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NBL Standings
 1. Wildcats 10-3 
 2. Breakers 10-4 
 3. United 7-6 
 4. 36ers 7-6 
 5. Taipans 7-7 
 6. Hawks 5-8 
 7. Bullets 5-8 
 8. Kings 3-12 
Full Standings
Last:12/12/2017
State League Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 18-4 
 2. Waverley F. 17-5 
 3. Knox R. 17-5 
 4. Eltham W. 16-6 
 5. Casey C. 15-7 
 6. McKinnon C. 11-11 
 7. Werribee D. 9-13 
 8. Diamond V.E. 8-14 
 9. Hume City 7-15 
 10. Hawthorn M. 7-15 
 11. Corio Bay S. 4-18 
 12. Whittlesea City 3-19 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 14-4 
 2. Southern T. 13-5 
 3. Norwood F. 12-6 
 4. W.Adelaide B. 11-7 
 5. Sturt S. 11-7 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 9-9 
 7. Forestville E. 8-10 
 8. Woodville W. 7-11 
 9. C.District L. 3-15 
 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 14-3 
 2. Mackay M. 13-3 
 3. Townsville H. 12-5 
 4. Cairns M. 11-6 
 5. SW Metro P. 11-6 
 6. Sunshine CR 10-7 
 7. Logan T. 9-8 
 8. Rockhampton 8-9 
 9. Brisbane S. 8-9 
 10. Gold Coast R. 6-11 
 11. Suncoast PC 5-10 
 12. Gladstone P. 5-11 
 13. Ipswich F. 4-13 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-16 
SBL
 1. Willetton T. 20-6 
 2. Joondalup Wolves 20-6 
 3. Geraldton B. 19-7 
 4. Perth R. 16-10 
 5. SW Slammers 15-11 
 6. Stirling S. 15-11 
 7. Cockburn C. 15-11 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 12-14 
 9. Lakeside L. 12-14 
 10. Rockingham F. 11-15 
 11. East Perth E. 8-18 
 12. Goldfields G. 8-18 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 7-19 
 14. Mandurah M. 4-22 
SEABL-East
 1. Mt Gambier 21-3 
 2. Nunawading S. 17-7 
 3. Geelong S. 16-8 
 4. Sandringham S. 11-13 
 5. Kilsyth C. 11-13 
 6. Albury W.B. 9-15 
 7. Canberra G. 3-21 
 8. BA CoE 2-14 
SEABL-South
 1. Ballarat M. 16-8 
 2. Hobart C. 16-8 
 3. Dandenong R. 16-8 
 4. NW Tasmania 13-11 
 5. Bendigo B. 11-13 
 6. Melbourne T. 7-17 
 7. Frankston 7-17 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 19-1 
 2. Norths Bears 13-7 
 3. Bankstown B. 13-7 
 4. Hornsby S. 12-8 
 5. Manly Warr. 11-9 
 6. Cent.Coast C. 11-9 
 7. Maitland M. 11-9 
 8. Hills H. 9-11 
 9. Illawarra H. 5-15 
 10. Newcastle H. 3-17 
 11. Sutherland S. 3-17 
Last:9/3/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats19.1 
 2. Clarke, Hawks18.9 
 3. Conger, Hawks18.6 
 4. Prather, United18.0 
 5. Ellis, Kings17.4 
 6. Johnson, 36ers16.3 
 7. Tokoto, Wildcats16.3 
 8. Buford, Bullets16.3 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.3 
 10. Trice, Bullets14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Boone, United10.2 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.7 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks6.8 
 4. Johnson, 36ers6.5 
 5. Walker, Wildcats6.2 
 6. Conger, Hawks5.9 
 7. McCarron, Taipans5.9 
 8. Tyler, Kings5.9 
 9. Pledger, Breakers5.7 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Trice, Bullets5.3 
 2. Ware, United5.2 
 3. Shorter, 36ers4.5 
 4. Cadee, Kings4.0 
 5. Sosa, Breakers3.8 
 6. Newley, Kings3.5 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
 8. Newbill, Breakers3.4 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats3.2 
 10. Sobey, 36ers3.2 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Prather, United1.6 
 4. Newbill, Breakers1.6 
 5. Trice, Bullets1.4 
 6. McCarron, Taipans1.4 
 7. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 8. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 9. Creek, 36ers1.2 
 10. Buford, Bullets1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.7 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.6 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.1 
 5. Tyler, Kings1.1 
 6. Humphries, Kings0.9 
 7. Boone, United0.8 
 8. Egwu, Taipans0.8 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Loe, Breakers0.7 

