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NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 9-1 
 2. Wildcats 7-3 
 3. United 5-5 
 4. 36ers 5-5 
 5. Taipans 5-6 
 6. Hawks 5-6 
 7. Bullets 3-6 
 8. Kings 2-9 
Full Standings
Last:11/20/2017
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
 Perry ELLIS
  Kings
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Ellis, Kings19.4 
 2. Clarke, Hawks19.1 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats19.0 
 4. Prather, United18.1 
 5. Conger, Hawks17.5 
 6. Buford, Bullets17.3 
 7. Johnson, 36ers16.5 
 8. Tokoto, Wildcats15.5 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.1 
 10. Newbill, Breakers15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers6.7 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks6.6 
 5. Vukona, Breakers6.3 
 6. Conger, Hawks6.1 
 7. Pledger, Breakers5.9 
 8. Ellis, Kings5.8 
 9. Creek, 36ers5.4 
 10. Prather, United5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Trice, Bullets5.6 
 2. Shorter, 36ers5.3 
 3. Ware, United5.1 
 4. Cadee, Kings4.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats3.8 
 6. Sosa, Breakers3.7 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.4 
 8. Newley, Kings3.3 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.0 
 10. Ili, Breakers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.3 
 2. Prather, United1.8 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 4. Cotton, Wildcats1.6 
 5. McCarron, Taipans1.5 
 6. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 7. Gibson, Bullets1.2 
 8. Newley, Kings1.2 
 9. Sobey, 36ers1.2 
 10. Creek, 36ers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.8 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.8 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.4 
 4. Egwu, Taipans0.9 
 5. Pledger, Breakers0.8 
 6. Boone, United0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Wesley, United0.8 
 9. Humphries, Kings0.7 
 10. Prather, United0.7 

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Round 8 (Regular Season)

United 52% Dec.4 Hawks
36ers 73% Dec.2 Bullets
Taipans 78% Dec.2 Kings
Breakers 67% Dec.1 Wildcats
Kings Nov.30 Taipans 67%
State Leagues Round-Up - Jul 10, 2017


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Jacob Gibson
Big V
Corio Bay S. - Ringwood H. 64-123

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Ringwood Hawks (15-4) crushed 11th ranked Stingrays (4-13) in Geelong 123-64 on Saturday. Ringwood Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Stingrays' 26. They outrebounded Stingrays 42-21 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ringwood Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Stingrays' players. It was a very good performance for American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!). His fellow American import forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) contributed with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. American power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds and guard Joel Mcfall (189-94) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for Stingrays. Ringwood Hawks moved-up to second place in League. Loser Stingrays keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stingrays will play on the road against Diamond Valley Eagles in Greensborough and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 37+4reb+3ast, M.McCahey 33+6reb+3ast, M.Fennell 20+12reb+7ast, K.Fittolani 12+3reb+7ast, S.Clarke 8+8reb+1ast, T.Latham 7+3reb
Corio Bay S.: J.Latham 27+12reb+1ast, J.Mcfall 11+2reb+4ast, K. Harris 5+2reb, B.Armstrong 5+1reb+1ast, J.Headlam 4+3reb, C.Walsh 3+1ast
gschID: 541379


Hume City - Eltham W. 73-104

Very expected game when 10th ranked Hume City Broncos (5-13) were smashed by fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats (14-4) in Tullamarine 104-73 on Sunday. Eltham Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Hume City Broncos' 40. They outrebounded Hume City Broncos 58-36 including a 21-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Eltham Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Hume City Broncos' players. It was a very good performance for power forward Chris Cameron (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording 41 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Luke Valentine contributed with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) answered with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) added 20 points in the effort for Hume City Broncos. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats maintains fourth place in League with 14-4 record. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#8) in Greensborough in the next round. Hume City Broncos will play on the road against Waverley Falcons in Mount Waverley and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: C.Cameron 41+7reb+1ast, J.Aver 14+4reb+6ast, S.Whelan 11+1reb+3ast, S.Bradbury 10+12reb, L.Valentine 10+7reb+7ast, J.Todd 7+4reb+1ast
Hume City: L.Jeka 21+8reb+4ast, M.Rose 20+4reb+2ast, J.O'Rieley 11+6reb, L.Egan 11+14reb+1ast, S.Prendergast 6+1reb+3ast, M.Berezdecky 4+1reb
gschID: 541385


Ringwood H. - Hawthorn M. 94-83

Very predictable result when third ranked Ringwood Hawks (15-4) won against 9th ranked Magic (5-12) in Heathmont 94-83 on Sunday. Ringwood Hawks made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Ringwood Hawks outrebounded Magic 44-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. Magic was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 5 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Center Trevor Latham (203) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Kirk Smith (178) added 23 points in the effort for Magic. Magic's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ringwood Hawks moved-up to second place in League. Loser Magic keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Magic will play at home against McKinnon C. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 32+5reb+3ast, T.Latham 18+14reb, M.McCahey 15+3reb, M.Fennell 13+9reb, M.Snowball 10+6reb+11ast, S.Clarke 6+6reb
Hawthorn M.: J.Morrison 25+7reb+5ast, K.Smith 23+3reb+3ast, A.Bogart-King 14+2reb+4ast, D.Kusnyer 5, D.Mareels 4+4reb+1ast, P.Chelvan 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541384


Casey C. - McKinnon C. 74-67

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked McKinnon C. (8-9) lost on the road to fifth ranked Casey C. (11-7) 74-67 on Sunday. Casey C. forced 20 McKinnon C. turnovers. McKinnon C. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Casey C. players scored in double figures. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds and the former international center Axel Dench (211-76, college: Gonzaga) added 7 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for McKinnon C.Newly promoted Casey C. maintains fifth place in League with 11-7 record. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Casey C. will have a break next round. McKinnon C. will play at home against Whittlesea City (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: R.Lemons 25+10reb+5ast, C.Polk 15+9reb+1ast, B.Louis 11+9reb+2ast, M.McInnes 10+1reb+2ast, M.Chapman 5+3reb+2ast, B.Hobba 5+6reb
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 18+15reb+1ast, D.Walker 10+3reb, I.Platenik 8+11reb, M.Cody 8+1reb+1ast, A.Dench 7+8reb+6ast, B.Gallatly 7+2reb
gschID: 541386


Knox R. - Whittlesea City 118-63

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Knox Raiders as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Knox Raiders smashed 12th ranked Whittlesea City in Wantirna South 118-63. Knox Raiders dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Whittlesea City's 36. Knox Raiders had a 40-27 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Whittlesea City's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Knox Raiders made 11 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Adrian Tomada who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) contributed with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aidan Zeverona answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Jonathan Maybank added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Whittlesea City. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Whittlesea City at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 16 games lost. Whittlesea City will play next round against McKinnon C. trying to get back on the winning streak. Knox Raiders will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats at home.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 21+1ast, A.Tomada 19+5reb+7ast, D.Hare 16+1reb+3ast, C.Kaba 14+9reb+4ast, B.Waterhouse 14+4reb+7ast, M.Hodgson 14+8reb
Whittlesea City: A.Zeverona 18+6reb, J.Maybank 13+6reb+4ast, S.Kalistu 11+2reb, T.Watson 7+3reb, E.Potts-Broughton 4+10reb+1ast, D.Van Lunenburg 4+7reb
gschID: 541383


