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NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-11 
 2. Taipans 15-13 
 3. Wildcats 15-13 
 4. Hawks 15-13 
 5. Breakers 14-14 
 6. United 13-15 
 7. Kings 13-15 
 8. Bullets 10-18 
Last:2/12/2017
State Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 10-2 
 2. Knox R. 10-3 
 3. Eltham W. 9-3 
 4. Waverley F. 8-4 
 5. Werribee D. 7-5 
 6. Casey C. 5-6 
 7. McKinnon C. 5-6 
 8. Hawthorn M. 4-6 
 9. Corio Bay S. 4-7 
 10. Hume City 4-8 
 11. Diamond V.E. 4-9 
 12. Whittlesea City 1-12 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 7-1 
 2. Forestville E. 6-2 
 3. Sturt S. 6-2 
 4. Southern T. 5-3 
 5. W.Adelaide B. 4-4 
 6. Woodville W. 3-5 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 3-5 
 8. Norwood F. 3-5 
 9. C.District L. 2-6 
 10. Eastern M. 1-7 
QBL
 1. Mackay M. 5-0 
 2. Brisbane C. 4-0 
 3. Cairns M. 4-2 
 4. Sunshine CR 3-0 
 5. Ipswich F. 3-2 
 6. Townsville H. 3-2 
 7. Logan T. 2-3 
 8. Rockhampton 2-3 
 9. Gold Coast R. 2-3 
 10. Brisbane S. 1-3 
 11. Toowoomba M. 1-3 
 12. Gladstone P. 0-2 
 13. Suncoast PC 0-3 
 14. SW Metro P. 0-4 
SBL
 1. Willetton T. 12-2 
 2. Geraldton B. 12-2 
 3. Joondalup Wolves 10-3 
 4. Perth R. 9-5 
 5. Stirling S. 7-5 
 6. SW Slammers 7-5 
 7. Cockburn C. 7-7 
 8. Lakeside L. 7-7 
 9. Rockingham F. 6-9 
 10. East Perth E. 6-9 
 11. Perry Lakes H. 5-9 
 12. Goldfields G. 4-8 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 3-14 
 14. Mandurah M. 2-12 
SEABL-East
 1. Nunawading S. 12-2 
 2. Ballarat M. 8-3 
 3. Geelong S. 8-4 
 4. Dandenong R. 7-6 
 5. Albury W.B. 6-6 
 6. Melbourne T. 3-8 
 7. Canberra G. 1-9 
SEABL-South
 1. Mt Gambier 10-1 
 2. Hobart C. 8-3 
 3. Bendigo B. 7-7 
 4. Sandringham S. 5-6 
 5. Kilsyth C. 5-8 
 6. NW Tasmania 4-8 
 7. Frankston 3-10 
 8. BA CoE 1-7 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 10-1 
 2. Hornsby S. 9-4 
 3. Bankstown B. 7-4 
 4. Manly Warr. 7-5 
 5. Maitland M. 7-5 
 6. Norths Bears 6-5 
 7. Cent.Coast C. 6-6 
 8. Hills H. 6-7 
 9. Illawarra H. 4-7 
 10. Newcastle H. 2-10 
 11. Sutherland S. 1-11 
Full Standings
Last:5/29/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats23.1 
 2. Ware, United22.1 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.3 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.5 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Clarke, Hawks17.4 
 8. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 9. Goulding, United16.9 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Craig, Bullets8.0 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks7.6 
 4. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 5. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.3 
 10. Knight, Wildcats6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.4 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.8 
 5. Ware, United4.5 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.1 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.1 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lisch, Kings1.9 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 8. Ware, United1.3 
 9. Newley, Kings1.2 
 10. Martin, Hawks1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.4 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 4. Boone, United1.1 
 5. Whittington, Kings0.9 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Carter, Breakers0.7 
 9. Maric, Kings0.7 
 10. Hodgson, 36ers0.7 

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Round 14 (Regular Season)

Big V
Werribee D. Jun.4 Ringwood H. 61%
Casey C. 59% Jun.4 Hume City
Hume City Jun.3 Corio Bay S 57%
McKinnon C. Jun.3 Diamond V.E 53%
Knox R. 60% Jun.3 Werribee D.
Whittlesea C Jun.3 Hawthorn M. 82%
Waverley F. 55% Jun.3 Eltham W.
Premier League
N.Adelaide R 86% Jun.4 Woodville W
Southern T. Jun.4 Sturt S. 61%
W.Adelaide B 87% Jun.4 Eastern M.
C.District L 50% Jun.4 S.Adelaide P
Forestville 73% Jun.4 Norwood F.
S.Adelaide P Jun.3 Sturt S. 75%
Southern T. 80% Jun.3 Eastern M.
W.Adelaide B Jun.3 N.Adelaide R 76%
Woodville W Jun.3 Forestville 69%
Norwood F. 59% Jun.3 C.District L
QBL
Brisbane C. 99% Jun.4 Gladstone P
Logan T. 92% Jun.3 Suncoast PC
Brisbane S. 76% Jun.3 Gladstone P
Mackay M. 91% Jun.3 Rockhampton
Toowoomba M 76% Jun.3 SW Metro P.
Cairns M. 72% Jun.3 Ipswich F.
Gold Coast R Jun.2 Sunshine CR 78%
Townsville H 69% Jun.2 Ipswich F.
SBL
Geraldton B 86% Jun.4 Goldfields G
Joondalup Wo 52% Jun.3 Stirling S.
Goldfields G Jun.3 Geraldton B 83%
Perth R. 89% Jun.2 Kalamunda E
Perry Lakes 56% Jun.2 E.Perth E.
Mandurah M. Jun.2 SW Slammers 81%
Rockingham F 53% Jun.2 Cockburn C.
Willetton T 81% Jun.2 Lakeside L.
SEABL
Kilsyth C. Jun.4 Geelong S. 64%
Sandringham 59% Jun.4 Frankston
Hobart C. 65% Jun.4 Ballarat M.
Melbourne T Jun.4 Dandenong R 65%
Dandenong R 73% Jun.3 Kilsyth C.
Bendigo B. 76% Jun.3 Melbourne T
Nunawading S 60% Jun.3 Geelong S.
Albury W.B. 80% Jun.3 Canberra G.
NW Tasmania Jun.2 Ballarat M. 72%
Canberra G. 69% Jun.2 BA CoE
Mt Gambier 79% Jun.2 Sandringham
Waratah
Illawarra H Jun.4 Norths Bears 58%
Hornsby S. 66% Jun.3 Bankstown B
Cent.Coast C 55% Jun.3 Manly Warr.
Maitland M. Jun.3 Sydney Comet 74%
Newcastle H Jun.3 Hills H. 69%
Norths Bears 90% Jun.3 Sutherland S
State Leagues Round-Up - May 18, 2017