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Round 10 (Regular Season)

Kings Dec.17 Taipans 68%
Hawks Dec.16 United 63%
Wildcats 82% Dec.16 Bullets
Breakers 60% Dec.15 36ers
Taipans 63% Dec.14 Bullets
State Leagues Round-Up - Apr 6, 2017


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Big V
Knox R. - Diamond V.E. 70-59

There was no surprise in Wantirna South where 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (1-5) were defeated by leader Knox Raiders (5-0) 70-59 on Sunday. Knox Raiders forced 20 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Dylan Hare (193-93) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized British guard Adam Thoseby (196-91, college: Georgia SW, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 15 points. Four Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. American guard Raanthony Sanders (190, college: Pensacola JC) produced 16 points and 4 steals and the other American import forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) added 13 points respectively for the guests. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Knox Raiders maintains first place in League with 5-0 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the tenth position with five games lost. Knox Raiders will face Hume City Broncos (#8) in Tullamarine in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Diamond Valley Eagles will play at home against McKinnon C. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: D.Hare 18+12reb+6ast, A.Thoseby 15+3reb+3ast, A.Tomada 12+2reb+1ast, M.Hodgson 10+2reb, C.Kaba 8+8reb+3ast, L.Carroll 5+5reb+1ast
Diamond V.E.: R.Sanders 16+2reb+1ast, B.Conley 13+4reb, G.Page 12+2reb+1ast, H.Kansak 6+7reb+1ast, S.Reynolds 5+3reb, M.Reynolds 2+5reb+4ast
gschID: 541296


Hawthorn M. - Waverley F. 78-89

No shocking result in a game in Hawthorn where seventh ranked Waverley Falcons (2-1) defeated bottom-ranked Magic (0-3) 89-78 on Sunday. Waverley Falcons forced 20 Magic turnovers and outrebounded them 49-37 including 17 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Waverley Falcons made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was forward Chris Arkell (198-90) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. Point guard Bradley Kelleher (182-86, college: Hofstra) chipped in 15 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Jack Barry (-94) produced 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Alex Bogart-King (200) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Magic players scored in double figures. Magic's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Waverley Falcons moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Magic still closes the standings with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: C.Arkell 25+15reb+1ast, B.Kelleher 15+3reb+5ast, B.Beasley 11+4reb+2ast, T.Boyle 9+5reb, T.Liesting 9+3reb, D.Simmons 9+7reb+4ast
Hawthorn M.: J.Barry 24+8reb+4ast, A.Bogart-King 16+8reb+3ast, J.Morrison 12+8reb, P.Chelvan 10+2reb, P.McBrearty 6+1reb+3ast, D.Kusnyer 3
gschID: 541297


Casey C. - Ringwood H. 87-99

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 3rd placed Casey C.'s (3-2) home loss to leader Ringwood Hawks (5-0) 87-99 on Sunday. Ringwood Hawks shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Shaun Clarke (204) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. American power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) produced 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Mitch Chapman (187-85) added 16 points respectively for the hosts. Five Ringwood Hawks and four Casey C. players scored in double figures. Ringwood Hawks maintains second place in League with 5-0 record having just one victory less than leader Perth Redbacks. Newly promoted Casey C. dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face McKinnon C. (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 24+7reb+4ast, N.Truman 20, S.Clarke 20+13reb, M.McCahey 18+5reb+2ast, M.Fennell 10+2reb+2ast, M.Snowball 5+3reb+5ast
Casey C.: C.Polk 28+8reb+4ast, M.Chapman 16+3reb+3ast, D.Johnson 10+7reb+1ast, B.Hobba 10+7reb+2ast, E.Golong 9+2reb+1ast, R.Lemons 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541298