McKinnon C. - Waverley F. 89-93

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Waverley Falcons (15-4) defeated on the road 7th ranked McKinnon C. (8-9) 93-89 on Saturday. Waverley Falcons forced 20 McKinnon C. turnovers. Strangely McKinnon C. outrebounded Waverley Falcons 53-32 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Chris Arkell (198-90) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Waverley Falcons players scored in double figures. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds and naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for McKinnon C.Despite that victory Waverley Falcons went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Hume City Broncos (#10) in Tullamarine in the next round and are hoping to win another game. McKinnon C. will play at home against Whittlesea City and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: D.Simmons 23+16reb+6ast, C.Arkell 21+7reb+2ast, B.Kelleher 18+1reb+9ast, J.Reardon 15+4reb+5ast, M.Harper 11+2reb+2ast, T.Liesting 5+1reb+1ast
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 27+15reb+2ast, I.Platenik 17+8reb+5ast, N.Mueller 14+4reb+4ast, B.Gallatly 10+3reb, D.Walker 9+5reb+6ast, A.Dench 8+9reb+4ast
gschID: 541382


Eltham W. - Werribee D. 82-62

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Devils (9-10) were outleveled on the road by fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats (14-4) 82-62 on Saturday. Eltham Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Devils' 26. They outrebounded Devils 51-35 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Eltham Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for Jordan Canovan who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Forward Simon Grant (195-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Eltham Wildcats' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Jordan Hughes (192-92, college: Dakota St.) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Devils. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats maintains fourth place in League with 14-4 record. Loser Devils keep the sixth position with ten games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#8) in Greensborough in the next round.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: S.Grant 15+13reb, J.Canovan 15+10reb+4ast, C.Cameron 12+2reb+3ast, J.Aver 11+5reb+5ast, J.Todd 8+3reb+1ast, S.Bradbury 8+7reb+3ast
Werribee D.: J.Hughes 17+4reb+4ast, N.Wilson 13+9reb+1ast, J.Smith 12+10reb+5ast, A.Ayilara 10+6reb, J.Ward 5+2reb, B.Allison 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541381


Hawthorn M. - Diamond V.E. 71-81

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (6-12) beat 9th ranked Magic (5-12) in Hawthorn 81-71 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for American forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Matt Reynolds (183) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Forward Alex Bogart-King (200) answered with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Magic. Magic's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Diamond Valley Eagles moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Magic keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Diamond Valley Eagles will face higher ranked Eltham Wildcats (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Magic will play against McKinnon C. (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: B.Conley 24+12reb+2ast, M.Reynolds 21+2reb+1ast, G.Page 18+2reb+3ast, R.Sanders 6+5reb+2ast, M.Lee 5+7reb+3ast, S.Reynolds 1+5reb+2ast
Hawthorn M.: A.Bogart-King 22+8reb+5ast, K.Smith 13+1reb+2ast, R. Johnson 10+5reb, J.Morrison 9+6reb+2ast, D.Mareels 6+4reb+2ast, L.Sist 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541380


Premier League
C.District L. - W.Adelaide B. 75-88

Very expected game when 9th ranked Central District Lions (2-13) lost to fourth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (10-6) in Gawler 75-88 on Sunday. West Adelaide Bearcats had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. Central District Lions were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording 46 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. West Adelaide Bearcats' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard David Humphries (193-91, college: Loyola Mary) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Central District Lions. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to third place in League. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will face Forestville Eagles (#6) in Goodwood in the next round. Central District Lions will play on the road against Woodville Warriors in Flinders Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 46+8reb+1ast, H.Ridgeway 14+11reb, P.Thomas 13+11reb+10ast, T.Kubank 8+5reb+4ast, B.Truslove 4+4reb, T.Braithwaite 3
C.District L.: D.Humphries 23+13reb+3ast, R.Martin 17+8reb+1ast, N.Larkins 14+3reb+8ast, T.Hoffmann 8+1reb, S.Stone 4+7reb+3ast, A.Fischer 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541488


N.Adelaide R. - S.Adelaide P. 120-108

Very predictable result when first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (13-3) won against 7th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (7-9) in Greenacres 120-108 on Sunday. North Adelaide Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to South Adelaide Panthers' 54. North Adelaide Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Darcy Aistrope (191) contributed with 27 points for the winners. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) answered with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 11 assists (on 15-of-17 shooting from the field) and forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) added 31 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for South Adelaide Panthers. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. South Adelaide Panthers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 13-3 record. Loser South Adelaide Panthers keep the seventh position with nine games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face league's second-placed Noarlunga City Southern Tigers in Morphett Vale in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. South Adelaide Panthers will play at home against Eastern Mavericks (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: D.Aistrope 27+1reb+3ast, A.Starling 24+15reb+4ast, B.Jonnek 21+5reb+5ast, L.Mapunda 20+8reb+3ast, A.Miller 14+3reb+6ast, A.Schild 6+4reb+1ast
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 37+3reb+11ast, C.Davis 31+5reb+3ast, J.Reid 13+9reb+3ast, S.Boal 11+4reb+2ast, K.Ciabattoni 10+3reb, A.Brown 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541486


W.Adelaide B. - S.Adelaide P. 97-68

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (7-9) were outscored by fourth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (10-6) in Woodville 97-68 on Saturday. West Adelaide Bearcats forced 22 South Adelaide Panthers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 6 assists. Guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five West Adelaide Bearcats players scored in double figures. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) answered with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Adam Brown added 10 points in the effort for South Adelaide Panthers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to third place in League. Loser South Adelaide Panthers keep the seventh position with nine games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will face Forestville Eagles (#6) in Goodwood in the next round. South Adelaide Panthers will play at home against Eastern Mavericks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 29+4reb+6ast, P.Thomas 18+5reb+5ast, B.Truslove 12+5reb+1ast, H.Ridgeway 10+10reb, T.Kubank 10+3reb+3ast, L.Haufe 5+1reb
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 29+6reb+6ast, A.Brown 10+2reb+2ast, J.Reid 6+2reb+1ast, J.Read 6+1reb+1ast, C.Davis 4+5reb, J. Hoppo 4+2reb
gschID: 541481


Forestville E. - Southern T. 84-112

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers' (11-5) road victory over 3rd placed Forestville Eagles (9-7) in Goodwood 112-84 on Sunday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers outrebounded Forestville Eagles 51-36 including a 38-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Noarlunga City Southern Tigers made 8 blocks. Forestville Eagles were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Decorey Jones (201-90, college: Faulkner) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. American guard Jake Rios (188-86, college: Georgia Coll.) answered with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) added 21 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Forestville Eagles. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains second place in League with 11-5 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Forestville Eagles dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face league's leader North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Forestville Eagles will play at home against West Adelaide Bearcats (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: A.Drmic 42+15reb+7ast, D.Jones 21+7reb+2ast, R.Linton 15+4reb+6ast, M.Nwelue 13+9reb, L.Schenscher 9+5reb+1ast, J.Dodman 7+4reb
Forestville E.: J.Rios 31+5reb+6ast, M.Deng 21+10reb+1ast, T.Fildes 13+6reb+2ast, B.Haydon 7+1reb+1ast, S. Wright 4+1reb+3ast, C.Bell 4
gschID: 541489


