NORTH EAST MEN Benalla hit the winners’ list for the first time in 2019/20 with a 106-91 win over Wodonga. Patrick Mahoney (22 points) and Samuel Mickelson (17 points) starred…
NORTH EAST MEN
Benalla hit the winners’ list for the first time in 2019/20 with a 106-91 win over Wodonga. Patrick Mahoney (22 points) and Samuel Mickelson (17 points) starred for the Breakers while Jordan Mcguire (18 points) and Brock Thompson (16 points) took charge for the Wolves.
Wodonga’s start to the weekend didn’t fare much better as the road trip to Myrtleford ended in a 49-81 defeat. Jackson Townsend (13 points) and Tobias Lange (13 points) led an evenly-split performance by the Saints while the Wolves were led by Samuel Hawkins (16 points) and Byron Hosie (13 points).
NORTH EAST WOMEN
Continuing their rampage through the CBL North East Women’s Conference, Wodonga picked up a pair of victories over Myrtleford and Benalla. Taking their winning streak to six after an extraordinary start to the 2019/20 season, the weekend started with an absolute thriller in its 60-55 win over the Saints.
From level pegging part way through the final term, to eking out the narrow victory, a seven-woman Wodonga side was led by Mel Kirby (16 points), Lauren Ardern (11 points) and Charlotte Beaven (11 points) proved too potent in the end. For the home town Saints, Paige Zamperoni (18 points), Amie Antonello (14 points) and Abbey Zamperoni (11 points) were the best of the brigade.
Wodonga surged on Sunday to record a 112-41 triumph over Benalla led by Kirby (31 points), Chelsea Ardern (30 points), Beaven (20 points) and Lauren Ardern (17 points) leading the way. Madison Gray (nine points) and Chelsea Gilcrist (eight points) were the best of the Breakers.
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|3||Shepparton Lady Gators||4||2||2||0||50||109.66||8||WLLW||1W|
|4||Seymour Lady Blasters||3||2||1||0||66.67||139.88||7||WWL||1L|
|6||Wangaratta Lady Warriors||5||0||5||0||0||71.47||5||LLLLL||5L|
|7||Benalla Lady Breakers||4||0||4||0||0||36.62||4||LLLL||4L|
NORTH WEST MEN
Bendigo maintained its top-billing in the conference with an emphatic 91-67 win over Bacchus Marsh. Jake Lloyd (24 points) and Tanner Rayner (22 points) were the backbone of the Braves’ one-two punch to unsettle the Lions, who on the converse were led by Bill Feben (19 points) and Josh Borninkhof (14 points).
Kyneton split its results over the round, downed on the road by Mildura 56-78 while bouncing back the next day to see off Swan Hill 78-61. The Heat fired up through Jack Hicks (19 points) and Zane Lueth (13 points) while the Tigers had able support through Thomas Scott (16 points) and Matthew Quinn (10 points).
Sunday was a lot better for the Tigers as Carson Mcsweeney (26 points), Scott (24 points) and Matthew Bourke (13 points) shone in victory, while the Flyers were ably served by Matthew Gardner (12 points) and Oscar Gale (10 points).
|5||Bacchus Marsh Lions||4||1||3||0||25||90.69||6||LWLL||2L|
|8||Swan Hill Flyers||4||0||4||0||0||69.77||4||LLLL||4L|
NORTH WEST WOMEN
There might have only been one clash in the conference this week, but wasn’t it a thriller as Swan Hill took out a 69-67 epic over Kyneton. With scores level in the dying seconds, the Flyers surged home with Sophie Peacock (11 points) hitting the winning shot to take the points. Starring across the afternoon for Swan Hill were Tess Denham (25 points) and Laura Anderson (20 points) while Kyneton was led by Jess Mangan (22 points) and Brooke Mangan (14 points).
|5||Swan Hill Lady Flyers||3||1||2||0||33.33||80.4||5||LLW||1W|
SOUTH WEST MEN
Millicent’s men hit the winners list for the first time this season with an 85-77 win over Portland at home. Rallying late to see off the Coasters, the likes of Jordan Robertson (22 points) and Luke Black (22 points) shone for the Magic. Portland’s Nathan Hardingham (19 points) and Jackson Dunlop (17 points) toiled for the visitors.
It was a tough weekend for Portland across the board as it suffered a home-town 57-93 loss on Saturday night against Horsham. The Hornets continued to shine throughout 2019/20 as its top-scoring tandem of Tim Pickert (30 points) and Jeremiah McKenzie (28 points) led the charge. Portland rallied around Jarra Blackney-Noter (11 points) and Jed Saunders (10 points).
