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NBL Standings
 1 Wildcats 18-10 
 2 United 18-10 
 3 Kings 18-10 
 4 Bullets 14-14 
 5 36ers 14-14 
 6 Breakers 12-16 
 7 Hawks 12-16 
 8 Taipans 6-22 
Last:2/18/2019
State Standings
Big V
 1 McKinnon C. 10-1 
 2 Casey C. 9-2 
 3 Hawthorn M. 7-3 
 4 Keilor T. 6-5 
 5 Hume City 6-5 
 6 Chelsea G. 4-6 
 7 Werribee D. 3-8 
 8 Corio Bay S. 2-8 
 9 Blackburn V. 1-10 
NBL1
 1 Ballarat M. 7-1 
 2 Kilsyth C. 6-3 
 3 Nunawading S. 6-3 
 4 Waverley F. 6-3 
 5 Melbourne T. 6-4 
 6 Bendigo B. 5-4 
 7 Frankston B. 5-4 
 8 NW Tasmania 5-4 
 9 BA CoE 5-5 
 10 Geelong S. 5-5 
 11 Dandenong R. 5-5 
 12 Hobart H. 4-5 
 13 Albury W.B. 4-5 
 14 Knox R. 3-5 
 15 Diamond V.E. 3-6 
 16 Ringwood H. 3-6 
 17 Eltham W. 2-7 
 18 Sandringham S. 2-7 
Premier League
 1 Norwood F. 10-2 
 2 Mt Gambier 8-3 
 3 Forestville E. 7-2 
 4 Southern T. 7-3 
 5 N.Adelaide R. 7-5 
 6 C.District L. 6-4 
 7 W.Adelaide B. 5-6 
 8 Woodville W. 4-8 
 9 S.Adelaide P. 2-8 
 10 Eastern M. 2-9 
 11 Sturt S. 1-9 
QBL
 1 Brisbane C. 6-0 
 2 Mackay M. 5-1 
 3 Sunshine CP 3-0 
 4 Townsville H. 3-0 
 5 Gold Coast R. 3-1 
 6 Sunshine CR 3-3 
 7 Rockhampton 3-3 
 8 Cairns M. 3-4 
 9 NGC Seahawks 2-3 
 10 SW Metro P. 2-3 
 11 Logan T. 1-2 
 12 SD Spartans 1-4 
 13 Ipswich F. 1-4 
 14 Gladstone P. 1-4 
 15 Toowoomba M. 0-5 
SBL
 1 Joondalup W. 10-3 
 2 Warwick S. 9-2 
 3 Rockingham F. 9-4 
 4 Geraldton B. 8-3 
 5 Lakeside L. 8-3 
 6 Goldfields G. 8-5 
 7 Perry Lakes H. 7-6 
 8 Perth R. 7-7 
 9 Kalamunda E.S. 6-8 
 10 East Perth E. 5-8 
 11 Willetton T. 5-9 
 12 Mandurah M. 3-9 
 13 Cockburn C. 3-9 
 14 SW Slammers 0-12 
WARATAH
 1 Cent.Coast C. 10-2 
 2 Sutherland S. 9-3 
 3 Maitland M. 9-3 
 4 Manly Warr. 8-3 
 5 Sydney Comets 7-4 
 6 Hills H. 6-4 
 7 Penrith P. 6-6 
 8 Norths Bears 6-6 
 9 Bankstown B. 4-8 
 10 Canberra G. 2-9 
 11 Hornsby S. 1-10 
 12 Newcastle H. 0-10 
Full Standings
Last:5/19/2019
U20 Championship Standings
 1 N.Territory 0-0 
 2 NSW 0-0 
 3 S.Australia 0-0 
 4 Tasmania 0-0 
 5 Victoria 0-0 
Last:4/13/2019
U18 Standings
Pool A
 1 VIC Metro 5-0 
 2 Tasmania 4-1 
 3 NSW Metro 3-2 
 4 Qld North 2-3 
 5 SA Country 1-4 
 6 WA Country 0-5 
Pool B
 1 SA Metro 5-1 
 2 Qld South 5-1 
 3 VIC Country 5-1 
 4 NSW Country 3-3 
 5 WA Metro 2-4 
 6 Northern 1-5 
 7 Austr.Capital 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:4/18/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Melo TRIMBLE
  Taipans
  (190-G-95)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Trimble, Taipans22.5 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats21.8 
 3. Ware, United18.8 
 4. Long, Breakers18.3 
 5. Randle, Kings17.9 
 6. Patterson, Bullets17.8 
 7. White, Wildcats17.0 
 8. Johnson, 36ers17.0 
 9. Sobey, 36ers16.1 
 10. Kay, Wildcats14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bogut, Kings11.5 
 2. Long, Breakers9.0 
 3. Kay, Wildcats8.7 
 4. Boone, United8.4 
 5. Kennedy, United7.4 
 6. Johnson, 36ers6.8 
 7. Ogilvy, Hawks6.7 
 8. Patterson, Bullets6.3 
 9. Hodgson, Bullets6.1 
 10. Bairstow, Bullets5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nathan SOBEY
  36ers
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Sobey, 36ers5.1 
 2. Trimble, Taipans4.6 
 3. Ware, United4.4 
 4. Moore, 36ers4.3 
 5. Randle, Kings4.1 
 6. Cadee, Bullets4.1 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.9 
 8. Jackson, Hawks3.8 
 9. Patterson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Cotton, Wildcats3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 2. Jett, Hawks1.6 
 3. Lisch, Kings1.4 
 4. Patterson, Bullets1.3 
 5. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 6. Kennedy, United1.2 
 7. Trimble, Taipans1.2 
 8. Newbill, Taipans1.2 
 9. Kay, Wildcats1.2 
 10. Gliddon, Bullets1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bogut, Kings2.7 
 2. Long, Breakers1.5 
 3. Boone, United1.4 
 4. Wesley, Breakers1.1 
 5. Ogilvy, Hawks1.1 
 6. Hodgson, Bullets1.1 
 7. Loe, Taipans0.8 
 8. Pledger, United0.8 
 9. Andersen, Hawks0.6 
 10. Barlow, United0.6 
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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Big V
Hawthorn M. May.19 McKinnon C. 58%
Blackburn V May.19 Casey C. 93%
NBL1
Geelong S. May.19 Diamond V.E 53%
Nunawading S 65% May.19 BA CoE
Sandringham 57% May.19 Eltham W.
QBL
SW Metro P. May.19 Mackay M. 76%
Sunshine CP 94% May.19 SD Spartans
State Leagues Round-Up - May 6, 2019


