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NBL Standings
 1. United 20-8 
 2. 36ers 18-10 
 3. Wildcats 16-12 
 4. Breakers 15-13 
 5. Hawks 12-16 
 6. Kings 11-17 
 7. Taipans 11-17 
 8. Bullets 9-19 
Last:5/23/2018
State Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 12-2 
 2. Waverley F. 10-5 
 3. Eltham W. 10-5 
 4. Hawthorn M. 9-5 
 5. McKinnon C. 9-6 
 6. Knox R. 9-6 
 7. Casey C. 8-6 
 8. Hume City 8-9 
 9. Werribee D. 5-10 
 10. Keilor T. 4-10 
 11. Blackburn V. 3-12 
 12. Corio Bay S. 1-12 
Premier League
 1. Southern T. 13-0 
 2. Norwood F. 11-2 
 3. W.Adelaide B. 10-3 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 7-6 
 5. Forestville E. 7-6 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 5-8 
 7. Sturt S. 4-9 
 8. Woodville W. 3-10 
 9. C.District L. 3-10 
 10. Eastern M. 2-11 
QBL
 1. Mackay M. 9-1 
 2. Sunshine CR 8-1 
 3. Townsville H. 8-2 
 4. Logan T. 7-3 
 5. Cairns M. 6-4 
 6. Rockhampton 5-4 
 7. SW Metro P. 5-4 
 8. Sunshine CP 5-6 
 9. Toowoomba M. 4-5 
 10. Gold Coast R. 3-5 
 11. Brisbane C. 3-5 
 12. Gladstone P. 3-6 
 13. Ipswich F. 2-6 
 14. SD Spartans 0-7 
 15. NGC Seahawks 0-9 
SBL
 1. Joondalup W. 15-4 
 2. Geraldton B. 14-3 
 3. Perth R. 12-6 
 4. Perry Lakes H. 10-8 
 5. Rockingham F. 10-8 
 6. Lakeside L. 10-8 
 7. Willetton T. 10-8 
 8. Stirling S. 10-9 
 9. Kalamunda E.S. 9-11 
 10. East Perth E. 8-11 
 11. Cockburn C. 7-11 
 12. SW Slammers 4-12 
 13. Mandurah M. 4-12 
 14. Goldfields G. 3-15 
SEABL-East
 1. Kilsyth C. 11-2 
 2. Nunawading S. 9-3 
 3. BA CoE 8-7 
 4. Geelong S. 6-6 
 5. Albury W.B. 6-7 
 6. Mt Gambier 4-7 
 7. Sandringham S. 4-10 
 8. Canberra G. 0-12 
SEABL-South
 1. Ballarat M. 9-4 
 2. Hobart C. 8-4 
 3. Dandenong R. 8-5 
 4. Melbourne T. 8-5 
 5. NW Tasmania 8-5 
 6. Bendigo B. 7-5 
 7. Diamond V.E. 4-10 
 8. Frankston B. 3-11 
WARATAH
 1. Newcastle H. 11-2 
 2. Hills H. 11-3 
 3. Norths Bears 9-3 
 4. Manly Warr. 9-4 
 5. Sydney Comets 7-6 
 6. Sutherland S. 7-6 
 7. Cent.Coast C. 6-7 
 8. Penrith P. 5-8 
 9. Hornsby S. 3-11 
 10. Maitland M. 2-10 
 11. Bankstown B. 1-11 
Full Standings
Last:6/18/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Cotton, Wildcats19.8 
 2. Randle, Kings19.8 
 3. Conger, Hawks19.7 
 4. Clarke, Hawks18.1 
 5. Ware, United16.7 
 6. Prather, United16.7 
 7. Johnson, 36ers16.3 
 8. Buford, Bullets16.2 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.8 
 10. Trice, Bullets15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Boone, United9.1 
 2. Buford, Bullets8.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers6.9 
 4. McCarron, Taipans6.8 
 5. Childress, 36ers6.6 
 6. Vukona, Breakers6.2 
 7. Prather, United6.0 
 8. Creek, 36ers6.0 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats6.0 
 10. Walker, Wildcats5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerome RANDLE
  Kings
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Randle, Kings5.2 
 2. Trice, Bullets5.1 
 3. Ware, United4.4 
 4. Shorter, 36ers4.0 
 5. Sosa, Breakers3.8 
 6. Gibson, Bullets3.5 
 7. Newbill, Breakers3.3 
 8. Martin, Wildcats3.3 
 9. Cadee, Kings3.2 
 10. Newley, Kings3.1 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats1.6 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Prather, United1.4 
 4. Martin, Hawks1.4 
 5. Gliddon, Taipans1.4 
 6. Trice, Bullets1.3 
 7. Kay, Hawks1.3 
 8. Newbill, Breakers1.3 
 9. Creek, 36ers1.2 
 10. Cotton, Wildcats1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Thomas ABERCROMBIE
  Break.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Abercrombie, Break.1.4 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.3 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 4. Wesley, United1.1 
 5. Pledger, Breakers1.0 
 6. Humphries, Kings1.0 
 7. Johnson, Hawks0.8 
 8. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 9. Boone, United0.8 
 10. Cooke-Jr, Wildcats0.7 

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Round 17 (Regular Season)

BIG V
McKinnon C. 82% Jun.24 Keilor T.
Eltham W. 52% Jun.24 Casey C.
Werribee D. 81% Jun.24 Corio Bay S
Corio Bay S Jun.23 Eltham W. 90%
Hume City Jun.23 Ringwood H. 75%
Casey C. 60% Jun.23 McKinnon C.
Blackburn V Jun.23 Hawthorn M. 75%
Waverley F. Jun.23 Knox R. 52%
Premier League
Southern T. 96% Jun.23 C.District L
Sturt S. Jun.23 N.Adelaide R 52%
W.Adelaide B 93% Jun.23 Eastern M.
Norwood F. 83% Jun.23 S.Adelaide P
Forestville 74% Jun.23 Woodville W
QBL
Ipswich F. Jun.24 Sunshine CR 90%
SD Spartans Jun.24 Brisbane C. 87%
Brisbane C. 92% Jun.23 NGC Seahawk
Sunshine CP 82% Jun.23 SD Spartans
SW Metro P. Jun.23 Logan T. 55%
Toowoomba M Jun.23 Sunshine CR 77%
Cairns M. 56% Jun.23 Gladstone P
Mackay M. 89% Jun.23 Gold Coast R
Rockhampton 73% Jun.22 Gold Coast R
Townsville H 73% Jun.22 Gladstone P
SBL
Geraldton B 79% Jun.23 E.Perth E.
Goldfields G Jun.23 Stirling S. 79%
Perry Lakes 60% Jun.23 Perth R.
SW Slammers Jun.23 Joondalup W 77%
Lakeside L. 82% Jun.23 Mandurah M.
Cockburn C. 51% Jun.23 Kalamunda E
Perth R. 59% Jun.22 Willetton T
Rockingham F 82% Jun.22 SW Slammers
SEABL
Kilsyth C. 82% Jun.24 Geelong S.
Nunawading S 52% Jun.24 NW Tasmania
Dandenong R 56% Jun.23 Nunawading S
Sandringham Jun.23 NW Tasmania 68%
Geelong S. 52% Jun.23 Frankston B
Canberra G. Jun.23 Hobart C. 93%
Melbourne T 71% Jun.23 Diamond V.E
Albury W.B. 54% Jun.23 Bendigo B.
Ballarat M. 84% Jun.23 Mt Gambier
BA CoE Jun.22 Hobart C. 52%
Bendigo B. 73% Jun.22 Mt Gambier
Waratah
Penrith P. 77% Jun.24 Maitland M.
Manly Warr. 62% Jun.24 Sutherland S
Maitland M. Jun.23 Sydney Comet 70%
Hornsby S. Jun.23 Newcastle H 90%
Cent.Coast C 82% Jun.23 Bankstown B
Norths Bears 64% Jun.23 Sutherland S
Penrith P. Jun.23 Manly Warr. 63%
State Leagues Round-Up - May 8, 2018