Warrnambool copped the brunt of a home-town harsh double-header, downed 65-79 against Terang and 65-75 against Colac.
It was similarly harsh for Ararat on Saturday, with the Redbacks squashed by Mt Gambier 71-103, before bouncing back to take an 81-52 triumph over Stawell.
|7||Mt Gambier Lakers||2||2||0||0||100||178.23||6||WW||2W|
SOUTH WEST WOMEN
Whether at home or away, it was not a happy weekend for Colac with a pair of losses against Millicent and Warrnambool.
Hosting Millicent on Saturday, the likes of Jessie Lang (13 points) and Gabi Rieniets (11 points) battled bravely but in the end, the Magic Emily Winter (30 points), Georgia Winter (18 points) and Madison Haggett (16 points) proved just too powerful. The road trip didn’t suit the Kookas any better as Warrnambool claimed a clinical 81-60 win. Johanna Jones (17 points), Katie O’Keefe (16 points) and Jae Leddin (14 points) were too much for Colac’s Michelle Winch (14 points), Emma Hawker (12 points) and Janelle Monaghan (12 pints) to keep up with.
|2||Horsham Lady Hornets||3||2||1||0||66.67||122.09||7||WLW||1W|
|7||Mt Gambier Lakers||1||1||0||0||100||110.34||3||W||1W|
Lakes Entrance came unbearably close to picking up their first win of the season, with a pair of extremely narrow defeats.
Jordi Williams (39 points) found a rich vein of form as he started raining fire for the Pelicans alongside Chris Fields (17 points), but in the end the Sonics had too much in the tank. The 99-93 win for Sale was spurred by Billy Hughes (38 points), who added another chapter to his sublime CBL journey, while Luke Williams (22 points) and Jake Hutchins (14 pints) also impressed.
It was even closer on Sunday for Lakes Entrance in a 95-97 loss to Moe. Andrew Savige (31 points) and Jordi Williams (26 points) were superb for the Pelicans but on the other side of the ledger, Nicholas Sedley (39 points) and Ben Van Dyk (20 points) had a field day.
Churchill knocked over Sale 85-68 on Sunday as Jordan Canovan (25 points) and Jeremy Sheers (12 points) led the Devils’ surge whilst the Sonics were led by Jake Hutchins (21 points) and Josh Backway (16 points).
Traralgon picked up a pair of wins to continue its powerhouse start to 2019/20 as it knocked over Moe 91-75 and Korumburra 88-86. The Wildcats had to deal with a 71-80 loss to Southern Peninsula on Saturday.
|1||Traralgon T. Birds||7||5||2||0||71.43||108.06||17||WLLWW||2W|
|3||Southern Peninsula Sharks||6||5||1||0||83.33||115.29||16||LWWWW||4W|
|7||Churchill Blue Devils||6||2||4||0||33.33||95.66||10||LLLWW||2W|
|8||Lakes Entrance Pelicans||7||0||7||0||0||67.18||7||LLLLL||7L|
Moe is living up to its meteoric billing as it continues to smash apart all comers this season. The Meteors went 2-0 over round 4 following its triumphs over Traralgon and Sale.
Ellie Coutts (29 points) continued her rampage throughout Gippsland in league with Caitlin Demczuk (17 points) and Samantha Waters (10 points) as Traralgon proved no match for Moe’s might. T-Birds were led by Joanna Watson (10 points) and Desiree Glaubitz (10 points).
Moe’s weekend was capped off on the road with a 79-72 win over Sale. Sharing their success, the likes of Coutts (15 points), Carley Mullen-Bianconi (15 points) and Waters (11 points) led the charge while Olivia Barnett (24 points) was incredible for the Sonics alongside Breanna Kerton (19 points) and Melanie Johnston (15 points).
The weekend continued in a dire fashion for Traralgon as it was knocked over by Korumburra 69-61. The Wildcats got on the board through Alahna Arnason (18 points) and Jaimie-Lee Jeffs (16 points), who returned for her first clash of the season. Watson (18 points) was joined this time by Samantha Labros (18 points) atop the T-Birds’ scorers.
Maffra continued its strong start to the season with a 74-61 win over Korumbura on Saturday as Maddison Wild (33 points) went ballistic in league with Coco Henry (15 points). Arnason (21 points) and Tyla Angwin (12 points) led the Wildcats’ effort.
|2||Traralgon T. Birds||7||4||3||0||57.14||111.41||15||WLWLL||2L|