Sturt S. - Woodville W. 85-55

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Woodville Warriors (6-10) were outleveled by sixth ranked Sturt Sabres (10-6) in Pasadena 85-55 on Sunday. Sturt Sabres had a 37-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 4 assists. Forward Jacob Rigoni (198-98) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Alex Maiorana answered with 13 points and 5 rebounds and center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) added 11 points in the effort for Woodville Warriors. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sturt Sabres moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Sturt Sabres will face higher ranked Norwood Flames (#4) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Woodville Warriors will play at home against Central District Lions (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: S.Daly 24+4reb+4ast, J.Rigoni 16+10reb+1ast, H.Burns 7+5reb+2ast, C.McMath 7+5reb+2ast, M.Calligeros 6+3reb+2ast, J.Warbout 6+2reb+2ast
Woodville W.: A.Maiorana 13+5reb, D.Carlin 11+2reb+2ast, L.Stanbridge 9+4reb, J.Maiorana 7+4reb+2ast, C.Clausen 6+5reb, M.Rehbein 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 541487


Eastern M. - Norwood F. 78-100

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Norwood Flames (10-6) crushed 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-14) in Mt. Barker 100-78 on Sunday. Norwood Flames forced 19 Eastern Mavericks turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Daniel Webber (191-87) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Kellen Smith (185-93, college: Saginaw Valley) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 assists for the winners. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. Dylan Shorne answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 19 rebounds and Devon Mcgee added 14 points in the effort for Eastern Mavericks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Norwood Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with 14 games lost. Norwood Flames will face Sturt Sabres (#5) in Pasadena in the next round. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: D.Webber 26+6reb+1ast, N.Wurm 13+2reb+7ast, B.Janssan 12+2reb+1ast, A.Webber 12+6reb+1ast, K.Smith 11+4reb+10ast, M.Long 8+7reb
Eastern M.: D.Shorne 21+19reb+1ast, D.Mcgee 14+1reb+1ast, Z.Lovell 11+3ast, L.Barker 9+4reb, T.Cioffi 8+3reb+1ast, S.Vozzo 6+1reb
gschID: 541485


Forestville E. - N.Adelaide R. 82-95

Rather expected game when 3rd placed Forestville Eagles (9-7) lost to first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (13-3) in Goodwood 82-95 on Saturday. North Adelaide Rockets forced 23 Forestville Eagles turnovers. Forestville Eagles were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Raymond Harding who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Swingman Luke Mapunda (194-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Forward Trent Fildes (197-88, college: Georgia Coll.) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Forestville Eagles. Five North Adelaide Rockets and four Forestville Eagles players scored in double figures. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 13-3 record. Loser Forestville Eagles dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face league's second-placed Noarlunga City Southern Tigers in Morphett Vale in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Forestville Eagles will play at home against West Adelaide Bearcats (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: R.Harding 23+4reb+4ast, A.Miller 19+3reb+2ast, B.Jonnek 17+8reb, L.Mapunda 15+12reb+3ast, J.Wernham 11+6reb, A.Schild 7+9reb
Forestville E.: M.Deng 18+9reb+2ast, T.Fildes 16+6reb+7ast, J.Rios 15+2reb+6ast, A.Garrett 12+5reb+2ast, M.Harris 8+4reb+1ast, S. Wright 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541484


C.District L. - Sturt S. 65-102

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Sturt Sabres (10-6) rolled over 9th ranked Central District Lions (2-13) in Gawler 102-65 on Saturday. Sturt Sabres dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Central District Lions' 36 and made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Sturt Sabres looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Central District Lions' players. It was a very good performance for guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) who helped to win the game recording 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized Greek power forward Max Calligeros (197-92) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Angus Fischer answered with 8 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Central District Lions. 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. Sturt Sabres moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Sturt Sabres will face higher ranked Norwood Flames (#4) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Central District Lions will play on the road against Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: M.Calligeros 19+3reb, J.Rigoni 13+5reb+1ast, C.McMath 12+2reb+1ast, H.Reemst 10+5reb+5ast, S.Daly 10+6reb+6ast, T.Klaosen 9+6reb+2ast
C.District L.: D.Humphries 12+4reb+2ast, R.Martin 12+6reb+1ast, K.Sapwell 11+4reb+3ast, B.Nathan 10+4reb+1ast, A.Fischer 8+11reb+1ast, N.Larkins 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541483


Woodville W. - Eastern M. 99-79

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-14) were outscored by eighth ranked Woodville Warriors (6-10) in Flinders Park 99-79 on Saturday. Woodville Warriors forced 23 Eastern Mavericks turnovers and outrebounded them 49-38 including a 24-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Woodville Warriors looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a very good performance for center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Luke Stanbridge (192-90) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Woodville Warriors players scored in double figures. New Zealand swingman Zeb Lovell (197-93) answered with 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Dylan Shorne added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Eastern Mavericks. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Woodville Warriors maintains eighth place in League with 6-10 record. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with 14 games lost. Woodville Warriors will face Central District Lions (#9) in Gawler in the next round. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against South Adelaide Panthers in Park Holme and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: D.Carlin 19+6reb+2ast, L.Stanbridge 17+6reb+3ast, S.Richardson 16+5reb+2ast, J.Maiorana 13+12reb, C.Clausen 11+3reb+4ast, D.McKee 7+3reb+3ast
Eastern M.: Z.Lovell 20+2reb+1ast, D.Shorne 10+13reb, M.Hundley 8+10reb+1ast, M.Stock 8+2reb+3ast, T.Cioffi 7+3reb+1ast, L.Barker 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541482


Southern T. - Norwood F. 90-64

Everything could happen in Morphett Vale at the game between two tied teams. Both second ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers and 5th ranked Norwood Flames had identical 10-5 record. This time Noarlunga City Southern Tigers used a home court advantage and outplayed the opponent from Marden 90-64 on Saturday night. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers outrebounded Norwood Flames 48-33 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Matthew Lycett (194-90) answered with 15 points and guard Nick Wurm (183, college: N.Iowa Area CC) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Norwood Flames. 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. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains second place in League with 11-5 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Norwood Flames dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face league's leader North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Norwood Flames will play at home against Sturt Sabres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: M.Nwelue 23+6reb+3ast, A.Drmic 17+12reb+3ast, D.Jones 13+3reb+3ast, J.Dodman 10+9reb+1ast, R.Linton 8+3reb+4ast, B.Ficken 8+3reb+2ast
Norwood F.: M.Lycett 15+4reb+1ast, M.Long 12+6reb, N.Wurm 11+6reb+1ast, K.Smith 10+2reb+1ast, D.Webber 9+6reb, B.Janssan 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541480


