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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 16, 2019


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The round was exceptionally exciting as eight games ended with a tiny margin. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. 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 most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Cougars (10-1) in McKinnon on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Cavaliers (9-2) 125-123. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in League. Cavaliers dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Cougars' 48. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Brandon Polk orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) contributed with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) answered with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds for Cougars. Cavaliers maintains second place in League with 9-2 record having just one point less than leader Joondalup W. Cougars at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Cavaliers are looking forward to face Vikings (#9) in Melbourne in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cougars will play on the road against Magic (#3) in Hawthorn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game for Flames (8-4) which played in Floreat against Hawks (7-5). Sixth ranked Flames crushed hosts 86-62. It was a great evening for forward Greg Hire (201-87, college: Augusta) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Luke Travers helped adding 20 points. The former international swingman Clint Steindl (200-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 16 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Flames moved-up to third place in League. Hawks at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Flames will play against Slammers (#14) in Bunbury in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Hawks will play on the road against Buccaneers (#5) in Wonthella and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 6th ranked Hawks in a game in Floreat versus Giants (#6) 101-94. It was an exceptional evening for David Humphries who led the winners and scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Clint Steindl came up with 30 points for Hawks in the defeat. Hawks' coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Giants (8-4) moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Hawks dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Giants will meet at home Lightning (#6) in the next round. Hawks will play against Buccaneers in Wonthella and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Tullamarine. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 5th ranked Hume City Broncos (6-5) to first ranked Cougars (10-1) 104-101 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Eric Williams who scored 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Cougars maintains first place in League with 10-1 record. Hume City Broncos at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. Cougars' next round opponent will be Magic (#3) in Hawthorn, which may be the game of the day. Hume City Broncos will play on the road against Devils in Werribee and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Maitland. Fifth ranked Sydney City Comets (6-4) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-ranked Maitland Mustangs (8-3) 84-83 on Saturday evening. Indiana Faithfull saved the victory by scoring 31 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Maitland Mustangs' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sydney City Comets maintains fifth place in League with 6-4 record. Loser Maitland Mustangs dropped to the third position with three games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Panthers (#6) in Penrith in the next round. Maitland Mustangs will play on the road against Canberra Gunners and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 11:
In League Corio Bay S. were beaten by Hawthorn M. on the road 101-96. Casey C. destroyed Keilor T. on its own court 109-90. Chelsea G. managed to outperform Blackburn V. in Melbourne 97-87. Chelsea G. recorded a loss to Hume City at home 91-92. Blackburn V. was defeated by Werribee D. on the opponent's court 127-126. Keilor T. was smashed by Hawthorn M. in a home game 69-88. Dandenong R. lost to Hobart H. on the road 87-96. Frankston B. managed to outperform Eltham W. on its own court 86-75. Albury W.B. recorded a loss to Geelong S. in a road game 104-103. Kilsyth C. lost to undefeated Ballarat M. at home 71-87. BA CoE was beaten by Knox R. on the opponent's court 72-82. Melbourne T. won against Diamond V.E. in a home game 81-72. Dandenong R. outscored NW Tasmania on the road 109-76. Ringwood H. recorded a loss to Waverley F. on its own court 86-97. Nunawading S. crushed Sandringham S. in East Burwood 116-91. Melbourne T. beat Ringwood H. at home 97-82. Geelong S. lost to Bendigo B. on the opponent's court 80-96. Diamond V.E. unfortunately lost to Albury W.B. in a home game 89-95. Ballarat M. rolled over Eltham W. on the road 104-80. Waverley F. crushed BA CoE on its own court 96-69. Eastern M. was smashed by Mt Gambier in a road game 126-79. Sturt S. lost to Forestville E. at home 88-104. S.Adelaide P. managed to outperform W.Adelaide B. on the opponent's court 91-89. Woodville W. recorded a loss to N.Adelaide R. in a home game 73-85. Norwood F. was defeated by C.District L. on the road 102-94. Ipswich F. was beaten by Rockhampton on its own court 98-107. Rockhampton lost to Logan T. in Loganholme 102-110. Ipswich F. managed to outperform Gladstone P. at home 107-98. Brisbane C. rolled over NGC Seahawks on the opponent's court 99-76. Sunshine CP defeated Toowoomba M. in a home game 91-77. Sunshine CR beat SD Spartans on the road 96-88. Townsville H. won against Cairns M. on its own court 90-80. Brisbane C. managed to outperform SW Metro P. in a road game 87-79. Mackay M. managed to beat Cairns M. at home 101-89. Rockhampton was defeated by Gold Coast R. on the opponent's court 87-80. Cockburn C. was beaten by Joondalup W. in a home game 80-86. Perth R. won against Willetton T. on the road 94-86. Geraldton B. unfortunately lost to Kalamunda E.S. on its own court 66-73. Warwick S. rolled over SW Slammers in Perth 101-64. Joondalup W. crushed Mandurah M. at home 101-80. Lakeside L. was beaten by East Perth E. on the opponent's court 88-82. Perth R. lost to Goldfields G. in a home game 92-100. Winless Newcastle H. unfortunately lost to Bankstown B. on the road 84-88. Penrith P. managed to beat Cent.Coast C. on its own court 86-81. Sutherland S. defeated Hornsby S. in a road game 108-106. Manly Warr. was beaten by Norths Bears at home 77-80. Canberra G. was destroyed by Hills H. on the opponent's court 95-65. Penrith P. managed to outperform Canberra G. in a home game 94-87. Bankstown B. was rolled over Cent.Coast C. on the road 104-44.
The most impressive performance of 11th round was 23 points and 7 assists by Dylan Travis of Waverley F..



Group Big V
Hawthorn M. - Corio Bay S. 101-96

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Magic (7-3) beat 7th ranked Stingrays (2-8) in Hawthorn 101-96 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Magic outrebounded Stingrays 42-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. American guard Nelson Kirksey (190-89, college: UMKC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import power forward Michael Phillips (201-90, college: Howard) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Ivory Young (190-95, college: Utah Valley) answered with 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Steve Wiasak added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Stingrays. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stingrays' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Magic maintains third place in League with 7-3 record having 2 victories less than leader Joondalup W. Loser Stingrays dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Magic will face league's leader Cougars in McKinnon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Stingrays will play at home against Thunder (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hawthorn M.: N.Kirksey 26+11reb+5ast, K.Smith 22+1reb, M.Phillips 19+10reb+1ast, A.Bogart-King 15+8reb, L.Sist 7+6reb+1ast, J.Barry 5+5reb+9ast
Corio Bay S.: I.Young 33+7reb+4ast, D.Bow 19+2reb, J.Reid 14+4reb+1ast, S.Wiasak 13+8reb+3ast, A.Ruiz 7+3reb, J.McFall 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 715417


Hume City - McKinnon C. 101-104

A very interesting game took place in Tullamarine. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 5th ranked Hume City Broncos (6-5) to first ranked Cougars (10-1) 104-101 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Eric Williams (198-85, college: Tarleton St.) who scored 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds. American swingman Jamal Shabazz (198-94, college: Samford) produced 24 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. Cougars maintains first place in League with 10-1 record. Hume City Broncos at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. Cougars' next round opponent will be Magic (#3) in Hawthorn, which may be the game of the day. Hume City Broncos will play on the road against Devils in Werribee and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: E.Williams 34+7reb+4ast, A.Tomada 32+6reb+5ast, D.Stith 27+17reb+1ast, T.Parkinson 4+5reb+1ast, J.Malvaso 3+1reb, J.Geer 2+2reb+3ast
Hume City: J.Shabazz 24+9reb+2ast, J.Coleman 21+6reb+2ast, L.Jeka 18+8reb+9ast, J.Martin 11+8reb+1ast, S.Prendergast 8+1reb+4ast, S.Evan 8+3reb
gschID: 715418


Casey C. - Keilor T. 109-90

Rather expected game when 4th placed Thunder (6-5) was smashed by second ranked Cavaliers (9-2) in Cranbourne 109-90 on Saturday. Cavaliers made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Power forward Brent Hobba (205-82, college: Colorado Christian) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Brandon Polk contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Cavaliers' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Matt Spencer answered with 21 points and 5 assists and American guard Mike Anderson (193-91, college: Washington) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Thunder. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Cavaliers maintains second place in League with 9-2 record having just one point less than leader Joondalup W. Loser Thunder keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Cavaliers will face Vikings (#9) in Melbourne in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Thunder will play on the road against Stingrays (#8) in Geelong and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: M.Donlan 21+2reb+1ast, M.McInnes 18+4reb+3ast, P.Brandon 18+8reb, B.Hobba 16+9reb+2ast, B.Louis 15+3reb+1ast, M.Chapman 12+1reb+5ast
Keilor T.: S.Matt 21+4reb+5ast, C.Kaba 18+6reb, D.Herbert 14+3reb+1ast, S.B 14+1reb, M.Anderson 13+8reb+4ast, C.Long 10+10reb+3ast
gschID: 715419