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Big V
Waverley F. - Werribee D. 79-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Waverley Falcons' (7-3) home victory over 5th ranked Devils (5-4) in Mount Waverley 79-71 on Saturday. Forward Chris Arkell (198-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Brandon Beasley (196-88, college: William Penn) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Beasley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Waverley Falcons' coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) answered with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard Jordan Hughes (192-92, college: Dakota St.) added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Devils. Waverley Falcons moved-up to third place in League. Loser Devils dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Casey C. (#5) in the next round. Devils will play against Whittlesea City and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Werribee D.: J.Smith 25+8reb+6ast, J.Hughes 17+9reb+5ast, A.Ayilara 15+7reb, J.Sonda 8+5reb+4ast, N.Wilson 4+3reb+1ast, B.Allison 2+4reb+1ast
Waverley F.: C.Arkell 26+11reb, B.Beasley 14+5reb+6ast, J.Reardon 9+6reb+5ast, T.Boyle 8+4reb, M.Harper 8+3reb+2ast, D.Neville 6+5reb
gschID: 541331


Knox R. - McKinnon C. 95-84

Very expected game when 6th ranked McKinnon C. (5-4) lost to first ranked Knox Raiders (9-2) in Wantirna South 84-95 on Saturday. Knox Raiders outrebounded McKinnon C. 58-33 including a 38-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Forward Dylan Hare (193-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Center Matt Hodgson (211-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Five Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders' coach used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) answered with 25 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Dondray Walker (196-92, college: Newberry) added 17 points in the effort for McKinnon C.Knox Raiders maintains first place in League with 9-2 record. Loser McKinnon C. dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Knox Raiders will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#12) in Greensborough in the next round which should be an easy win for them. McKinnon C. will play at home against Stingrays (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 25+9reb+1ast, D.Walker 17+3reb+3ast, I.Platenik 10+6reb, L.Neilson 8+4reb+3ast, C.Charge 8, N.Mueller 6+3reb
Knox R.: D.Hare 28+9reb+4ast, M.Hodgson 19+16reb, C.Kaba 11+11reb+6ast, A.Tomada 11+4reb+4ast, A.Thoseby 11+2reb+2ast, M.Unwin 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541330


Hawthorn M. - Corio Bay S. 100-89

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Magic's (3-5) home victory over 10th ranked Stingrays (2-7) in Hawthorn 100-89 on Sunday. Magic made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Magic had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Jack Barry (-94) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Point guard Kirk Smith (178) contributed with 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Michael Rebula (189-90) answered with 27 points and American point guard Cam Baker (185, college: Columbus St.) added 25 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Stingrays. Five Magic and four Stingrays players scored in double figures. Magic maintains ninth place in League with 3-5 record. Loser Stingrays keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Magic will face league's second-placed Ringwood Hawks in Heathmont in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stingrays will play on the road against McKinnon C. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Corio Bay S.: M.Rebula 27+4reb+3ast, C.Baker 25+6reb+3ast, C.Eichler 21+9reb, J.Mcfall 12+6reb+7ast, G. Erray 4+5reb+1ast, C.Walsh 0
Hawthorn M.: K.Smith 24+4reb+4ast, J.Barry 22+7reb+6ast, J.Morrison 17+5reb+4ast, L.Sist 13+4reb+1ast, A.Bogart-King 13+6reb+4ast, P.Chelvan 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541333


Whittlesea City - Hume City 67-94

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Whittlesea City (1-8) was outscored by eighth ranked Hume City Broncos (4-5) in Mill Park 94-67 on Saturday. American forward Trevon Clayton (198, college: Fresno Pacific) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Luke Egan (200-74, college: E.Washington) contributed with 29 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. Taane Samuel answered with 27 points and 9 rebounds and Jonathan Maybank added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Whittlesea City. Hume City Broncos maintains eighth place in League with 4-5 record. Loser Whittlesea City keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Eltham Wildcats (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Whittlesea City will play against Diamond Valley Eagles (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: T.Samuel 27+9reb+3ast, T.Dalton 15+2reb+1ast, J.Maybank 13+10reb+1ast, D.Bruno 6+2reb+2ast, E.Potts-Broughton 4+7reb+1ast, T. Andersen 2+2reb
Hume City: L.Egan 29+8reb, T.Clayton 23+13reb+3ast, M.Rose 15+9reb+3ast, L.Jeka 14+1reb+5ast, S.Prendergast 11+5reb+4ast, P.Renteria 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541332


