 90

The Cougars steamrolled their way to a fifth straight victory with a 41-point triumph over the Falcons. Leading by five points after one quarter, McKinnon outscored Waverley by double digits in each of the ensuing three quarters to cruise to victory. Mitchell Barry had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Cougars, while Nathan Malloy and Josh Keble each scored 11 points for the Falcons.

Bulleen 89 def Waverley 66

Things only got worse for the Falcons, as they suffered another heavy loss to the Boomers on Sunday. Leading by only two points at half-time, Bulleen outscored Waverley 48-27 in the second half for their sixth win of the season. Shaun Atkins had an outstanding all-around game for the Boomers with 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, while Liam Davidson chipped in with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Nathan Malloy had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Falcons.  

Knox 90 def Sherbrooke 79

The Raiders responded to the previous day’s loss by taking care of business against the lowly Suns. Sherbrooke led after three quarters, but Knox steadied in the final term to consign the Suns to their 20thconsecutive defeat. Corey Fiddes led five Raiders to score in double figures with 26 points, while Darren Feldtmann scored 21 points for the Suns.

Dandenong 113 def Blackburn 53

The Rangers simply couldn’t be stopped in their dominant 60-point win over the Vikings. An ominous tone was set early, with Dandenong leading 26-10 after the opening term, and it only got worse from there as the Rangers continued their onslaught en route to their 18thwin of the season. Oliver Hayes-Brown registered a double-double of 31 points and 15 rebounds for the victors, while Matthew Hoey scored 17 points for Blackburn.

Ringwood 61 def by Eltham 74

The Wildcats stormed home in the final term to avoid their first losing streak of the season, defeating the Hawks by 13 points. Trailing by three points after three quarters of play, Eltham suffocated Ringwood defensively, conceding only four points in the last quarter while scoring 20 itself to claim victory. Zak Cunningham scored 22 points off the bench to lead the Wildcats, while Angok Angok led the Hawks with 16 points.

Nunawading 91 def Hawthorn 63

The Spectres solidified their standing as a contender with a comprehensive 28-point win over the Magic. Nunawading outscored Hawthorn in each quarter to record their second straight win for the weekend. Zachary Coleman-Bock led a balanced scoring attack for Nunawading with 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds, while Naoum Lazis and Lachlan Short each scored 11 points for Hawthorn.  

Keilor 74 def Kilsyth 67

The Thunder made it two straight wins with an upset over the Cobras. After an even first half, Keilor seized control of the game with a 22-13 third term before withstanding a slight Kilsyth rally in the last quarter. Keilor was led by Nick Grantham, who scored 23 points and collected nine rebounds, while Tony Marchese scored 18 points for Kilsyth. 

Victorian Youth Championship Women

Hawthorn 52 def by Knox 69

A huge game from Georgia Baldwin has helped the Raiders secure a 17-point win over the Magic at the Boroondara Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon. In a low-scoring contest, Baldwin had 29 points on 11-16 shooting, which was extra impressive given the next highest points tally by a single player was 11.

Altona 68 def by Melbourne 81
The Tigers used the middle periods of the game to gain a buffer against the Gators, with Melbourne outscoring Altona by 13 points across the second and third quarters to secure the win. Katie Bugden put in a big performance from the bench, dropping in 26 points in 26 minutes.

Kilsyth 93 def Dandenong 76

The Cobras dominated almost every single statistic en route to their 17-point win over the Rangers on Saturday. Kilsyth out-shot and out-rebounded Dandenong, but the numbers were more telling in the assists (23-9) and steals (25-13) columns. Nikita Young had 23 points, six rebounds and six steals in 22 minutes off the bench.

Bendigo 108 def Ballarat 50

It was one-way traffic at Bendigo Stadium, as the Braves obliterated the Rush by 58 points. The hosts shot 46% from the field and also connected on 16 triples, while Ballarat went at 27%. Bendigo had 23 steals and scored 50 points from 33 Ballarat turnovers. Sharna Appleby recorded a triple-double, finishing with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Bulleen 64 def by Southern 97

Chloe Hicks led the Sabres to a road win over the Boomers, finishing with 21 points, eight assists and five steals in the win. Sophie Van Vliet added 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, as Southern outscored their opponents 53-22 over the second and third quarters.