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Kilsyth Cobras as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Kilsyth Cobras defeated 6th ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers at home 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by Kilsyth Cobras. Mount Gambier Pioneers managed to win second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kilsyth Cobras made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Kilsyth Cobras outrebounded Mount Gambier Pioneers 43-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) who scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) who recorded 30 points and 8 rebounds. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Mount Gambier Pioneers at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will play next round against strong Spectres trying to get back on the winning streak. Kilsyth Cobras will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Canberra Gunners on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Cairns Marlins (3-1) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Mackay Meteors (3-0) 92-88. It was a key game for the top position in League. It was a good game for American forward Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds. Todd Blanchfield contributed with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Anthony Fisher (187-94) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds for Cairns Marlins. Cairns Marlins' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mackay Meteors keep a position of League leader. Cairns Marlins at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. Mackay Meteors will play against Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cairns Marlins will play against Rockhampton Rockets (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Canberra: BA CoE (#3) and Canberra Gunners (#8). BA CoE (4-1) crushed visiting Canberra Gunners (0-5) by 18 points 90-72. Alexander Mudronja stepped up and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Ben Allen with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. BA CoE maintains third place in League with 4-1 record having just three point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Canberra Gunners still closes the standings with five games lost. BA CoE will meet Bandits (#5) in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play against the league's leader Kilsyth Cobras and hope to get finally their first victory.
Very important is a home loss of first ranked Spectres (5-1) against fourth ranked Dandenong Rangers (4-3) on Saturday night. Host Spectres were defeated by Dandenong Rangers in a tough game in East Burwood 76-80. Lucas Barker nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Spectres' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dandenong Rangers maintains fourth place in League with 4-3 record. Spectres at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. Dandenong Rangers' next round opponent will be NW Tasmania Thunder (#6) in Ulverstone. Spectres will play on the road against Mount Gambier Pioneers (#4) in Mt Gambier and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (7-1) against fifth ranked Sydney City Comets (5-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Manly Warringah Sea Eagles were defeated by Sydney City Comets in a tough game in Alexandria 64-72. The best player for the winners was Tom Dawson who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sydney City Comets maintains fifth place in League with 5-3 record. Loser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles keep the second position with one game lost. Sydney City Comets will face Sutherland Sharks (#6) at home in the next round. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will play against Newcastle Hunters (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In League Waverley F. crushed Hume City in Mount Waverley 89-57. Knox R. was beaten by Hawthorn M. at home 73-83. Blackburn V. lost to McKinnon C. on the opponent's court 79-85. Casey C. unfortunately lost to Eltham W. in a home game 90-100. Casey C. managed to beat Corio Bay S. on the road 101-89. Keilor T. was defeated by Werribee D. on its own court 91-105. Logan T. beat Ipswich F. in Loganholme 104-86. Sunshine CP won against Gladstone P. at home 109-108. Winless Gladstone P. was outscored by Sunshine CR on the opponent's court 117-76. Winless Toowoomba M. recorded a loss to SW Metro P. in a home game 74-84. Brisbane C. crushed NGC Seahawks on the road 138-87. Winless SD Spartans lost to undefeated Gold Coast R. on its own court 90-92. Mackay M. won against Townsville H. in a road game 86-80. Cockburn C. outscored Perry Lakes H. at home 98-74. Lakeside L. recorded a loss to Perry Lakes H. on the opponent's court 99-82. Goldfields G. was crushed by SW Slammers in a home game 78-100. Rockingham F. was beaten by Willetton T. on the road 103-94. Mandurah M. was destroyed by East Perth E. on its own court 62-96. Cockburn C. managed to outperform Kalamunda E.S. in Hamilton Hill 103-88. Stirling S. recorded a loss to Geraldton B. at home 82-88. Stirling S. was crushed by Perth R. on the opponent's court 105-84. Joondalup Wolves smashed Kalamunda E.S. in a home game 117-83. Sandringham S. lost to Melbourne T. on the road 78-83. Hobart C. managed to outperform Geelong S. on its own court 92-86. Geelong S. recorded a loss to NW Tasmania in Ulverstone 96-78. Winless Canberra G. was defeated by Bendigo B. at home 72-88. Sandringham S. beat Diamond V.E. on the opponent's court 89-78. Albury W.B. was destroyed by Ballarat M. in a home game 82-117. Mt Gambier outscored Frankston on the road 100-75. BA CoE managed to beat Bendigo B. on its own court 91-87. Hills H. crushed Hornsby S. in Baulkham Hills 108-83. Newcastle H. beat Cent.Coast C. at home 83-76. Maitland M. won against Sutherland S. on the opponent's court 83-69. Winless Bankstown B. was outscored by Norths Bears in a home game 57-94.
The best stats of 9th round was 21 points and 14 rebounds by Julian Pesava of Cockburn C..



Group BIG V
Hume City - Waverley F. 57-89

There was no surprise in Tullamarine where 8th ranked Hume City Broncos (3-5) were crushed by third ranked Waverley Falcons (6-2) 89-57 on Sunday. Waverley Falcons held Hume City Broncos to an opponent 23.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.7 percent accuracy of the winners. Waverley Falcons had a 40-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Chris Arkell (198-90) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Waverley Falcons' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Trevon Clayton (198, college: Fresno Pacific) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds and naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) added 10 points respectively. Waverley Falcons moved-up to second place in League. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the eighth position with five games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Keilor T. (#10) in Melbourne in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hume City Broncos will play on the road against Blackburn V. in Melbourne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: D.Dillon 18+8reb+3ast, C.Arkell 18+10reb+4ast, A.Sturt 18+6reb+2ast, J.Reardon 9+4reb+3ast, T.Liesting 7+2reb+1ast, D.Larkin 6+4reb
Hume City: S.Jah 11+3reb, T.Clayton 11+14reb+1ast, L.Jeka 10+4reb+3ast, M.Rose 8+4reb+2ast, L.Egan 7+3reb+2ast, S.Prendergast 5+7reb
gschID: 622292


Knox R. - Hawthorn M. 73-83

No shocking result in a game in Wantirna South where fifth ranked Magic (5-2) defeated 7th ranked Knox Raiders (4-4) 83-73 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Jack Barry (-94) who scored 21 points. Patrick McBrearty chipped in 17 points. Magic's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Durrell McDonald (188, college: Mercyhurst) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Magic maintains fifth place in League with 5-2 record. Loser Knox Raiders keep the seventh position with four games lost. Magic will face Casey C. (#6) in Cranbourne in the next round. Knox Raiders will play on the road against Devils in Werribee and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hawthorn M.: J.Barry 21+2reb+1ast, P.McBrearty 17+4reb+1ast, A.Bogart-King 14+3reb+3ast, P.Chelvan 10+3reb, K.Smith 7+4reb+1ast, N.Kirksey 6+11reb+4ast
Knox R.: C.Kaba 19+12reb, D.McDonald 18+5reb+5ast, T.Dyson 11+2reb+3ast, R.Oirbans 10+7reb+3ast, L.Carroll 8+2reb, D.Hare 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 622291