QBL
Rockhampton - Sunshine CR 105-96

There was an upset when 3rd placed Sunshine CR (8-3) lost on the road to ninth ranked Rockhampton Rockets (6-7) 105-96 on Saturday. Rockhampton Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) who helped to win the game recording 40 points (!!!) and 6 assists. His fellow American import power forward Rashad Hassan (203-89, college: Savannah St.) contributed with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) answered with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) added 19 points in the effort for Sunshine CR. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rockhampton Rockets moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Sunshine CR keeps the third position with three games lost. Rockhampton Rockets will face Gladstone Port City Power (#10) on the road in the next round. Sunshine CR will play against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: C.Fowler 40+4reb+6ast, R.Hassan 24+9reb+4ast, J.Mitchell 17+5reb+5ast, D.Wagner 13+8reb, J.Lopez 7+8reb+4ast, T.Corrigan 4+6reb+1ast
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 34+9reb+5ast, L.Hurdle 19+3reb+2ast, J.Tueta 16+5reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 12+4reb+5ast, R.Sutton 7+5reb, J.Walters 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 541578


Logan T. - Gladstone P. 92-73

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Logan T. (7-6) crushed 10th ranked Gladstone Port City Power (3-7) in Loganholme 92-73 on Sunday. Logan T. had a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Canadian forward Keanau Post (211-92, college: Missouri) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Naturalized Lebanese swingman Thomas Ammar (199-87, college: Mars Hill) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Logan T.'s coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) answered with 20 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Gladstone Port City Power. Five Logan T. and four Gladstone Port City Power players scored in double figures. Logan T. maintains seventh place in League with 7-6 record. Loser Gladstone Port City Power keeps the tenth position with seven games lost. Logan T. will face Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gladstone Port City Power will play against Rockhampton Rockets (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Post 29+9reb+1ast, S.Carroll 12+2reb+4ast, M.Cedar 11+4reb+3ast, T.Ammar 11+10reb+3ast, S.Johns 10+2reb+2ast, B.Johnson 7+2reb+2ast
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 20+4reb+5ast, P.Ciganovic 15+6reb+1ast, W.Shackleford 12+6reb+6ast, T.Allen 10+2reb+1ast, R.Lawyer 9+2reb+1ast, N.Musters 6+4reb
gschID: 541583


Mackay M. - Sunshine CR 103-96

Rather expected game when 3rd placed Sunshine CR (8-3) lost on the road to first ranked Mackay Meteors (11-1) 103-96 on Friday. Mackay Meteors made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Sunshine CR was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Chris Cedar (188-88) contributed with 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) answered with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and power forward Joshua Tueta (202-89, college: MSU-Northern) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sunshine CR. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mackay Meteors maintains first place in League with 11-1 record. Loser Sunshine CR keeps the third position with three games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Townsville Heat (#4) in Hermit Park in the next round. Sunshine CR will play at home against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: C.Cedar 26+4reb+4ast, C.Tragardh 25+9reb+1ast, S.Bruce 21+2reb+8ast, B.Rasmussen 15+6reb, M.Gamblin 6+2reb, L.Blicavs 6+8reb+1ast
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 28+5reb+9ast, J.Tueta 20+6reb+3ast, Z.Meehl 18+6reb+3ast, L.Ilton 13+10reb+2ast, L.Hurdle 8+4reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 6+2reb
gschID: 541577


Gold Coast R. - Logan T. 81-98

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Logan T. (7-6) won against 12th ranked Rollers (3-9) in Gold Coast 98-81 on Friday. Logan T. forced 19 Rollers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for Canadian forward Keanau Post (211-92, college: Missouri) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Naturalized Lebanese swingman Thomas Ammar (199-87, college: Mars Hill) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Logan T. players scored in double figures. Swingman Dwayne Vale (193-85) answered with 30 points and 5 rebounds and American swingman Devon Sullivan (201-86, college: S.Connecticut) added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Rollers. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Logan T. maintains seventh place in League with 7-6 record. Loser Rollers dropped to the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Logan T. will face Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rollers will play against Brisbane Spartans and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Post 25+12reb, T.Ammar 19+9reb+2ast, M.Cedar 16+6reb+4ast, C.Salecich 13+3reb+3ast, N.Kahler 9+4reb+1ast, S.Carroll 6+1reb+11ast
Gold Coast R.: D.Vale 30+5reb+2ast, J.Patton Croker 16+4reb+2ast, A.Darragh 9+5reb+2ast, L.Frankland 8+1reb+1ast, D.Sullivan 8+9reb+6ast, S.McGregor 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541576


Brisbane S. - Townsville H. 83-95

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Brisbane Spartans (5-7) lost at home to fifth ranked Townsville Heat (8-3) 95-83 on Sunday. Townsville Heat outrebounded Brisbane Spartans 46-27 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for the former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Townsville Heat's coach Rod Anderson used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St.) answered with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and guard Mitch Philp (184-89) added 18 points and 7 assists in the effort for Brisbane Spartans. Five Townsville Heat and four Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. Townsville Heat moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Brisbane Spartans keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Townsville Heat will face league's leader Mackay Meteors at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisbane Spartans will play against Rollers (#13) in Gold Coast and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: J.Wilcher 27+8reb+5ast, J.Baker 15+13reb+1ast, P.Crawford 14+6reb+8ast, M.Rees 14+2reb, J.Anderson 12+6reb+5ast, J.Spiers 11+5reb+3ast
Brisbane S.: M.Philp 18+1reb+7ast, G.Scott 17+6reb, D.McDowell-White 14+1reb+1ast, B.Volkman 14+3reb, D.Quigley 9+4reb, W.McDowell-White 8+9reb+9ast
gschID: 541584


SW Metro P. - Brisbane C. 95-93

A very close game took place in Runcorn between South West Metro Pirates and Brisbane Capitals. Sixth ranked South West Metro Pirates (7-5) got a very close home victory over much higher ranked Brisbane Capitals (8-2). South West Metro Pirates managed to escape with a 2-point win 95-93 on Sunday evening. South West Metro Pirates looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Jake Allen (193, college: Avila) accounted for 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Naturalized American forward Dusty Rychart (201-78, college: Minnesota) came up with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Brisbane Capitals in the defeat. Four South West Metro Pirates and five Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. South West Metro Pirates maintains sixth place in League with 7-5 record. Loser Brisbane Capitals keep the second position with two games lost. South West Metro Pirates will meet at home Ipswich Force (#12) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Brisbane Capitals will play against Sunshine CR (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: J.Allen 21+5reb+2ast, R.Vines 20+5reb+3ast, J.Bairstow 19+1reb+7ast, T.McGrew 16+13reb+8ast, V.Williams Jr. 9+5reb+4ast, T.Machado 5+4reb
Brisbane C.: Z.Carter 20+6reb+1ast, D.Rychart 17+8reb+5ast, P.Onwas 16+7reb+5ast, A.Anderson 14+4reb+7ast, J.Davis 12+4reb+2ast, A.Kopcikas 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541582