Melbourne 61 def by Diamond Valley 65

Diamond Valley suffered some nervous moments in the dying stages of their four-point win over the Tigers. A 16-7 final term to the hosts brought them back within striking distance, although the Eagles managed to hold on. Keeley Evans was one of the Eagles’ best, recording 13 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.   

Ballarat 63 def by Altona 75

The Gators made up for their loss on Saturday, handing Ballarat their second defeat of the weekend with a 12-point road win. Altona’s three highest scorers all came from the bench, with Jordan Wilson’s 14 points and five rebounds leading the way. Jessica Rarity also chipped in with nine points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

Hume City 57 def by Bendigo 63

The Braves made it two-from-two over the weekend, after picking up an away win over Hume City. The visitors won the game in the third term, winning the quarter 22-12. Bronco Tashia Overby led all scorers with 29 points and 13 rebounds.

Ringwood 57 def Knox 51

The Hawks triumphed in a low-scoring affair, recording a six-point victory over the Raiders, as the visitors split their weekend 1-1. Annabel Deerbon top scored with 15 points to go with seven rebounds and seven assists.

Dandenong 78 def Waverley 63

The Raiders split their weekend after picking up a 13-point win over the Falcons on Sunday. Waverley shot better from the field, although Dandenong won the game with quantity over quality, putting up 21 more attempts than their opponents.

Nunawading 90 def Hawthorn 38

The Magic could only connect on 14 of their 68 attempts from the field, as they were blown off the court by the Spectres. Kate Tanner led the way for the hosts with 14 points and six rebounds.

Sunbury 101 def Bulleen 58

The Boomers suffered another heavy defeat, this time going down by 43 points to the Jets. Sunbury outscored their opponents by 35 after half-time, as they put their foot on the accelerator. Six Jets finished with at least 10 points, with Nyomi Stowers leading the way with 19 points on 7-8 shooting.

Youth League One Men

Altona 89 def Hume City 76

The Gators led by 11 points at quarter time and didn’t give up their advantage for the remainder of the game, recording a 13-point win over the Broncos. Five players scored over 11 points for the hosts, with Thomas Gandolfo (18 points) and Solomon Deer (15 points, 11 rebounds) leading the way. Bailey Kirkman was the Broncos’ best with 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Geelong 101 def Sunbury 91

A huge last quarter swung the result in favour of the Supercats, as the Jets let the game slip late. After leading by seven with one quarter to play, the Jets were completely outplayed as the Supercats went on a 14-0 run to lead by six with under four minutes to play. They held on to record a 10-point win in front of their home fans. Wang Nyieth top scored with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts, as Joshua Hindle also recorded a double-double (12 points, 13 rebounds).

Bendigo 94 def Ballarat 92

The Braves withstood a late rally from the Miners to record a two-point home win. Bendigo led by eight with just 12 seconds to play, before Ballarat closed the gap, but left their run too late. Samuel Beks led the way for the hosts with 31 points and 12 rebounds, while captain Jack White had a big game off the bench with 23 points and seven rebounds in just over 19 minutes.

Werribee 100 def Camberwell 84

Kevin Brandariz led the way for the hosts, as the Devils defeated the Dragons by 16 points on Saturday night. Brandariz top scored with 27 points, six rebounds and nine assists, while Fisto Bizima added 20 points and eight rebounds for Werribee.

Corio Bay 71 def by Geelong 87

The Supercats made it two from two in Round 16 after picking up a road win against crowwtown rivals, Corio Bay. Geelong did their best work after half time, outscoring the Stingrays by 13 points after the main break. Max Kos led the victors with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Stingray Darcy Stiles led all scorers with 22.