McKinnon C. - Blackburn V. 85-79

Very expected game when 11th ranked Blackburn V. (2-7) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked McKinnon C. (6-3) 85-79 on Sunday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. McKinnon C. had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when McKinnon C. made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Naturalized Israeli swingman Benji Tamir (192-91) chipped in 20 points. Four McKinnon C. players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Brendan Trewella who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists and Michael DAgostino added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Blackburn V.'s coach let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. McKinnon C. maintains fourth place in League with 6-3 record. Newly promoted Blackburn V. keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. McKinnon C. will face Stingrays (#12) in Geelong in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Blackburn V. will play at home against Hume City Broncos and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: I.Platenik 26+12reb+3ast, B.Tamir 20+4reb+3ast, N.Mueller 16+7reb+3ast, D.Stith 10+12reb+4ast, J.Wilson 7+2reb+2ast, J.Maybank 4+6reb+3ast
Blackburn V.: M.D'Agostino 22+5reb+2ast, J.Malvaso 15+3reb+2ast, B.Trewella 14+6reb+11ast, N.George 8+1reb, J.Spruhan 6+2reb+1ast, T.Boyle 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 622289


Casey C. - Eltham W. 90-100

Rather predictable result in Cranbourne where fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats (6-2) beat 6th ranked Casey C. (4-4) 100-90 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was guard Justin Aver (190-89) who scored 26 points. Benjamin Waldren chipped in 22 points. Four Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and Brandon Polk added 22 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Eltham Wildcats moved-up to third place in League. Loser Casey C. keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face league's leader Ringwood Hawks in Heathmont in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Casey C. will play at home against Magic (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: J.Aver 26+4reb+1ast, B.Waldren 22+2reb+3ast, J.Canovan 16+4reb+3ast, C.Cameron 13+4reb+2ast, S.Bradbury 9+5reb, J.Sykes 6+14reb+3ast
Casey C.: R.Lemons 25+10reb+1ast, P.Brandon 22+7reb+3ast, M.McInnes 12+4reb+2ast, M.Donlan 9+2reb, M.Chapman 8+2reb+2ast, B.Louis 8+7reb+7ast
gschID: 622290


Corio Bay S. - Casey C. 89-101

Not a big story in a game in Geelong where 12th ranked Stingrays (1-7) were defeated by sixth ranked Casey C. (4-4) 101-89 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Brandon Polk chipped in 21 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Julius Brooks (206-90, college: Loyola, MD) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and guard Michael Rebula (189-90) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Stingrays' coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Casey C. maintains sixth place in League with 4-4 record. Loser Stingrays keep the twelfth position with seven games lost. Casey C. will face higher ranked Magic (#5) in Hawthorn in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stingrays will play at home against McKinnon C. (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: P.Brandon 21+4reb+1ast, M.Donlan 21+3reb+2ast, R.Lemons 20+10reb+6ast, M.Chapman 10+2reb+1ast, B.Louis 8+5reb+8ast, D.Johnson 8+6reb
Corio Bay S.: J.Brooks 23+14reb+1ast, C.Blythe 17+4ast, M.Rebula 12+6reb+5ast, C.Eichler 9+3reb+3ast, D.Bow 7+1reb+1ast, J.Mcfall 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 622288


Keilor T. - Werribee D. 91-105

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Melbourne where tenth ranked Devils (3-6) won against 9th ranked Keilor T. (2-6) 105-91 on Sunday. Devils made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Devils outrebounded Keilor T. 43-28 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Keilor T. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Konor Kulas (201-94, college: S.Dakota Mines) who had a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds. Deng Chan chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jordan Coleman (196-92, college: Valparaiso) who recorded 35 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and Matt Spencer added 10 points and 4 assists respectively. Four Keilor T. players scored in double figures. Keilor T.'s coach let to play eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Devils moved-up to ninth place in League. Newly promoted Keilor T. dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Devils will face higher ranked Knox Raiders (#7) in Wantirna South in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Keilor T. will play on the road against the league's second-placed Waverley Falcons where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Werribee D.: K.Kulas 42+10reb+2ast, M.Berezdecky 16+8reb+3ast, D.Chan 15+10reb+3ast, B.Nagy 11+1reb+2ast, P.Elderkin 9+6reb+6ast, R.Tyrone 6
Keilor T.: J.Coleman 35+6reb+3ast, S.B 12+2reb+1ast, S.Matt 10+2reb+4ast, H.Mosquera-Perea 10+3reb, J.Crowe 9+1reb+5ast, C.Long 5+5reb
gschID: 622293


Group QBL
Ipswich F. - Logan T. 86-104

There was a minor upset in Booval where bottom-ranked Ipswich Force (0-2) was defeated by twelfth ranked Logan T. (1-2) 104-86 on Sunday. Logan T. looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized British forward Obi Kyei (206-94, college: Eckerd, agency: Two Points) chipped in a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) who recorded 23 points and the other American import guard Garrett Hall (190-94, college: Saginaw Valley) added 20 points and 5 steals respectively. Ipswich Force's coach let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Logan T. left bottom position moving up to ninth place in League. Loser Ipswich Force still closes the standings with two games lost. Logan T. will face Brisbane Spartans (#13) at home in the next round. Ipswich Force will play against Brisbane Capitals and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: O.Kyei 26+11reb+3ast, M.Young 24+20reb+5ast, R.Simmons 9+2reb+12ast, L.Shelley 8+1ast, J.Thompson 4+2reb+1ast, B.Saul 3
Ipswich F.: K.Harvey 23+4reb, G.Hall 20+3reb+1ast, J.Ralph 14+3reb+5ast, J.Kuon 9+9reb+2ast, A.Godinet 6, J.Owens 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 622504


Sunshine CP - Gladstone P. 109-108

No shocking result in a game in Cotton Tree where leader Sunshine CP (3-0) edged bottom-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (0-2) 109-108 on Sunday. However just one-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Sunshine CP outrebounded Gladstone Port City Power 57-39 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sunshine CP made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 14 assists. Guard Jamaal Robateau (196, college: Gardner-Webb) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Casey Walker (196-92, college: Delaware St.) who recorded 30 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Taylor Young (193-90, college: Warner Pacific) added 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Sunshine CP moved-up to second place in League. Loser Gladstone Port City Power still closes the standings with two games lost. Sunshine CP will face Rollers (#4) in Gold Coast in the next round. Gladstone Port City Power will play at home against Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CP: R.Booker 31+6reb+14ast, J.Robateau 24+11reb+4ast, T.Fullarton 13+3reb+2ast, P.Aleer 10+8reb+1ast, D.Johnson 10+14reb+4ast, C.Massingale 8+7reb+2ast
Gladstone P.: C.Walker 30+7reb+1ast, T.Young 25+5reb+5ast, C.Riak 22+9reb+4ast, M.Hancock 15+6reb+5ast, J.Lum Kon 11+5reb+9ast, T.Allen 5+3reb
gschID: 622503