Diamond V.E. - Hawthorn M. 59-63

Everything went according to plan when ninth ranked Magic (3-5) defeated 12th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (1-9) in Greensborough 63-59 on Saturday. Jack Barry (-94) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Alex Bogart-King (200) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and forward Harun Kansak added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Diamond Valley Eagles. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Magic maintains ninth place in League with 3-5 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the twelfth position with nine games lost. Magic will face league's second-placed Ringwood Hawks in Heathmont in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Diamond Valley Eagles will play on the road against Whittlesea City (#11) in Mill Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: B.Conley 18+14reb+3ast, H.Kansak 8+6reb+1ast, B.Griffiths 8+5reb, G.Page 7, M.Reynolds 6+2reb+1ast, S.Reynolds 5+2reb+2ast
Hawthorn M.: J.Barry 21+8reb+4ast, A.Bogart-King 14+8reb+1ast, L.Sist 8+6reb+2ast, D.Mareels 6+7reb+1ast, J.Morrison 5+4reb+4ast, R. Johnson 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541329


Casey C. - Eltham W. 91-76

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Eltham Wildcats (6-3) against seventh ranked Casey C. (5-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Eltham Wildcats were defeated by Casey C. in 91-76. It was a great shooting night for Casey C. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) accounted for 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. Forward Simon Grant (195-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and power forward Chris Cameron (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) added 23 points respectively for Eltham Wildcats in the defeat. Five Casey C. and four Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Casey C. moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Eltham Wildcats dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Casey C. will meet league's second-placed Ringwood Hawks in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eltham Wildcats will play against Hume City Broncos and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: C.Cameron 23+3reb+2ast, S.Grant 17+15reb+2ast, B.Waldren 14+5reb+2ast, J.Canovan 10+5reb, J.Aver 6+3reb+4ast, K.Williams 3+1reb
Casey C.: R.Lemons 24+9reb+3ast, B.Louis 18+5reb+5ast, C.Polk 17+14reb+1ast, B.Hobba 16+10reb+2ast, M.Chapman 13+1reb+4ast, E.Golong 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541328


QBL
Toowoomba M. - Rockhampton 87-96

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-2) lost at home to fourth ranked Rockhampton Rockets (2-2) 96-87 on Friday. Rockhampton Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 43 assists comparing to just 24 passes made by Toowoomba Mountaineers' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rockhampton Rockets made 30 blocks. Leon Christensen orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Canadian forward David Wagner (206-92, college: UBC) contributed with 24 points and 9 assists for the winners. Naturalized Sudanese center Paul Aleer (213-94) answered with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 blocks and forward Manylok Malek (201-94) added 18 points and 7 assists in the effort for Toowoomba Mountaineers. Four Rockhampton Rockets and five Toowoomba Mountaineers players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Rockhampton Rockets went down to seventh position (League) due to points difference. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers dropped to the ninth place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Toowoomba M.: C.Weber 19+4reb+1ast, M.Malek 18+3reb+7ast, J.Washington 18+3reb+1ast, P.Aleer 17+5reb+8ast, J.Abdul-Bassit 12+4reb+2ast, M.Nolen 3+1reb
Rockhampton: L.Christensen 26+4reb+5ast, D.Wagner 24+1reb+9ast, T.Young 14+4reb+4ast, D.Watt 10+1reb+13ast, J.Mitchell 9+5reb+7ast, D.Christensen 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541514


Suncoast PC - Gold Coast R. 76-89

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when twelfth ranked Rollers (2-2) beat bottom-ranked Maroochydore Clippers (0-2) in Cotton Tree 89-76 on Sunday. Rollers made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Maroochydore Clippers were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Shaun Gleeson (189-86) contributed with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) answered with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard CJ Massingale (191-82, college: Metro St.) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Maroochydore Clippers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maroochydore Clippers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rollers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Maroochydore Clippers still closes the standings with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: M.Kenyon 18+5reb+5ast, I.Baldwin 15+10reb, C.Massingale 14+6reb+7ast, B.Hogan 13+4reb+2ast, T.Zaremba 8+4reb, M.Donaldson 6+5reb+1ast
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 27+10reb+1ast, S.Gleeson 24+7reb+4ast, D.Sullivan 13+10reb, D.Vale 10+1reb, S.McGregor 7+1ast, T.Cameron 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541521


Brisbane S. - Cairns M. 74-96

Very expected game when 7th ranked Brisbane Spartans (1-2) were smashed at home by second ranked Cairns Marlins (3-1) 96-74 on Sunday. Cairns Marlins made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Brisbane Spartans turnovers and outrebounded them 41-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. Brisbane Spartans were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Five Cairns Marlins players scored in double figures. International guard Adam Gibson (188-86) answered with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Mitch Philp (184-89) added 17 points and 8 assists in the effort for Brisbane Spartans. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Cairns Marlins went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Loser Brisbane Spartans dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: A.Gibson 17+5reb+5ast, M.Philp 17+1reb+8ast, T.Jervis 13+9reb, R.Jeffries 8+3reb+1ast, D.Quigley 8+2reb+2ast, G.Scott 6+5reb
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 24+4reb+3ast, A.Loughton 21+5reb+3ast, J.Weeks 20+6reb+6ast, A.Fisher 15+9reb+2ast, T.Jackson 11+10reb+5ast, M.Demertze 2+1reb
gschID: 541522


SW Metro P. - Gold Coast R. 92-95

Rather predictable result when twelfth ranked Rollers (2-2) edged bottom-ranked South West Metro Pirates (0-3) in Runcorn 95-92 on Saturday. Strangely South West Metro Pirates outrebounded Rollers 49-28 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import swingman Devon Sullivan (201-86, college: S.Connecticut) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sullivan is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Jake Allen (193, college: Avila) added 25 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for South West Metro Pirates. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rollers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser South West Metro Pirates 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:
SW Metro P.: J.Allen 25+5reb, T.McGrew 21+16reb+4ast, R.Vines 19+3reb+4ast, V.Williams Jr. 13+3reb+4ast, T.Harrison 9+12reb, T.Machado 5
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 42+12reb+4ast, D.Sullivan 19+8reb+1ast, D.Vale 17+3reb+4ast, S.Gleeson 10+2reb+3ast, L.Frankland 3, J.Patton Croker 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541517