Werribee D. - Hume City 112-103

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Devils' (3-1) home victory over 6th ranked Hume City Broncos (1-2) 112-103 on Saturday. Devils dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Hume City Broncos' 44. They outrebounded Hume City Broncos 48-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. Devils looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Hume City Broncos' players. The best player for the winners was American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) who had a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import guard Jordan Hughes (192-92, college: Dakota St.) chipped in 25 points and 6 rebounds. Devils' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Luke Egan (200-74, college: E.Washington) produced 40 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and Shaun Prendergast added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Four Devils and five Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. Devils moved-up to third place in League. Loser Hume City Broncos dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. Devils will have a break next round. Hume City Broncos will play at home against the league's leader Knox Raiders (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Werribee D.: J.Smith 43+16reb+7ast, J.Hughes 25+6reb+1ast, F.Hunter 14+7reb+5ast, N.Wilson 13+5reb, B.Allison 9+5reb+6ast, N.Morda 3+1reb+2ast
Hume City: L.Egan 40+7reb, S.Prendergast 21+3reb+4ast, M.Berezdecky 14+5reb, P.Renteria 10+1ast, T.Clayton 10+12reb+2ast, D. Lual 5+1ast
gschID: 541295


Corio Bay S. - Knox R. 80-116

Not a big story in a game in Geelong where bottom-ranked Stingrays (0-4) were outplayed by leader Knox Raiders (5-0) 116-80 on Saturday. Knox Raiders made 30-of-38 free shots (78.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Stingrays turnovers and outrebounded them 50-36 including a 21-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Knox Raiders made 7 blocks. Stingrays were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was center Matt Hodgson (211-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) chipped in 24 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. American point guard Cam Baker (185, college: Columbus St.) produced 33 points (!!!) and 5 assists and guard Michael Rebula (189-90) added 18 points respectively for the hosts. Stingrays' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Knox Raiders maintains first place in League with 5-0 record. Loser Stingrays still closes the standings with four games lost. Knox Raiders will face Hume City Broncos (#8) in Tullamarine in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: M.Hodgson 26+18reb, C.Kaba 24+8reb+7ast, A.Thoseby 24+3reb+1ast, D.Hare 15+3reb+4ast, D.McDonald 8+7reb+2ast, A.Tomada 7+7reb+1ast
Corio Bay S.: C.Baker 33+2reb+5ast, M.Rebula 18+4reb+3ast, J.Mcfall 11+7reb+2ast, J.Latham 7+8reb, J.Reardon 6+5reb+2ast, J.Headlam 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541292


McKinnon C. - Casey C. 79-94

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Casey C. (3-2) won against on the road 8th ranked McKinnon C. (1-3) 94-79 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Casey C. players scored in double figures. Casey C.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) added 20 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Despite that victory Casey C. went down to fourth position (League) due to points difference. Loser McKinnon C. dropped to the ninth place with three games lost. Casey C. will have a break next round. McKinnon C. will play at home against the league's second-placed Ringwood Hawks (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: C.Polk 27+12reb+5ast, R.Lemons 17+7reb+3ast, E.Golong 16+5reb+3ast, M.McInnes 11+2reb+5ast, D.Johnson 7+3reb, B.Arnott 7+1reb+1ast
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 28+10reb+1ast, I.Platenik 20+9reb+1ast, N.Mueller 15+7reb+1ast, D.Walker 9+5reb+5ast, B.Tamir 7+2reb+1ast, A.Mueller 0+1reb
gschID: 541293


Ringwood H. - Eltham W. 101-94

There was no surprise in Heathmont where 4th placed Eltham Wildcats (2-2) were defeated by leader Ringwood Hawks (5-0) 101-94 on Saturday. Ringwood Hawks made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Eltham Wildcats were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Matthew Snowball who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. American forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) chipped in 23 points. Benjamin Waldren produced 34 points (!!!) and Jordan Canovan added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Ringwood Hawks and four Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. Ringwood Hawks maintains second place in League with 5-0 record having just one victory less than leader Perth Redbacks. Loser Eltham Wildcats dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face McKinnon C. (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Eltham Wildcats will play against Whittlesea City and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: M.McCahey 23+4reb+1ast, N.Truman 19+2reb+2ast, M.Fennell 15+8reb+3ast, S.Clarke 15+7reb, J.Gibson 14+9reb+1ast, M.Snowball 12+6reb+10ast
Eltham W.: B.Waldren 34+3reb+2ast, J.Canovan 17+9reb+1ast, J.Aver 14+3reb+4ast, C.Cameron 11+5reb+1ast, S.Grant 9+9reb+2ast, K.Williams 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541294