Sunshine CR - Gladstone P. 117-76

Rather expected game in Sippy Downs where bottom-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (0-2) was rolled over by eighth ranked Sunshine CR (2-1) 117-76 on Saturday. Sunshine CR outrebounded Gladstone Port City Power 57-36 including a 41-30 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Gladstone Port City Power's players. Gladstone Port City Power was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Guard Louis Ilton (191, college: Texas A&M Int.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Cirkook Riak (203-92, college: Lamar St.CC) who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds and guard Matt Hancock (193-93, college: W.Alabama) added 19 points respectively. 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. Sunshine CR moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Gladstone Port City Power still closes the standings with two games lost. Sunshine CR will face South West Metro Pirates (#6) in Runcorn in the next round. Gladstone Port City Power will play at home against Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CR: L.Hurdle 33+6reb+1ast, E.McAlister 22+7reb+3ast, L.Ilton 19+12reb+4ast, J.Tueta 13+9reb+3ast, I.Tueta 7+6reb+14ast, G.Dane 6+2reb+1ast
Gladstone P.: C.Riak 20+8reb+2ast, M.Hancock 19+3reb+1ast, T.Young 11+4reb+6ast, C.Walker 11+3reb+2ast, P.Ciganovic 6+4reb, T.Allen 4+3reb
gschID: 622499


Toowoomba M. - SW Metro P. 74-84

Very predictable result when seventh ranked South West Metro Pirates (2-1) beat on the road bottom-ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (0-2) 84-74 on Saturday. South West Metro Pirates forced 19 Toowoomba Mountaineers turnovers. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) who had a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds. Forward Jarred Bairstow (201-92, college: Cent.Oklahoma) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Damon Bozeman (190, college: Saginaw Valley) who recorded a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and forward Josh Derksen (206-95, college: Ky Wesleyan) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. South West Metro Pirates moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers still closes the standings with two games lost. South West Metro Pirates will face higher ranked Sunshine CR (#5) in Sippy Downs in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play on the road against Gladstone Port City Power (#11) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: P.Onwas 37+13reb+1ast, T.Harrison 14+5reb, J.Bairstow 9+9reb+3ast, J.Allen 7+1reb+2ast, T.Thomson 4+3reb+3ast, V.Williams Jr. 4+1reb+1ast
Toowoomba M.: D.Bozeman 36+10reb+3ast, J.Derksen 13+4reb+4ast, C.Weber 9+2ast, H.Ridgeway 6+4reb, M.Malek 5+11reb+3ast, J.Ebneter 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 622500


NGC Seahawks - Brisbane C. 87-138

Not a big story in a game in Runaway Bay where bottom-ranked NGC Seahawks (0-3) were outplayed by tenth ranked Brisbane Capitals (1-1) 138-87 on Saturday. Brisbane Capitals forced 24 NGC Seahawks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 39 assists comparing to just 19 passes made by NGC Seahawks' players. NGC Seahawks were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Brandon Davis (183, college: Alaska-Fairb.) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 8 steals. Guard Jacob Davis (189-95) chipped in 31 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Quinton Campbell (201-93, college: S.Mississippi) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import swingman Jerron Jamerson (193, college: Goshen) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists respectively. Both teams had five 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. Brisbane Capitals left bottom position moving up to eighth place in League. Newly promoted NGC Seahawks still closes the standings with three games lost. Brisbane Capitals will face Ipswich Force (#12) in Booval in the next round. NGC Seahawks will play at home against the league's second-placed Sunshine CP where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: J.Davis 31+3reb+3ast, B.Davis 28+6reb+11ast, Z.Carter 21+5reb+5ast, A.Kopcikas 14+6reb+9ast, S.Windsor 12+2reb+4ast, N.Kahler 12+10reb+1ast
NGC Seahawks: Q.Campbell 22+10reb+1ast, L.Jesse 18+3reb+2ast, A.Tyrus 12+5reb+2ast, J.Jamerson 12+7reb+10ast, R.Jalan 10+10reb, R.Lawyer 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 622498


SD Spartans - Gold Coast R. 90-92

Everything went according to plan when leader Rollers (2-0) edged on the road bottom-ranked Brisbane Spartans (0-2) 92-90 on Saturday. Rollers looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Jack McVeigh (203-96, college: Nebraska) who scored 30 points. American guard Deon Mitchell (186-93, college: N.Iowa) chipped in 22 points and 9 assists. Rollers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Dashawn King (190-92, college: UMKC) who recorded 31 points and 4 assists and forward Will Magnay (208-98, college: Tulsa) added 17 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Five Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. Rollers moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Brisbane Spartans still closes the standings with two games lost. Rollers will face league's second-placed Sunshine CP in Cotton Tree in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisbane Spartans will play on the road against Logan T. (#9) in Loganholme and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast R.: J.McVeigh 30+4reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 22+3reb+9ast, T.Diop 14+8reb+1ast, M.Adekponya 6+5reb+3ast, D.Vale 5+1reb+1ast, A.Marsh 5+11reb
SD Spartans: D.King 31+3reb+4ast, J.Eustace 18+8reb+2ast, W.Magnay 17+12reb+1ast, B.Volkman 13+5reb+2ast, M.Philp 11+1reb+10ast, H.Quinn 0
gschID: 622502


Cairns M. - Mackay M. 88-92

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Cairns Marlins (3-1) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Mackay Meteors (3-0) 92-88. It was a key game for the top position in League. Mackay Meteors made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds. The former international swingman Todd Blanchfield (200-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Anthony Fisher (187-94) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds and forward Christian Jurlina (196, college: Whitworth, agency: MKP Management) added 20 points in the effort for Cairns Marlins. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cairns Marlins' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mackay Meteors keep a position of League leader. Cairns Marlins at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. Mackay Meteors will play against Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cairns Marlins will play against Rockhampton Rockets (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: T.Robinson 30+11reb+1ast, N.Larkins 23+2reb+2ast, T.Blanchfield 18+15reb+6ast, C.Cedar 12, M.Gamblin 5+3reb, C.Tragardh 4+7reb+3ast
Cairns M.: A.Fisher 26+8reb+3ast, C.Jurlina 20+3reb+1ast, C.Davis 11+9reb, K.Kuany 10+10reb+3ast, J.Matysek 9, M.Smith 8+10reb
gschID: 622501


Townsville H. - Mackay M. 80-86

There was no surprise in Hermit Park where bottom-ranked Townsville Heat (0-1) was defeated by leader Mackay Meteors (3-0) 86-80 on Friday. The best player for the winners was American forward Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Nelson Larkins (180-96) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Harrison Froling (211-98, college: Marquette) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and center Matthew Rees (205-87) added 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively. Four Mackay Meteors and five Townsville Heat players scored in double figures. Mackay Meteors keep a position of League leader. Loser Townsville Heat still closes the standings with one game lost. Mackay Meteors will face Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Townsville Heat will play against Rockhampton Rockets (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: T.Robinson 20+13reb+4ast, N.Larkins 20+5reb+3ast, C.Tragardh 19+6reb, C.Cedar 14+2reb+1ast, T.Blanchfield 7+8reb+5ast, L.Blicavs 3
Townsville H.: H.Froling 19+11reb, M.Rees 19+9reb+1ast, P.Crawford 15+5reb+2ast, J.Wilcher 12+7reb+8ast, J.Jett 11+10reb+5ast, J.Todd 2
gschID: 622497