Blackburn V. - Chelsea G. 87-97

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Gulls (4-6) won against 9th ranked Vikings (1-10) in Melbourne 97-87 on Saturday. Gulls looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American Corey Standerfer (201-88, college: York, NE) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Mitchell Riggs (196-93, college: Newberry) contributed with 27 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Jake Heath (185, college: S.Dakota Mines) answered with 28 points and 7 assists and American-Dominican forward Khalil Brown (208-91, college: Pace) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Vikings. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gulls maintains sixth place in League with 4-6 record. Loser Vikings keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Gulls will face higher ranked Magic (#3) in Hawthorn in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vikings will play at home against the league's second-placed Cavaliers (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chelsea G.: C.Standerfer 28+14reb+7ast, M.Riggs 27+5reb+3ast, M.Brasser 21+2ast, C.Voss 16+14reb+3ast, J.Otten 2+1reb, W.Glenn 2
Blackburn V.: J.Heath 28+2reb+7ast, K.Brown 16+7reb+3ast, M.Scammell 13+7reb+1ast, R.Bennett 12+6reb+2ast, M.Crees 7+1reb+1ast, M.D'Agostino 6+8reb+4ast
gschID: 715420


McKinnon C. - Casey C. 123-125

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Cougars (10-1) in McKinnon on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Cavaliers (9-2) 125-123. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in League. Cavaliers dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Cougars' 48. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Brandon Polk orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) answered with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds and Adrian Tomada added 29 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Cougars. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cavaliers maintains second place in League with 9-2 record having just one point less than leader Joondalup W. Cougars at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Cavaliers are looking forward to face Vikings (#9) in Melbourne in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cougars will play on the road against Magic (#3) in Hawthorn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: P.Brandon 27+9reb+3ast, M.McInnes 20+3reb+2ast, R.Lemons 17+14reb+4ast, M.Chapman 15+5ast, B.Hobba 15+9reb+3ast, M.Donlan 9+4reb+4ast
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 34+14reb+3ast, A.Tomada 29+6reb+9ast, J.Malvaso 16+3reb+4ast, E.Williams 14+5reb+2ast, T.Parkinson 9+6reb, J.Wilson 9+7reb+2ast
gschID: 715421


Chelsea G. - Hume City 91-92

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Gulls' (4-6) home loss to fifth ranked Hume City Broncos (6-5) in Melbourne 91-92 on Sunday. Hume City Broncos had a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Mackuei Puondak saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Jordan Coleman (196-92, college: Valpo) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American Colin Voss (201-91, college: N.Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import Corey Standerfer (201-88, college: York, NE) added 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Gulls. Four Gulls players scored in double figures. Gulls' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Hume City Broncos maintains fifth place in League with 6-5 record. Loser Gulls keep the sixth position with six games lost. Hume City Broncos will face Devils (#7) in Werribee in the next round. Gulls will play at home against Magic and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hume City: J.Coleman 22+5reb, P.Mackuei 20+10reb, L.Jeka 18+5reb+2ast, S.Prendergast 11+4reb, J.Martin 9+9reb+1ast, D.Foster 7+7reb+3ast
Chelsea G.: M.Riggs 25+4ast, C.Standerfer 23+5reb+5ast, C.Voss 18+14reb+3ast, M.Brasser 11+5reb+4ast, J.Watts 8+3reb+3ast, N.Frost 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 715422


Werribee D. - Blackburn V. 127-126

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Devils' (3-8) home victory over 9th ranked Vikings (1-10) in Werribee 127-126 on Sunday. American forward Konor Kulas (201-94, college: S.Dakota Mines) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds (on 16-of-21 shooting from the field). Maltese guard Jacob Formosa (188-97) contributed with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Devils' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Jake Heath (185, college: S.Dakota Mines) answered with 32 points and 5 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and Michael DAgostino added 18 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Vikings. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Devils moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Vikings keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Devils will face higher ranked Hume City Broncos (#5) in Tullamarine in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vikings will play at home against the league's second-placed Cavaliers (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Werribee D.: K.Kulas 41+13reb+3ast, J.Formosa 29+7reb+5ast, D.Darcy 17+4reb+3ast, D.Shepard 16+4reb+1ast, R.Tyrone 12+1ast, M.Berezdecky 5+1ast
Blackburn V.: J.Heath 32+3reb+5ast, R.Bennett 23+7reb+2ast, M.D'Agostino 18+11reb+3ast, K.Brown 16+12reb, M.Scammell 14+7reb+2ast, N.Odigie 8+3reb
gschID: 715423


Keilor T. - Hawthorn M. 69-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 4th placed Thunder's (6-5) home loss to third ranked Magic (7-3) in Melbourne 69-88 on Sunday. Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Thunder's 30. They outrebounded Thunder 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. American power forward Michael Phillips (201-90, college: Howard) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 5 rebounds. Point guard Kirk Smith (178) contributed with 22 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) for the winners. Four Magic players scored in double figures. B Symons answered with 18 points and American guard Mike Anderson (193-91, college: Washington) added 4 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Thunder. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Magic maintains third place in League with 7-3 record having 2 victories less than leader Joondalup W. Loser Thunder keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Magic will face league's leader Cougars in McKinnon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Thunder will play on the road against Stingrays in Geelong and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hawthorn M.: K.Smith 22+1reb, M.Phillips 18+5reb+1ast, N.Kirksey 17+4reb+1ast, J.Barry 11+5reb+6ast, A.Bogart-King 10+8reb+2ast, L.Sist 8+10reb+4ast
Keilor T.: S.B 18+4reb+1ast, T.Zac 12+1ast, C.Carlo 11+2reb+5ast, S.Matt 9+3reb+4ast, C.Long 5+5reb+3ast, C.Kaba 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 715424


Group NBL1
Hobart H. - Dandenong R. 96-87

There was a surprise result when eighteenth ranked Huskies (3-5) beat higher ranked Dandenong Rangers (5-4) in Hobart 96-87 on Friday. Strangely Dandenong Rangers outrebounded Huskies 43-26 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international point guard Tad Dufelmeier (183-96, college: Concordia Irvine) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 assists. American guard Jalen Adams (196, college: Olivet) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Keli Leaupepe (187-0) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds and center Timothy Lang (206-85, college: Stetson) added 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) in the effort for Dandenong Rangers. Four Dandenong Rangers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Huskies moved-up to fourteenth place in League. Loser Dandenong Rangers dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Huskies will face higher ranked Bandits (#9) in Albury in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Hobart H.: T.Dufelmeier 24+2reb+6ast, J.Adams 19+6reb+1ast, R.Jacob 15+4reb+6ast, M.Young 13, Z.White 9+6reb+4ast, B.Radcliffe 9+5reb
Dandenong R.: T.Lang 19+6reb+1ast, K.Leaupepe 18+9reb+1ast, D.Kernich-Drew 14+1ast, M.Biyendolo 11+4reb+1ast, S.Froling 11+4reb+3ast, L.Barker 7+4reb+7ast
gschID: 715953


Frankston B. - Eltham W. 86-75

Very expected game when 17th ranked Eltham Wildcats (2-7) lost to twelfth ranked Frankston Blues (4-4) in Seaford 75-86 on Saturday. Frankston Blues made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Frankston Blues outrebounded Eltham Wildcats 42-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. Point guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Tristan De-Zwart contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Adam Doyle (176-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists and center Simon Bradbury (215-89) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Eltham Wildcats. Five Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Frankston Blues moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Eltham Wildcats dropped to the eighteenth position with seven games lost. Frankston Blues will face Knox Raiders (#13) in Wantirna South in the next round. Eltham Wildcats will play on the road against Sabres (#16) in Cheltenham and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Frankston B.: L.Barker 22+6reb+3ast, D.Bozeman 13+5reb, T.De Zwart 11+7reb+1ast, G.Thomas 10+1reb+1ast, M.Majok 8+8reb+2ast, I.Hadziomerovic 7+7reb+3ast
Eltham W.: J.Aver 13+2reb, G.McKay 13+5reb, S.Bradbury 11+8reb+2ast, A.Doyle 10+2reb+10ast, J.Sykes 10+4reb+3ast, B.Waldren 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 715954