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The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Round in State League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Brisbane where host Brisbane Capitals (2-0) crushed league's leader Rollers (2-1) 110-87 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in League. Brisbane Capitals made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Brisbane Capitals outrebounded Rollers 40-26 including 31 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) fired 26 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Nicholas Stoddart (-0) chipped in 21 points. American forward Spencer Parker (201-93, college: Bowling Green, agency: Inception Sports) produced 27 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. 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 moved-up to second place in League. Rollers at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Mackay M.. Rollers will play next round against Rockhampton Rockets trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Brisbane Capitals will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked South West Metro Pirates in Runcorn.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Mackay Meteors as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Mackay Meteors smashed 15th ranked Rip at home 110-83. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Bryce Washington (198-96, college: La-Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds. Chris Cedar contributed with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Louis Ilton (191, college: Texas A&M Int.) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds for Rip. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Rip at the other side dropped to the tenth place with two games lost. Rip will play next round against Brisbane Spartans trying to get back on the winning streak. Mackay Meteors will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Cairns Marlins at home.
Undefeated Kilsyth Cobras (6-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by eighteenth ranked Sabres (2-5) 106-92. David Barlow had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Sabres' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Peter Hooley responded with 24 points and 8 assists. Sabres moved-up to sixteenth place in League. Loser Kilsyth Cobras still keep top position with one game lost. Sabres will meet at home higher ranked Spectres (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kilsyth Cobras will play against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners having rather not much hope for a victory.
We should not miss the game where top-ranked Phoenix (2-0) against 5th ranked Seahawks (1-1) where Phoenix won on the road by seven points 94-87. Zane Meehl notched 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort. Phoenix's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Phoenix moved-up to third place in League. Seahawks at the other side dropped to the seventh position with one game lost. Phoenix's next round opponent will be Toowoomba Mountaineers (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. Seahawks will play against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals (#2) and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Cranbourne. Fifth ranked Hume City Broncos (5-4) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging much higher ranked Cavaliers (7-2) 121-119 on Sunday evening. Jake Martin fired 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Hume City Broncos maintains fifth position in League with 5-4 record. Loser Cavaliers keep the second place with two games lost. Hume City Broncos will face Gulls (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Cavaliers will play on the road against the league's leader Cougars (#1) in McKinnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 10 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In League Corio Bay S. were crushed by Hume City in Tullamarine 120-93. Blackburn V. was smashed by Hawthorn M. at home 78-112. Chelsea G. lost to Werribee D. on the opponent's court 91-93. McKinnon C. outscored Werribee D. in a home game 107-79. Blackburn V. managed to beat Keilor T. on the road 98-82. Bendigo B. defeated Hobart H. on its own court 89-73. Ballarat M. smashed Albury W.B. in Wendouree 126-63. Dandenong R. was destroyed by Eltham W. at home 85-104. NW Tasmania unfortunately lost to Frankston B. on the opponent's court 90-103. Melbourne T. managed to beat Sandringham S. in a home game 113-101. Knox R. defeated Nunawading S. on the road 90-73. Ringwood H. was smashed by Hobart H. on its own court 87-106. Ringwood H. lost to Diamond V.E. in Greensborough 74-81. Eltham W. unfortunately lost to NW Tasmania at home 95-100. Geelong S. rolled over Waverley F. on the opponent's court 92-62. S.Adelaide P. was crushed by Forestville E. in a home game 77-110. Mt Gambier was beaten by Southern T. on the road 92-84. Sturt S. was destroyed by Norwood F. on its own court 79-102. W.Adelaide B. managed to outperform Woodville W. in Woodville 95-87. C.District L. recorded a loss to N.Adelaide R. at home 79-93. Woodville W. was crushed by N.Adelaide R. on the opponent's court 95-68. Eastern M. was smashed by Mt Gambier in a home game 85-107. SW Metro P. was destroyed by Cairns M. on the road 97-70. Winless Toowoomba M. unfortunately lost to Gladstone P. on its own court 73-81. Sunshine CR managed to beat Rockhampton in Sippy Downs 113-102. Townsville H. defeated SW Metro P. at home 95-93. Gladstone P. was smashed by SD Spartans on the opponent's court 122-92. Perth R. destroyed SW Slammers in a home game 124-68. Rockingham F. outscored Willetton T. on the road 96-68. Geraldton B. managed to beat Mandurah M. on its own court 89-74. Cockburn C. was defeated by Goldfields G. in Kalgoorlie 84-79. Warwick S. beat Joondalup W. at home 80-71. Lakeside L. destroyed Kalamunda E.S. on the opponent's court 109-77. Rockingham F. unfortunately lost to Warwick S. in a home game 99-110. Kalamunda E.S. was rolled over Perry Lakes H. on the road 80-102. East Perth E. was crushed by Perth R. on its own court 79-114. Manly Warr. smashed Bankstown B. in Narrabeen 89-67. Hornsby S. was destroyed by Cent.Coast C. at home 67-92. Norths Bears unfortunately lost to Sydney Comets on the opponent's court 75-81. Sutherland S. managed to beat Hills H. in a home game 81-70. Canberra G. was defeated by Maitland M. on the road 74-64. Sutherland S. smashed Newcastle H. on its own court 101-66. Penrith P. lost to Maitland M. in a road game 74-78.
The best stats of 10th round was 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by Nick Owusu of Geelong S..



Group Big V
Hume City - Corio Bay S. 120-93

There was no surprise in Tullamarine where 7th ranked Stingrays (2-7) were crushed by fifth ranked Hume City Broncos (5-4) 120-93 on Saturday. Hume City Broncos dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Stingrays' 54. They outrebounded Stingrays 49-35 including 16 on the offensive glass. Hume City Broncos looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American swingman Jamal Shabazz (198-94, college: Samford) fired 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Mackuei Puondak chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds. Five Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. American guard Ivory Young (190-95, college: Utah Valley) produced 29 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import center Joe Reid (205-91, college: Shaw) added 28 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Hume City Broncos maintains fifth position in League with 5-4 record. Loser Stingrays keep the seventh place with seven games lost. Hume City Broncos will face Gulls (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Stingrays will play on the road against Magic in Hawthorn and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hume City: P.Mackuei 25+7reb, J.Shabazz 21+9reb+5ast, J.Coleman 19+9reb+3ast, J.Martin 18+9reb+1ast, S.Prendergast 10+2reb, L.Jeka 10+2reb+6ast
Corio Bay S.: I.Young 29+8reb+5ast, J.Reid 28+8reb+1ast, D.Bow 11+2reb+2ast, S.Wiasak 9+3reb, J.Headlam 4+4reb, L.Headlam 4+1reb
gschID: 715411


Blackburn V. - Hawthorn M. 78-112

No shocking result in a game in Melbourne where fourth ranked Magic (5-3) smashed 9th ranked Vikings (1-8) 112-78 on Saturday. Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Vikings' 28. They outrebounded Vikings 42-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. Magic shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Luke Sist fired a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. American guard Nelson Kirksey (190-89, college: UMKC) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Five Magic players scored in double figures. Guard Jake Heath (185, college: S.Dakota Mines) produced 25 points and 5 assists and Zachary Wuersching added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Magic maintains fourth position in League with 5-3 record. Loser Vikings keep the ninth place with eight games lost. Magic will face higher ranked Thunder (#3) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Vikings will play on the road against Devils (#8) in Werribee and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hawthorn M.: M.Phillips 19+1reb, N.Kirksey 19+5reb+2ast, J.Barry 17+4reb+3ast, A.Bogart-King 15+8reb, K.Smith 11+2ast, L.Sist 10+15reb+3ast
Blackburn V.: J.Heath 25+2reb+5ast, W.Zachary 11+3reb+4ast, P.Sam 10+3reb+1ast, M.Crees 6+2reb, M.D'Agostino 5+1reb, N.Walker 5+1reb
gschID: 715412


Werribee D. - Chelsea G. 93-91

There was a minor upset in Werribee where 5th ranked Gulls (3-5) were edged by eighth ranked Devils (2-8) 93-91 on Saturday. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Konor Kulas (201-94, college: S.Dakota Mines) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. David Shepard (201-94, college: Lindenwood-Bellev.) chipped in 31 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Shepard is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Corey Standerfer (201-88, college: York, NE) produced a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 6 assists and Colin Voss (201-91, college: N.Texas) added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Four Gulls players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Devils maintains eighth position in League with 2-8 record. Loser Gulls dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Devils will face Vikings (#9) in Melbourne in the next round.
Top scorers:
Werribee D.: D.Shepard 31+9reb+1ast, K.Kulas 24+14reb+3ast, J.Formosa 20+10reb+5ast, D.Darcy 8+4reb+2ast, L.Smith 6+5reb+1ast, R.Tyrone 4+1reb+2ast
Chelsea G.: C.Standerfer 40+13reb+6ast, C.Voss 19+7reb+6ast, M.Riggs 15+7reb+2ast, M.Brasser 12+4reb+1ast, J.Watts 2+2reb, J.Otten 2+5reb+3ast
gschID: 715413


McKinnon C. - Werribee D. 107-79

Very predictable result in McKinnon where top-ranked Cougars (9-0) outscored 8th ranked Devils (2-8) 107-79 on Sunday. Cougars made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Devils turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Adrian Tomada fired 29 points and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) chipped in 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Konor Kulas (201-94, college: S.Dakota Mines) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and Maltese guard Jacob Formosa (188-97) added 15 points (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Five Cougars and four Devils players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Cougars maintains first position in League with 9-0 record. Loser Devils keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Cougars will face league's second-placed Cavaliers in Cranbourne in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Devils will play at home against Vikings (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: A.Tomada 29+4reb+5ast, D.Stith 20+8reb+6ast, E.Williams 20+8reb+2ast, J.Geer 15+5reb+2ast, T.Parkinson 10+5reb+2ast, J.Wilson 7+6reb+1ast
Werribee D.: K.Kulas 27+11reb+3ast, J.Formosa 15+4reb+2ast, L.Smith 11+5reb+5ast, D.Shepard 10+5reb+2ast, M.Berezdecky 5+4reb, K.Zjak 4+5reb
gschID: 715414