Group SBL
Cockburn C. - Perry Lakes H. 98-74

There was a surprise result in Hamilton Hill where eleventh ranked Cougars (4-6) smashed 4th placed Hawks (6-4) 98-74 on Sunday. They outrebounded Hawks 50-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. Cougars looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was swingman Julian Pesava (193-95, college: Wayland Baptist) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) chipped in 27 points and 5 assists. Four Cougars players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) who recorded 13 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Ben Purser (200-90, college: Augusta) added 7 points and 7 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cougars moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Hawks dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Cougars will face league's second-placed Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: G.Field 27+4reb+5ast, J.Pesava 21+14reb+2ast, B.Sebirumbi 20+13reb+2ast, S.Chan 12+10reb+6ast, J.Holmes 6+1reb+1ast, C.Kamara 3
Perry Lakes H.: J.Holmen 13+6reb+2ast, L.Cummings 12+4reb+1ast, C. Hamilton 11+1reb+1ast, D.Thomas 8+2reb+3ast, J.Hickert 7+2reb+2ast, B.Purser 7+7reb+3ast
gschID: 622691


Perry Lakes H. - Lakeside L. 99-82

Very expected game in Floreat where 8th ranked Lightning (4-5) was defeated by fourth ranked Hawks (6-4) 99-82 on Saturday. Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Lightning's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Ben Purser (200-90, college: Augusta) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Lochlan Cummings (189-95, college: Hope International) chipped in 29 points and 6 rebounds. Five Hawks players scored in double figures. Hawks' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) who recorded 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard John Isenbarger (188-91, college: Elon) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Despite that victory Hawks went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Lightning dropped to the ninth place with five games lost. Hawks will face Slammers (#13) in Bunbury in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lightning will play on the road against the league's leader Wanneroo (#1) in Joondalup and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: L.Cummings 29+6reb+3ast, B.Purser 22+10reb+8ast, J.Holmen 15+10reb+3ast, B.Carlwell 12+4reb, D.Thomas 10+3reb+4ast, C. Hamilton 6+1reb
Lakeside L.: D.Alexander 23+7reb+4ast, J.Isenbarger 16+5reb+7ast, R.Mackenzie 13+1reb+1ast, H.Bell 9+2reb+4ast, J.Prue 8+13reb+1ast, M.Vinci 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 622686


Goldfields G. - SW Slammers 78-100

Everything could happen in Kalgoorlie at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked Slammers and 13th ranked Giants had identical 1-7 record. But Giants were not able to use a home court advantage and were outscored by the opponent from Bunbury 100-78 on Saturday night. Slammers looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (196-92, college: Vermont) who had a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 25 rebounds and 14 assists. American guard Brandon Thompson (193-92, college: Huston-Tillotson) chipped in 35 points (!!!). At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Kyle Sovine (206-94, college: St.Francis, IN) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import swingman Jeylyn Sharpe (194-91, college: Rogers St.) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Slammers (2-7) moved-up to thirteenth place in League. Loser Giants dropped to the fourteenth position with eight games lost. Slammers will face higher ranked Hawks (#6) in Floreat in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Giants will play at home against Magic (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: B.Thompson 35+4reb+2ast, T.Durnin 26+6reb+3ast, C.Weeden 10+7reb+3ast, B.Voelkel 10+25reb+14ast, H.Thomas 9+2reb+1ast, L.Matthew 4+3reb+1ast
Goldfields G.: K.Sovine 21+12reb+1ast, B.Holloway 20+3reb+6ast, J.Sharpe 18+9reb+5ast, J.Martin 14+11reb+1ast, D.Forlano 3+4reb+3ast, J.Reid 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 622684


Willetton T. - Rockingham F. 103-94

There was a minor upset in Willetton where 4th placed Flames (6-4) were defeated by seventh ranked Tigers (6-3) 103-94 on Saturday. Tigers forced 19 Flames turnovers. Strangely Flames outrebounded Tigers 45-26 including 17 on the offensive glass. Flames were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Kyle Armour (183-89, college: Augusta) who scored 29 points and 5 assists. Guard Damien Scott (192-92) chipped in 27 points and 6 assists. Tigers' coach Stephen Black used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Greg Hire (201-87, college: Augusta) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points, 19 rebounds and 8 assists and American power forward Josh Ritchart (205-92, college: Cal-Davis) added 20 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Five Flames players scored in double figures. Tigers moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Flames dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Tigers will face Eagles (#8) in Morley in the next round. Flames will play at home against Suns and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: K.Armour 29+4reb+5ast, D.Scott 27+3reb+6ast, B.Diagne 22+7reb+1ast, J.Burston 8+3reb+2ast, A.Black 6+5reb+5ast, L.Evans 5
Rockingham F.: G.Hire 23+19reb+8ast, J.Ritchart 20+9reb+2ast, C.Washington 12+5reb+4ast, R.Godfrey 11+1reb+3ast, J.Beard 10+6reb+1ast, L.Roberts 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 622688


Mandurah M. - East Perth E. 62-96

Everything went according to plan in Mandurah where ninth ranked Eagles (5-6) outleveled 12th ranked Magic (2-7) 96-62 on Saturday. Eagles shot 20 for 27 from the free-throw line, while Magic only scored three points from the stripe. Eagles forced 22 Magic turnovers. Magic was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists. American power forward Jonathan Morse (203-91, college: Metro St.) chipped in 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Morse is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Shaun Stewart (180-94, college: Limestone) who recorded 15 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Chudier Pal (205-91, college: NC-Asheville) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Eagles moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Magic keeps the twelfth position with seven games lost. Eagles will face higher ranked Stirling S. (#7) in Perth in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Magic will play on the road against Giants (#14) in Kalgoorlie and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: D.Williamson 33+4reb+4ast, J.Morse 16+9reb+4ast, C.Easley 8+8reb+2ast, A.Murphy 7+5reb+2ast, N.Manyang 6+5reb+1ast, K.Berry 6+4reb+3ast
Mandurah M.: S.Stewart 15+7reb+3ast, J.Shabazz 11+5reb+2ast, C.Pal 9+10reb+1ast, D.Ballantyne 7+3reb, A.Deng 6+7reb, L.Nicholas 4+3reb
gschID: 622687


Kalamunda E.S. - Cockburn C. 88-103

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Kalamunda where 10th ranked Suns (4-8) were defeated by eleventh ranked Cougars (4-6) 103-88 on Saturday. Cougars looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. The best player for the winners was swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) who scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Swingman Julian Pesava (193-95, college: Wayland Baptist) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Logan Viskovich (198) who recorded 18 points and 5 rebounds and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) added 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Five Cougars and four Suns players scored in double figures. Suns' coach let to play eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cougars moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Suns dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Cougars will face league's second-placed Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Suns will play on the road against Flames (#5) in Rockingham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: G.Field 32+6reb+8ast, B.Sebirumbi 19+7reb, J.Pesava 17+10reb+5ast, S.Chan 12+1reb+5ast, C.Kamara 11+5reb+8ast, J.Knight 7+3reb+2ast
Kalamunda E.S.: K.Davis 18+6reb+2ast, L.Viskovich 18+5reb+3ast, R.Blanchett 15+7reb+2ast, C.Aylett 11+2reb+1ast, L.Timms 10+5reb+1ast, J.Diaz 9+2reb+5ast
gschID: 622689