Geelong S. - Albury W.B. 104-103

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Geelong Supercats (5-4) edged at home 12th ranked Bandits (4-3) 104-103 on Saturday. However just one-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Geelong Supercats dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Bandits' 46. Geelong Supercats forced 19 Bandits turnovers and had a 23-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Bandits' players. American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: SHSU) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals. Naturalized British forward Lewis Thomas (203-92, college: W.Oregon) contributed with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Geelong Supercats' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Ken-Jah Bosley (185, college: Ky Wesleyan) answered with 30 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Deba George (183-85) added 24 points and 4 assists in the effort for Bandits. Five Geelong Supercats and four Bandits players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Geelong Supercats went down to seventh position (League) due to points difference. Loser Bandits dropped to the ninth place with three games lost. Geelong Supercats will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#15) in Greensborough in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bandits will play on the road against Huskies (#14) in Hobart and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 32+14reb+8ast, L.Thomas 23+8reb+6ast, A.Williams 13+4reb+2ast, M.Hicks 12+5reb+2ast, N.Owusu 11+9reb+5ast, C.Blythe 5+1reb+2ast
Albury W.B.: K.Bosley 30+5reb+2ast, D.George 24+3reb+4ast, T.Jones 14+7reb, C.Riak 12+8reb+2ast, E.Malou 7+6reb+1ast, J.McKay 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 715955


Kilsyth C. - Ballarat M. 71-87

There was a minor upset when their close opponent Kilsyth Cobras (6-2) lost at home to leader Ballarat Miners (7-0) 87-71 on Saturday. Ballarat Miners made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Fijian forward Joshua Fox (198-94, college: UC Davis, agency: MKP Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 18 rebounds. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Ballarat Miners players scored in double figures. Guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds and American Isaac Turner (191-92, college: St.Vincent) added 20 points in the effort for Kilsyth Cobras. Ballarat Miners maintains first place in League with 7-0 record. Loser Kilsyth Cobras dropped to the second position with two games lost. Ballarat Miners will face BA CoE (#12) in Canberra in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kilsyth Cobras will play at home against Diamond Valley Eagles (#15) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: J.Evans 22+5reb+1ast, K.Kuany 20+4reb+1ast, J.Fox 19+18reb+1ast, S.Short 16+4reb+5ast, A.Deng 8+9reb+1ast, M.Coleman 2+3reb+2ast
Kilsyth C.: I.Turner 20, P.Hooley 12+9reb+2ast, S.Macdonald 11+2ast, O.Odigie 9+5reb+4ast, T.Smith-Milner 8+6reb+1ast, C.Patton 5+9reb+1ast
gschID: 715956


Knox R. - BA CoE 82-72

There was a surprise result when fifteenth ranked Knox Raiders (3-4) defeated higher ranked BA CoE (4-5) in Wantirna South 82-72 on Saturday. Knox Raiders dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to BA CoE's 24. New Zealand center James Hunter (208-91, college: S.Dakota) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Cadarian Raines (206-90, college: Virginia Tech) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Alex Ducas answered with 31 points and forward Joshua Kunen (201-0) added 2 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for BA CoE. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Knox Raiders moved-up to thirteenth place in League. Loser BA CoE dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Knox Raiders will face higher ranked Frankston Blues (#10) in Seaford in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: J.Hunter 16+7reb+1ast, D.Heuir 15+3reb+2ast, T.A 15+4reb+4ast, C.Raines 13+9reb+2ast, M.Rose 12+7reb+2ast, G.S 5+4reb+1ast
BA CoE: A.Ducas 31+2reb+1ast, D.Kian 8+4reb, G.Josh 7+2reb+2ast, I.Lee 7+2reb, G.Hunter 5+7reb, T.Wil 5+5reb
gschID: 715957


Melbourne T. - Diamond V.E. 81-72

There was no surprise when 15th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-6) lost to eighth ranked Tigers (5-4) in Melbourne 72-81 on Saturday. The former international forward Dane Pineau (206-94, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Greek forward Nic Pozoglou (198-96) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Forward Darcy Harding (200-94, agency: MKP Management) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Logan Hovey (200-94, college: SW Baptist) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Diamond Valley Eagles. Five Diamond Valley Eagles players scored in double figures. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Tigers maintains eighth place in League with 5-4 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the fifteenth position with six games lost. Tigers will face higher ranked Geelong Supercats (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Diamond Valley Eagles will play against Geelong Supercats (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: D.Pineau 23+15reb+5ast, N.Pozoglou 21+12reb+2ast, W.Hickey 12+5reb, M.Luxford 9+4reb+3ast, W.M 8+3reb+5ast, M.Viitala 6+4reb+1ast
Diamond V.E.: D.Harding 15+7reb+3ast, L.Hovey 13+9reb+1ast, A.Odunsi 11+6reb+2ast, B.Allen 10+8reb, L.Thomas 10+10reb+2ast, J.Spear 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 715958


NW Tasmania - Dandenong R. 76-109

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when eighth ranked Dandenong Rangers (5-4) crushed 7th ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (4-4) in Ulverstone 109-76 on Saturday. Dandenong Rangers outrebounded NW Tasmania Thunder 39-19 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 51.5 percentage. Dandenong Rangers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Keli Leaupepe (187-0) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds. Point guard Lucas Barker (183-93, college: Indianapolis) contributed with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Dandenong Rangers players scored in double figures. Swingman Tre Armstrong (193-0) answered with 23 points and 5 assists and American forward Jordan Bowling (198, college: Dalton St.) added 20 points in the effort for NW Tasmania Thunder. 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. Dandenong Rangers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser NW Tasmania Thunder dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Dandenong Rangers will face higher ranked Spectres (#4) in East Burwood in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. NW Tasmania Thunder will play at home against Bandits (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: S.Froling 21+3reb+4ast, L.Barker 20+5reb+4ast, K.Leaupepe 16+16reb+3ast, M.Kenyon 15+4reb+4ast, D.Kernich-Drew 13+1reb+2ast, T.Lang 11+6reb+1ast
NW Tasmania: A.Tre 23+2reb+5ast, J.Bowling 20+2reb+2ast, N.Banyard 12+6reb+2ast, P.Campbell 9+4reb, J.Chilcott 7+1reb, S.R 5+1ast
gschID: 715959


Ringwood H. - Waverley F. 86-97

Very expected game when 16th ranked Ringwood Hawks (2-6) lost to seventh ranked Waverley Falcons (5-3) in Heathmont 86-97 on Saturday. American players dominated the game. Forward Deondre McWhorter (203-93, college: Georgetown, KY) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Dylan Travis (190-93, college: Florida Southern) contributed with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Waverley Falcons players scored in double figures. Guard Joey Miller (190-92, college: DBU) answered with 26 points and guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ringwood Hawks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Waverley Falcons moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Ringwood Hawks dropped to the seventeenth position with six games lost. Waverley Falcons will face higher ranked Bendigo Braves (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ringwood Hawks will play against Sabres (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: D.McWhorter 28+10reb+4ast, D.Travis 27+9reb+5ast, B.Lewis 16+4reb+3ast, M.Harper 10+6reb, M.Hancock 8+1reb+2ast, D.Neville 3
Ringwood H.: J.Miller 26+4reb+2ast, J.Gibson 17+5reb+2ast, N.Truman 12+3reb+3ast, S.Clarke 9+6reb+2ast, A.Sturt 7+4reb+2ast, M.Fennell 7+9reb+5ast
gschID: 715960


Sandringham S. - Nunawading S. 91-116

Very predictable result when third ranked Spectres (5-3) rolled over 18th ranked Sabres (2-6) in Cheltenham 116-91 on Saturday. Spectres dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Sabres' 34 and made 33-of-38 free shots (86.8 percent) during the game, while Sabres only scored nine points from the stripe. They outrebounded Sabres 52-29 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Spectres looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Sabres' players. Sabres were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 16 rebounds. American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Spectres' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. K Box answered with 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and guard Jaden Weldon (185, college: Delta St.) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Sabres. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Spectres went down to fourth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Sabres dropped to the sixteenth place with six games lost. Spectres will face BA CoE (#12) in Canberra in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sabres will play at home against Eltham Wildcats (#18) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: S.Conn 31+16reb+3ast, T.Wright 20+2reb+5ast, D.Swetalla 17+14reb+1ast, J.Saunders 14, J.Caspersz 10+7reb+2ast, C.Hronopoulos 6+4reb+4ast
Sandringham S.: B.K 33+5reb+1ast, J.Weldon 13+6reb+6ast, T.O'Brien 13+1reb+2ast, M.Callum 10+8reb+2ast, J.Batish 7+3reb+2ast, N.Gabsch 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 715961