Diamond V.E. - Whittlesea City 101-102

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Whittlesea City's (2-2) road victory over 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (1-5) 102-101 on Saturday. Whittlesea City forced 21 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers. Diamond Valley Eagles were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Taane Samuel who had a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Jonathan Maybank chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Raanthony Sanders (190, college: Pensacola JC) produced 26 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) added 17 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Whittlesea City moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the tenth position with five games lost. Whittlesea City will face higher ranked Eltham Wildcats (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Diamond Valley Eagles will play against McKinnon C. (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: T.Samuel 35+15reb+2ast, J.Maybank 21+10reb+4ast, D.Bruno 15+3reb+1ast, A.Zeverona 14+1reb+3ast, A.Kearing 12+6reb+1ast, S.Kalistu 3+1reb
Diamond V.E.: R.Sanders 26+4reb+4ast, B.Conley 17+11reb+3ast, S.Reynolds 14+3reb+5ast, M.Reynolds 13+9reb+3ast, G.Page 10+2reb+2ast, B.Griffiths 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541291


Premier League
Sturt S. - Southern T. 84-64

Undefeated Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (0-1) recorded its first loss in Pasadena. Visitors were rolled over by leader Sturt Sabres (1-0) 84-64. Sturt Sabres outrebounded Noarlunga City Southern Tigers 46-31 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Hamish Burns (190, college: Newberry) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 9 rebounds. The former international power forward Claybrin McMath (203-90, college: Bryant) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Sturt Sabres players scored in double figures. American forward Mike Nwelue (196, college: Drury) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds and guard Robert Linton (193) added 16 points in the effort for Noarlunga City Southern Tigers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sturt Sabres left bottom position moving up to fourth place in League. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. Sturt Sabres will play against league's leader Forestville Eagles in Goodwood in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will play at home against South Adelaide Panthers (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: J.Rigoni 15+3reb+3ast, C.McMath 13+8reb+2ast, B.Carter 13+2reb+1ast, H.Burns 12+9reb+3ast, I.White 12+3reb+5ast, T.Klaosen 8+3reb+1ast
Southern T.: A.Drmic 17+4reb, R.Linton 16+3reb+2ast, M.Nwelue 10+13reb+2ast, C.Catford 8, D.Peacock 6+3reb+1ast, H.Staude 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541412


Woodville W. - N.Adelaide R. 62-85

Everything could happen in Flinders Park at the game between two tied teams. Both leader North Adelaide Rockets and bottom-ranked Woodville Warriors had identical 0-0 record. But Woodville Warriors were not able to use a home court advantage and were rolled over by the opponent from Greenacres 85-62 on Saturday night. North Adelaide Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Woodville Warriors' 28. North Adelaide Rockets forced 25 Woodville Warriors turnovers and outrebounded them 47-30 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Woodville Warriors were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 19 rebounds. Swingman Darcy Aistrope (191) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Alex Maiorana produced 12 points and guard Darren Ng (189-83) added 8 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. North Adelaide Rockets (1-0) left bottom position moving up to second place in League. Loser Woodville Warriors still closes the standings with one game lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face Norwood Flames (#8) in Marden in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Woodville Warriors will play on the road against West Adelaide Bearcats and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: A.Starling 32+19reb+2ast, A.Miller 14+3reb+3ast, D.Aistrope 13+6reb+3ast, R.Harding 8+1reb, L.Mapunda 5+5reb+6ast, A.Schild 4+7reb+2ast
Woodville W.: A.Maiorana 12+4reb+2ast, D.McKee 11+3reb+2ast, L.Stanbridge 11, D.Ng 8+4reb+5ast, S.Richardson 7+1reb+1ast, C.Clausen 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541413


Norwood F. - Forestville E. 77-87

An interesting game was played in Marden where Forestville Eagles (#3) beat host Norwood Flames (#5) 87-77 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the top position in League. Forestville Eagles outrebounded Norwood Flames 45-34 including 32 on the defensive glass. Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and American guard Jake Rios (188-86, college: Georgia Coll.) chipped in 22 points. Forestville Eagles' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Jerrell Sanders (198, college: Ferris St.) responded with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Ahmad Starks (175-92, college: Illinois) scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. Four Forestville Eagles and five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. Forestville Eagles (1-0) keep a position of League leader. Loser Norwood Flames still closes the standings with one game lost. Forestville Eagles will meet at home Sturt Sabres (#4) in the next round. Norwood Flames will play against the league's second-placed North Adelaide Rockets (#2) in Greenacres and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: M.Deng 28+15reb+3ast, J.Rios 22+4reb+1ast, S. Wright 13+7reb+5ast, A.Garrett 12+6reb+1ast, T.Fildes 6+3reb+3ast, M.Morphett 2+4reb+1ast
Norwood F.: A.Starks 22+6reb+3ast, J.Sanders 21+7reb+4ast, A.Webber 10+1reb+8ast, M.Long 10+6reb+1ast, D.Webber 10+10reb+5ast, S.Pontifex 4
gschID: 541414