Casey C. - Hume City 119-121

Important game to mention about took place in Cranbourne. Fifth ranked Hume City Broncos (5-4) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging much higher ranked Cavaliers (7-2) 121-119 on Sunday evening. Hume City Broncos made 34-of-44 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Cavaliers were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized American forward Jake Martin (198-93, college: Luther) fired 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jordan Coleman (196-92, college: Valpo) chipped in 24 points and 5 rebounds. Brandon Polk produced 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and power forward Brent Hobba (205-82, college: Colorado Christian) added 17 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hume City Broncos maintains fifth position in League with 5-4 record. Loser Cavaliers keep the second place with two games lost. Hume City Broncos will face Gulls (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Cavaliers will play on the road against the league's leader Cougars (#1) in McKinnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hume City: J.Martin 24+9reb+2ast, J.Coleman 24+5reb+1ast, S.Prendergast 18+2reb+1ast, L.Jeka 14+7reb+5ast, J.Shabazz 14+4reb, P.Mackuei 14+9reb+1ast
Casey C.: P.Brandon 27+6reb+3ast, R.Lemons 20+6reb, B.Hobba 17+10reb+2ast, M.Donlan 15+2ast, P.Alistair 12+2reb+1ast, J.Macaulay 11+2reb+3ast
gschID: 715415


Keilor T. - Blackburn V. 82-98

There was an upset in Melbourne where higher ranked Thunder (6-3) was defeated by ninth ranked Vikings (1-8) 98-82 on Sunday. Vikings made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game, while Thunder only scored five points from the stripe. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Jake Heath (185, college: S.Dakota Mines) fired 29 points and 5 assists for the winners. American-Dominican forward Khalil Brown (208-91, college: Pace) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Vikings players scored in double figures. American guard Mike Anderson (193-91, college: Washington) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Charleston Long (198, college: USC Upstate) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Vikings maintains ninth position in League with 1-8 record. Loser Thunder keeps the third place with three games lost. Vikings will face higher ranked Devils (#8) in Werribee in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Thunder will play at home against Magic (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Blackburn V.: J.Heath 29+2reb+5ast, K.Brown 15+10reb+2ast, M.D'Agostino 13+4reb+3ast, N.Walker 12+1reb+1ast, R.Bennett 7+1reb+1ast, W.Zachary 6+4reb+1ast
Keilor T.: M.Anderson 25+13reb+6ast, S.Matt 14+3reb+1ast, C.Long 14+8reb+2ast, C.Carlo 8+1reb, T.Zac 7+2reb+1ast, T.Paul 6+3reb
gschID: 715416


Group NBL1
Bendigo B. - Hobart H. 89-73

Everything went according to plan when ninth ranked Bendigo Braves (4-3) won against at home 18th ranked Huskies (2-5) 89-73 on Friday. They outrebounded Huskies 48-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. Bendigo Braves looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) fired a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds for the winners (made all of his eight free throws). Naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) chipped in 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Bendigo Braves players scored in double figures. American guard Jalen Adams (196, college: Olivet) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and forward Zachary White (201-83) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Bendigo Braves moved-up to fifth place in League. Newly promoted Huskies keep the eighteenth position with five games lost. Bendigo Braves will face Geelong Supercats (#7) at home in the next round. Huskies will play against Dandenong Rangers (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bendigo B.: R.Turner 30+11reb+1ast, M.Andronicos 15+7reb, C.Hogan 13+2reb+4ast, M.Muo 10+9reb+4ast, M.Bartlett 7+4reb+6ast, M.Johnston 6+4reb+2ast
Hobart H.: J.Adams 25+12reb+1ast, Z.White 18+9reb+3ast, R.Jacob 14+1reb+7ast, J.Stanwix 5+2reb+1ast, T.Dufelmeier 5+7reb+2ast, S.Youl 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 715942


Albury W.B. - Ballarat M. 63-126

There was no surprise in Albury where 7th ranked Bandits (3-2) were crushed by top-ranked Ballarat Miners (5-0) 126-63 on Saturday. Ballarat Miners dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Bandits' 40 and made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Bandits 46-33 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ballarat Miners made 15 blocks. Deng Acouth fired a triple-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks for the winners. Guard Kuany Kuany (201-94, college: Chaminade) chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds. Five Ballarat Miners players scored in double figures. Center Emmanuel Malou (206-93, college: Iowa St.) produced 23 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and American power forward Torren Jones (206-94, college: William Penn) added 21 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Ballarat Miners maintains second position in League with 5-0 record having just three point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Bandits dropped to the ninth place with two games lost. Ballarat Miners will face Eltham Wildcats (#17) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Bandits will play against Diamond Valley Eagles (#13) in Greensborough and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: K.Kuany 24+8reb+2ast, J.Evans 23+6reb+2ast, A.Deng 21+15reb+1ast, M.Coleman 17+2reb+1ast, D.Zachery 12, S.Short 11+9reb+7ast
Albury W.B.: E.Malou 23+8reb+2ast, T.Jones 21+10reb, K.Bosley 7+2reb+2ast, C.Riak 7+6reb, J.Molnar 3+1reb, D.George 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 715943


Dandenong R. - Eltham W. 85-104

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Eltham Wildcats (2-5) smashed on the road higher ranked Dandenong Rangers (4-3) 104-85 on Saturday. Eltham Wildcats had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international forward Geremy McKay (201-96, college: Vanguard) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. Point guard Adam Doyle (176-91) chipped in 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. Keli Leaupepe (187-0) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and point guard Lucas Barker (183-93, college: Indianapolis) added 18 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Despite that victory Eltham Wildcats went down to seventeenth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Dandenong Rangers dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: A.Doyle 27+5reb+4ast, G.McKay 26+11reb+4ast, J.Sykes 16+10reb+3ast, B.Waldren 11+1reb+1ast, J.Aver 7+2reb, O.Magbegor 6+8reb+1ast
Dandenong R.: K.Leaupepe 29+13reb+1ast, L.Barker 18+3reb+6ast, T.Lang 9, S.Froling 8+2reb, T.Robertson 8+2reb, D.Soukup 6+4ast
gschID: 715944


Frankston B. - NW Tasmania 103-90

There was a minor upset in Seaford where 10th ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (4-3) was defeated by thirteenth ranked Frankston Blues (3-4) 103-90 on Saturday. Frankston Blues dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to NW Tasmania Thunder's 48. American guard Najeal Young (198-94, college: Texas Wesleyan) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Sudanese forward Majok Majok (206-92, college: Ball St.) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Frankston Blues players scored in double figures. Frankston Blues' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American forward Nick Banyard (203-94, college: Cent Florida) produced 26 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Tre Armstrong (193-0) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Frankston Blues moved-up to twelfth place in League. Loser NW Tasmania Thunder dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Frankston Blues will face Eltham Wildcats (#17) at home in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Frankston B.: N.Young 21+7reb+3ast, M.Majok 19+7reb+3ast, D.Bozeman 18+3reb+2ast, I.Hadziomerovic 16+7reb+3ast, A.MacDonald 11+1reb+1ast, L.Barker 9+3reb+4ast
NW Tasmania: N.Banyard 26+6reb, J.Bowling 17+3reb+1ast, A.Tre 12+5reb+4ast, S.Lokan 9+2reb, J.Chilcott 7+1reb+1ast, P.Campbell 7+4reb
gschID: 715945


Melbourne T. - Sandringham S. 113-101

Everything could happen in Melbourne at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Tigers and 18th ranked Sabres had identical 2-4 record. This time Tigers used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Cheltenham 113-101 on Saturday night. Tigers had a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Sabres were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Dane Pineau (206-94, college: St.Mary's, CA) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 22 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Michael Luxford (181-95) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. The former international forward David Barlow (205-83, college: MSU Denver) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and swingman Sam McDaniel (198-95, college: ULM) added 25 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Sabres' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tigers (3-4) moved-up to eleventh place in League. Loser Sabres dropped to the sixteenth position with five games lost. Tigers will face Ringwood Hawks (#15) in Heathmont in the next round. Sabres will play at home against Spectres having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: M.Luxford 21+14reb+5ast, D.Pineau 21+22reb+2ast, W.M 20+1reb+4ast, M.Viitala 16+6reb+4ast, W.Hickey 13+5ast, N.Pozoglou 12+2reb+3ast
Sandringham S.: D.Barlow 29+11reb+3ast, S.McDaniel 25+11reb+6ast, D.Kian 11+3reb+1ast, R.Carter 11+4reb+2ast, B.K 10+3reb, J.Batish 9+1reb
gschID: 715946


Nunawading S. - Knox R. 73-90

There was an upset in East Burwood where higher ranked Spectres (4-3) were defeated by fourteenth ranked Knox Raiders (2-4) 90-73 on Saturday. Knox Raiders looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Cadarian Raines (206-90, college: Virginia Tech) fired 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Damon Heuir (189-91, college: S.Utah) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Four Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Costas Hronopoulos added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Knox Raiders maintains fourteenth position in League with 2-4 record. Loser Spectres dropped to the third place with three games lost. Knox Raiders will face higher ranked BA CoE (#4) in Canberra in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Spectres will play on the road against Sabres in Cheltenham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: C.Raines 22+7reb+3ast, D.Heuir 22+3reb+4ast, J.Hunter 20+4reb+1ast, T.A 16+5reb+3ast, M.Rose 4+8reb+6ast, C.Marshall 2+1ast
Nunawading S.: J.Saunders 15+2reb, S.Conn 15+7reb+4ast, J.Caspersz 10+5reb+1ast, J.Cooke 9+6reb, L.Walker 9+9reb+2ast, C.Hronopoulos 8+6reb+6ast
gschID: 715947