Stirling S. - Geraldton B. 82-88

No shocking result in a game in Perth where third ranked Buccaneers (7-2) defeated 5th ranked Stirling S. (6-5) 88-82 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: MKP Management) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Colter Lasher (201-94, college: Houston Baptist, agency: Blacktop Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Justin King (196-89, college: TRU) who recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and center Ashley Litterick (196-96) added 13 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Four Stirling S. players scored in double figures. Buccaneers moved-up to second place in League. Loser Stirling S. dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Buccaneers will face Cougars (#10) in Hamilton Hill in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stirling S. will play on the road against Eagles in Morley and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geraldton B.: C.Lasher 24+11reb+1ast, E.Ross 18+15reb+8ast, G.Natesan 17+2reb+1ast, M.Alipate 9+1reb+5ast, L.Hunt 9+8reb, M.Wundenberg 6+9reb+1ast
Stirling S.: J.King 31+11reb+4ast, A.Litterick 13+12reb+1ast, C.Wroe 12+6reb+4ast, C.Ellis 12+7reb+3ast, L.Thwaites 6+1reb, J.Coburn 5+6reb
gschID: 622685


Perth R. - Stirling S. 105-84

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Stirling S.'s (6-5) road loss to fourth ranked Redbacks (7-3) 84-105 on Friday. Redbacks made 33-of-42 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Stirling S. was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Guard Benjamin Smith (192-89) chipped in 27 points. Four Redbacks players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Justin King (196-89, college: TRU) who recorded 26 points and 5 rebounds and center Ashley Litterick (196-96) added 21 points and 8 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redbacks moved-up to third place in League. Loser Stirling S. dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Redbacks will face Slammers (#13) in Bunbury in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stirling S. will play on the road against Eagles (#8) in Morley and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: B.Smith 27+3reb+1ast, S.Redhage 22+8reb+5ast, J.Hussey 18+3reb+1ast, M.Barrow 16+4reb+4ast, J.Wagner 7+5reb+9ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 5+3reb
Stirling S.: J.King 26+5reb+3ast, A.Litterick 21+8reb+1ast, C.Ellis 11+8reb+4ast, H.Jarrod 6+2reb, J.Coburn 6, C.Wroe 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 622682


Joondalup Wolves - Kalamunda E.S. 117-83

Very predictable result in Joondalup where first ranked Wanneroo (9-1) outscored 10th ranked Suns (4-8) 117-83 on Friday. Wanneroo forced 23 Suns turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Suns' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Christopher Clausen (198-87, college: N.Dakota) chipped in 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Five Wanneroo players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Logan Viskovich (198) who recorded 16 points and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively. 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 maintains first place in League with 9-1 record. Loser Suns dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Wanneroo will face Lightning (#9) in North Lake in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suns will play on the road against Flames in Rockingham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: J.Billups 24+11reb+4ast, C.Clausen 21+3reb+1ast, T.Iliadis 14+1reb+7ast, S.Easther 13+2reb+1ast, J.Wellsteed 13+6reb+4ast, S.Curtis 11+1reb+1ast
Kalamunda E.S.: L.Viskovich 16+4reb+1ast, K.Horn 13+3reb+2ast, K.Davis 13+7reb, C.Lowe 9+5reb, R.Blanchett 8+2reb+4ast, A.Spencer 6+1ast
gschID: 622683


Group SEABL
Melbourne T. - Sandringham S. 83-78

Not a big story in a game in Melbourne where 7th ranked Sabres (2-6) were defeated by fifth ranked Tigers (3-3) 83-78 on Sunday. Sabres trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 19-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-83 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was guard Dexter Kernich-Drew (198-91, college: Washington St.) who scored 32 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Tom Wilson (195-97, college: SMU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward David Barlow (205-83, college: Metro St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Alister Macdonald (186-92) added 18 points respectively. Four Sabres players scored in double figures. Tigers maintains fifth place in League with 3-3 record. Loser Sabres keep the seventh position with six games lost. Tigers will face league's leader Bendigo Braves at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabres will play against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners (#2) in Wendouree and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: D.Kernich-Drew 32+5reb+1ast, T.Wilson 18+11reb+3ast, A.Deng 10+7reb, J.Bines 6+3reb+2ast, D.Kostur 5+5reb, J.Todd 4+3reb+3ast
Sandringham S.: A.Macdonald 18+1reb, A.Odunsi 14+1reb, D.Barlow 13+10reb+1ast, I.Hadziomerovic 10+6reb+2ast, J.Batish 9+1ast, N.Crosswell 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 622134


Kilsyth C. - Mt Gambier 84-73

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Kilsyth Cobras as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Kilsyth Cobras defeated 6th ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers at home 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by Kilsyth Cobras. Mount Gambier Pioneers managed to win second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kilsyth Cobras made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Kilsyth Cobras outrebounded Mount Gambier Pioneers 43-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) who scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Four Kilsyth Cobras players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) who recorded 30 points and 8 rebounds and forward Luke Jamieson (200-94) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Mount Gambier Pioneers at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will play next round against strong Spectres trying to get back on the winning streak. Kilsyth Cobras will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Canberra Gunners on the road.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: F.Von Hofe 21+2reb+1ast, C.Patton 18+8reb, I.Turner 17+4reb+1ast, S.Daly 13+9reb+4ast, D.Pineau 7+7reb, O.Odigie 4+5reb+2ast
Mt Gambier: T.Coenraad 30+8reb+1ast, L.Jamieson 14+11reb+1ast, L.Thomas 13+7reb+1ast, E.Burdon 9+2reb+3ast, T.Kyle 7+1reb+3ast, K.DeWit 0
gschID: 622133


Hobart C. - Geelong S. 92-86

Everything went according to plan in Hobart where third ranked Chargers (4-2) won against 5th ranked Geelong Supercats (2-3) 92-86 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 28-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chargers dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Geelong Supercats' 36. Chargers forced 19 Geelong Supercats turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Craig Moller (203-94, agency: MKP Management) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 assists. Five Chargers players scored in double figures. Chargers' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) who recorded 18 points and American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Chargers maintains third place in League with 4-2 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Geelong Supercats dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Chargers will face Frankston Blues (#8) in Seaford in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Geelong Supercats will play at home against Diamond Valley Eagles and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: C.Moller 22+13reb+3ast, M.Muo 20+9reb+1ast, T.Nichols 18+4reb+11ast, Z.White 11+6reb, T.Masunda 11+3reb+2ast, C.Brown 6+3reb
Geelong S.: N.Herbert 18+4reb+2ast, D.Gatlin 15+7reb+1ast, J.Medved 13+3reb, J.Davis 11+7reb, M.Hicks 9+9reb+3ast, K.Rocci 8+10reb
gschID: 622132


NW Tasmania - Geelong S. 96-78

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Ulverstone where 5th ranked Geelong Supercats (2-3) were defeated by sixth ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (3-3) 96-78 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 96-78. NW Tasmania Thunder made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Geelong Supercats turnovers. Strangely Geelong Supercats outrebounded NW Tasmania Thunder 43-24 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) who scored 25 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) chipped in 24 points. Four NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import forward John Davis (196-94, college: Towson) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Geelong Supercats' coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains sixth place in League with 3-3 record which they share with defeated Geelong Supercats. Loser Geelong Supercats dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face higher ranked Dandenong Rangers (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: J.Ingram 25+6reb+2ast, L.Barker 24+1reb+3ast, M.Bragg 18+1reb+5ast, J.Chilcott 12+1ast, P.Campbell 9+8reb+1ast, B.Woolley 6+1reb
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 20+12reb+1ast, J.Davis 18+11reb+3ast, M.Hicks 9+7reb+3ast, K.Blicavs 9+1reb, N.Herbert 8+5reb+1ast, K.Rocci 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 622127