SW Metro P. - Suncoast PC 101-84

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked South West Metro Pirates (7-5) defeated 10th ranked Maroochydore Clippers (3-7) in Runcorn 101-84 on Saturday. South West Metro Pirates shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when South West Metro Pirates made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Guard Ryan Vines (178-91, college: Co.Georgia) contributed with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maroochydore Clippers. Four South West Metro Pirates and five Maroochydore Clippers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. South West Metro Pirates maintains sixth place in League with 7-5 record. Loser Maroochydore Clippers dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. South West Metro Pirates will face Ipswich Force (#12) in Booval in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maroochydore Clippers will play at home against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: T.McGrew 32+10reb+5ast, R.Vines 20+9reb+7ast, J.Bairstow 16+5reb+5ast, V.Williams Jr. 15+4reb+6ast, J.Allen 7+1reb+4ast, W.Sinclair 6+4reb
Suncoast PC: B.Hogan 17+2reb+4ast, M.Kenyon 12+10reb+8ast, T.Fullarton 12+3reb+3ast, C.Massingale 11+2ast, H.Reed 11+2ast, J.Hill 10+7reb
gschID: 541580


Ipswich F. - Gladstone P. 94-100

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Ipswich Force's (3-9) home loss to tenth ranked Gladstone Port City Power (3-7) in Booval 94-100 on Saturday. Gladstone Port City Power shot 27 for 38 from the free-throw line, while Ipswich Force only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded Ipswich Force 49-27 including a 37-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gladstone Port City Power looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Ipswich Force was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording 46 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Center Nathaniel Musters (208-93, college: Lafayette) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) answered with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Sudanese swingman James Kuon (201-91) added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Ipswich Force. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gladstone Port City Power maintains tenth place in League with 3-7 record. Loser Ipswich Force dropped to the twelfth position with nine games lost. Gladstone Port City Power will face higher ranked Rockhampton Rockets (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ipswich Force will play against South West Metro Pirates (#6) in Runcorn and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 46+5reb+3ast, N.Musters 25+16reb+2ast, R.Lawyer 13+2reb+3ast, W.Shackleford 10+19reb+9ast, P.Ciganovic 4+4reb, T.Allen 2+1reb+3ast
Ipswich F.: J.Legan 28+5reb+4ast, J.Kuon 21+7reb, K.Harvey 19+6reb+3ast, J.Derksen 10+3reb+3ast, J.Eustace 8+4reb+2ast, B.Wilson 8+2reb
gschID: 541579


Toowoomba M. - Gladstone P. 69-81

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Gladstone Port City Power (3-7) beat on the road 14th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-11) 81-69 on Friday. Gladstone Port City Power shot 29 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Toowoomba Mountaineers only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 50-33 including 22 on the offensive glass. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!). His fellow American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) answered with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Manylok Malek (201-94) added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Toowoomba Mountaineers. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gladstone Port City Power maintains tenth place in League with 3-7 record. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers keep the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. Gladstone Port City Power will face higher ranked Rockhampton Rockets (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against Logan T. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 36+4reb+2ast, W.Shackleford 10+11reb+5ast, D.Owen 9+3reb+3ast, N.Musters 8+11reb+1ast, R.Lawyer 7+5reb+1ast, P.Ciganovic 7+8reb
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 22+7reb+4ast, M.Malek 13+12reb+3ast, C.Weber 11+3reb+1ast, P.Aleer 9+4reb, J.Ebneter 6+1reb+2ast, A.Gehrig 3
gschID: 541575


SBL
East Perth E. - Rockingham F. 103-105

Rather expected game when 11th ranked Eagles (7-16) were edged by ninth ranked Flames (9-13) in Morley 105-103 on Saturday. Flames forced 21 Eagles turnovers. Strangely Eagles outrebounded Flames 43-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Eagles were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Dexter Kernich-Drew (201-91, college: Washington St.) who helped to win the game recording 38 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. American forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Flames' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Mason Bragg (182-93) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) added 19 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Eagles. Four Flames and five Eagles players scored in double figures. Flames maintains ninth place in League with 9-13 record. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh position with 16 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. Eagles will play on the road against Magic in Mandurah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: D.Kernich-Drew 38+9reb+2ast, D.Jack 24+10reb+2ast, R.Godfrey 15+2reb+10ast, J.Beard 11+2reb+1ast, V.Zollo 9+3reb, J.Griffin 3+2reb+3ast
East Perth E.: M.Bragg 29+8reb+12ast, D.Williamson 22+3reb+3ast, K.Davis 19+14reb+1ast, D.Tawhiti 13+3reb+1ast, K.Anthony 12+6reb, C.Easley 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541768


Lakeside L. - SW Slammers 93-106

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Slammers (12-8) won against 10th ranked Lightning (8-15) in North Lake 106-93 on Sunday. Slammers made 29-of-38 free shots (76.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Lightning was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 5 assists. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) answered with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds and the other American import guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) added 16 points and 9 assists in the effort for Lightning. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Slammers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Lightning keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. Slammers will face higher ranked Stirling S. (#5) in Perth in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lightning will play at home against Giants (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 33+4reb+5ast, C.Weeden 22+6reb, M.Lay 20+3reb+2ast, B.Voelkel 17+10reb+11ast, C.Douglas 8+4reb+3ast, T.Harrelson 6+4reb+1ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 34+18reb+2ast, C.Shervill 16+9reb+3ast, D.Atkinson 16+3reb+9ast, R.Mackenzie 13+2reb+3ast, T.Parkinson 7+4reb+1ast, D.Morgan 4+2reb
gschID: 541771


Perth R. - Stirling S. 70-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Redbacks' (12-11) home loss to fifth ranked Stirling S. (13-9) in Northbridge 70-80 on Sunday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Stirling S. made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. American center Andrew Naymick (209-85, college: Michigan St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Redbacks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stirling S. maintains fifth place in League with 13-9 record. Loser Redbacks dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Stirling S. will face Slammers (#6) in Bunbury in the next round. Redbacks will play at home against the league's second-placed Buccaneers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 18+10reb+4ast, R.Vague 14+5reb+3ast, C.Wroe 11+7reb+4ast, A.Naymick 11+10reb+1ast, J.Coburn 8+2reb+3ast, A.Bruton 7+2ast
Perth R.: L.Roberts 19+11reb+1ast, M.Nelson 17+9reb+5ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 11+2reb+2ast, B.Smith 11+4reb+6ast, J.Wagner 8+7reb+8ast, T.Viskovich 4+6reb
gschID: 541770


Goldfields G. - Cockburn C. 90-94

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Cougars (13-8) defeated 12th ranked Giants (6-14) in Kalgoorlie 94-90 on Saturday. Cougars looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) answered with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) added 18 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Giants. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cougars maintains fourth place in League with 13-8 record. Loser Giants keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Cougars will face higher ranked Wanneroo (#3) in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Giants will play on the road against Hawks (#8) in Floreat and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 25+14reb+1ast, L.Cummings 20+1reb+2ast, G.Field 17+10reb+8ast, S.Chan 10+3reb+8ast, R.Della Maddalena 10+3reb, J.Holmes 9+1ast
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 29+8reb+4ast, J.Pillard 18+14reb+2ast, J.Reid 15+8reb+2ast, M.Tierney 14+2reb+5ast, B.Holloway 7+6reb+7ast, R.Hurst 4+4reb
gschID: 541769