Ringwood H. - Hobart H. 87-106

There was a surprise result in Heathmont where eighteenth ranked Huskies (2-5) outleveled higher ranked Ringwood Hawks (2-4) 106-87 on Saturday. Huskies made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. American guard Jalen Adams (196, college: Olivet) fired a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Tad Dufelmeier (183-96, college: Concordia Irvine) chipped in 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Forward Matthew Fennell (196) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Joey Miller (190-92, college: DBU) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for lost side. Four Huskies and five Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Newly promoted Huskies maintains eighteenth position in League with 2-5 record. Loser Ringwood Hawks dropped to the fifteenth place with four games lost. Huskies will face higher ranked Dandenong Rangers (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Hobart H.: J.Adams 31+12reb+1ast, T.Dufelmeier 30+5reb+4ast, Z.White 14+6reb+2ast, M.Young 14+8reb+2ast, P.Elijah 6+1ast, R.Jacob 5+4reb+3ast
Ringwood H.: M.Fennell 17+13reb+4ast, J.Gibson 16+4reb+1ast, N.Truman 14+2reb+1ast, S.Clarke 12+8reb+1ast, J.Miller 11+5reb+8ast, K.Fittolani 9+1reb
gschID: 715948


Diamond V.E. - Ringwood H. 81-74

There was a minor upset in Greensborough where higher ranked Ringwood Hawks (2-4) were defeated by seventeenth ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-4) 81-74 on Sunday. Guard Joel Spear (192-94, college: S.Oregon) fired 14 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Matthew Fennell (196) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and center Adrien Sturt (209-86, college: Snow CC) added 15 points and 12 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Diamond Valley Eagles moved-up to thirteenth place in League. Diamond Valley Eagles will face higher ranked Bandits (#9) in Albury in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ringwood Hawks will play on the road against Tigers (#11) in Melbourne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: B.Allen 18+8reb, L.Hovey 16+4reb+2ast, J.Spear 14+9reb+7ast, D.Harding 13+2reb, M.Reynolds 9+1reb+3ast, L.Thomas 7+8reb+2ast
Ringwood H.: M.Fennell 20+8reb+1ast, J.Gibson 19+4reb+3ast, A.Sturt 15+12reb, J.Miller 11+1reb+5ast, N.Truman 5+3reb, G.Yout 2+2reb
gschID: 715949


Eltham W. - NW Tasmania 95-100

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (4-3) defeated on the road 14th ranked Eltham Wildcats (2-5) 100-95 on Sunday. They outrebounded Eltham Wildcats 40-26 including 18 on the offensive glass. NW Tasmania Thunder looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Nick Banyard (203-94, college: Cent Florida) fired 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Jordan Bowling (198, college: Dalton St.) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Bowling is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. Point guard Adam Doyle (176-91) produced 24 points and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and center Simon Bradbury (215-89) added 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Eltham Wildcats' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. NW Tasmania Thunder moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Eltham Wildcats dropped to the seventeenth position with five games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face higher ranked Dandenong Rangers (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Eltham Wildcats will play against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: N.Banyard 27+9reb+4ast, A.Tre 21+4reb+2ast, J.Bowling 18+7reb+3ast, L.Dent 11+3reb+4ast, S.R 10+1reb+1ast, P.Campbell 6+9reb+5ast
Eltham W.: A.Doyle 24+3reb+4ast, J.Aver 20+2reb+2ast, S.Bradbury 19+8reb+1ast, D.Schaffert 8+2reb+1ast, G.McKay 8+1reb+2ast, J.Sykes 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 715950


Kilsyth C. - Sandringham S. 92-106

Undefeated Kilsyth Cobras (6-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by eighteenth ranked Sabres (2-5) 106-92. Sabres dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Kilsyth Cobras' 42. The former international forward David Barlow (205-83, college: MSU Denver) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Nicholas Gabsch (193, college: Cuesta JC) chipped in 18 points during the contest. Sabres' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) responded with 24 points and 8 assists and New Zealand power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Five Sabres and four Kilsyth Cobras players scored in double figures. Sabres moved-up to sixteenth place in League. Loser Kilsyth Cobras still keep top position with one game lost. Sabres will meet at home higher ranked Spectres (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kilsyth Cobras will play against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sandringham S.: D.Barlow 25+13reb+3ast, N.Gabsch 18+4reb+1ast, J.Batish 15+4reb+1ast, S.McDaniel 14+3reb, J.Weldon 13+4reb+3ast, B.K 10+1reb
Kilsyth C.: P.Hooley 24+3reb+8ast, B.Ursich 19+6reb+2ast, T.Smith-Milner 17+14reb+2ast, O.Odigie 15+5reb+1ast, F.Von Hofe 6+6reb+4ast, C.Patton 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 715951


Waverley F. - Geelong S. 62-92

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Mount Waverley where 8th ranked Waverley Falcons (3-3) were rolled over by ninth ranked Geelong Supercats (4-3) 92-62 on Sunday. Geelong Supercats forced 20 Waverley Falcons turnovers. Power forward MaAlo Hicks (201-89) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Point guard Nick Owusu (186-84) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Geelong Supercats players scored in double figures. American forward Deondre McWhorter (203-93, college: Georgetown, KY) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Bennie Lewis (203-87, college: Benedict) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Geelong Supercats moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Waverley Falcons dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Geelong Supercats will face higher ranked Bendigo Braves (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Waverley Falcons will play against BA CoE (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: N.Owusu 17+6reb+4ast, A.Williams 13+3ast, D.Gatlin 13+2reb+6ast, L.McInerney 12+9reb, M.Hicks 11+12reb+4ast, L.Thomas 8+13reb+3ast
Waverley F.: D.McWhorter 17+6reb+1ast, B.Lewis 12+6reb+2ast, C.Arkell 7+8reb+1ast, D.Travis 7+6reb+3ast, M.Harper 6+4reb, B.Kelleher 5+1ast
gschID: 715952


Group Premier League
S.Adelaide P. - Forestville E. 77-110

Very predictable result in Park Holme where fourth ranked Forestville Eagles (6-2) outscored 10th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (1-8) 110-77 on Saturday. Forestville Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to South Adelaide Panthers' 46. Forestville Eagles looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. American forward Greg Mays (203-93, college: Green Bay) fired a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds (on 15-of-19 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Brendan Teys (188-90) chipped in 26 points and 8 rebounds. Four Forestville Eagles players scored in double figures. American forward Zach Allmon (203, college: Vanguard) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and Kristian Ciabattoni added 12 points respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forestville Eagles maintains fourth position in League with 6-2 record. Loser South Adelaide Panthers keep the tenth place with eight games lost. Forestville Eagles will face Sturt Sabres (#11) in Pasadena in the next round and are hoping to win another game. South Adelaide Panthers will play on the road against West Adelaide Bearcats in Woodville and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: G.Mays 33+12reb+1ast, B.Teys 26+8reb+2ast, J.Rios 21+4reb+4ast, M.Harris 10+4reb+2ast, D.Kane 8+5reb+12ast, T.Winter 6+4reb+3ast
S.Adelaide P.: Z.Allmon 24+11reb+3ast, H.Thomas 13+3reb+1ast, K.Ciabattoni 12+3reb+2ast, A.Brown 8+4reb+1ast, J.Hoppo 8+3reb+2ast, D.Zinser 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 715651


Southern T. - Mt Gambier 92-84

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Morphett Vale where their biggest opponent Mount Gambier Pioneers (7-3) were defeated by third ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (7-3) 92-84 on Saturday. Strangely Mount Gambier Pioneers outrebounded Noarlunga City Southern Tigers 56-36 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American swingman CJ Turnage (201-95, college: Saginaw Valley) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Hamish Burns (190, college: Newberry) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. American swingman Kentrell Barkley (195-96, college: ECU, agency: Haylett Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Dayjar Dickson (206, college: S.Indiana) added 21 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains third position in League with 7-3 record having just ten point less than leader Mackay M. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will have a break next round. Mount Gambier Pioneers will play at home against Eastern Mavericks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: C.Turnage 32+10reb+2ast, H.Burns 20+11reb+2ast, I.Omamogho 18+4reb+3ast, S.Johns 13+1reb+5ast, M.Calligeros 6+2reb, H.Staude 3+3reb+2ast
Mt Gambier: K.Barkley 26+18reb+5ast, D.Dickson 21+13reb+2ast, B.Rathjen 15+2ast, T.Daly 10+7reb+2ast, L.Hunter 6+9reb, M.Malok 4+5reb
gschID: 715652