Camberwell 101 def Warrandyte 74 
After being comfortably beaten on Saturday, the Dragons responded on Sunday with a 27-point win over the Venom. A big 32-15 fourth quarter put an exclamation mark on the result, as Tom Moncrieff top scored with 20 points from the bench in under 17 minutes for Camberwell.

Ballarat 123 def Werribee 58

The Miners put Saturday’s close loss to Bendigo behind them in the best possible fashion, smashing the Devils by 65 points on Sunday. Werribee were coming off a win over Camberwell the day prior, which makes the win for the Miners all that more impressive. Dyami Hayes dropped a quick fire 30 points in just 16 minutes, while Amos Brooks was huge at both ends of the floor with 25 points and 21 rebounds.

Frankston 80 def Casey 75

Both sides had to wait until Sunday afternoon to tip-off their weekend, and it was the Blues who took the chocolates in the end. A close game saw Frankston trail by two at three-quarter time, however the Cavaliers couldn’t hold onto their lead, with the Blues scoring six of the game’s final seven points. Josh Cleary top scored for the hosts with 15 points and eight assists, while Angus Howey added 14 points and 16 boards.

Youth League One Women

Eltham 58 def by Keilor 81

Keilor stamped their authority on the contest from the very beginning, by scoring 44 points in the first half. The Thunder continued their dominance in the second half but were wasteful on offence, and shot just 39% from the floor. Amelia Velardo starred for the Thunder with 17 points, while Amy Scott had 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Craigieburn 101 def Corio Bay 77

Craigieburn took 90 field goal attempts in their big win over Corio Bay. The Eagles shot 25 points in the first term to lead by 11 points at quarter-time. The lead extended to 19 points in the second term, before the Eagles scored another 22 points in the third term to stretch the lead to 21 points. With the game all but over, the Eagles conceded 23 points in the final term but still secured a 24-point win. Carley Cranston starred for the Eagles with 24 points, seven rebounds and 11 steals. Carly Vuillermin worked tirelessly for the Stingrays to finish the game with 29 points and 24 rebounds. 

McKinnon 66 def by Casey 88

Casey led by as much as 33 points during their clash against the Cougars. The Cavs worked tirelessly on offence and scored 58 points in the paint and 44 points from turnovers. Stephanie Leclerc shot 56% from the field to finish the game with 23 points. 

Warrandyte 57 def McKinnon 47

Warrandyte secured the win with a big first term, which saw them outscore the Cougars 13-4. The lead was reduced to five points in the second term, but in the second half it was all one-way traffic, as the Venom stretched their lead to 10 points at the final buzzer. Claudia Kuen top scored for the Venom with 12 points, while Alaana Northey had 15 points for the Cougars.

Keilor 50 def Camberwell 41

Keilor held on to beat Camberwell by nine points at Keilor Basketball Stadium. The Thunder scored 20 points in the first term to lead by 10 points at quarter time, a lead that they would hold until the end of the half. The Thunder held Camberwell to seven points in the third term to stretch their lead to 14 points. Camberwell outscored Keilor for the first time in the game in the final term, but they could only reduce the margin to nine points as Keilor secured the win.

Youth League Two Men

Wallan 47 def by Pakenham 101

Pakenham had a big win over Wallan at RB Robson Stadium. The Warriors held the Panthers to 24% shooting from the floor as they shot over 20 points in each of the four quarters to record the win. The Warriors’ best quarter was the third, when they outscored the Panthers 33-9 to lead by 42 points at three-quarter time. Trent Andre led the way for the Warriors with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists. 

Chelsea 80 def Western Port 63

A 27-9 run in the third quarter guided Chelsea to a 17-point win over Western Port. The Gulls scored 42 points in the paint and 21 points from turnovers. Their bench also provided 48 points, which proved tough for the Steelers to contain. Angus Macpherson starred for the Gulls with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.