Melbourne T. - Ringwood H. 97-82

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Ringwood Hawks (2-6) lost to eighth ranked Tigers (5-4) in Melbourne 82-97 on Sunday. The former international forward Dane Pineau (206-94, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized Greek forward Nic Pozoglou (198-96) contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Tigers' coach B Pineau used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Adrien Sturt (209-86, college: Snow CC) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and guard Nathan Truman (187-82) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Ringwood Hawks. Four Tigers and five Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. Tigers maintains eighth place in League with 5-4 record. Loser Ringwood Hawks dropped to the seventeenth position with six games lost. Tigers will face higher ranked Geelong Supercats (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ringwood Hawks will play against Sabres (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: W.M 23+2ast, N.Pozoglou 20+6reb+4ast, D.Pineau 14+17reb+6ast, M.Luxford 12+7reb+4ast, M.Viitala 10+3reb+1ast, W.Hickey 8+9reb+3ast
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 16+3reb+3ast, A.Sturt 16+10reb+1ast, N.Truman 14+5reb+4ast, J.Miller 13+3reb+6ast, M.Fennell 10+11reb+2ast, S.Clarke 9+8reb+1ast
gschID: 715962


Bendigo B. - Geelong S. 96-80

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Bendigo Braves (5-3) defeated at home 4th placed Geelong Supercats (5-4) 96-80 on Sunday. They outrebounded Geelong Supercats 50-35 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bendigo Braves looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Bendigo Braves made 8 blocks. American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Burton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Bendigo Braves' coach Don Hogan used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized British forward Lewis Thomas (203-92, college: W.Oregon) answered with 19 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: SHSU) added 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Geelong Supercats. Four Bendigo Braves and five Geelong Supercats players scored in double figures. Bendigo Braves moved-up to third place in League. Loser Geelong Supercats dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Bendigo Braves will face Waverley Falcons (#5) in Mount Waverley in the next round. Geelong Supercats will play at home against Diamond Valley Eagles and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bendigo B.: R.Turner 19+17reb+3ast, D.Burton 18+7reb+6ast, D.Hansen 17+3reb+3ast, M.Bartlett 14+3reb+2ast, M.Andronicos 9+8reb+1ast, M.Muo 7+1reb+2ast
Geelong S.: L.Thomas 19+6reb+3ast, N.Owusu 14+6reb+2ast, D.Gatlin 13+7reb+5ast, L.McInerney 12+7reb, M.Goodwin 10+6reb+3ast, C.Blythe 6+1reb
gschID: 715963


Diamond V.E. - Albury W.B. 89-95

There was no surprise when 15th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-6) lost to twelfth ranked Bandits (4-3) in Greensborough 89-95 on Sunday. Diamond Valley Eagles were plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Ken-Jah Bosley (185, college: Ky Wesleyan) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import power forward Torren Jones (206-94, college: William Penn) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward Liam Thomas (213, college: Nicholls St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 17 rebounds and Nigerian-American guard Anthony Odunsi (193-92, college: Houston Baptist, agency: Haylett Sports) added 22 points and 4 assists in the effort for Diamond Valley Eagles. Four Diamond Valley Eagles players scored in double figures. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bandits moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the fifteenth position with six games lost. Bandits will face Huskies (#14) in Hobart in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Diamond Valley Eagles will play on the road against Geelong Supercats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Albury W.B.: K.Bosley 32+6reb+4ast, D.George 24+4reb+3ast, T.Jones 20+13reb, E.Malou 8+4reb+2ast, S.Derrick 4+3reb, C.Riak 3+4reb
Diamond V.E.: A.Odunsi 22+2reb+4ast, L.Hovey 20+2ast, J.Spear 17+3reb+5ast, L.Thomas 11+17reb+3ast, M.Reynolds 6+3reb+2ast, R.Joel 5+1reb
gschID: 715964


Eltham W. - Ballarat M. 80-104

No shocking result in a game when leader Ballarat Miners (7-0) crushed on the road 17th ranked Eltham Wildcats (2-7) 104-80 on Sunday. Ballarat Miners shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Fijian forward Joshua Fox (198-94, college: UC Davis, agency: MKP Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Zachery Dunmore contributed with 24 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Ballarat Miners players scored in double figures. Center Simon Bradbury (215-89) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and Benjamin Waldren added 16 points in the effort for Eltham Wildcats. Eltham Wildcats' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ballarat Miners maintains first place in League with 7-0 record. Loser Eltham Wildcats dropped to the eighteenth position with seven games lost. Ballarat Miners will face BA CoE (#12) in Canberra in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Eltham Wildcats will play on the road against Sabres (#16) in Cheltenham and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: D.Zachery 24+1reb, K.Kuany 15+5reb+1ast, J.Evans 14+5reb+2ast, A.Deng 14+8reb, J.Fox 13+8reb+10ast, S.Short 12+2reb+5ast
Eltham W.: B.Waldren 16+2reb+2ast, S.Bradbury 16+9reb+1ast, D.Schaffert 13+1reb, A.Doyle 9+2reb+2ast, J.Aver 9+4ast, S.Whelan 7
gschID: 715965


Waverley F. - BA CoE 96-69

Rather expected game when 10th ranked BA CoE (4-5) was smashed by seventh ranked Waverley Falcons (5-3) in Mount Waverley 96-69 on Sunday. Waverley Falcons dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to BA CoE's 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Dylan Travis (190-93, college: Florida Southern) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 7 assists. His fellow American import forward Deondre McWhorter (203-93, college: Georgetown, KY) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five Waverley Falcons players scored in double figures. Alex Ducas answered with 18 points and Wil Tattersall added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BA CoE. 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. Waverley Falcons moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser BA CoE dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Waverley Falcons will face higher ranked Bendigo Braves (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BA CoE will play against Spectres (#4) in East Burwood and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: D.Travis 23+4reb+7ast, D.McWhorter 16+12reb+2ast, M.Harper 15+2reb+1ast, B.Lewis 12+5reb+5ast, T.Liesting 10+3reb+1ast, M.Hancock 6+4reb+1ast
BA CoE: A.Ducas 18+3reb, B.Joshua 11+3reb, H.Lee 9+4reb+2ast, T.Wil 8+7reb+2ast, T.Banjo 7+4reb, J.Kunen 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 715966


Group Premier League
Mt Gambier - Eastern M. 126-79

Very predictable result when second ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (8-3) rolled over 9th ranked Eastern Mavericks (2-9) in Mt Gambier 126-79 on Saturday. Mount Gambier Pioneers dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 48 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Mount Gambier Pioneers forced 24 Eastern Mavericks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Eastern Mavericks' players. American swingman Kentrell Barkley (195-96, college: ECU, agency: Haylett Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. The former international guard Tom Daly (182-91) contributed with 33 points (!!!), 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Five Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. American guard Novian Cherry (193-92, college: CS San Marcos) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and center Devon McGee (205-97) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Eastern Mavericks. Eastern Mavericks' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains second place in League with 8-3 record behind leader Joondalup W. Loser Eastern Mavericks dropped to the tenth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: K.Barkley 36+19reb+3ast, T.Daly 33+4reb+6ast, B.Rathjen 21+5reb+7ast, L.Hunter 12+3reb+5ast, D.Dickson 11+5reb+5ast, M.Malok 7+1reb
Eastern M.: D.McGee 18+8reb, N.Cherry 15+10reb+1ast, C.Thomas 13+3reb, K.Della-Pia 9+2reb+1ast, S.Daniel 8+3reb+1ast, M.Stock 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 715658


Sturt S. - Forestville E. 88-104

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Sturt Sabres (1-9) lost to fourth ranked Forestville Eagles (7-2) in Pasadena 88-104 on Saturday. Forestville Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Sturt Sabres' 44 and made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. American forward Greg Mays (203-93, college: Green Bay) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). Guard Brendan Teys (188-90) contributed with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Forestville Eagles players scored in double figures. Rivers Carleton answered with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Dylan Rawson added 15 points in the effort for Sturt Sabres. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forestville Eagles moved-up to third place in League. Loser Sturt Sabres keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: G.Mays 32+12reb+1ast, B.Teys 25+5reb+7ast, J.Rios 19+4reb, M.Harris 16+2reb+2ast, D.Kane 6+10reb+9ast, C.Bell 3
Sturt S.: D.Rawson 15+3reb+2ast, C.Matthews 11+5reb+1ast, D.Nash 10, C.Rivers 10+6reb+5ast, T.Goodall 9+2reb+3ast, N.Desantis 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 715659