Eastern M. - W.Adelaide B. 73-85

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Eastern Mavericks (0-1) against leader West Adelaide Bearcats (1-0) on Saturday night. Host Eastern Mavericks were defeated by West Adelaide Bearcats in Mt. Barker 85-73. Eastern Mavericks were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Harold Ridgeway (203, college: Midland) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four West Adelaide Bearcats players scored in double figures. D Mcgee produced 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Eastern Mavericks' coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. West Adelaide Bearcats left bottom position moving up to fifth place in League. Loser Eastern Mavericks still closes the standings with one game lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will face Woodville Warriors (#10) in Flinders Park in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against Central District Lions in Gawler and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 29+11reb+3ast, L.Valk 14+4reb+2ast, H.Ridgeway 12+9reb+1ast, T.Braithwaite 10, B.Truslove 8+4reb, J.West 6+1reb+1ast
Eastern M.: L.Barker 17+2reb, D.Mcgee 14+5reb, S.Vozzo 13+1reb+3ast, T.Cioffi 8+6reb+1ast, Z.Lovell 7+2reb+2ast, D.Shorne 5+9reb+3ast
gschID: 541410


S.Adelaide P. - C.District L. 105-70

Round 5 in State League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Park Holme where host South Adelaide Panthers (1-0) crushed league's leader Central District Lions (0-1) 105-70 on Saturday evening. South Adelaide Panthers dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Central District Lions' 46. South Adelaide Panthers forced 23 Central District Lions turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Central District Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) who scored 25 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Point guard Shane Boal (183-86) chipped in 28 points. Four South Adelaide Panthers players scored in double figures. American forward Ricardo Martin (203, college: Lander) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds and guard Nelson Larkins (180-96) added 9 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. South Adelaide Panthers left bottom position moving up to third place in League. Central District Lions at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Perth Redbacks. Central District Lions will play next round against Eastern Mavericks trying to make it back to the top of the standings. South Adelaide Panthers will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers in Morphett Vale.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: S.Boal 28+2reb+2ast, E.Davis 25+2reb+7ast, J.O'Brien 13+13reb+1ast, T.McKenzie 11+9reb+7ast, R.Gardner 9+3reb+1ast, E.Minear-Kulpinski 6+3reb+1ast
C.District L.: R.Martin 18+9reb+1ast, K.Sapwell 13+4reb+2ast, N.Larkins 9+9reb+7ast, M.Makoi 8+7reb, S.Stone 6+2reb+1ast, B.Nathan 5+1reb
gschID: 541411


SBL
SW Slammers - East Perth E. 75-86

Very predictable result in Bunbury where fourth ranked Eagles (3-1) beat bottom-ranked Slammers (0-3) 86-75 on Saturday. Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Slammers' 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Slammers were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) who scored 30 points and 6 assists. American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Eagles' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) produced 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import guard Michael Lay (180-83, college: Concordia, OR) added 21 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Eagles maintains fourth place in League with 3-1 record. Loser Slammers still closes the standings with three games lost. Eagles will face league's second-placed Wanneroo in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: D.Williamson 30+4reb+6ast, K.Davis 14+4reb+4ast, J.Tupaea 10+4reb+1ast, D.Tawhiti 9+7reb+2ast, N.Manyang 7+6reb+2ast, A.Donlagic 7
SW Slammers: M.Lay 21+7reb+2ast, T.Nichols 21+9reb+7ast, T.Puot 10+2reb+2ast, C.Douglas 9+11reb, C.Weeden 8+6reb, T.Durnin 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541640