Logan T. - Sunshine CR 84-98

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Logan T. (0-3) lost to leader Sunshine CR (2-0) in Loganholme 84-98 on Saturday. Sunshine CR made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Logan T. was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) contributed with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Sunshine CR's coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Logan T.Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Sunshine CR moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Logan T. still closes the standings with three games lost. Sunshine CR will have a break next round. Logan T. will play on the road against the league's second-placed Ipswich Force (#2) in Booval and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: M.Young 24+10reb+4ast, S.Carroll 13+1reb+1ast, C.Salecich 12+3reb+3ast, T.Ammar 11+2reb+1ast, S.Johns 10+3reb+6ast, M.Cedar 10+8reb+4ast
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 28+8reb+4ast, L.Hurdle 21+5reb+5ast, Z.Meehl 19+5reb+2ast, J.Tueta 12+7reb+2ast, R.Sutton 10+3reb+1ast, L.Ilton 4+5reb
gschID: 541516


Mackay M. - Townsville H. 99-86

Everything went according to plan when leader Mackay Meteors (2-0) defeated at home 8th ranked Townsville Heat (1-2) 99-86 on Saturday. Mackay Meteors looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) orchestrated the victory with a triple-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. The former international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) contributed with 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds and the former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) added 16 points and 7 assists in the effort for Townsville Heat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mackay Meteors moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Townsville Heat dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: J.Baker 30+11reb+1ast, J.Wilcher 16+4reb+7ast, J.Anderson 15+6reb+4ast, P.Crawford 15+4reb+5ast, B.McCully 4+2reb, M.Rees 4+5reb
Mackay M.: C.Tragardh 25+9reb+3ast, S.Bruce 22+13reb+12ast, L.Walker 20+12reb+4ast, C.Cedar 19+5reb+2ast, M.Gamblin 7+1reb, L.Blicavs 2+5reb
gschID: 541518


Ipswich F. - Rockhampton 114-106

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 4th placed Rockhampton Rockets' (2-2) road loss to leader Ipswich Force (3-0) in Booval 106-114 on Saturday. American guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Worth to mention Harvey played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Ipswich Force's coach Mick Conlon used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Swingman James Mitchell (195-91) answered with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists and Canadian forward David Wagner (206-92, college: UBC) added 26 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rockhampton Rockets. Five Ipswich Force and four Rockhampton Rockets players scored in double figures. Ipswich Force moved-up to second place in League. Loser Rockhampton Rockets dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Ipswich Force will face Logan T. (#13) in Loganholme in the next round which should be an easy win for them.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: J.Mitchell 34+9reb+7ast, D.Wagner 26+5reb+3ast, D.Watt 15+12reb+3ast, T.Young 14+2reb+2ast, L.Christensen 7+4reb+3ast, J.Blanchard 6+2reb+1ast
Ipswich F.: J.Legan 28+8reb+2ast, K.Harvey 20+5reb, J.Derksen 18+3reb, J.Eustace 16+3reb+2ast, B.Wilson 14+5reb+4ast, L.Shelley 9+4ast
gschID: 541520


Brisbane C. - Cairns M. 98-92

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Cairns Marlins (3-1) on the court of leader Brisbane Capitals on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Brisbane Capitals 98-92. It was a key game for the top position in League. Brisbane Capitals forced 21 Cairns Marlins turnovers. Strangely Cairns Marlins outrebounded Brisbane Capitals 52-29 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) added 22 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Cairns Marlins. Five Cairns Marlins players scored in double figures. Brisbane Capitals maintains first place in League with 3-0 record. Cairns Marlins at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cairns M.: A.Loughton 24+14reb+1ast, D.Heuir 22+8reb+3ast, J.Weeks 18+5reb+7ast, T.Jackson 13+6reb+6ast, A.Fisher 11+11reb+2ast, M.Mulligan 4+4reb+4ast
Brisbane C.: A.Anderson 33+6reb+3ast, P.Onwas 24+7reb+1ast, J.Davis 19+6ast, D.Rychart 9+10reb+4ast, S.Windsor 8+4reb+6ast, A.Kopcikas 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 541519


SBL
Kalamunda E.S. - Joondalup Wolves 82-104

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Wanneroo (8-1) crushed 13th ranked Suns (3-11) in Kalamunda 104-82 on Saturday. Wanneroo forced 19 Suns turnovers and outrebounded them 52-39 including 16 on the offensive glass. Suns were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Power forward Robert Huntington (203, college: Nova SE) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 7 rebounds. Filipino guard Sebestian Salinas (190-85) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard Rob Brandenberg (188-92, college: VCU) added 15 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Suns. Five Wanneroo and four Suns players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Wanneroo moved-up to third place in League. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Wanneroo will face league's leader Tigers in Willetton in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Suns will play at home against Cougars (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 20+6reb+6ast, R.Brandenberg 15+10reb+5ast, B.Pass 14+1reb+1ast, B.Grey 10+3reb, K.Horn 9+2reb+2ast, N.Drown 4+1reb
Joondalup Wolves: R.Huntington 23+7reb, R.Maxwell 15+4reb+2ast, T.Iliadis 13+2reb+5ast, S.Salinas 13+9reb+3ast, B.Ironmonger 10+1reb+3ast, S.Easther 10+6reb+2ast
gschID: 541693