W.Adelaide B. - S.Adelaide P. 89-91

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked South Adelaide Panthers (2-8) edged 7th ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (5-6) in Woodville 91-89 on Saturday. Strangely West Adelaide Bearcats outrebounded South Adelaide Panthers 41-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. American forward Zach Allmon (203, college: Vanguard) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds. Brad Jonnek contributed with 9 points and 6 assists for the winners. South Adelaide Panthers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Bryan Jefferson (201-94, college: Mary) answered with 31 points and 9 rebounds and guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for West Adelaide Bearcats. Four South Adelaide Panthers and five West Adelaide Bearcats players scored in double figures. South Adelaide Panthers moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser West Adelaide Bearcats keep the seventh position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: Z.Allmon 30+11reb+2ast, H.Thomas 12+2reb, K.Ciabattoni 10+1reb+1ast, J.Hoppo 10+3reb+2ast, B.Jonnek 9+3reb+6ast, A.Brown 8+2ast
W.Adelaide B.: B.Jefferson 31+9reb, P.Thomas 14+7reb+7ast, T.Kubank 13+11reb+3ast, M.Fauser 12+2reb, B.Truslove 12+8reb+4ast, B.Nicholas 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 715660


Woodville W. - N.Adelaide R. 73-85

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Woodville Warriors (4-8) lost to fifth ranked North Adelaide Rockets (7-5) in Flinders Park 73-85 on Saturday. American forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. The former international forward Jack McVeigh (203-96, college: Nebraska) contributed with 18 points and 8 assists for the winners. Five North Adelaide Rockets players scored in double figures. American forward Joshua Clippinger (201, college: Messiah) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and guard Brodie Nathan added 21 points in the effort for Woodville Warriors. Woodville Warriors' coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. North Adelaide Rockets maintains fifth place in League with 7-5 record. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: A.Starling 22+12reb+1ast, J.McVeigh 18+4reb+8ast, D.Aistrope 14+8reb+2ast, B.Johnson 14+1reb+3ast, T.Dowdell 13+13reb+2ast, D.Goodluck 3+2ast
Woodville W.: J.Clippinger 25+14reb+1ast, B.Nathan 21+4reb+3ast, R.Meldrum 13+5reb+2ast, A.Maiorana 7+5reb+3ast, J.Maiorana 4+3reb, D.McKee 3+4reb+6ast
gschID: 715661


C.District L. - Norwood F. 102-94

There was a surprise result when sixth ranked Central District Lions (6-4) beat leader Norwood Flames (10-2) in Gawler 102-94 on Saturday. Central District Lions shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 70.0 percentage. American guard Jordan Riewer (188-91, college: MSU Moorhead) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!). His fellow American import forward DeVaughn Jones (196, college: Midwestern St.) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Daniel Webber (191-87) answered with 21 points and 7 rebounds and American guard James Legan (190-87, college: ECU, agency: Court Side) added 22 points and 5 steals in the effort for Norwood Flames. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. Central District Lions maintains sixth place in League with 6-4 record. Loser Norwood Flames still keep top position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
C.District L.: J.Riewer 29+7reb+2ast, D.Jones 20+9reb+2ast, D.Lual 16+9reb+3ast, J.Centenera 8+4reb+6ast, C.Luk 8+6reb+1ast, G.Anyang 7+1reb
Norwood F.: J.Legan 22+3reb, D.Webber 21+7reb+2ast, B.Moultrie 14+4reb+3ast, M.Lycett 14+5reb+2ast, B.Brine 13+4reb+1ast, M.Long 8+3reb
gschID: 715662


Group QBL
Ipswich F. - Rockhampton 98-107

Very expected game when 14th ranked Ipswich Force (1-2) lost to fifth ranked Rockhampton Rockets (2-3) in Booval 98-107 on Friday. Rockhampton Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Ipswich Force's 42. They outrebounded Ipswich Force 47-35 including a 32-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rockhampton Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Ipswich Force was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 7 assists. American power forward Sean O'Mara (208-95, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) answered with 42 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Jason Ralph (178-95, college: Valley City St.) added 20 points and 6 assists in the effort for Ipswich Force. Ipswich Force's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Rockhampton Rockets went down to seventh position (League) due to points difference. Loser Ipswich Force dropped to the tenth place with two games lost. Rockhampton Rockets will face Gladstone Port City Power (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ipswich Force will play against Cairns Marlins (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: O.Andrew 39+15reb+7ast, S.O'Mara 25+16reb+2ast, S.Bruce 17+6reb+9ast, L.Christensen 9+5reb+4ast, B.Wright 9+3reb+2ast, J.Mitchell 3+1reb+2ast
Ipswich F.: K.Harvey 42+9reb+4ast, J.Ralph 20+4reb+6ast, A.Godinet 8+4reb+1ast, J.Kuon 8+5reb+3ast, J.Spiers 6+3reb+4ast, M.Leahy 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 715486


Logan T. - Rockhampton 110-102

There was a surprise result when thirteenth ranked Thunder (1-1) won against higher ranked Rockhampton Rockets (2-3) in Loganholme 110-102 on Saturday. Thunder forced 22 Rockhampton Rockets turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 24 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Thunder looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists. Point guard Sean Carroll (180-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 36 points (!!!). American guard Rayshawn Simmons (192-93, college: Cent Michigan, agency: Two Points) contributed with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Thunder's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) answered with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international center AJ Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) added 23 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Rockhampton Rockets. Thunder left bottom position moving up to ninth place in League. Loser Rockhampton Rockets dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Thunder will face South West Metro Pirates (#13) in Runcorn in the next round.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: S.Carroll 36+4reb+2ast, T.Ammar 18+6reb+2ast, B.Coleman 16+5reb, R.Jeffries 12+3reb+1ast, R.Simmons 9+5reb+13ast, T.Machando 8+1reb+3ast
Rockhampton: S.Bruce 32+7reb+7ast, S.O'Mara 25+5reb+3ast, A.Ogilvy 23+11reb+6ast, J.Mitchell 9+7reb+6ast, P.Nasalo 7+1reb, L.Christensen 6+4reb
gschID: 715487


Ipswich F. - Gladstone P. 107-98

There was a minor upset when 12th ranked Gladstone Port City Power (1-3) lost to fourteenth ranked Ipswich Force (1-2) in Booval 98-107 on Saturday. Ipswich Force made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ipswich Force made 7 blocks. American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. Mitchell Poulain contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Harvey is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Ipswich Force's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aleer Aleer answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Taylor Young (193-90, college: Warner Pacific) added 21 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Gladstone Port City Power. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ipswich Force left bottom position moving up to tenth place in League. Loser Gladstone Port City Power dropped to the fourteenth position with three games lost. Ipswich Force will face higher ranked Cairns Marlins (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gladstone Port City Power will play against Rockhampton Rockets (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ipswich F.: K.Harvey 33+19reb+1ast, M.Poulain 25+12reb+1ast, J.Ralph 13+1reb+14ast, J.Spiers 13+10reb+3ast, M.Leahy 9+2reb, A.Godinet 6+1reb+1ast
Gladstone P.: A.Aleer 27+15reb+2ast, T.Young 21+8reb+6ast, K.Nathaniel 15+2ast, K.Tipene 15+4reb+5ast, J.Blanchard 14+4reb+1ast, R.Hatold 6+11reb+2ast
gschID: 715488


NGC Seahawks - Brisbane C. 76-99

Everything went according to plan when leader Brisbane Capitals (4-0) outplayed 8th ranked Seahawks (1-2) in Runaway Bay 99-76 on Saturday. Nicholas Stoddart (-0) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 rebounds. American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. Guard Robert Linton (193) answered with 24 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Tom Howard (200-95) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Seahawks. 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. Brisbane Capitals keep a position of League leader. Loser Seahawks dropped to the eleventh place with two games lost. Brisbane Capitals' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Brisbane to the arena Brisbane Spartans.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: N.Stoddart 27+5reb+1ast, B.Volkman 17+8reb+2ast, W.Magnay 16+4reb+2ast, A.Anderson 16+10reb+4ast, A.Kopcikas 8+3reb+1ast, J.Davis 6
NGC Seahawks: R.Linton 24+6reb+1ast, T.Howard 17+6reb+2ast, Q.Campbell 11+4reb+1ast, B.Wallace 9+8reb, C.Goldfinch 6+5reb+5ast, J.Lum Kon 4+6reb+4ast
gschID: 715489


Sunshine CP - Toowoomba M. 91-77

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (0-3) lost to leader Phoenix (3-0) in Cotton Tree 77-91 on Saturday. Phoenix looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Phoenix made 9 blocks. American forward Eric McAlister (204-90, college: Stony Brook) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Naturalized New Zealand guard Zeke Meehl (181-88) contributed with 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Demetrius Perkins (190-91, college: Idaho Coll.) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Malat Makuach added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Toowoomba Mountaineers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Phoenix maintains third place in League with 3-0 record having fifteen points less than leader Joondalup W. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers still closes the standings with three games lost. Phoenix will face Brisbane Spartans (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against the league's second-placed Mackay Meteors and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CP: E.McAlister 30+14reb+3ast, Z.Meehl 19+4reb+5ast, C.Massingale 19+4reb+1ast, J.Walters 10+5reb+5ast, J.Price 8+9reb, M.Mitchell 3+5reb+3ast
Toowoomba M.: M.Malat 14+6reb+2ast, R.Martin 14+6reb+2ast, C.Weber 10+3reb, D.Perkins 10+11reb+4ast, J.Joseph 9+2reb, A.Yaak 7+1reb+4ast
gschID: 715490