Stirling S. - Cockburn C. 68-84

There was a minor upset in Perth where 9th ranked Stirling S. (1-2) was defeated by eleventh ranked Cougars (2-2) 84-68 on Saturday. Cougars forced 21 Stirling S. turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) who scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Five Cougars players scored in double figures. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) produced 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Ashley Litterick (202) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Cougars moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Stirling S. dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Cougars will face higher ranked Buccaneers (#3) in Wonthella in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 20+10reb, L.Cummings 17+2reb+2ast, G.Field 16+9reb+7ast, S.Chan 13+2reb+6ast, R.Della Maddalena 12+3reb, J.Holmes 4+5reb
Stirling S.: R.Vague 13+7reb+5ast, A.Litterick 12+6reb+3ast, C.Ellis 12+4reb+2ast, A.Bruton 9+2reb+3ast, T.Witts 7+2reb+1ast, J.Coburn 5
gschID: 541642


Goldfields G. - Mandurah M. 100-69

There was a small surprise in Kalgoorlie where thirteenth ranked Giants (1-3) outleveled 10th ranked Magic (1-2) 100-69 on Saturday. They outrebounded Magic 52-36 including a 36-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Giants looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Magic's players. Magic was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) who scored 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Four Giants players scored in double figures. American forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Andrew Bowman (185-85) added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Giants left bottom position moving up to twelfth place in League. Loser Magic keeps the tenth position with two games lost. Giants will face Suns (#14) in Kalamunda in the next round.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 37+6reb+7ast, J.Pillard 14+13reb+3ast, L.Pike 11+6reb+2ast, N.Burrow 10+4reb+1ast, J.Reid 9+2reb+1ast, R.Hurst 5+4reb+1ast
Mandurah M.: T.Mullenax 18+7reb+2ast, W.McNeill 11+1reb+3ast, A.Bowman 9+5reb+4ast, C.Simpson 8+1reb+1ast, S.Julitz 8+2reb+1ast, R.Kreklow 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 541639


Kalamunda E.S. - Perth Redbacks 86-103

There was no surprise in Kalamunda where bottom-ranked Suns (0-5) were defeated by leader Redbacks (4-0) 103-86 on Saturday. Redbacks outrebounded Suns 49-34 including a 38-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Suns' players. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) who scored 30 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Five Redbacks players scored in double figures. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) produced 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Ryan Blanchett (202-96) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Redbacks keep a position of League leader. Loser Suns still closes the standings with five games lost. Redbacks will face Eagles (#4) in Morley in the next round. Suns will play at home against Giants (#12) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Perth Redbacks: S.Redhage 30+8reb+8ast, A.Loughton 14+10reb+1ast, B.Smith 14+3reb, K.Bowen 12+10reb+1ast, J.Wagner 11+1reb+9ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 6+5reb+1ast
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 20+6reb+4ast, T.Squire 13+4reb, R.Blanchett 12+7reb, J.Correia 8+2reb, B.Pass 8+1ast, N.Drown 7+1reb
gschID: 541643


Joondalup Wolves - Rockingham F. 92-62

No shocking result in a game in Joondalup where leader Wanneroo (3-0) smashed 8th ranked Flames (1-2) 92-62 on Saturday. Wanneroo dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Flames' 32. Wanneroo forced 20 Flames turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) who scored 20 points and 5 assists. American forward Richard Ross (198-92, college: ODU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. American forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and guard Ryan Godfrey (187-90, college: W.Georgia) added 15 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Wanneroo moved-up to second place in League. Loser Flames dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. Wanneroo will face Eagles (#4) in Morley in the next round. Flames will play at home against Lightning (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 20+4reb+5ast, S.Salinas 13+7reb+2ast, R.Ross 13+10reb+3ast, W.Guerin 12+4reb, R.Huntington 9+6reb+2ast, J.Wellsteed 6+4reb+2ast
Rockingham F.: R.Godfrey 15+1reb+6ast, D.Jack 14+10reb+2ast, J.Griffin 10+8reb, B.Samuelson 7+2reb+2ast, J.Beard 6+3reb+1ast, M.Honey 5
gschID: 541641