Geraldton B. - Mandurah M. 79-94

There was an upset when much higher ranked Buccaneers (17-4) lost to fourteenth ranked Magic (4-17) in Wonthella 79-94 on Saturday. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Magic players scored in double figures. Forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) answered with 22 points and 9 rebounds and forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Buccaneers. Magic maintains fourteenth place in League with 4-17 record. Loser Buccaneers keep the second position with four games lost. Magic will face higher ranked Eagles (#11) in Morley in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buccaneers will play on the road against Wanneroo (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: T.Mullenax 30+8reb, W.McNeill 20+6reb+3ast, P.Ruot 12+3reb+3ast, D.Ballantyne 10+9reb, F.Klasztorny 6+7reb+3ast, S.Julitz 4
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 22+9reb+3ast, M.Barrow 22+10reb+1ast, J.Hussey 16+3reb+7ast, M.Wundenberg 6+5reb, A.Ralph 5+6reb, M.Hancock 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541767


Perry Lakes H. - Kalamunda E.S. 97-76

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Hawks (10-11) crushed 13th ranked Suns (6-18) in Floreat 97-76 on Saturday. Hawks made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Hawks outrebounded Suns 42-26 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws). The former international forward Ben Purser (201-90, college: Augusta) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Hawks players scored in double figures. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) answered with 25 points and 4 assists and the other American import guard Rob Brandenberg (188-92, college: VCU) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Suns. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hawks maintains eighth place in League with 10-11 record. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 18 games lost. Hawks will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round. Suns will play at home against Lightning and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 24+6reb+5ast, B.Purser 17+8reb, R.Smith 13+5reb+2ast, R.O'Sullivan 11+3reb+2ast, R.Waters 11+1reb+4ast, B.Carlwell 6+7reb
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 25+4reb+4ast, J.Diaz 9+1reb+1ast, R.Brandenberg 9+5reb+2ast, J.Lewis 8+1reb, K.Horn 8+2reb+2ast, B.Grey 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541766


SW Slammers - Willetton T. 92-99

Very expected game when 7th ranked Slammers (12-8) lost to first ranked Tigers (19-3) in Bunbury 92-99 on Friday. Tigers made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Tigers had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. Slammers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) contributed with 32 points for the winners. Tigers' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists and American guard Michael Lay (180-83, college: Concordia, OR) added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Slammers. Five Slammers players scored in double figures. Tigers maintains first place in League with 19-3 record. Loser Slammers dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Tigers will face Redbacks (#7) in Northbridge in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Slammers will play at home against Stirling S. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: R.Turner 34+14reb+3ast, J.Bowie 32+4reb+3ast, D.Scott 13+6reb+5ast, N.Cody 9+5reb+1ast, M.Hampson 7+4reb+3ast, A.Black 4+7reb+5ast
SW Slammers: B.Voelkel 25+17reb+8ast, T.Nichols 20+2ast, M.Lay 17+5reb+4ast, T.Puot 14+1reb+1ast, C.Weeden 12+5reb, C.Douglas 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541764


Stirling S. - Lakeside L. 98-85

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Stirling S. (13-9) won against 10th ranked Lightning (8-15) in Perth 98-85 on Friday. Stirling S. made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Lightning was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for power forward Ashley Litterick (202) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Stirling S. players scored in double figures. Stirling S.'s coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman Corey Shervill (197) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) added 23 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lightning. Stirling S. maintains fifth place in League with 13-9 record. Loser Lightning keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. Stirling S. will face Slammers (#6) in Bunbury in the next round. Lightning will play at home against Giants (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: A.Litterick 21+9reb+1ast, R.Vague 19+7reb+1ast, C.Ellis 17+4reb+1ast, J.Coburn 15+4reb+4ast, J.Thwaites 8+1ast, C.Wroe 7+6reb+6ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 23+6reb, C.Shervill 21+11reb+2ast, D.Atkinson 21+3reb+3ast, R.Mackenzie 6+3reb+2ast, D.Morgan 6+1reb, M.Vinci 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541765


Perth R. - Joondalup Wolves 75-87

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Redbacks (12-11) lost to third ranked Wanneroo (17-6) in Northbridge 75-87 on Friday. Wanneroo outrebounded Redbacks 48-36 including 37 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Filipino guard Sebestian Salinas (190-85) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) added 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Redbacks. Wanneroo maintains third place in League with 17-6 record having just seventeen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Redbacks dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Wanneroo will face league's second-placed Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Redbacks will play at home against the league's second-placed Buccaneers (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 19+8reb+4ast, S.Salinas 19+8reb+3ast, R.Wright 16+11reb+1ast, B.Ironmonger 14+6reb+3ast, R.Huntington 9+13reb+3ast, S.Easther 5+1reb+2ast
Perth R.: M.Nelson 24+7reb+6ast, L.Roberts 20+13reb+5ast, B.Smith 16+3reb+2ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 6+6reb, T.Viskovich 4+3reb, G.Murray 3
gschID: 541763


SEABL
Albury W.B. - NW Tasmania 80-88

Everything went according to plan when third ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (10-9) defeated 5th ranked Bandits (8-11) in Albury 88-80 on Friday. Bandits were trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-19 charge of NW Tasmania Thunder, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Daniel Sepokas (190-90, college: Lees-McRae) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. Point guard Deba George (183-85) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) added 26 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Bandits. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains third place in League with 10-9 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser Bandits keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bandits will play at home against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: J.Ingram 27+5reb+1ast, D.Sepokas 22+3reb, A.Starks 16+3reb+1ast, C.Pal 10+5reb, J.Chilcott 8+1reb+1ast, B.Richmond 3
Albury W.B.: T.Robinson 26+11reb, D.George 25+7reb+6ast, J.Terrell 13+3reb+2ast, O.Kyei 9+6reb+3ast, S.Dearborn 7+2reb, D.Harding 0
gschID: 541867


Geelong S. - Kilsyth C. 79-62

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Kilsyth Cobras (8-12) lost on the road to fourth ranked Geelong Supercats (12-8) 79-62 on Sunday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Geelong Supercats's pressure prevailed and they won that period 23-10 extending their advantage to 17 points. Geelong Supercats forced 25 Kilsyth Cobras turnovers. It was a very good performance for American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward MaAlo Hicks (201-89) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tariq Naqqash (185, college: East Central) answered with 19 points and 4 assists and the former international swingman Owen Odigie (196-93) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Kilsyth Cobras. Geelong Supercats maintains fourth place in League with 12-8 record. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Geelong Supercats will face Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Kilsyth Cobras will play at home against Frankston Blues and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 17+8reb+8ast, M.Hicks 15+6reb+2ast, N.Herbert 14+5reb+3ast, K.Blicavs 10+1reb, K.Rocci 7+4reb+1ast, J.Medved 7+1ast
Kilsyth C.: T.Naqqash 19+4reb+4ast, O.Odigie 12+8reb+2ast, A.MacMillan 8+3reb+3ast, K.Murphy 8+5reb, C.Patton 4+6reb+5ast, B.O'Wili 4+5reb
gschID: 541870