Sturt S. - Norwood F. 79-102

Everything went according to plan in Pasadena where first ranked Norwood Flames (10-1) outleveled 11th ranked Sturt Sabres (1-8) 102-79 on Saturday. Norwood Flames dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Sturt Sabres' 42 and made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game, while Sturt Sabres only scored seven points from the stripe. Norwood Flames forced 20 Sturt Sabres turnovers. Sturt Sabres were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Matthew Lycett (194-90) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. Rivers Carleton produced 14 points and 6 assists and Dylan Rawson added 17 points respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Norwood Flames maintains first position in League with 10-1 record. Loser Sturt Sabres keep the eleventh place with eight games lost. Norwood Flames will face Central District Lions (#6) in Gawler in the next round where they are favorite. Sturt Sabres will play at home against Forestville Eagles (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: M.Long 18+4reb+1ast, B.Moultrie 17+10reb, M.Lycett 15+6reb+6ast, B.Brine 15+5reb, J.Legan 13+3reb, D.Webber 12+5reb+1ast
Sturt S.: D.Rawson 17+4reb+2ast, C.Rivers 14+4reb+6ast, N.Desantis 12+3reb+1ast, T.Goodall 8+8reb, D.Nash 8+3reb+1ast, R.Aktanarowicz 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 715653


Woodville W. - W.Adelaide B. 87-95

There was a minor upset in Flinders Park where their close opponent Woodville Warriors (4-7) were defeated by eighth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (5-5) 95-87 on Saturday. West Adelaide Bearcats outrebounded Woodville Warriors 50-34 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Bryan Jefferson (201-94, college: Mary) fired a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Center Blake Truslove (204-79) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Four West Adelaide Bearcats players scored in double figures. American forward Jonathan Perry (193-91, college: DBU) produced 29 points and 6 rebounds and guard Riley Meldrum added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Woodville Warriors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth position with seven games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will face South Adelaide Panthers (#10) in Park Holme in the next round. Woodville Warriors will play at home against North Adelaide Rockets and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: B.Jefferson 31+11reb+4ast, B.Truslove 20+12reb+3ast, T.Kubank 15+6reb+1ast, B.Rennie 12+3reb+3ast, J.Fabian 9+2reb, P.Thomas 5+13reb+11ast
Woodville W.: J.Perry 29+6reb+2ast, B.Nathan 17+4reb+2ast, R.Meldrum 13+6reb+5ast, D.McKee 8+3reb+1ast, J.Clippinger 6+2reb+1ast, J.Boonstoppel 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 715654


C.District L. - N.Adelaide R. 79-93

There was a small surprise in Gawler where seventh ranked North Adelaide Rockets (6-5) defeated 5th ranked Central District Lions (5-4) 93-79 on Saturday. It was a great shooting night for North Adelaide Rockets especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. American forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Jack McVeigh (203-96, college: Nebraska) chipped in 25 points. Apiok Dau produced 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and Lual Diing added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five North Adelaide Rockets and four Central District Lions players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. North Adelaide Rockets moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Central District Lions dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round. Central District Lions will play at home against the league's leader Norwood Flames and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: J.McVeigh 25+4reb+3ast, A.Starling 19+16reb, B.Johnson 17+3reb+1ast, T.Dowdell 17+5reb, D.Aistrope 10+3reb+1ast, J.Peters 3+2ast
C.District L.: D.Apiok 25+7reb+6ast, D.Lual 22+6reb+2ast, D.Jones 13+7reb+1ast, J.Riewer 11+6reb+5ast, C.Luk 4+1reb, A.Isaac 4
gschID: 715655


N.Adelaide R. - Woodville W. 95-68

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Woodville Warriors' (4-7) road loss to seventh ranked North Adelaide Rockets (6-5) 68-95 on Sunday. North Adelaide Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Tobias Dowdell (201-90, college: Alders.-Broad.) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Jack McVeigh (203-96, college: Nebraska) chipped in 26 points and 8 rebounds. Four North Adelaide Rockets players scored in double figures. Power forward Jack Maiorana produced 11 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Jonathan Perry (193-91, college: DBU) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. North Adelaide Rockets moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth position with seven games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face again Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: J.McVeigh 26+8reb+2ast, T.Dowdell 22+17reb+2ast, B.Johnson 20+2reb+8ast, A.Starling 15+7reb+2ast, D.Aistrope 9+6reb+3ast, G.Saldavia 3+1ast
Woodville W.: J.Perry 13+4reb+3ast, J.Maiorana 11+8reb+1ast, J.Clippinger 10+4reb+2ast, A.Maiorana 9+9reb, D.McKee 9+1reb+1ast, R.Meldrum 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 715656


Eastern M. - Mt Gambier 85-107

Very predictable result in Mt. Barker where second ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (7-3) outscored 9th ranked Eastern Mavericks (2-8) 107-85 on Sunday. Mount Gambier Pioneers dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 60. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mount Gambier Pioneers made 7 blocks. Eastern Mavericks were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Kentrell Barkley (195-96, college: ECU, agency: Haylett Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. The former international guard Tom Daly (182-91) chipped in 28 points and 4 assists. American forward Brandon Morris (203-94, college: Benedict) produced 27 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Novian Cherry (193-92, college: CS San Marcos) added 16 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Mount Gambier Pioneers and four Eastern Mavericks players scored in double figures. Eastern Mavericks' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains second position in League with 7-3 record having just ten point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the ninth place with eight games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will have a break next round. Eastern Mavericks will play again on the road against the league's second-placed Mount Gambier Pioneers (#2) in Mt Gambier and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: T.Daly 28+4reb+4ast, K.Barkley 25+12reb+4ast, B.Rathjen 20+4reb+7ast, L.Hunter 12+12reb, D.Dickson 11+9reb+2ast, M.Hunter 4+2reb
Eastern M.: B.Morris 27+9reb, N.Cherry 16+12reb+3ast, B.Sebastian 11+2reb+1ast, D.McGee 10+4reb+4ast, S.Vozzo 9+2reb+1ast, M.Stock 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 715657


Group QBL
Cairns M. - SW Metro P. 97-70

There was a minor upset when their close opponent South West Metro Pirates (1-2) were outplayed on the road by eighth ranked Cairns Marlins (2-2) 97-70 on Friday. Cairns Marlins outrebounded South West Metro Pirates 49-33 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by South West Metro Pirates' players. Forward Christian Jurlina (196, college: Whitworth, agency: MKP Management) fired 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Anthony Fisher (187-94) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Jarred Bairstow (201-92, college: Cent.Oklahoma) produced 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and American power forward Jarett Croff (208, college: Auburn-Montgomery, agency: Haylett Sports) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Cairns Marlins moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser South West Metro Pirates dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Cairns Marlins will face league's leader Mackay Meteors on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. South West Metro Pirates will play against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cairns M.: C.Jurlina 18+5reb+7ast, A.Fisher 16+7reb+2ast, A.Loughton 14+9reb, H.Jakobe 12+2reb+2ast, K.Mason 10+3reb+1ast, J.Prior 9+2reb
SW Metro P.: J.Bairstow 18+7reb+4ast, N.Larkins 14+4reb+3ast, J.Croff 12+10reb, R.Vines 10+4reb+1ast, C.Pang 8+4reb, B.Sean 5+2reb
gschID: 715477


Mackay M. - Sunshine CR 110-83

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Mackay Meteors as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Mackay Meteors smashed 15th ranked Rip at home 110-83. Mackay Meteors had a 38-25 advantage in offensive rebounds. Rip was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Bryce Washington (198-96, college: La-Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Chris Cedar (188-88) contributed with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Louis Ilton (191, college: Texas A&M Int.) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds and guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rip. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Rip at the other side dropped to the tenth place with two games lost. Rip will play next round against Brisbane Spartans trying to get back on the winning streak. Mackay Meteors will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Cairns Marlins at home.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: C.Cedar 28+7reb+4ast, B.Washington 23+16reb+2ast, L.Blicavs 16+4reb+2ast, N.Derrick 15+3reb+2ast, V.Williams Jr. 9+2reb+4ast, B.Rasmussen 5+4reb+2ast
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 20+5reb+2ast, J.Bradley 18+3reb+6ast, L.Ilton 13+15reb+3ast, B.Conley 10+4reb, G.James 9+1reb+1ast, J.Tueta 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 715478