Craigieburn 85 def Coburg 79

Craigieburn collected a game-high 52 rebounds in their win over Coburg. The Eagles led by four points at quarter-time, before the Giants scored 27 points in the second term to lead by four points at half time. Craigieburn cut the margin to two points in the third term and then pounced in the fourth by scoring 32 points to record a six-point win. Abraham Solano had 25 points and eight assists, while Tyler Wing had 22 points and 17 rebounds. 

Keysborough 71 def by Mornington 82

Mornington held Keysborough to 24 points in the first half as they went on to secure an 11-point win. The Breakers led by 14 points at half time and then stretched their lead to 16 points in the third term. Keysborough scored 28 points in the fourth quarter but they were only able to reduce the margin to 11 points. Aaron Van Den Akker and Blake Newman-O’Brien combined for 42 points for the Breakers.

Melton 87 def Collingwood 84

Melton came away with a narrow three-point win over Collingwood. The Thoroughbreds led by 15 points at half time, before the All Stars shot 34 points in the third term to reduce the margin to six points. Collingwood led by one-point midway through the fourth term, but could not prevent Melton from regaining the lead and securing the win. Fernando Rios-Rodriguez starred for the Thoroughbreds by securing a triple-double (33 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists). 

Western Port 59 def by Whittlesea 90

Whittlesea concluded the round with a 31-point win over Western Port. The Pacers held the Steelers to 28% shooting from the field. They also dominated inside the paint and finished the game with 52 points in the key and 19 second-chance points. Kallum Marks starred for the Pacers with 19 points and 10 rebounds. 

Youth League Two Women

Whittlesea 70 def by Chelsea 73

Chelsea came from behind to beat Whittlesea by three points. The Gulls trailed by four points in the first half, but scored 17 points in the third term to cut the margin to two points. Chelsea then showed their talent in the final term by outscoring the Pacers 18-13 to secure the three-point win. Abbey Mcnamara top scored for the Gulls with 18 points. 

Blackburn 56 def Coburg 52

It was a close encounter between Blackburn and Coburg at Mullum Mullum Stadium. The Vikings took a one-point lead into half time, which they doubled in the third term. The last quarter continued to be tight, but the Vikings were able to stretch their lead to four points. Bethanie Gray starred for the Vikings with 20 points and 10 rebounds. 

Werribee 92 def Pakenham 65

Werribee produced a stunning display to topple Pakenham by 27 points. The Devils held the Warriors to under 20 points in each quarter as they scored over 20 points in the first three terms. It was a team effort on offence for the Devils, with six players scoring in double-digits. 

Chelsea 79 def Mornington 56

Chelsea held Mornington to 26% shooting from the field as they came away with a 23-point win. The Gulls stamped their authority on the contest within the first term by scoring 21 points to lead by nine points at quarter time. From there the Gulls were able to contain the Breakers and come away with a big win. Jaimee Storen came off the bench to top score for the Gulls with 16 points. 

Frankston 63 def Blackburn 54

Frankston claimed a 10-point win over the Vikings despite shooting at just 25% from the field. The Blues collected 16 offensive rebounds and scored 21 second-chance points. Their bench also played a crucial role in the win by adding 43 points to their total. Alice Yates top scored with 14 points for the Blues, while Maggie Mccarthy had 17 points for the Vikings.

Collingwood 49 def by Sherbrooke 83

Sherbrooke had a big win over Collingwood, courtesy of 19 points from Naomi Smith. The Suns held the All Stars to 29% shooting from the field, and collected 52 rebounds and 10 steals. Sherbrooke scored 48 points in the first half to lead by 27 points at half time. From there they were able to run away with the win in the second half. 

Western Port 68 def by Whittlesea 83

Whittlesea came away with a 15-point win over Western Port. The Pacers held a 10-point lead at quarter-time, which was then reduced to eight points in the second term. The lead stretched to 10 points again in the third term and in the last quarter they Pacers were able to stamp their dominance to claim a 15-point win. Indiana Bodley starred for the Pacers with 25 points and 11 rebounds.  

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