Mandurah M. - Rockingham F. 93-97

Rather expected game when 14th ranked Magic (1-9) lost to twelfth ranked Flames (4-8) in Mandurah 93-97 on Saturday. Magic was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Flames players scored in double figures. Flames' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) answered with 25 points and swingman Ricky Kreklow (201-92, college: Creighton) added 23 points and 6 steals in the effort for Magic. Flames moved-up to eleventh place in League. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth position with nine games lost. Flames will face higher ranked Hawks (#8) in Floreat in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Magic will play at home against the league's second-placed Buccaneers (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 25+4reb+3ast, R.Kreklow 23+4reb+2ast, T.Mullenax 17+8reb+1ast, C.Simpson 9+2reb+1ast, D.Ballantyne 7+1ast, F.Klasztorny 4+4reb+2ast
Rockingham F.: D.Jack 20+7reb+1ast, R.Godfrey 18+4reb+1ast, V.Zollo 18+7reb+2ast, D.Kernich-Drew 16+5reb+3ast, J.Griffin 11+4reb+3ast, B.Samuelson 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541690


Geraldton B. - Perth R. 117-113

Everything could happen in Wonthella at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Buccaneers and second-ranked Redbacks had identical 8-2 record. This time Buccaneers used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Northbridge 117-113 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in League. Buccaneers made 28-of-37 free shots (75.7 percent) during the game. Buccaneers outrebounded Redbacks 46-31 including 19 on the offensive glass. Redbacks were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Benjamin Smith (192-89) added 29 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Redbacks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Redbacks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Buccaneers (9-2) moved-up to second place in League. Loser Redbacks dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Buccaneers will face Magic (#14) in Mandurah in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Redbacks will play on the road against Lightning (#5) in North Lake and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: S.Redhage 40+12reb+5ast, B.Smith 29+5reb+2ast, J.Wagner 16+2reb+10ast, M.Vigor 12+5reb+2ast, D.Mawein 6+4reb, R.Chappell 5+2reb
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 42+16reb+1ast, J.Hussey 27+10reb+11ast, M.Hancock 13+2reb+2ast, J.Paringatai 11+1reb+1ast, A.Ducas 9+3reb, A.Ralph 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541694


Goldfields G. - Willetton T. 77-89

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Giants (3-7) lost to first ranked Tigers (9-2) in Kalgoorlie 77-89 on Saturday. Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Giants' 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American players dominated the game. Forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Tigers' coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) answered with 29 points and 6 rebounds and forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) added 19 points in the effort for Giants. Tigers maintains first place in League with 9-2 record. Loser Giants dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Tigers will face Wanneroo (#3) in Joondalup in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Giants will play at home against Eagles (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 29+6reb+1ast, J.Pillard 19+4reb+2ast, M.Exell 9+8reb+1ast, J.Reid 6+6reb+2ast, D.Goodluck 5+2reb+5ast, D.Forlano 5+1ast
Willetton T.: R.Turner 33+16reb+4ast, J.Bowie 23+7reb+2ast, N.Cody 13+4reb, A.Black 7+1reb+3ast, L.Evans 6+1ast, H.Noordhoek 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541695


East Perth E. - Perry Lakes H. 95-77

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked Eagles (6-6) defeated 6th ranked Hawks (5-6) in Morley 95-77 on Saturday. Eagles forced 21 Hawks turnovers. Hawks were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Mason Bragg (182-93) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Four Eagles players scored in double figures. The former international forward Ben Purser (201-90, college: Augusta) answered with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) added 21 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. Eagles moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Hawks dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Eagles will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hawks will play at home against Flames (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: B.Purser 23+6reb+7ast, B.Carlwell 21+10reb, R.Waters 12+5reb+2ast, R.Smith 9+3reb+1ast, J.Simkovic 4+1reb, R.Cassir 3+8reb+3ast
East Perth E.: K.Davis 27+11reb+2ast, M.Bragg 23+3ast, D.Williamson 18+3reb+4ast, D.Tawhiti 16+4reb, A.Murphy 6+8reb+2ast, A.Donlagic 5+2ast
gschID: 541692


SW Slammers - Cockburn C. 92-69

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Cougars (5-7) were outleveled by ninth ranked Slammers (5-4) in Bunbury 92-69 on Saturday. Slammers outrebounded Cougars 47-26 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 5 points, 16 rebounds and 12 assists. American guard Michael Lay (180-83, college: Concordia, OR) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Slammers players scored in double figures. American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Rhett Della-Maddalena (200-81) added 14 points in the effort for Cougars. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Slammers moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Cougars dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Slammers will face league's second-placed Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cougars will play on the road against Suns (#13) in Kalamunda and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 16+6reb, R.Della Maddalena 14+4reb, S.Chan 10+3reb+3ast, L.Cummings 8+3reb+1ast, G.Field 8+3reb+7ast, D.Thomas 6+1reb+3ast
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 23+1reb+5ast, M.Lay 21+6reb+2ast, C.Weeden 17+7reb, C.Douglas 10+11reb, T.Durnin 8+2reb, T.Puot 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541691


Rockingham F. - East Perth E. 67-64

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Flames (4-8) edged higher ranked Eagles (6-6) in Rockingham 67-64 on Friday. Flames made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Eagles turnovers. American forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Dexter Kernich-Drew (201-91, college: Washington St.) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. Swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) answered with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Eagles. Flames moved-up to eleventh place in League. Loser Eagles dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Flames will face higher ranked Hawks (#8) in Floreat in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: D.Williamson 18+5reb+5ast, K.Davis 18+9reb+1ast, M.Bragg 14+6reb+3ast, N.Manyang 6, D.Tawhiti 4+3reb, C.Easley 3+5reb+3ast
Rockingham F.: V.Zollo 21+8reb+3ast, D.Kernich-Drew 12+6reb, R.Godfrey 11+1reb+3ast, D.Jack 8+7reb+3ast, B.Samuelson 7+1reb+3ast, M.Honey 3
gschID: 541689