Brisbane C. - Gold Coast R. 110-87

Round in State League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Brisbane where host Brisbane Capitals (2-0) crushed league's leader Rollers (2-1) 110-87 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in League. Brisbane Capitals made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Brisbane Capitals outrebounded Rollers 40-26 including 31 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) fired 26 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Nicholas Stoddart (-0) chipped in 21 points. American forward Spencer Parker (201-93, college: Bowling Green, agency: Inception Sports) produced 27 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Rhys Martin (184-86, college: Nova SE) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Brisbane Capitals and four Rollers players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Brisbane Capitals moved-up to second place in League. Rollers at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Mackay M.. Rollers will play next round against Rockhampton Rockets trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Brisbane Capitals will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked South West Metro Pirates in Runcorn.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: A.Anderson 26+7reb+3ast, N.Stoddart 21+4reb+2ast, W.Magnay 17+9reb+1ast, J.Cadee 17+3reb+5ast, Z.Carter 11+2reb+1ast, B.Volkman 10+6reb+1ast
Gold Coast R.: S.Parker 27+7reb, T.Diop 13+5reb, R.Martin 12+4reb+4ast, L.Rose 10+1reb+7ast, C.Salecich 9+2ast, T.Green 7
gschID: 715479


Toowoomba M. - Gladstone P. 73-81

Everything went according to plan when tenth ranked Gladstone Port City Power (1-2) won against on the road bottom-ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (0-2) 81-73 on Saturday. Gladstone Port City Power forced 26 Toowoomba Mountaineers turnovers. American guard Taylor Young (193-90, college: Warner Pacific) fired 15 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Hatold Ridgeway chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) produced 22 points and Jason Spurgin added 2 points and 16 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Gladstone Port City Power and four Toowoomba Mountaineers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Despite that victory Gladstone Port City Power went down to twelfth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers still closes the standings with two games lost. Gladstone Port City Power will face Ipswich Force (#13) in Booval in the next round. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play on the road against Phoenix having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: K.Nathaniel 15+5reb, T.Young 15+7reb+9ast, K.Tipene 14+9reb+2ast, R.Hatold 14+11reb, A.Aleer 14+10reb, T.Robinson 3+3reb
Toowoomba M.: R.Martin 22+4reb, D.Perkins 12+4reb+3ast, M.Malat 11+7reb, R.Puseljic 10+7reb+2ast, C.Weber 7+2reb+2ast, W.Mitchell 6+6reb
gschID: 715481


Rockhampton - Sunshine CR 102-113

There was an upset when higher ranked Rockhampton Rockets (1-1) were defeated at home by fifteenth ranked Rip (1-2) 113-102 on Saturday. Rip made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Rip outrebounded Rockhampton Rockets 44-29 including 32 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) fired a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 10 assists for the winners. Power forward Joshua Tueta (202-89, college: MSU-Northern) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 assists and swingman James Mitchell (194-91) added 29 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Five Rip and four Rockhampton Rockets players scored in double figures. Rip left bottom position moving up to tenth place in League. Loser Rockhampton Rockets dropped to the eighth position with one game lost. Rip will face higher ranked Brisbane Spartans (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 33+4reb+10ast, J.Tueta 22+9reb+3ast, J.Bradley 18+2reb+4ast, B.Conley 17+8reb+2ast, L.Ilton 14+15reb+2ast, C.Kann 5
Rockhampton: J.Mitchell 29+7reb+4ast, S.Bruce 27+4reb+11ast, A.Gibson 25+1reb+6ast, J.Lopez 13+6reb, P.Nasalo 6+3reb, T.Corrigan 2+8reb
gschID: 715482


Townsville H. - SW Metro P. 95-93

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Hermit Park where top-ranked Townsville Heat (1-0) edged 8th ranked South West Metro Pirates (1-2) 95-93 on Saturday. Townsville Heat had a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Ethan Betts (188, college: Umpqua CC) fired 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) chipped in 15 points. Townsville Heat's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Jarred Bairstow (201-92, college: Cent.Oklahoma) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Nelson Larkins (180-96) added 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Townsville Heat and five South West Metro Pirates players scored in double figures. Townsville Heat left bottom position moving up to sixth place in League. Loser South West Metro Pirates dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Townsville Heat will face higher ranked Cairns Marlins (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. South West Metro Pirates will play against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: E.Betts 18+7reb+4ast, P.Crawford 15+3reb+2ast, K.Tudehope 11+5reb+3ast, M.Rees 11+4reb+4ast, M.Wight 5+1reb, K.L 3
SW Metro P.: J.Bairstow 24+10reb+4ast, N.Larkins 22+7reb+4ast, J.Croff 17+5reb, R.Vines 12+2reb+3ast, B.Sean 12+5reb+4ast, J.Ringholt 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 715483


SD Spartans - Gladstone P. 122-92

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Gladstone Port City Power (1-2) was rolled over on the road by fourteenth ranked Brisbane Spartans (1-2) 122-92 on Sunday. Brisbane Spartans outrebounded Gladstone Port City Power 50-39 including 40 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Gladstone Port City Power was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Josh Derksen (206-95, college: Ky Wesleyan) fired a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Chris Whitehead (175-92, college: Bellarmine) chipped in 31 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American guard Taylor Young (193-90, college: Warner Pacific) produced a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and Hatold Ridgeway added 24 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Brisbane Spartans left bottom position moving up to ninth place in League. Brisbane Spartans will face Rip (#10) in Sippy Downs in the next round. Gladstone Port City Power will play on the road against Ipswich Force in Booval and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SD Spartans: C.Whitehead 31+6reb+9ast, S.Kenny 30+5reb+2ast, J.Derksen 30+13reb+5ast, C.Dalton 13+9reb+2ast, A.Ugrinic 6+4reb+1ast, A.Jacob 5+4reb+3ast
Gladstone P.: T.Young 32+11reb+6ast, R.Hatold 24+4reb, J.Blanchard 14+7reb+1ast, K.Tipene 13+3reb+7ast, D.Owen 4+1reb+1ast, C.Stephen Kiir 2+2reb
gschID: 715484


NGC Seahawks - Sunshine CP 87-94

We should not miss the game where top-ranked Phoenix (2-0) against 5th ranked Seahawks (1-1) where Phoenix won on the road by seven points 94-87. Phoenix players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Naturalized New Zealand guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent) notched 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort and guard John Fitzgerald (193-84, college: Lindsey Wilson) supported him with 20 points and 5 assists. Phoenix's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by swingman Tom Howard (200-95) did not help to save the game for Seahawks. Center Brent Wallace (213-92) added 15 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Four Phoenix and five Seahawks players scored in double figures. Phoenix moved-up to third place in League. Seahawks at the other side dropped to the seventh position with one game lost. Phoenix's next round opponent will be Toowoomba Mountaineers (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. Seahawks will play against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CP: Z.Meehl 22+4reb, J.Fitzgerald 20+4reb+5ast, Z.Meehl 19+5reb+9ast, E.McAlister 13+11reb+3ast, M.Mitchell 8+5reb+2ast, C.Massingale 6+3reb+2ast
NGC Seahawks: R.Linton 19+4reb+1ast, B.Wallace 15+9reb+1ast, T.Howard 14+10reb+4ast, Q.Campbell 12+4reb+1ast, M.Holmquist-Pollock 11+3reb, L.Alex 10+4reb+5ast
gschID: 715485


Group SBL
Perth R. - SW Slammers 124-68

Very predictable result in Northbridge where ninth ranked Redbacks (5-6) outscored bottom-ranked Slammers (0-10) 124-68 on Saturday. Redbacks dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Slammers' 34. Redbacks forced 19 Slammers turnovers and outrebounded them 45-27 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Slammers' players. American-French guard Jourdan DeMuynck (198-90, college: PVAMU) fired 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) chipped in 20 points. Four Redbacks players scored in double figures. American swingman Tyler Livingston (198-94, college: UMass Lowell) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Michael Lay (179-84, college: Concordia, OR) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Redbacks moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Slammers still closes the standings with ten games lost. Redbacks will face higher ranked Giants (#7) in Kalgoorlie in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Slammers will play at home against Senators (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: J.DeMuynck 24+5reb+3ast, M.Nelson 20+3reb+3ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 14+9reb+2ast, C.Ronan 12+2reb+2ast, B.Lachlan 12+5reb+1ast, V.Dylan 10+1reb+2ast
SW Slammers: T.Livingston 29+10reb+1ast, M.Lay 11+3reb+6ast, C.Richardson 7+1reb+2ast, P.O'Neill 7+4reb+2ast, B.England 6+3reb, L.Goff 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 715777