SD Spartans - Sunshine CR 88-96

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Rip and 9th ranked Brisbane Spartans had identical 1-2 record. But Brisbane Spartans were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from Sippy Downs 96-88 on Saturday night. American guard Jalen Bradley (185-93, college: ORU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Brandon Conley (201-93, college: ORU) contributed with 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Chris Whitehead (175-92, college: Bellarmine) answered with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Callum Dalton (207-0) added 22 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Brisbane Spartans. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rip (2-2) moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Brisbane Spartans dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Rip will face Seahawks (#11) in Runaway Bay in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Brisbane Spartans will play on the road against Phoenix in Cotton Tree and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CR: J.Bradley 32+5reb+6ast, B.Conley 23+9reb, G.James 10+4reb+4ast, L.Ilton 3+12reb+1ast, C.Kann 2+1reb, T.Zaremba 2+3reb
SD Spartans: C.Whitehead 29+8reb+6ast, C.Dalton 22+5reb+2ast, J.Derksen 16+5reb+1ast, S.Kenny 8+2reb, A.Jacob 7+2reb+2ast, A.Ugrinic 3+4reb
gschID: 715491


Townsville H. - Cairns M. 90-80

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Cairns Marlins (2-4) lost to leader Townsville Heat (2-0) in Hermit Park 80-90 on Saturday. Cairns Marlins were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Jonathon Mines (193-91, college: N.Mexico Highlands) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Keegan Tudehope (195-88) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Forward Christian Jurlina (196, college: Whitworth, agency: MKP Management) answered with 21 points and forward Fabijan Krslovic (203-95, college: Montana) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Cairns Marlins. Five Cairns Marlins players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Townsville Heat moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Cairns Marlins dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Townsville Heat will face Ipswich Force (#10) in Booval in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Cairns Marlins will play at home against Ipswich Force and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: J.Mines 32+9reb+2ast, K.Tudehope 20+14reb+3ast, M.Rees 15+6reb+1ast, E.Betts 9+4reb+4ast, E.Warrington 6+3reb+2ast, K.L 6+2reb
Cairns M.: C.Jurlina 21+4reb+3ast, F.Krslovic 15+8reb+1ast, A.Fisher 15+1reb+3ast, A.Loughton 13+4reb+2ast, G.Blagojevic 12+6reb+3ast, H.Jakobe 4+2reb
gschID: 715492


SW Metro P. - Brisbane C. 79-87

Very predictable result when leader Brisbane Capitals (4-0) won against 11th ranked South West Metro Pirates (1-3) in Runcorn 87-79 on Sunday. Brisbane Capitals made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 South West Metro Pirates turnovers. Forward Will Magnay (208-98, college: Tulsa) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. The former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 assists for the winners. Forward Jarred Bairstow (201-92, college: Cent.Oklahoma) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Nelson Larkins (180-96) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists in the effort for South West Metro Pirates. Five Brisbane Capitals and four South West Metro Pirates players scored in double figures. Brisbane Capitals keep a position of League leader. Loser South West Metro Pirates dropped to the thirteenth place with three games lost. Brisbane Capitals' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Brisbane to the arena Brisbane Spartans.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: W.Magnay 16+12reb+1ast, A.Anderson 15+7reb+3ast, N.Stoddart 14+3reb+3ast, J.Wilson 14+3reb+1ast, J.Cadee 13+3reb+10ast, B.Volkman 13+9reb+1ast
SW Metro P.: J.Bairstow 26+10reb+7ast, J.Croff 21+8reb, N.Larkins 13+6reb+10ast, R.Vines 12+2reb+5ast, B.Sean 5+5reb, M.Kerle 2+3reb
gschID: 715493


Mackay M. - Cairns M. 101-89

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Cairns Marlins (2-4) lost on the road to first ranked Mackay Meteors (4-1) 101-89 on Sunday. Mackay Meteors dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Cairns Marlins' 44. American forward Bryce Washington (198-96, college: La-Lafayette) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Chris Cedar (188-88) contributed with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Fabijan Krslovic (203-95, college: Montana) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Cairns Marlins. Five Mackay Meteors and four Cairns Marlins players scored in double figures. Cairns Marlins' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Mackay Meteors went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Cairns Marlins dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Mackay Meteors will face South West Metro Pirates (#13) in Runcorn in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cairns Marlins will play at home against Ipswich Force (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: D.Newton 25+2reb+2ast, C.Cedar 23+5reb+8ast, B.Washington 21+14reb+2ast, B.Rasmussen 14+11reb+1ast, V.Williams Jr. 13+3reb+3ast, H.Wicks 5+4reb
Cairns M.: F.Krslovic 26+11reb+4ast, A.Loughton 18+8reb+3ast, C.Jurlina 12+4reb+3ast, A.Fisher 11+6reb+6ast, T.Hamilton IV 8+5reb, G.Blagojevic 5+2ast
gschID: 715494


Gold Coast R. - Rockhampton 87-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Rollers' (3-1) home victory over 5th ranked Rockhampton Rockets (2-3) in Gold Coast 87-80 on Sunday. American forward Spencer Parker (201-93, college: Bowling Green, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 5 rebounds. Bahamas-American guard LJ Rose (190-93, college: BYU) contributed with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) answered with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and American power forward Sean O'Mara (208-95, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports) added 15 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Rockhampton Rockets. Four Rockhampton Rockets players scored in double figures. Rollers maintains fourth place in League with 3-1 record. Loser Rockhampton Rockets dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Rollers will have a break next round. Rockhampton Rockets will play at home against Gladstone Port City Power (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast R.: S.Parker 29+5reb+1ast, T.Green 10+4reb+2ast, J.Eustace 10+5reb+2ast, R.Martin 10+5reb+4ast, A.Petrie 9+9reb, L.Rose 9+9reb+6ast
Rockhampton: S.Bruce 29+7reb+7ast, S.O'Mara 15+13reb+3ast, A.Ogilvy 13+16reb+1ast, L.Christensen 11+2reb+2ast, B.Wright 8+7reb+5ast, T.Corrigan 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 715495


Group SBL
Perry Lakes H. - Rockingham F. 62-86

Another interesting game for Flames (8-4) which played in Floreat against Hawks (7-5). Sixth ranked Flames crushed hosts 86-62. Flames brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. It was a great evening for forward Greg Hire (201-87, college: Augusta) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Luke Travers (197-1) helped adding 20 points. The former international swingman Clint Steindl (200-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 16 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and the former international forward Ben Purser (200-90, college: Augusta) scored 7 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Flames moved-up to third place in League. Hawks at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Flames will play against Slammers (#14) in Bunbury in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Hawks will play on the road against Buccaneers (#5) in Wonthella and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: L.Travers 20+3reb, G.Hire 16+15reb+8ast, C.Pal 10+6reb, J.Ritchart 9+4reb+1ast, R.Godfrey 9+3reb+5ast, J.Beard 8+4reb+2ast
Perry Lakes H.: C.Steindl 16+3reb, K.Sovine 7+5reb, S.Redhage 7+5reb, R.Cassir 7+2reb+4ast, B.Purser 7+5reb+6ast, R.Smith 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 715783


Cockburn C. - Joondalup W. 80-86

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Cougars (3-7) lost to first ranked Wanneroo (9-3) in Hamilton Hill 80-86 on Friday. Wanneroo outrebounded Cougars 50-30 including a 39-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (198-91, college: Missouri, agency: Haylett Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Jaarod Holmes (198-94) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Cougars. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Wanneroo maintains first place in League with 9-3 record. Loser Cougars keep the twelfth position with seven games lost. Wanneroo will face Tigers (#11) in Willetton in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cougars will play at home against Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Joondalup W.: K.Davis 22+15reb, E.Ross 19+12reb+5ast, R.Camidge 13+6reb+2ast, T.Iliadis 12+4reb+7ast, R.Maxwell 7+1reb+2ast, D.Matacz 5+3reb
Cockburn C.: J.Holmes 18+5reb+1ast, S.Chan 14+3reb+3ast, J.Harris 13+1reb+3ast, G.Field 11+11reb+4ast, M.Vinci 8+2ast, E.Milam 6+2reb
gschID: 715784