Canberra G. - Bendigo B. 72-88

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Bendigo Braves (5-1) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Canberra Gunners (0-5) 88-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Bendigo Braves. Canberra Gunners was better in second period 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bendigo Braves dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Canberra Gunners' 34 and made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game, while Canberra Gunners only scored two points from the stripe. Bendigo Braves forced 22 Canberra Gunners turnovers. Canberra Gunners were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine) chipped in 29 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Bendigo Braves' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Reece Kaye who recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Broderick Doran added 15 points respectively. Bendigo Braves maintains first place in League with 5-1 record. Loser Canberra Gunners still closes the standings with five games lost. Bendigo Braves will face Tigers (#5) in Melbourne in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play at home against the league's leader Kilsyth Cobras and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bendigo B.: R.Turner 32+10reb+1ast, J.Kendle 29+5reb+5ast, I.Faithfull 12+4reb+3ast, C.Hogan 4+4reb+3ast, C.Adkins 4+1reb, D.Hansen 3+3reb+2ast
Canberra G.: B.Doran 15+2reb+3ast, R.Kaye 13+5reb+4ast, E.Gaff 11+7reb+1ast, F.Jarrod 10+1reb+4ast, B.Jack 9+3reb, C.Thomas 7+7reb+2ast
gschID: 622126


Diamond V.E. - Sandringham S. 78-89

There was a minor upset in Greensborough where 7th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (1-6) were defeated by seventh ranked Sabres (2-6) 89-78 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Sabres. Diamond Valley Eagles was better in fourth quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sabres made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game, while Diamond Valley Eagles only scored seven points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was forward Makuei Puondak (203, college: Martin Methodist) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nigerian-American guard Anthony Odunsi (193-92, college: Houston Baptist, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was New Zealand forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Daniel Camps (196-94, college: Queens, NC) added 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sabres maintains seventh place in League with 2-6 record which they share with defeated Diamond Valley Eagles. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the seventh position with six games lost. Sabres will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Sandringham S.: A.Odunsi 21+5reb+3ast, M.Puondak 20+10reb, A.Macdonald 12+1ast, D.Barlow 10+13reb+6ast, N.Crosswell 9+3ast, J.Batish 8
Diamond V.E.: D.King-Hawea 21+10reb+4ast, D.Camps 17+11reb+5ast, M.Best 14+10reb, D.Harding 10+4reb, J.Spear 6+13reb+5ast, J.Roberts 4+1reb
gschID: 622129


Albury W.B. - Ballarat M. 82-117

Rather predictable result in Albury where second ranked Ballarat Miners (4-1) outscored 4th placed Bandits (3-4) 117-82 on Saturday. The game without a history. Ballarat Miners led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Ballarat Miners shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 56.7 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Marvin King-Davis (201-93, college: Delaware) who scored 28 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Lamar Mallory (201-90, college: Glenville St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds and point guard Deba George (183-85) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively. Five Ballarat Miners and four Bandits players scored in double figures. Ballarat Miners maintains second place in League with 4-1 record having just three point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Bandits dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Ballarat Miners will face Sabres (#7) in Cheltenham in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Bandits will play at home against BA CoE and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: M.King-Davis 28+7reb, D.Usher 24+4reb+2ast, P.Hooley 22+5reb+6ast, S.Short 15+5reb+4ast, A.Liam 11+7reb+4ast, J.Fox 10+12reb+4ast
Albury W.B.: L.Mallory 32+15reb+3ast, T.Jackson 13+2reb+3ast, R.Hassan 12+4reb+1ast, D.George 11+4reb+4ast, J.Duck 5+4reb+4ast, S.Derrick 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 622130


Frankston - Mt Gambier 75-100

Not a big story in a game in Seaford where 8th ranked Frankston Blues (1-6) were outplayed by sixth ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (3-3) 100-75 on Saturday. The game without a history. Mount Gambier Pioneers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was naturalized British forward Lewis Thomas (203-92, college: W.Oregon) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) chipped in 25 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American swingman Bennie Lewis (203-87, college: Benedict) who recorded 26 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Aaron Ross (203-92, college: Texas Tech) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Mount Gambier Pioneers and four Frankston Blues players scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Frankston Blues keep the eighth position with six games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face league's second-placed Spectres in East Burwood in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Frankston Blues will play on the road against Chargers (#3) in Hobart and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: L.Thomas 26+14reb+2ast, T.Coenraad 25+5reb+2ast, E.Burdon 14+2reb+4ast, L.Jamieson 12+7reb+2ast, T.Kyle 11+6reb+2ast, K.DeWit 7+3reb+1ast
Frankston: B.Lewis 26+5reb+2ast, A.Ross 14+8reb, S.Muldrow 14+3reb+1ast, J.Moss 11+5reb+2ast, G.Thomas 6+3reb, R.Linton 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 622131


Nunawading S. - Dandenong R. 76-80

Very important is a home loss of first ranked Spectres (5-1) against fourth ranked Dandenong Rangers (4-3) on Saturday night. Host Spectres were defeated by Dandenong Rangers in a tough game in East Burwood 76-80. Spectres were ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 24-12 charge of Dandenong Rangers, which allowed them to win the game. Point guard Lucas Barker (183-93, college: Indianapolis) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and the former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) accounted for 12 points and 11 rebounds. American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Sam McDonald (-84) added 13 points and 9 assists respectively for Spectres in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spectres' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dandenong Rangers maintains fourth place in League with 4-3 record. Spectres at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. Dandenong Rangers' next round opponent will be NW Tasmania Thunder (#6) in Ulverstone. Spectres will play on the road against Mount Gambier Pioneers (#4) in Mt Gambier and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: T.Lang 16+2reb, P.Puoch 15+4reb+3ast, L.Barker 14+11reb+7ast, R.Vague 12+11reb+2ast, D.Soukup 9+2reb+1ast, A.Drmic 8+2reb+1ast
Nunawading S.: T.Wright 17+2ast, D.Swetalla 15+11reb+2ast, S.Conn 13+7reb, S.McDonald 13+1reb+9ast, C. Hronopoulos 8+8reb+1ast, A.Steel 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 622128


BA CoE - Bendigo B. 91-87

There was a small surprise in Canberra where third ranked BA CoE (4-1) won against leader Bendigo Braves (5-1) 91-87 on Friday. Bendigo Braves were trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 27-22 charge of BA CoE, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Alexander Mudronja (193-99) who scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Daniel Grida (195) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Five BA CoE players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine) who recorded 36 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) added 30 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks respectively. Bendigo Braves' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. BA CoE maintains third place in League with 4-1 record having just three point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Bendigo Braves still keep top position with one game lost. BA CoE will face Bandits (#5) in Albury in the next round. Bendigo Braves will play on the road against Tigers (#5) in Melbourne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
BA CoE: A.Mudronja 28+5reb+6ast, D.Grida 18+8reb+2ast, H.Lee 13+1reb+1ast, F.Farabello 13+7reb+3ast, O.Hulland 10+4reb+1ast, W.Kane 2
Bendigo B.: J.Kendle 36+6reb+5ast, R.Turner 30+8reb+4ast, M.Andronicos 10+4reb+1ast, T.Bell 6+4ast, D.Hansen 3+1reb+1ast, C.Hogan 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 622125