Geraldton B. - Willetton T. 83-95

There was an upset in Wonthella where leader Buccaneers (3-1) were defeated by seventh ranked Tigers (2-1) 95-83 on Saturday. Tigers outrebounded Buccaneers 42-29 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 20 rebounds. Guard Kyle Armour (183-89, college: Augusta) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. American forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) produced 26 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Tigers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Buccaneers dropped to the third position with one game lost. Tigers will face higher ranked Hawks (#5) in Floreat in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buccaneers will play at home against Cougars and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: R.Turner 32+20reb, K.Armour 23+6reb+2ast, N.Cody 14+4reb, D.Scott 11+2reb+4ast, L.Evans 9+3reb+3ast, A.Black 4+1reb+5ast
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 26+5reb+1ast, M.Barrow 20+7reb+3ast, A.Ralph 16+2reb, M.Hancock 9+1reb+2ast, J.Hussey 6+5reb+6ast, M.Wundenberg 4+7reb
gschID: 541638


Lakeside L. - Kalamunda E.S. 92-87

Rather predictable result in North Lake where eleventh ranked Lightning (2-2) beat bottom-ranked Suns (0-5) 92-87 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Lightning dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Suns' 26. Lightning forced 19 Suns turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Suns were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists. Four Lightning players scored in double figures. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists and guard Tim Squire (182-91) added 23 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Lightning moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Suns still closes the standings with five games lost. Lightning will face Flames (#9) in Rockingham in the next round. Suns will play at home against Giants (#12) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 24+10reb+3ast, D.Atkinson 18+4reb+10ast, D.Grida 14+8reb+1ast, D.Morgan 14+2reb, T.Parkinson 6+5reb, A.Ferguson 6+5reb+1ast
Kalamunda E.S.: T.Squire 23+6reb+1ast, C.Belger 17+9reb+11ast, K.Horn 15+3reb, T.Pinker 9+1ast, R.Blanchett 6+8reb, B.Pass 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541636


Cockburn C. - Perry Lakes H. 90-97

Not a big story in a game in Hamilton Hill where 11th ranked Cougars (2-2) were defeated by ninth ranked Hawks (2-1) 97-90 on Friday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 32-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Cougars' 44 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Cougars 46-25 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The former international forward Ben Purser (201-90, college: Augusta) chipped in 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Hawks' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Point guard Lochlan Cummings (183, college: Hope International) produced 25 points and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) added 23 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Hawks and four Cougars players scored in double figures. Hawks moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Cougars dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Hawks will face Tigers (#6) in Willetton in the next round. Cougars will play on the road against Buccaneers in Wonthella and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: B.Purser 25+7reb+4ast, B.Carlwell 24+15reb+1ast, R.Waters 20+6reb+7ast, R.Smith 14+6reb+5ast, R.O'Sullivan 10+3reb, M.Clarke 2
Cockburn C.: L.Cummings 25+4reb+4ast, J.Billups 23+8reb, G.Field 13+8reb+3ast, S.Chan 11+1reb+4ast, D.Thomas 8+1reb, J.Holmes 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541637


SEABL
BA CoE - Kilsyth C. 81-77

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked BA CoE (1-2) won against at home second-ranked Kilsyth Cobras (1-1) 81-77 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was swingman Tom Fullarton (200-99) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Kyle Zunic (184-99) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Four BA CoE players scored in double figures. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) produced 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Nelson Kirksey (190-89, college: UMKC) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. BA CoE left bottom position moving up to fourth place in League. Loser Kilsyth Cobras dropped to the third position with one game lost. BA CoE will have a break next round. Kilsyth Cobras will play at home against Ballarat Miners and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BA CoE: K.Zunic 17+3reb+4ast, M.Colina 14+7reb+1ast, S.Froling 12+8reb+4ast, T.Fullarton 11+10reb+3ast, M. Johns 8+2reb+3ast, A.Mudronja 8+5reb+2ast
Kilsyth C.: O.Odigie 19+4reb+2ast, N.Kirksey 16+7reb+4ast, C.Patton 15+9reb+4ast, A.MacMillan 9+10reb+1ast, G.Hadley 7+1reb, T.Naqqash 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541808