Willetton T. - Perth R. 86-94

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Redbacks (6-7) beat 10th ranked Tigers (4-8) in Willetton 94-86 on Friday. They outrebounded Tigers 44-28 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Redbacks looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Tigers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American-French guard Jourdan DeMuynck (198-90, college: PVAMU) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) contributed with 34 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Damien Scott (192-92) answered with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Tigers. Tigers' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Redbacks went down to ninth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Tigers dropped to the eleventh place with eight games lost. Redbacks will face higher ranked Suns (#8) in Kalamunda in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tigers will play on the road against Eagles in Morley and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: M.Nelson 34+6reb+5ast, J.DeMuynck 33+12reb+5ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 16+6reb+2ast, J.Wagner 4+4reb+7ast, J.Coburn 3+3reb+2ast, M.Garang 2+13reb+2ast
Willetton T.: D.Scott 22+7reb+7ast, M.Barrow 15+7reb+4ast, J.Hussey 11+3reb+6ast, S.Elder 8+2reb+1ast, A.Black 5+3reb, L.Evans 3
gschID: 715785


Geraldton B. - Kalamunda E.S. 66-73

There was an upset when 3rd placed Buccaneers (7-3) lost to ninth ranked Suns (6-7) in Wonthella 66-73 on Saturday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Suns made 7 blocks. American swingman Joshua Braun (193-94, college: GCU) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Louis Timms (206-91, college: Wayland Baptist) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. American forward Colter Lasher (201-94, college: Houston Baptist) answered with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Aaron Ralph (200-89) added 17 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Buccaneers. Four Buccaneers players scored in double figures. Suns moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Buccaneers dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Suns will face Redbacks (#9) in Northbridge in the next round. Buccaneers will play at home against Hawks (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: J.Braun 21+11reb+4ast, L.Timms 17+11reb+1ast, L.Viskovich 12+1reb, R.Blanchett 9+12reb, C.Easley 9+6reb+2ast, J.Blake 5+2reb+9ast
Geraldton B.: A.Ralph 17+9reb+2ast, C.Lasher 16+8reb+4ast, M.Alipate 11+5reb+4ast, L.Hunt 11+10reb+1ast, B.Inger 7+6reb+2ast, J.Paringatai 2+2reb
gschID: 715786


Perry Lakes H. - Goldfields G. 94-101

An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 6th ranked Hawks in a game in Floreat versus Giants (#6) 101-94. Giants looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for swingman David Humphries (193-91, college: Loyola Mary) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Manylok Malek (201-94) accounted for 26 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. The former international swingman Clint Steindl (200-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) came up with 30 points and the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: ASU) added 6 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists respectively for Hawks in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hawks' coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Giants (8-4) moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Hawks dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Giants will meet at home Lightning (#6) in the next round. Hawks will play against Buccaneers in Wonthella and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: M.Malek 26+11reb, J.Bowie 26+5reb+4ast, P.Burke 24+7reb+1ast, D.Humphries 22+9reb+8ast, D.Forlano 3, B.Holloway 0+2reb+5ast
Perry Lakes H.: C.Steindl 30+4reb, R.Smith 15+5reb+2ast, K.Sovine 15+1reb, B.Purser 10+7reb+5ast, S.Redhage 6+6reb+13ast, B.Carlwell 6+3reb
gschID: 715787


SW Slammers - Warwick S. 64-101

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Senators (8-2) rolled over bottom-ranked Slammers (0-11) in Bunbury 101-64 on Saturday. Senators dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Slammers' 38. Senators forced 22 Slammers turnovers and outrebounded them 50-26 including a 25-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Center Ashley Litterick (196-96) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized Sudanese forward Ngor Manyang (200-93) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Senators' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Michael Lay (179-84, college: Concordia, OR) answered with 21 points, 5 assists and 6 steals and guard Brody England (191-99) added 20 points in the effort for Slammers. Senators moved-up to second place in League. Loser Slammers still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Senators will face Cougars (#12) in Hamilton Hill in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slammers will play at home against Flames and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Warwick S.: N.Manyang 19+7reb+1ast, C.Ellis 18+2reb, A.Litterick 16+13reb, J.King 10+2reb+2ast, R.Anshila 9+6reb+3ast, W.Swaka 7+5reb+5ast
SW Slammers: M.Lay 21+3reb+5ast, B.England 20+2reb, T.Livingston 15+4reb, P.O'Neill 4+4reb, C.Richardson 3+7reb+1ast, K.Charles 1
gschID: 715788


Joondalup W. - Mandurah M. 101-80

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Magic (2-9) was outscored by first ranked Wanneroo (9-3) in Joondalup 101-80 on Saturday. Wanneroo made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American swingman Ridell Camidge (192-96, college: Oklahoma City) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (198-91, college: Missouri, agency: Haylett Sports) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Five Wanneroo players scored in double figures. American guard Shaun Stewart (183-94, college: Limestone) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Marvin Smith (201-93, college: USC Upstate) added 22 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Magic. 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. Wanneroo maintains first place in League with 9-3 record. Loser Magic keeps the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Wanneroo will face Tigers (#11) in Willetton in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Magic will play on the road against Cougars in Hamilton Hill and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Joondalup W.: R.Camidge 21+8reb+3ast, T.Iliadis 15+1reb+4ast, K.Davis 14+5reb+2ast, R.Huntington 13+5reb, E.Ross 13+6reb+8ast, J.Offereins 5+3reb+1ast
Mandurah M.: M.Smith 22+5reb+1ast, S.Stewart 22+10reb+5ast, T.Durnin 22+4reb+2ast, A.Deng 9+11reb+2ast, P.Riley 3+1reb, P.Dadi 2+1reb
gschID: 715789


East Perth E. - Lakeside L. 88-82

There was a surprise result when tenth ranked Eagles (5-7) defeated 4th placed Lightning (7-3) in Morley 88-82 on Saturday. Eagles made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Lightning outrebounded Eagles 52-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. American guard Cameron Williams (185-95, college: MSU Denver) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: MSU Denver) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Rowan Mackenzie (188-99) answered with 24 points and 9 rebounds and American guard John Isenbarger (188-91, college: Elon) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Lightning. Four Lightning players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Eagles maintains tenth place in League with 5-7 record. Loser Lightning dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Eagles will face Tigers (#11) in Willetton in the next round.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: D.Williamson 23+3reb+4ast, C.Williams 19+8reb+3ast, A.Murphy 13+5reb+3ast, S.Maharaj 8+3reb+1ast, M.Jermaine 8+1reb+1ast, D.Tawhiti 4+5reb+4ast
Lakeside L.: R.Mackenzie 24+9reb+3ast, J.Wall 15+6reb+1ast, K.Armour 14+3reb+3ast, J.Isenbarger 13+6reb+5ast, J.Prue 6+15reb+1ast, D.Joshua 4+8reb
gschID: 715790


Perth R. - Goldfields G. 92-100

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Redbacks (6-7) lost to sixth ranked Giants (8-4) in Northbridge 92-100 on Sunday. Giants made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Giants had a 35-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. American forward Patrick Burke (201-96, college: DBU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) contributed with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) answered with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American-French guard Jourdan DeMuynck (198-90, college: PVAMU) added 24 points in the effort for Redbacks. Four Redbacks players scored in double figures. Giants moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Redbacks dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Giants will face Lightning (#6) in North Lake in the next round. Redbacks will play on the road against Suns in Kalamunda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: P.Burke 37+8reb+2ast, J.Bowie 22+8reb+9ast, D.Humphries 16+13reb+8ast, B.Holloway 8+3reb+4ast, M.Malek 8+6reb+2ast, J.Reid 3+2reb+1ast
Perth R.: M.Nelson 27+8reb+5ast, J.DeMuynck 24+4reb+3ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 15+8reb+4ast, M.Garang 10+10reb+2ast, J.Wagner 9+3reb+10ast, J.Coburn 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 715791


Group Warthah
Bankstown B. - Newcastle H. 88-84

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Bankstown Bruins (4-7) beat bottom-ranked Newcastle Hunters (0-9) in Condell Park 88-84 on Saturday. Bankstown Bruins forced 22 Newcastle Hunters turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Bankstown Bruins made 7 blocks. Nicko Timonera orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. Alexander Foster contributed with 14 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American forward Sharif Watson (198-93, college: Ariz.Christian) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Jacob Foy (193, college: Hawaii Pacific) added 16 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Newcastle Hunters. Four Bankstown Bruins and five Newcastle Hunters players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bankstown Bruins maintains ninth place in League with 4-7 record. Loser Newcastle Hunters still closes the standings with nine games lost. Bankstown Bruins will face league's second-placed Sutherland Sharks on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Newcastle Hunters will play against Hills Hornets (#8) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: T.Nicko 25+4reb+1ast, F.Alexander 14+4reb+6ast, H.Caleb 13+7reb+3ast, C.Christodoulides 13+2reb+3ast, V.Christopher 8+6reb, R.Keanu 5+4reb
Newcastle H.: S.Watson 19+13reb+4ast, J.Foy 16+11reb+3ast, L.Funderburke 16+8reb, C.Alexander 15+3reb+2ast, G.Jaidyn 12+6reb+3ast, H.Hayden 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 715351