Perry Lakes H. - Mandurah M. 84-76

Very expected game when 14th ranked Magic (1-9) lost to sixth ranked Hawks (5-6) in Floreat 76-84 on Friday. Hawks outrebounded Magic 44-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Magic was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Ryan Smith (192-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Hawks players scored in double figures. American forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) answered with 21 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Magic. Magic's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Hawks went down to eighth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth place with nine games lost. Hawks will face Flames (#11) in Rockingham in the next round. Magic will play at home against the league's second-placed Buccaneers and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: T.Mullenax 21+4reb+1ast, W.McNeill 13+5reb+2ast, C.Curtis 9+1reb+1ast, A.Bowman 8+1reb+5ast, P.Ruot 6+4reb+2ast, T.Remmerswaal 5
Perry Lakes H.: R.Smith 24+9reb+4ast, R.Waters 18+2reb+3ast, B.Carlwell 18+11reb+1ast, B.Purser 15+8reb+7ast, J.Simkovic 9+6reb+2ast, J.Hickert 0+2reb
gschID: 541687


Lakeside L. - Stirling S. 78-76

Important game to mention about took place in North Lake. Fifth ranked Lightning (6-5) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked Stirling S. (4-5) 78-76 on Friday evening. It was a great evening for American guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) helped adding 20 points and 14 rebounds. Lightning's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) responded with 30 points and 8 rebounds and American center Andrew Naymick (209-85, college: Michigan St.) scored 6 points, 20 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Lightning maintains fifth place in League with 6-5 record. Stirling S. at the other side dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Lightning will play against higher ranked Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stirling S. will play at home against Magic (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: R.Vague 30+8reb, A.Bruton 8+1ast, C.Ellis 7+7reb+1ast, J.Coburn 6+4ast, A.Naymick 6+20reb+4ast, T.Witts 6+1reb+2ast
Lakeside L.: D.Atkinson 26+5reb+8ast, J.Padgett 20+14reb+2ast, D.Morgan 11+4reb+1ast, C.Shervill 9+7reb+2ast, M.Vinci 3+2reb+2ast, M.Garbellini 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541688


SEABL
Canberra G. - Hobart C. 77-91

Very predictable result when second ranked Chargers (7-2) won against bottom-ranked Canberra Gunners (0-8) in Belconnen 91-77 on Saturday. Canberra Gunners were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Tom Garlepp (203-86, college: UCSB) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Chargers players scored in double figures. Guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) answered with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Iain Morison (206-95, college: St.Francis, IL) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Canberra Gunners. Chargers maintains second place in League with 7-2 record having just three points less than leader Sydney Comets. Loser Canberra Gunners still closes the standings with eight games lost. Chargers will face Dandenong Rangers (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Canberra Gunners will play against Bandits (#5) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: I.Morison 15+6reb+1ast, D.Joyce 15+5reb+6ast, B.Doran 5+6reb+1ast, B.Allen 5+10reb+1ast, B.Kearins 4+2ast, N.Brown 2+1ast
Hobart C.: M.Muo 26+7reb, T.Garlepp 20+2reb+2ast, B.Radcliffe 12+2reb+1ast, T.Masunda 11+2reb+6ast, R.Heyer 9+5reb+1ast, C.Whitehead 6+2ast
gschID: 541831


BA CoE - Hobart C. 86-97

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked BA CoE (1-5) lost at home to second ranked Chargers (7-2) 97-86 on Friday. Chargers made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. BA CoE was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Tom Garlepp (203-86, college: UCSB) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Chargers players scored in double figures. Guard Kyle Zunic (184-99) answered with 22 points and power forward Lat Mayen Nai (203-98) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BA CoE. BA CoE's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Chargers maintains second place in League with 7-2 record having just three points less than leader Sydney Comets. Loser BA CoE keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Chargers will face Dandenong Rangers (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BA CoE will play against Bandits (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BA CoE: K.Zunic 22+3reb+3ast, L.Mayen Nai 17+8reb+3ast, S.Froling 13+3reb+1ast, T. Wigness 8+2reb, M. Johns 7+5reb+2ast, A.Mudronja 6+4reb+3ast
Hobart C.: M.Muo 35+6reb+2ast, T.Garlepp 21+11reb+3ast, L.Thomas 14+7reb+3ast, C.Whitehead 13+7reb+3ast, R.Heyer 8+7reb+1ast, T.Masunda 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541829


Bendigo B. - Mt Gambier 92-71

Very important is a road loss of first ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (8-1) against fourth ranked Bendigo Braves (5-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Mount Gambier Pioneers were crushed by Bendigo Braves in Bendigo 92-71. Bendigo Braves outrebounded Mount Gambier Pioneers 45-28 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Dyami Starks (188-92, college: Bryant) who scored 32 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward C.J. Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. Bendigo Braves' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international swingman Brad Hill (196-86) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and John Jones added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Bendigo Braves maintains fourth place in League with 5-6 record. Mount Gambier Pioneers at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Bendigo Braves' next round opponent will be league's leader Spectres in East Burwood and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mount Gambier Pioneers will play at home against Frankston Blues and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: B.Hill 16+5reb+2ast, J.Jones 9+8reb, T.Daly 9+2reb+1ast, D.Alexander 9+4reb, J.Madgen 7+4reb+3ast, L.Jamieson 7+4reb+2ast
Bendigo B.: D.Starks 32+6reb+1ast, C.Aiken 23+14reb, A.Doyle 14+3reb+5ast, C.Adkins 6+6reb+1ast, M.Andronicos 5+5reb+1ast, J.Cowling 3+6reb+3ast
gschID: 546384