BA CoE - Canberra G. 90-72

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Canberra: BA CoE (#3) and Canberra Gunners (#8). BA CoE (4-1) crushed visiting Canberra Gunners (0-5) by 18 points 90-72. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-72. BA CoE outrebounded Canberra Gunners 39-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. Swingman Alexander Mudronja (193-99) stepped up and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and power forward Samson Froling (210-0) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) scored 18 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BA CoE maintains third place in League with 4-1 record having just three point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Canberra Gunners still closes the standings with five games lost. BA CoE will meet Bandits (#5) in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play against the league's leader Kilsyth Cobras and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BA CoE: S.Froling 16+3reb+5ast, A.Mudronja 13+9reb+2ast, D.Grida 12+3reb, G.Jashua 10+8reb+2ast, K.Bowen 8+6reb, A.Krause 4+6reb+2ast
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 18+2reb+2ast, R.Kaye 13+2reb+4ast, E.Gaff 13+5reb+1ast, B.Allen 12+5reb+7ast, G.Morison 7+6reb, B.Doran 7+2reb
gschID: 622124


Group Waratah
Hornsby S. - Hills H. 83-108

There was no surprise in Hornsby where 8th ranked Spiders (3-6) were crushed by second ranked Hills Hornets (8-1) 108-83 on Saturday. Hills Hornets dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Spiders' 50. They outrebounded Spiders 45-32 including a 39-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hills Hornets looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Spiders were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Adrian Cabrera who had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Naturalized Greek swingman Emilis Duselis (192) chipped in 17 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). At the other side the best for losing team was Darcy Emery who recorded 18 points and 4 assists and American point guard Lincoln Wright (178, college: Fitchburg St.) added 17 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hills Hornets keep a position of League leader. Loser Spiders keep the eighth place with six games lost. Hills Hornets will face Crusaders (#7) in Terrigal in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Spiders will play on the road against Norths Soul Sports Bears in Crows Nest and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hills H.: A.Cabrera 28+10reb+8ast, E.Duselis 17+2reb, P.Brotherson 12+7reb, G.Veg 9+2reb, J.Strong 8+2reb+2ast, H.Wiechman 8+4reb+1ast
Hornsby S.: D.Emery 18+3reb+4ast, L.Wright 17+1reb+3ast, B.Fakira 11+5reb+3ast, M.McElhone 8+4reb+1ast, K.Brefo 8+4reb, H.Matthew 7+6reb
gschID: 622418


Newcastle H. - Cent.Coast C. 83-76

No shocking result in a game in Broadmeadow where third ranked Newcastle Hunters (7-2) defeated 7th ranked Crusaders (3-5) 83-76 on Saturday. Newcastle Hunters made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Crusaders were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Austin Thornton (195-88, college: Michigan St.) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Jacob Foy chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Newcastle Hunters players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent.Arkansas) who recorded 24 points and 6 rebounds and William Bates added 13 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newcastle Hunters maintains third place in League with 7-2 record having just ten point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Crusaders keep the seventh position with five games lost. Newcastle Hunters will face league's second-placed Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in Narrabeen in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Crusaders will play on the road against the league's leader Hills Hornets (#1) in Baulkham Hills and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: A.Thornton 21+13reb, J.Foy 19+5reb+4ast, S.Watson 12+9reb+4ast, J.Morgan 10+3reb+6ast, B.Hawkesley 9+11reb, H.Hayden 7
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 24+6reb+1ast, W.Bates 13+12reb+1ast, C.Jenkins 12+5reb, R.Whitmore 9+1reb+1ast, J.Trustum 9+10reb+1ast, O.Robilliard 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 622420


Sutherland S. - Maitland M. 69-83

There was an upset when higher ranked Sutherland Sharks (4-4) were defeated at home by ninth ranked Maitland Mustangs (2-6) 83-69 on Saturday. Maitland Mustangs dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Sutherland Sharks' 42. They outrebounded Sutherland Sharks 47-36 including a 39-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Daniel Millburn who scored 24 points. Jack Edwards chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Themistocles Pantzouris who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Jeff Van-Dyke (188-95, college: Cal-San Diego) added 19 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sutherland Sharks' coach let to play eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maitland Mustangs maintains ninth place in League with 2-6 record. Loser Sutherland Sharks dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Maitland Mustangs will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: D.Millburn 24+4reb, T.Monroe 14+4reb, J.Edwards 14+6reb+4ast, S.Huggins 12+10reb+1ast, T.Turner 9+3reb+5ast, J.McAnulty 4+4reb+3ast
Sutherland S.: P.Themistocles 21+10reb, J.Van Dyke 19+2reb+1ast, H.Lochlan 15+2reb+5ast, J.Wilson 12+7reb, R.Simonovski 2+6reb+2ast, J.Wallis 0+4reb+3ast
gschID: 622419


Bankstown B. - Norths Bears 57-94

Very predictable result in Condell Park where fourth ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (5-2) outscored bottom-ranked Bankstown Bruins (0-8) 94-57 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Bankstown Bruins' 28. Norths Soul Sports Bears forced 19 Bankstown Bruins turnovers and outrebounded them 55-42 including 41 on the defensive glass. Norths Soul Sports Bears looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Estonian swingman Erik Dorbek (196-82) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Linden Smith-Hyde (188, college: Nicholls St.) chipped in 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Norths Soul Sports Bears players scored in double figures. Norths Soul Sports Bears' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Christian Petrovski who recorded 15 points and 9 rebounds and forward Dalibor Nonkovic (198, college: Canyons) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Norths Soul Sports Bears maintains fourth place in League with 5-2 record. Loser Bankstown Bruins still closes the standings with eight games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face Spiders (#8) in Hornsby in the next round. Bankstown Bruins will play at home against Panthers and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: E.Dorbek 23+13reb+7ast, L.Smith-Hyde 16+3reb+5ast, S.Hyman 15+8reb+1ast, M.Golding 13+10reb, J.Maccann 10+7reb+5ast, P.Saxon 7+3reb
Bankstown B.: C.Petrovski 15+9reb+2ast, M.Franco 13+2reb+3ast, D.Nonkovic 8+10reb+2ast, S.Gavrilovic 5+5reb, A.Opacic 5+10reb+1ast, C.Christodoulides 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 622417


Sydney Comets - Manly Warr. 72-64

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (7-1) against fifth ranked Sydney City Comets (5-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Manly Warringah Sea Eagles were defeated by Sydney City Comets in a tough game in Alexandria 64-72. Sydney City Comets outrebounded Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 49-35 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was power forward Tom Dawson (197) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds. Canadian point guard Will Hickey (183) chipped in 8 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Sydney City Comets players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Polish swingman Stefan Blaszczynski (196-84, college: Nicholls St.) who recorded 14 points and 6 rebounds and Abe Bulgin added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sydney City Comets maintains fifth place in League with 5-3 record. Loser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles keep the second position with one game lost. Sydney City Comets will face Sutherland Sharks (#6) at home in the next round. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will play against Newcastle Hunters (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sydney Comets: T.Dawson 15+17reb+1ast, J.Weldon 14+4reb+1ast, A.Overs 12+7reb+6ast, D. Carniel 10+2reb+1ast, W.Hickey 8+11reb+7ast, A.Stalder 7+2reb
Manly Warr.: S.Blaszczynski 14+6reb+2ast, A.Bulgin 13+6reb+2ast, S.White 13+2reb+3ast, L.Cooper 8+4reb+8ast, S.Bresnik 6+1reb, K.Painter 6+9reb
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