Willetton T. - Rockingham F. 68-96

Not a big story in a game in Willetton where 10th ranked Tigers (4-7) were outplayed by sixth ranked Flames (7-4) 96-68 on Saturday. Flames looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American power forward Josh Ritchart (205-92, college: UC Davis) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The other American import guard Caleb White (201-94, college: ECU) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Flames players scored in double figures. American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Damien Scott (192-92) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Flames maintains sixth position in League with 7-4 record. Loser Tigers keep the tenth place with seven games lost. Flames will face higher ranked Hawks (#5) in Floreat in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tigers will play at home against Redbacks (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: C.White 18+5reb+1ast, J.Ritchart 16+8reb+1ast, C.Pal 14+5reb+1ast, R.Godfrey 14+3reb+5ast, L.Travers 10+3reb+4ast, L.Roberts 9+2reb+6ast
Willetton T.: M.Barrow 17+11reb+4ast, D.Scott 13+3reb+4ast, S.Elder 10+7reb+1ast, A.Black 9+3reb+4ast, C.Hamish 8+5reb, M.Connor 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 715778


Geraldton B. - Mandurah M. 89-74

Everything went according to plan in Wonthella where third ranked Buccaneers (7-2) won against 13th ranked Magic (2-8) 89-74 on Saturday. They outrebounded Magic 51-31 including 21 on the offensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. Power forward Liam Hunt (201-95, college: Hope International) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points, 20 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks for the winners. Forward Colter Lasher (201-94, college: Houston Baptist) chipped in 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Buccaneers players scored in double figures. Buccaneers' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Guard Shaun Stewart (183-94, college: Limestone) produced 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Marvin Smith (201-93, college: USC Upstate) added 21 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Buccaneers keep a position of League leader. Loser Magic keeps the thirteenth place with eight games lost. Buccaneers will face Suns (#9) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Magic will play on the road against Wanneroo (#4) in Joondalup and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Geraldton B.: A.Ralph 23+4reb+2ast, C.Lasher 22+9reb+4ast, L.Hunt 14+20reb+6ast, M.Alipate 13+3reb+4ast, M.Wundenberg 7+7reb+1ast, B.Dinardo 5+5reb
Mandurah M.: S.Stewart 28+7reb+5ast, M.Smith 21+7reb+2ast, T.Durnin 7+5reb+2ast, A.Deng 7+3reb, C.Kyle 6+4reb+2ast, P.Dadi 3+1ast
gschID: 715779


Goldfields G. - Cockburn C. 84-79

There was no surprise in Kalgoorlie where 12th ranked Cougars (3-6) were defeated by seventh ranked Giants (6-4) 84-79 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Giants outrebounded Cougars 54-43 including a 25-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American forward Patrick Burke (201-96, college: DBU) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Swingman David Humphries (193-91, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Jaarod Holmes (198-94) added 16 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cougars' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Giants maintains seventh position in League with 6-4 record. Loser Cougars keep the twelfth place with six games lost. Giants will face Redbacks (#8) in Northbridge in the next round. Cougars will play at home against Wanneroo (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: P.Burke 28+11reb+2ast, D.Humphries 19+13reb+5ast, M.Malek 14+14reb+1ast, J.Bowie 12+7reb+5ast, B.Holloway 5+3reb+6ast, F.Klasztorny 3+2reb+2ast
Cockburn C.: G.Field 25+12reb+5ast, J.Holmes 16+13reb, E.Milam 16+5reb, H.Bell 10+5reb+2ast, S.Van Lit 6+2reb+2ast, S.Chan 4+6reb+8ast
gschID: 715780


Warwick S. - Joondalup W. 80-71

There was a surprise result in Perth where fifth ranked Senators (7-2) defeated top-ranked Wanneroo (7-3) 80-71 on Saturday. Senators had a 38-27 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Justin King (196-89, college: TRU) fired 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Cody Ellis (202-90, college: St.Louis) chipped in 17 points. Four Senators players scored in double figures. Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (198-91, college: Missouri, agency: Haylett Sports) produced 11 points and 6 rebounds and American swingman Ridell Camidge (192-96, college: Oklahoma City) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Wanneroo's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Senators moved-up to third place in League. Loser Wanneroo dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Senators will face Slammers (#14) in Bunbury in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Wanneroo will play at home against Magic (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Warwick S.: C.Ellis 17+4reb+2ast, J.King 16+5reb+4ast, W.Swaka 11+6reb+4ast, R.Anshila 11+9reb+3ast, A.Litterick 8+13reb+1ast, J.Thwaites 8+4reb+5ast
Joondalup W.: R.Camidge 15+4reb, T.Iliadis 12+3reb+3ast, E.Ross 11+6reb+2ast, R.Huntington 8+5reb+2ast, D.Matacz 8+5reb+1ast, S.Salinas 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 715781


Kalamunda E.S. - Lakeside L. 77-109

Very expected game in Kalamunda where 8th ranked Suns (5-7) were rolled over by fourth ranked Lightning (7-2) 109-77 on Saturday. Lightning made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Lightning outrebounded Suns 45-32 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American forward Joseph Wall (198-89, college: Seattle Pacific) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Scottish power forward Michael Vigor (206-90) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Corey Easley (208-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) produced 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Louis Timms (206-91, college: Wayland Baptist) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Lightning moved-up to second place in League. Loser Suns dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Lightning will face Eagles (#11) in Morley in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suns will play on the road against the league's leader Buccaneers in Wonthella and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: J.Wall 24+6reb+1ast, M.Vigor 17+7reb+1ast, K.Armour 16+2reb+6ast, J.Isenbarger 15+2ast, R.Mackenzie 14+3reb+8ast, B.Nick 7+1reb
Kalamunda E.S.: L.Timms 17+5reb+2ast, J.Braun 12+5reb+1ast, C.Easley 12+7reb+5ast, R.Blanchett 10+6reb+3ast, N.Drown 9+2ast, C.Aylett 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 715782


Rockingham F. - Warwick S. 99-110

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Senators' (7-2) road victory over 6th ranked Flames (7-4) 110-99 on Friday. Senators dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Flames' 38. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Senators looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Justin King (196-89, college: TRU) chipped in 26 points and 6 rebounds. Five Senators players scored in double figures. American guard Caleb White (201-94, college: ECU) produced 31 points and his fellow American import power forward Josh Ritchart (205-92, college: UC Davis) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Senators moved-up to third place in League. Loser Flames keep the sixth position with four games lost. Senators will face Slammers (#14) in Bunbury in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Flames will play on the road against Hawks (#5) in Floreat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Warwick S.: C.Davis 26+10reb+2ast, J.King 26+6reb+1ast, C.Ellis 14+3reb+4ast, A.Litterick 14+5reb+5ast, R.Anshila 12+7reb+2ast, W.Swaka 11+4reb+7ast
Rockingham F.: C.White 31+2reb+2ast, J.Ritchart 22+5reb+1ast, J.Beard 13+5reb+4ast, L.Travers 7+6reb+1ast, J.Benjamin 6, L.Roberts 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 715776


Perry Lakes H. - Kalamunda E.S. 102-80

Not a big story in a game in Floreat where 8th ranked Suns (5-7) were outplayed by fifth ranked Hawks (7-3) 102-80 on Friday. Hawks outrebounded Suns 56-45 including 17 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Ryan Smith (192-92) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Five Hawks players scored in double figures. Power forward Louis Timms (206-91, college: Wayland Baptist) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds and American swingman Joshua Braun (193-94, college: GCU) added 25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Hawks maintains fifth position in League with 7-3 record. Loser Suns dropped to the ninth place with seven games lost. Hawks will face Giants (#7) in Kalgoorlie in the next round. Suns will play on the road against the league's leader Buccaneers in Wonthella and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: R.Smith 20+6reb+2ast, B.Carlwell 18+10reb, C.Steindl 13+5reb+3ast, K.Sovine 12+5reb+3ast, B.Purser 10+4reb+5ast, C.Hamilton 7+4reb
Kalamunda E.S.: J.Braun 25+11reb+5ast, L.Timms 25+15reb+3ast, R.Blanchett 8+2reb+1ast, L.Viskovich 8+3reb, C.Aylett 5+1reb+3ast, C.Easley 5+8reb+6ast
gschID: 715774