Penrith P. - Cent.Coast C. 86-81

There was an upset when leader Crusaders (9-2) lost to eighth ranked Panthers (6-5) in Penrith 81-86 on Saturday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Panthers made 7 blocks. Crusaders were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Sean Weekes (194) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Benjamin Kearins (188, agency: MKP Management) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Panthers players scored in double figures. American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent Arkansas) answered with 32 points and 8 rebounds and forward Callum Jenkins added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Crusaders. Crusaders' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Panthers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Crusaders still keep top position with two games lost. Panthers will face higher ranked Sydney City Comets (#5) in Alexandria in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Crusaders will play on the road against Norths Soul Sports Bears (#7) in Crows Nest and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Penrith P.: C.Lachlan 19+2reb, B.Kearins 18+2reb+3ast, S.Weekes 17+16reb+1ast, K.Joshua 11+9reb+2ast, K.Carlos 9+4reb+1ast, G.Jayden 5+1reb
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 32+8reb+3ast, C.Jenkins 14+9reb, O.Robilliard 11+7reb+3ast, W.Bates 6+6reb, J.Cracknell 6+8reb+6ast, T.Akamarmoi 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 715352


Hornsby S. - Sutherland S. 106-108

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Sutherland Sharks (8-3) edged 11th ranked Spiders (1-9) in Hornsby 108-106 on Saturday. Sutherland Sharks made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Lochlan Hutchison orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 6 assists. American forward Kyle Steward (201-95, college: UMKC) contributed with 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Daniel Moser (, college: Northwestern, IA) answered with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and Hamish Robb added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Spiders. Five Sutherland Sharks and four Spiders players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Sutherland Sharks moved-up to second place in League. Loser Spiders keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Sutherland Sharks will face Bankstown Bruins (#9) in Condell Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spiders will play on the road against Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in Narrabeen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: H.Lochlan 28+2reb+6ast, I.Signal 24+8reb+3ast, K.Steward 23+9reb+3ast, C.Clayton 11+2reb+1ast, N.Callum 11+4reb+1ast, J.Wallis 4+3reb+1ast
Hornsby S.: D.Moser 32+8reb+4ast, H.Matthew 17+4reb+1ast, R.Hamish 17+5reb+1ast, J.Larkins 11+4reb+4ast, W.Lachlan 11+3reb+2ast, G.Brett 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 715353


Maitland M. - Sydney Comets 83-84

Important game to mention about took place in Maitland. Fifth ranked Sydney City Comets (6-4) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-ranked Maitland Mustangs (8-3) 84-83 on Saturday evening. Strangely Maitland Mustangs outrebounded Sydney City Comets 48-30 including a 22-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: West Liberty) saved the victory by scoring 31 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Power forward Tom Dawson (197) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American forward Isaiah Ellis (203-95, college: Chico St., agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists and Jack Edwards added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Maitland Mustangs. Four Maitland Mustangs players scored in double figures. Maitland Mustangs' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sydney City Comets maintains fifth place in League with 6-4 record. Loser Maitland Mustangs dropped to the third position with three games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Panthers (#6) in Penrith in the next round. Maitland Mustangs will play on the road against Canberra Gunners and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 31+5reb+9ast, T.Dawson 22+13reb+3ast, N.Askam 7+1ast, A.Overs 7+5reb+1ast, M.Matur 6+4reb, N.Sutton 3+2reb+2ast
Maitland M.: D.Millburn 21+2reb+2ast, J.Edwards 17+5reb+6ast, T.Turner 17+5reb+3ast, I.Ellis 10+17reb+4ast, J.McAnulty 6+5reb, J.Clifford 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 715354


Manly Warr. - Norths Bears 77-80

There was a minor upset when 3rd placed Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (7-3) were edged by sixth ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (6-5) in Narrabeen 80-77 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Anatoly Bose orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds. Forward Michael Golding (198, college: Adrian) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Norths Soul Sports Bears' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Kevin White (189-87, college: Alaska-Anch.) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Steven White (182-90, college: Alaska-Anch.) added 21 points and 4 assists in the effort for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Despite that victory Norths Soul Sports Bears went down to seventh position (League) due to points difference. Loser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face league's leader Crusaders in Terrigal in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will play at home against Spiders and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: A.Bose 20+16reb+3ast, L.Smith-Hyde 13+4reb+2ast, M.Golding 12+6reb+3ast, J.Maccann 8+2reb+5ast, N.Blair 7+1reb+3ast, P.Nicholas 6+1ast
Manly Warr.: K.White 28+11reb+4ast, S.White 21+2reb+4ast, D.Pitcher 11+5reb, C.Wilks 7+5reb+1ast, K.Painter 5+8reb+1ast, J.Braddy 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 715355


Hills H. - Canberra G. 95-65

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked Hills Hornets (5-4) outplayed 10th ranked Canberra Gunners (2-8) in Baulkham Hills 95-65 on Saturday. Hills Hornets shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Forward Robert Meyrick (190) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Joshua Chapman contributed with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Center Darcy Malone (213-95, college: CS Fullerton) answered with 10 points and 9 rebounds and Dhal Fieg added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Canberra Gunners. Four Canberra Gunners players 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. Despite that victory Hills Hornets went down to eighth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the tenth place with eight games lost. Hills Hornets will face Newcastle Hunters (#12) in Broadmeadow in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play at home against Maitland Mustangs and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hills H.: R.Meyrick 21+5reb+3ast, A.Cabrera 13+2reb+5ast, D.Hayman 11+5reb+2ast, M.Duffy 9+1reb+4ast, J.Chapman 9+8reb+7ast, S.McCorkindale 8+10reb
Canberra G.: F.Dhal 12+5reb+3ast, D.Joyce 11+5reb+3ast, D.Malone 10+9reb+1ast, B.Doran 10+2reb+2ast, N.Jackson 8+5reb+2ast, P.Jarrod 7+2reb
gschID: 715356


Penrith P. - Canberra G. 94-87

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Canberra Gunners (2-8) lost to eighth ranked Panthers (6-5) in Penrith 87-94 on Sunday. Canberra Gunners were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Sean Weekes (194) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Lachlan Charlton contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Panthers' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) answered with a triple-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Broderick Doran added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Canberra Gunners. Four Canberra Gunners players scored in double figures. Panthers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Panthers will face higher ranked Sydney City Comets (#5) in Alexandria in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Canberra Gunners will play at home against Maitland Mustangs (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Penrith P.: S.Weekes 22+11reb+2ast, C.Lachlan 22+5reb+2ast, B.Kearins 19+2reb+8ast, F.Viliami 8+6reb+1ast, K.Joshua 7+5reb, L.Griffith 6
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 22+10reb+10ast, B.Doran 14+8reb+2ast, B.Jack 14+5reb, D.Malone 12+7reb+1ast, F.Dhal 11+2reb, N.Jackson 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 715357


Cent.Coast C. - Bankstown B. 104-44

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Crusaders (9-2) crushed 9th ranked Bankstown Bruins (4-7) in Terrigal 104-44 on Sunday. Crusaders dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Bankstown Bruins' 26. Crusaders forced 23 Bankstown Bruins turnovers and outrebounded them 56-25 including a 19-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Crusaders looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Bankstown Bruins' players. American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent Arkansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 8 rebounds. Jacob Cracknell contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Crusaders players scored in double figures. Crusaders' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nicko Timonera answered with 11 points and Cypriot Chris Christodoulides added 6 points in the effort for Bankstown Bruins. Crusaders maintains first place in League with 9-2 record. Loser Bankstown Bruins keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Crusaders will face Norths Soul Sports Bears (#7) in Crows Nest in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Bankstown Bruins will play on the road against the league's second-placed Sutherland Sharks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 31+8reb+2ast, C.Jenkins 15+7reb, T.Akamarmoi 15+4reb+2ast, J.Cracknell 11+6reb+7ast, T.McGann 9+4reb+1ast, C.Luke 8+5reb
Bankstown B.: T.Nicko 11+3reb+2ast, S.Shareef 7+2reb, C.Christodoulides 6+2reb+3ast, C.Petrovski 6+2reb, V.Christopher 5+5reb, B.Vishaal 5+6reb
gschID: 715358
  




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