Frankston - Geelong S. 77-101

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Geelong Supercats (6-3) outplayed 8th ranked Frankston Blues (1-8) in Seaford 101-77 on Saturday. Geelong Supercats had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Frankston Blues' players. The former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!). Power forward Ma'Alo Hicks (201-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Bennie Lewis (203-87, college: Benedict) added 15 points in the effort for Frankston Blues. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Geelong Supercats moved-up to second place in League. Loser Frankston Blues keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Geelong Supercats will face Bendigo Braves (#4) at home in the next round. Frankston Blues will play against Tigers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Frankston: A.Francis 20+10reb+2ast, B.Lewis 15+3reb+3ast, J.Macaulay 14+4reb+1ast, T.Lloyd 12+5reb+1ast, N.Buss 6+3reb, M.Gaze 5+1reb
Geelong S.: N.Herbert 34+4reb+2ast, J.Medved 21+2reb+2ast, M.Hicks 13+11reb+1ast, E.Gaff 10+4reb+5ast, D.Gatlin 9+8reb+4ast, L.McInerney 6+4reb
gschID: 546385


Albury W.B. - Dandenong R. 74-90

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Bandits' (4-5) home loss to fourth ranked Dandenong Rangers (6-4) in Albury 74-90 on Saturday. Strangely Bandits outrebounded Dandenong Rangers 43-28 including 16 on the offensive glass. Forward Joshua Oswald (201-94, college: Emporia St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. American swingman Chauncey Orr (193-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward T.J. Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds and New Zealand forward Mitchell Newton (200-95) added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Bandits. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Dandenong Rangers moved-up to third place in League. Loser Bandits keep the fifth position with five games lost. Dandenong Rangers will face NW Tasmania Thunder (#6) in Ulverstone in the next round. Bandits will play against BA CoE and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Albury W.B.: M.Newton 18+9reb+2ast, T.Robinson 18+15reb+3ast, D.George 14+6reb+3ast, J.Terrell 13+4reb+1ast, D.Harding 10+4reb+1ast, J.Spear 1+2reb+2ast
Dandenong R.: J.Oswald 24+4reb+2ast, C.Orr 17+7reb+2ast, T.Lang 13+3reb, L.Barker 11+4reb+5ast, B.McElroy 11+7reb+1ast, J.Page 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541833


Melbourne T. - NW Tasmania 65-107

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (3-6) crushed 6th ranked Tigers (3-5) in Melbourne 107-65 on Saturday. They outrebounded Tigers 37-25 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Daniel Sepokas (190-90, college: Lees-McRae) contributed with 29 points for the winners. James Todd answered with 11 points and 9 rebounds and guard Ben Dixon (184-93) added 13 points in the effort for Tigers. Five NW Tasmania Thunder and four Tigers players scored in double figures. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains sixth place in League with 3-6 record which they share with defeated Tigers. Loser Tigers keep the sixth position with five games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face higher ranked Dandenong Rangers (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: B.Dixon 13+3reb, X.Wang 11+1reb, J.Todd 11+9reb+2ast, S.Sykes 10+3reb+1ast, N.Tomlinson 6+2reb+2ast, T.Wilson 5+3reb+4ast
NW Tasmania: D.Sepokas 29+2reb+1ast, J.Ingram 27+8reb+2ast, A.Starks 14+2reb+2ast, B.Richmond 12+4reb+1ast, C.Pal 11+11reb, B.Simpson 11+5reb
gschID: 546383


Nunawading S. - Ballarat M. 92-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-ranked Ballarat Miners' (5-3) road loss to first ranked Spectres (9-1) in East Burwood 82-92 on Saturday. Power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds. Sam McDonald (-84) contributed with 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Davon Usher (198-92, college: Delaware) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Ballarat Miners. Four Spectres and five Ballarat Miners players scored in double figures. Spectres maintains first place in League with 9-1 record. Loser Ballarat Miners dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Spectres will face Bendigo Braves (#4) on the road in the next round. Ballarat Miners will play against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: P.Hooley 18+4ast, A.Constable 15+2reb+1ast, C.Moller 13+10reb, M.King-Davis 12+10reb, D.Usher 11+11reb+3ast, S.Short 9+1reb+4ast
Nunawading S.: S.McDonald 26+2reb+4ast, A.Steel 21+8reb, S.Conn 20+15reb+2ast, D.Swetalla 14+6reb+5ast, C. Hronopoulos 9+2reb+4ast, D.King-Hawea 2+5reb+3ast
gschID: 541832


Sandringham S. - Kilsyth C. 89-72

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Kilsyth Cobras (5-5) against fifth ranked Sabres (4-5) on Saturday night. Visiting Kilsyth Cobras were defeated by Sabres in Cheltenham 89-72. The former international guard Igor Hadziomerovic (193-92, college: Boise St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Sabres players scored in double figures. American guard Nelson Kirksey (190-89, college: UMKC) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Auryn MacMillan (204-87, college: Gardner-Webb) added 12 points in the effort for Kilsyth Cobras. Kilsyth Cobras' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Sabres maintains fifth place in League with 4-5 record. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the third position with five games lost. Sabres will face league's leader Spectres in East Burwood in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kilsyth Cobras will play on the road against Ballarat Miners in Wendouree and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: N.Kirksey 17+5reb+1ast, G.Hadley 13, A.MacMillan 12+2reb+2ast, C.Patton 8+6reb+1ast, K.Murphy 5+1reb+1ast, O.Odigie 4+3reb+3ast
Sandringham S.: I.Hadziomerovic 21+5reb+5ast, J.Evans 19+7reb+2ast, J.Batish 15+3reb+1ast, A.Macdonald 12+1reb+2ast, E.O'Day 9+11reb+2ast, N.Crosswell 8+5ast
gschID: 541830