East Perth E. - Perth R. 79-114

Everything could happen in Morley at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Redbacks and 10th ranked Eagles had identical 4-6 record. But Eagles were not able to use a home court advantage and were outleveled by the opponent from Northbridge 114-79 on Friday night. Redbacks forced 19 Eagles turnovers and outrebounded them 50-33 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 19 long-distance shots on high 61.3 percentage. Redbacks looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American-French guard Jourdan DeMuynck (198-90, college: PVAMU) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) chipped in 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Redbacks players scored in double figures. American guard Cameron Williams (185-95, college: MSU Denver) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: MSU Denver) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Redbacks (5-6) moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Eagles dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. Redbacks will face higher ranked Giants (#7) in Kalgoorlie in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Eagles will play at home against the league's second-placed Lightning (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: M.Nelson 31+7reb+4ast, J.DeMuynck 28+11reb+8ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 20+5reb, M.Garang 11+9reb+2ast, B.Lachlan 8+3reb+2ast, J.Wagner 7+3reb+2ast
East Perth E.: D.Williamson 19+4reb+1ast, C.Williams 19+5reb+3ast, A.Murphy 13+4reb+4ast, J.Wellsteed 9+3reb+3ast, D.Tawhiti 8+10reb, K.Berry 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 715775


Group Warthah
Bankstown B. - Manly Warr. 67-89

There was no surprise in Condell Park where 9th ranked Bankstown Bruins (3-6) were crushed by third ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (7-2) 89-67 on Saturday. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles forced 20 Bankstown Bruins turnovers and outrebounded them 43-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. Guard Steven White (182-90, college: Alaska-Anch.) fired 21 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Point guard Daniel Pitcher (185, college: UNB) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players scored in double figures. Nicko Timonera produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and Stefan Erak added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles maintains third position in League with 7-2 record having just nine point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Bankstown Bruins keep the ninth place with six games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face Norths Soul Sports Bears (#6) in Crows Nest in the next round. Bankstown Bruins will play on the road against the league's leader Crusaders in Terrigal and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr.: S.White 21+4reb+6ast, D.Pitcher 18+6reb+1ast, K.Painter 12+8reb+1ast, J.Braddy 12+5reb, C.Bulgin 7+5reb, J.Asensi 6+3reb+4ast
Bankstown B.: T.Nicko 19+5reb, C.Petrovski 10+3reb+1ast, E.Stefan 9+6reb+2ast, C.Christodoulides 6+1reb+2ast, R.Keanu 6+1reb+1ast, F.Alexander 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 715344


Hornsby S. - Cent.Coast C. 67-92

No shocking result in a game in Hornsby where first ranked Crusaders (8-1) smashed 11th ranked Spiders (1-8) 92-67 on Saturday. Crusaders forced 20 Spiders turnovers. Spiders were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Callum Jenkins fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent Arkansas) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds. Four Crusaders players scored in double figures. Lachlan Woodhill produced 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 blocks and Daniel Moser (, college: Northwestern, IA) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Crusaders maintains first position in League with 8-1 record. Loser Spiders keep the eleventh place with eight games lost. Crusaders will face Bankstown Bruins (#9) in Condell Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spiders will play at home against Sutherland Sharks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 22+5reb+3ast, T.Akamarmoi 21+5reb+3ast, C.Jenkins 20+11reb+1ast, O.Robilliard 14+4reb+2ast, T.McGann 6+4reb, O.Kieran 4+1reb+1ast
Hornsby S.: W.Lachlan 24+6reb, D.Moser 12+8reb+2ast, S.Sameer 9+1reb+2ast, G.Brett 4+2reb+3ast, S.Jamie 4+3reb+1ast, R.Hamish 4
gschID: 715345


Sydney Comets - Norths Bears 81-75

There was a minor upset in Alexandria where 5th ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (5-5) were defeated by seventh ranked Sydney City Comets (5-4) 81-75 on Saturday. Sydney City Comets looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sydney City Comets made 7 blocks. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: West Liberty) fired 25 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 blocks for the winners. Power forward Tom Dawson (197) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. Anatoly Bose produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Nick Blair (185-87) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Sydney City Comets moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Norths Soul Sports Bears dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Sydney City Comets will face league's second-placed Maitland Mustangs on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Norths Soul Sports Bears will play against Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#3) in Narrabeen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 25+7reb+9ast, N.Askam 21+6reb+1ast, T.Dawson 17+15reb+1ast, N.Sutton 6+3reb+9ast, J.Simkovic 5+2reb, M.Matur 4+6reb+3ast
Norths Bears: A.Bose 27+10reb+6ast, N.Blair 18+4reb+2ast, L.Smith-Hyde 14+5reb+4ast, L.Tsontzos 6+8reb+1ast, M.Golding 4+8reb+4ast, F.Edward 3+3reb
gschID: 715346


Sutherland S. - Hills H. 81-70

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Sutherland Sharks (7-3) beat at home 6th ranked Hills Hornets (4-4) 81-70 on Saturday. Sutherland Sharks shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Lochlan Hutchison fired 17 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Taj Spencer (201, college: CBU) chipped in 9 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Joshua Chapman produced 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: MSU Denver) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Sutherland Sharks maintains fourth position in League with 7-3 record. Loser Hills Hornets dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. Sutherland Sharks will face Spiders (#11) in Hornsby in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hills Hornets will play at home against Canberra Gunners (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: H.Lochlan 17+3reb+8ast, K.Steward 13+3reb+2ast, C.Clayton 11+5reb+1ast, E.Apolony 10+1reb+2ast, T.Spencer 9+11reb+5ast, I.Signal 9+7reb+2ast
Hills H.: P.Brotherson 18+5reb, J.Chapman 14+5reb+5ast, D.Hayman 8, S.McCorkindale 8+7reb+2ast, M.Liam 4+1reb+2ast, M.Brown 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 715347


Maitland M. - Canberra G. 74-64

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Canberra Gunners (2-6) were defeated on the road by second ranked Maitland Mustangs (8-2) 74-64 on Saturday. Maitland Mustangs outrebounded Canberra Gunners 45-34 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Daniel Millburn fired 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Terrell Turner chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. Maitland Mustangs' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Center Darcy Malone (213-95, college: CS Fullerton) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) added 14 points and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Maitland Mustangs maintains second position in League with 8-2 record having just eleven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the tenth place with six games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Sydney City Comets (#5) in Alexandria in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play on the road against Panthers (#8) in Penrith and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: D.Millburn 22+8reb+4ast, T.Turner 18+2reb+6ast, I.Ellis 14+8reb+4ast, T.Cantor 6+2reb+1ast, J.Edwards 5+7reb+5ast, J.Clifford 4+8reb
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 14+2reb+7ast, D.Malone 12+10reb+1ast, B.Doran 11+3reb+2ast, I.Morison 9+7reb+3ast, I.Plunkett 9+2reb+1ast, M.Shaun 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 715348


Sutherland S. - Newcastle H. 101-66

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Sutherland Sharks (7-3) outleveled at home bottom-ranked Newcastle Hunters (0-8) 101-66 on Sunday. Sutherland Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Newcastle Hunters' 40 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Sutherland Sharks forced 24 Newcastle Hunters turnovers and outrebounded them 38-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. American forward Kyle Steward (201-95, college: UMKC) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Taj Spencer (201, college: CBU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. American forward Sharif Watson (198-93, college: Ariz.Christian) produced 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Jacob Foy (193, college: Hawaii Pacific) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Sutherland Sharks maintains fourth position in League with 7-3 record. Loser Newcastle Hunters still closes the standings with eight games lost. Sutherland Sharks will face Spiders (#11) in Hornsby in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Newcastle Hunters will play on the road against Bankstown Bruins in Condell Park and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: N.Callum 20+2ast, K.Steward 18+11reb+4ast, C.Clayton 18+3reb, T.Spencer 13+14reb+2ast, H.Lochlan 8+2reb+6ast, I.Signal 6
Newcastle H.: J.Foy 17+2reb, S.Watson 15+5reb+5ast, C.Alexander 13+2reb+1ast, L.Funderburke 10+3reb+1ast, L.Mason 6+4reb+1ast, M.Wilson 3+2reb
gschID: 715349


Maitland M. - Penrith P. 78-74

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Panthers (4-5) were defeated on the road by second ranked Maitland Mustangs (8-2) 78-74 on Sunday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Maitland Mustangs looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Jack Edwards fired a double-double by scoring 10 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Terrell Turner chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Maitland Mustangs players scored in double figures. Lachlan Charlton produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and forward Sean Weekes (194) added 8 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Maitland Mustangs maintains second position in League with 8-2 record having just eleven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Panthers keep the eighth place with five games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Sydney City Comets (#5) in Alexandria in the next round. Panthers will play at home against Canberra Gunners and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: T.Turner 18+5reb+4ast, D.Millburn 16+5reb, J.Clifford 14+8reb+1ast, I.Ellis 11+10reb+3ast, J.Edwards 10+7reb+10ast, J.Duerden 5
Penrith P.: C.Lachlan 17+6reb+3ast, D.Kobayashi 11+2reb+3ast, K.Carlos 10, B.Kearins 9+1reb+8ast, I.Bosnjak 8+9reb, S.Weekes 8+14reb+1ast
gschID: 715350
  




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