Kilsyth C. - NW Tasmania 80-84

No shocking result in a game when third ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (10-9) beat on the road 6th ranked Kilsyth Cobras (8-12) 84-80 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for American point guard Ahmad Starks (175-92, college: Illinois) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kilsyth Cobras. Kilsyth Cobras' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains third place in League with 10-9 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kilsyth Cobras will play at home against Frankston Blues (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: A.Starks 28+5reb+3ast, J.Ingram 17+5reb+2ast, D.Sepokas 12+5reb+3ast, B.Richmond 10+5reb, B.Simpson 8+8reb, B.Armstrong 5+1reb
Kilsyth C.: C.Patton 24+12reb+1ast, D.Dillon 11+5reb+2ast, K.Murphy 10+5reb, T.Naqqash 8+1reb+1ast, O.Odigie 8+5reb+3ast, A.MacMillan 6+6reb
gschID: 541869


Frankston - Sandringham S. 86-71

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Sabres (8-10) lost to seventh ranked Frankston Blues (6-13) in Seaford 71-86 on Saturday. Frankston Blues outrebounded Sabres 49-29 including a 38-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 19 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Nate Buss (206-92, college: N.Iowa) contributed with 27 points for the winners. Five Frankston Blues players scored in double figures. American forward Ethan ODay (206, college: Vermont) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks and guard Alister Macdonald (186-92) added 15 points in the effort for Sabres. Frankston Blues maintains seventh place in League with 6-13 record. Loser Sabres keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Frankston Blues will face higher ranked Bendigo Braves (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabres will play against Bendigo Braves and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Frankston: N.Buss 27+4reb, T.Dyson 17+9reb+4ast, A.Francis 13+19reb, T.Smith-Milner 11+8reb, B.Lewis 11+5reb+4ast, J.Macaulay 4+1reb+3ast
Sandringham S.: E.O'Day 19+14reb+4ast, A.Macdonald 15+1reb+2ast, I.Hadziomerovic 12+1ast, J.Evans 8+8reb+1ast, J.Batish 8+2reb+2ast, S.Uzelac 5
gschID: 546594


Melbourne T. - Hobart C. 84-81

A very interesting game took place in Melbourne. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Chargers (11-7) to sixth ranked Tigers (5-12) 84-81 on Saturday evening. Strangely Chargers outrebounded Tigers 34-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. The former international guard Nate Tomlinson (192-89, college: Colorado) fired 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Ari Stewart (200-90, college: USC) chipped in 19 points. American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Tigers maintains sixth place in League with 5-12 record. Chargers at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Tigers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Geelong Supercats (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chargers will play against NW Tasmania Thunder in Ulverstone and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: A.Stewart 19+4reb+1ast, N.Tomlinson 16+4reb+6ast, D.Corletto 13+6ast, S.Sykes 6+2reb+1ast, R.Oirbans 4+8reb+2ast, L.Smith 3+3reb
Hobart C.: R.Heyer 26+7reb, M.Muo 22+4reb+2ast, T.Masunda 18+3reb+4ast, C.Whitehead 4+5reb+3ast, M.Young 4+5reb, L.Thomas 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 546593


Canberra G. - Bendigo B. 111-107

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Canberra Gunners (3-15) won against 4th placed Bendigo Braves (9-10) in Belconnen 111-107 on Saturday. Canberra Gunners outrebounded Bendigo Braves 46-31 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a very good performance for center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Glenn Morison contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Canberra Gunners players scored in double figures. American guard Dyami Starks (188-92, college: Bryant) answered with 49 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import power forward CJ Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) added 25 points in the effort for Bendigo Braves. Canberra Gunners maintains seventh place in League with 3-15 record. Loser Bendigo Braves keep the fourth position with ten games lost. Canberra Gunners will face league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bendigo Braves will play at home against Sabres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: B.Allen 28+15reb+7ast, G.Morison 20+9reb+1ast, D.Joyce 17+4reb+1ast, B.Doran 17+7reb+2ast, M.Brown 11+2reb+3ast, B.Kearins 6+2reb+2ast
Bendigo B.: D.Starks 49+7reb+4ast, C.Aiken 25+2reb+2ast, A.Doyle 12+3reb+5ast, D.Hansen 8+1reb, M.Andronicos 7+10reb+3ast, J.Cowling 4
gschID: 541868


Mt Gambier - Nunawading S. 92-81

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Spectres (14-5) in Mt Gambier. Visitors were defeated by Mount Gambier Pioneers (15-2) 92-81. The game was mostly controlled by Mount Gambier Pioneers. Spectres was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mount Gambier Pioneers players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Brad Hill (196-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) helped adding 18 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first place in League with 15-2 record which they share with defeated Spectres. Spectres at the other side still keep top position with five games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will play against BA CoE (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spectres will play against Dandenong Rangers (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: B.Hill 24+13reb+7ast, D.Alexander 18+7reb+2ast, L.Jamieson 14+8reb+2ast, T.Daly 13+1reb+9ast, E.Burdon 9+3ast, J.Madgen 7+2reb+1ast
Nunawading S.: T.Wright 19+4reb+2ast, S.Conn 16+8reb+3ast, A.Steel 14+3reb, D.Swetalla 14+10reb+3ast, S.McDonald 6+3reb+11ast, M.O'Hea 5+2reb
gschID: 541866


Ballarat M. - Geelong S. 107-84

Not a big story in a game when 4th placed Geelong Supercats (12-8) were outscored by second ranked Ballarat Miners (12-6) in Wendouree 107-84 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Ballarat Miners. Geelong Supercats was better in third quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ballarat Miners looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a very good performance for guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!) and 8 assists. Forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) answered with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) added 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Geelong Supercats. Five Ballarat Miners and four Geelong Supercats players scored in double figures. Geelong Supercats' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ballarat Miners maintains second place in League with 12-6 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Geelong Supercats keep the fourth position with eight games lost. Ballarat Miners will face Dandenong Rangers (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Geelong Supercats will play against Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: P.Hooley 36+3reb+8ast, C.Moller 19+11reb+4ast, S.Short 13+4reb+4ast, L.Henry 12+12reb+4ast, M.King-Davis 11+6reb+3ast, A.Constable 8+1reb+1ast
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 19+6reb+4ast, N.Herbert 18+7reb+5ast, M.Hicks 12+7reb+1ast, J.Medved 11+2ast, E.Gaff 9+3reb+2ast, L.McInerney 7+2reb
gschID: 546592


Dandenong R. - Hobart C. 74-67

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Dandenong Rangers and their biggest opponent Chargers had identical 11-6 record. This time Dandenong Rangers used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Hobart 74-67 on Friday night. Chargers were trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 22-8 charge of Dandenong Rangers, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American swingman Chauncey Orr (193-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Garrett Jackson (201-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Dandenong Rangers' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Tom Garlepp (203-86, college: UCSB) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Chargers. Four Chargers players scored in double figures. Dandenong Rangers maintains third place in League with 12-6 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Chargers keep the second position with seven games lost. Dandenong Rangers will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chargers will play on the road against NW Tasmania Thunder in Ulverstone and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: C.Orr 16+8reb+2ast, J.Oswald 16+3reb+3ast, G.Jackson 13+10reb+2ast, L.Gibcus 10, L.Barker 8+8reb+8ast, T.Lang 8+4reb
Hobart C.: M.Muo 18+6reb+1ast, T.Garlepp 17+8reb+1ast, R.Heyer 16+8reb+1ast, C.Whitehead 10+6reb+2ast, T.Masunda 3+2reb+3ast, L.Thomas 2+9reb+1ast
gschID: 546591