Canberra G. - Kilsyth C. 82-89

We should not miss the game where second ranked Kilsyth Cobras (1-1) against desperated Canberra Gunners (0-2) where Kilsyth Cobras won on the road by seven points 89-82. Kilsyth Cobras dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Canberra Gunners' 30 and made 22-of-25 charity shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) nailed 28 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Nelson Kirksey (190-89, college: UMKC) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Kilsyth Cobras players scored in double figures. Guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) came up with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Canberra Gunners in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Despite that victory Kilsyth Cobras went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Canberra Gunners at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Kilsyth Cobras' next round opponent will be Ballarat Miners (#5) in Wendouree. Canberra Gunners will play on the road against the league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: C.Patton 28+9reb+2ast, N.Kirksey 16+6reb+3ast, O.Odigie 14+6reb+1ast, A.MacMillan 14+2reb+4ast, T.Naqqash 8+3reb+5ast, B.Owili 5+3reb
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 20+8reb+8ast, B.Doran 18+2reb+2ast, B.Allen 17+6reb+5ast, B.Kearins 9+5reb+1ast, J.Toohey 7+4reb+3ast, N.Brown 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541806


Albury W.B. - Nunawading S. 87-96

There was no surprise in Albury where bottom-ranked Bandits (0-3) were defeated by leader Spectres (3-0) 96-87 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 96-87. Spectres made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game, while Bandits only scored nine points from the stripe. Bandits were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) who had a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. Thomas Wright chipped in 15 points. Forward Antone Robinson (200) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds and point guard Deba George (183-85) added 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spectres keep a position of League leader. Loser Bandits still closes the standings with three games lost. Spectres will face Kilsyth Cobras (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Bandits will play against the league's second-placed Sabres (#2) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: D.Swetalla 44+11reb+2ast, T.Wright 15+3reb+3ast, C. Hronopoulos 15+1reb+1ast, A.Steel 14+5reb+1ast, S.Conn 4+11reb, D.King-Hawea 2+7reb+1ast
Albury W.B.: D.George 25+8reb+6ast, A.Robinson 24+16reb+1ast, S.Dearborn 11+2reb, J.Browning 10+2reb, M.Newton 9+5reb+1ast, J.Spear 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541807


Mt Gambier - Bendigo B. 80-66

No shocking result in a game in Mt Gambier where leader Mount Gambier Pioneers (2-0) defeated 3rd placed Bendigo Braves (0-1) 80-66 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Mount Gambier Pioneers. Bendigo Braves was better in second period 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mount Gambier Pioneers looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Bendigo Braves' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Tom Daly (182-91) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Dyami Starks (188-92, college: Bryant) produced 27 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Matthew Andronicos (208-91) added 12 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the guests. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first place in League with 2-0 record. Loser Bendigo Braves still closes the standings with one game lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face Canberra Gunners (#6) in Belconnen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bendigo Braves will play on the road against the league's second-placed Sabres in Cheltenham and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: D.Alexander 22+12reb+4ast, T.Daly 20+6reb+7ast, B.Hill 11+11reb+9ast, L.Jamieson 10+9reb+1ast, E.Burdon 6+1reb+4ast, M.Sutton 5+1reb
Bendigo B.: D.Starks 27+6reb+2ast, M.Andronicos 12+14reb, C.Aiken 9+7reb+3ast, K.White 9+5reb+5ast, A.Doyle 4+6reb+1ast, J.Cowling 3+2reb
gschID: 541804


Geelong S. - Ballarat M. 100-76

Rather expected game when 3rd placed Ballarat Miners (0-1) were rolled over on the road by leader Geelong Supercats (2-0) 100-76 on Friday. The game without a history. Geelong Supercats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Ballarat Miners' 38. They outrebounded Ballarat Miners 50-37 including 36 on the defensive glass. Geelong Supercats looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Ballarat Miners' players. The best player for the winners was American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. The former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) chipped in 22 points and 6 assists. Geelong Supercats' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American guard Davon Usher (198-92, college: Delaware) produced 30 points and forward Craig Moller (203-94) added 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Geelong Supercats went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Ballarat Miners still closes the standings with one game lost. Geelong Supercats will face Dandenong Rangers (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ballarat Miners will play against Kilsyth Cobras and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 26+8reb+3ast, N.Herbert 22+4reb+6ast, K.Blicavs 12+5reb+3ast, A.Cannan 11+5reb+1ast, K.Rocci 10+4reb+2ast, E.Gaff 6+8reb+2ast
Ballarat M.: D.Usher 30+3reb+2ast, C.Moller 16+13reb+4ast, M.King-Davis 10+5reb+2ast, A.Constable 10+1reb+1ast, P.Hooley 8+4reb+1ast, C.McCallum 1+9reb
gschID: 541805


  




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