Waratah
Sydney Comets - Illawarra H. 78-67

Very predictable result when first ranked Sydney City Comets (9-1) won against 8th ranked Hawks (3-6) in Alexandria 78-67 on Saturday. Sydney City Comets dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Hawks' 26. Sydney City Comets forced 21 Hawks turnovers. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: W.Liberty St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 assists. American forward Luke Overs (198, college: Nicholls St.) contributed with 8 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Keelan Ward answered with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Lachlan Dent (184-0) added 21 points in the effort for Hawks. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Sydney City Comets maintains first place in League with 9-1 record. Loser Hawks dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#5) in Narrabeen in the next round. Hawks will play at home against Sutherland Sharks (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Illawarra H.: L.Dent 21+1ast, K.Ward 15+5reb+5ast, S.Mullan 14+6reb+1ast, A.Beagley 7+8reb+3ast, J.Sorenson 5+8reb+3ast, K.Corbyn 2+3reb
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 20+1reb+5ast, W.McPhee 11+2reb+2ast, S.Hyman 10+2reb, L.Overs 8+11reb+6ast, T.Dawson 7+4reb+2ast, A.Cabrera 6+2reb
gschID: 539479


Cent.Coast C. - Maitland M. 94-89

There was an upset when second-ranked Maitland Mustangs (7-3) lost to seventh ranked Crusaders (5-5) in Terrigal 89-94 on Saturday. Crusaders forced 23 Maitland Mustangs turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Matthew Bateup orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent.Arkansas) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Crusaders players scored in double figures. American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) answered with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and Terrell Turner added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Maitland Mustangs. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Crusaders moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Maitland Mustangs dropped to the third position with three games lost. Crusaders will face Hills Hornets (#7) in Baulkham Hills in the next round. Maitland Mustangs will play at home against the league's second-placed Spiders (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 33+16reb, D.Millburn 17+1reb+2ast, P.Danet 9+2reb+3ast, T.Cantor 9+2reb, T.Turner 9+8reb+6ast, J.Clifford 4+1reb+3ast
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 17+5reb+4ast, T.Akamarmoi 16+4reb+2ast, M.Bateup 14+9reb+6ast, J.Trustum 11+2reb+3ast, C.Jenkins 11+6reb+2ast, S.Mackay 9+3reb+5ast
gschID: 539478


Manly Warr. - Newcastle H. 87-79

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (6-4) defeated 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-9) in Narrabeen 87-79 on Saturday. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Naturalized Polish swingman Stefan Blaszczynski (196-84, college: Nicholls St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds. Cale Bulgin contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' coach let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Jacob Foy answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Joel Rauch added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Newcastle Hunters. Four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and five Newcastle Hunters players scored in double figures. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles maintains fifth place in League with 6-4 record. Loser Newcastle Hunters keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face league's leader Sydney City Comets in Alexandria in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: J.Foy 17+5reb+3ast, J.Rauch 16+6reb+1ast, D.Suttle 13+5reb+2ast, L.Jackson 11+7reb+1ast, M.Wilson 11+3reb+3ast, B.Hawkesley 5+3reb+1ast
Manly Warr.: C.Bulgin 20+6reb+3ast, S.Blaszczynski 19+17reb+3ast, K.Painter 14+1reb+1ast, C.Wilks 12+5reb, L.Cooper 8+5reb+7ast, S.Bresnik 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 539477


Hornsby S. - Sutherland S. 72-64

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Sutherland Sharks (1-9) lost to third ranked Spiders (7-3) in Hornsby 64-72 on Saturday. Spiders outrebounded Sutherland Sharks 52-32 including a 38-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. Daniel Moser orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. Joshua Chapman contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Robert Simonovski answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Daniel Richardson (192-75) added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Sutherland Sharks. Sutherland Sharks' coach tested twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Spiders moved-up to second place in League. Loser Sutherland Sharks keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Spiders will face Maitland Mustangs (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sutherland Sharks will play against Hawks (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: P.Williamson 15, R.Simonovski 14+6reb, D.Richardson 6+7reb+3ast, J.Wilson 5+3reb, E.Laudato 5+1reb+1ast, B.Musulin 5+5reb+5ast
Hornsby S.: D.Moser 21+8reb+2ast, N.Cleur 17+2reb+1ast, J.Chapman 13+10reb+2ast, D.Emery 7+8reb+3ast, K.Brefo 6+11reb+1ast, H.Forde 4+3reb
gschID: 539476


Hills H. - Bankstown B. 86-99

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Bankstown Bruins (6-3) beat 6th ranked Hills Hornets (5-6) in Baulkham Hills 99-86 on Saturday. Bankstown Bruins made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Hills Hornets turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 assists. Forward Nic Pozoglou (196, agency: MKP Management) contributed with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Five Bankstown Bruins players scored in double figures. Naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: Metro St.) answered with 28 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and David Hayman added 15 points and 4 assists in the effort for Hills Hornets. Hills Hornets' coach tested eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Bankstown Bruins maintains fourth place in League with 6-3 record. Loser Hills Hornets dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Bankstown Bruins will face Norths Soul Sports Bears (#8) in Crows Nest in the next round. Hills Hornets will play at home against Crusaders and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hills H.: P.Brotherson 28+6reb+3ast, D.Hayman 15+4reb+4ast, G.Veg 12+5reb+4ast, J.Strong 7+1reb+2ast, E.Duselis 6+4reb+6ast, L.Urwin 6+2reb+1ast
Bankstown B.: S.Markovic 32+2reb+10ast, N.Pozoglou 19+8reb+7ast, R.Morgan 14+2reb+2ast, G.Anticevich 12+6reb+2ast, P.Cvjeticanin 10+5reb, S.Gavrilovic 5+6reb
gschID: 539480


  




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