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Maitland M. - Illawarra H. 99-82

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Hawks (5-12) lost on the road to sixth ranked Maitland Mustangs (10-7) 99-82 on Saturday. Maitland Mustangs dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Hawks' 54. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Terrell Turner contributed with 22 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Maitland Mustangs' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Bailey OBrien answered with 19 points and Patrick Lancaster added 18 points in the effort for Hawks. Four Hawks players scored in double figures. Maitland Mustangs moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Newcastle Hunters (#11) in Broadmeadow in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Sydney City Comets and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 37+16reb+2ast, T.Turner 22+3reb+4ast, J.Edwards 13+3reb+6ast, J.Clifford 8+1reb+3ast, D.Millburn 8+3reb, P.Danet 4+1reb
Illawarra H.: B.O'Brien 19+3reb+3ast, P.Lancaster 18+4reb+2ast, S.Hunter 15+8reb, J.Sorenson 12+6reb+1ast, S.Mullan 7+2reb+2ast, S.Quinn 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 539512


Sydney Comets - Bankstown B. 97-92

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Sydney City Comets' (14-1) home victory over their biggest opponent Bankstown Bruins (12-5) in Alexandria 97-92 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for American forward Luke Overs (198, college: Nicholls St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: W.Liberty St.) contributed with 20 points for the winners. The former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and Svetomir Gavrilovic added 24 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Bankstown Bruins. Sydney City Comets maintains first place in League with 14-1 record. Loser Bankstown Bruins keep the second position with five games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Hawks (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bankstown Bruins will play against Sutherland Sharks (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 20+4reb+2ast, L.Overs 17+13reb+5ast, L.Brandt 15+8reb+2ast, W.McPhee 11+1reb+3ast, S.Hyman 11+3reb+1ast, C.Jurlina 9+6reb+2ast
Bankstown B.: S.Gavrilovic 24+11reb+2ast, S.Markovic 23+7reb+10ast, N.Pozoglou 15+14reb+2ast, P.Cvjeticanin 9+8reb, M.Franco 8+5reb, R.Morgan 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 539511


Hornsby S. - Hills H. 83-80

Important game to mention about took place in Hornsby. Fourth ranked Spiders (11-7) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Hills Hornets (8-9) 83-80 on Saturday evening. Spiders forced 23 Hills Hornets turnovers. Strangely Hills Hornets outrebounded Spiders 57-31 including a 20-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Daniel Moser who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Joshua Chapman contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Croatian power forward Goran Veg (205) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized Greek swingman Emils Duselis (192) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Hills Hornets. Four Hills Hornets players scored in double figures. Spiders maintains fourth place in League with 11-7 record. Loser Hills Hornets dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Spiders will have a break next round. Hills Hornets will play against Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#6) in Narrabeen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: D.Moser 37+8reb+2ast, J.Chapman 17+8reb+1ast, N.Cleur 14+1reb+3ast, P.Emery 9+6reb+2ast, D.Emery 4+2reb+2ast, K.Brefo 2+2reb
Hills H.: G.Veg 19+16reb+6ast, E.Duselis 15+5reb+5ast, S.McCorkindale 12+8reb+1ast, J.Strong 11+4reb+2ast, M.Claus 10+6reb+4ast, M.Brown 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 539510


Norths Bears - Manly Warr. 82-64

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (9-8) lost to third ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (11-6) in Crows Nest 64-82 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Quite impressive performance for forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Linden Smith-Hyde (188, college: Nicholls St.) contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Norths Soul Sports Bears players scored in double figures. Abe Bulgin answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and Cooper Wilks added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Norths Soul Sports Bears maintains third place in League with 11-6 record having just five point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face league's leader Sydney City Comets in Alexandria in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will play at home against Hills Hornets (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: D.Trist 18+15reb+4ast, J.Maccann 11+5reb+4ast, T.Giles 11+3reb+1ast, D.Young 10+5reb+1ast, L.Smith-Hyde 10+5reb+6ast, M.Golding 10+6reb+2ast
Manly Warr.: A.Bulgin 15+10reb+3ast, L.Cooper 12+3reb+2ast, S.Bresnik 8+3reb+2ast, S.Blaszczynski 8+4reb+4ast, C.Wilks 8+8reb+1ast, K.Painter 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 539509


Cent.Coast C. - Illawarra H. 78-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Crusaders' (8-8) home victory over 9th ranked Hawks (5-12) in Terrigal 78-76 on Sunday. They outrebounded Hawks 54-39 including 19 on the offensive glass. Quite impressive performance for forward James Trustum (192) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. Forward Callum Jenkins contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four Crusaders players scored in double figures. Crusaders' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Alexander Beagley answered with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Jarrod Sorenson added 15 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. Crusaders moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Crusaders will have a break next round. Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Sydney City Comets (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Cent.Coast C.: J.Trustum 21+4reb+3ast, T.McGann 12+5reb+2ast, T.Hudson 10+2reb+1ast, W.Bates 10+3reb, C.Jenkins 10+14reb+2ast, M.Bateup 6+5reb+1ast
Illawarra H.: A.Beagley 23+6reb+3ast, J.Sorenson 15+11reb+1ast, P.Lancaster 11+5reb+1ast, B.O'Brien 9+3reb+5ast, S.Mullan 9+7reb+2ast, S.Hunter 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 539513


Sutherland S. - Newcastle H. 74-59

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-15) lost on the road to eleventh ranked Sutherland Sharks (2-14) 74-59 on Saturday. Sutherland Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Newcastle Hunters' 30. They outrebounded Newcastle Hunters 44-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. Quite impressive performance for swingman Jake Wilson (193-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. American swingman Josh Biber (196-91, college: Brown) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Biber is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Sutherland Sharks players scored in double figures. American swingman Dane Suttle (198-89, college: Pepperdine) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and Joel Rauch added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Newcastle Hunters. Sutherland Sharks moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Newcastle Hunters dropped to the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Sutherland Sharks will face league's second-placed Bankstown Bruins in Condell Park in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Newcastle Hunters will play on the road against Maitland Mustangs (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: J.Wilson 24+14reb+4ast, I.Turner 15+5reb+1ast, J.Biber 13+8reb+1ast, P.Williamson 11+4reb+3ast, J.Wallis 6+8reb+5ast, B.Musulin 3+4reb+1ast
Newcastle H.: D.Suttle 16+10reb+2ast, J.Rauch 15+5reb+2ast, M.Wilson 8+1reb, J.Foy 7+3reb+3ast, B.Hawkesley 4+11reb+1ast, T.Fraisse 3+1reb
gschID: 539508


  




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