CBL Round 13 Review

THE SIDES are locked in for the South West finals following an emphatic weekend throughout the conference by the heavy hitters.


Geelong United, Mt Gambier, Horsham and Colac have secured their places in the 2019/2020 CBL finals series following this round’s results.

Colac secured its spot with an 82-71 win at home over Warrnambool on Saturday night. When the game was on the line, the heavy lifting was burdened by Nathan Lemke (26 points) and Jordan Lingard (20 points) to help secure the Kookas’ passage into the finals.

Horsham locked itself into the finals equation with a 99-87 win at home on Sunday over a gallant Colac. The Hornets launched into the post-season on the back of some strong shooting from Mitch Martin (19 points), Tim Pickert (18 points) and Damien Skurrie (17 points) while the Kookas were led by Nathan Lemke (23 points) and Jordan Lingard (20 points).

Millicent took out an 82-73 win over Bellarine on Saturday night led by a whopping 35-point haul from Jordan Robertson alongside Aidan Schultz (12 points) and Josh Berry (12 points) while Rohan Jarvie (24 points) excelled for Bellarine.

In other results, Geelong United defeated Ararat 111-80, Mt Gambier rolled Portland 109-68, Geelong United defeated Stawell on the road 131-77 and Terang took down Ararat 114-57.


Battling their way into the top four, Horsham and Mt Gambier took critical wins to ensure their campaigns wouldn’t cease at the end of the home and away season.

With its campaign on the line, the Lakers shone in their 62-60 win over Bellarine. When the chips were down, Mt Gambier found its way through to the victory via Olivia Wormald (14 points) and Keryl Ousey (13 points) while the Storm was led by Olivia Virt (15 points) and Olivia Fuller (14 points).

Horsham took a 73-62 win over Colac to secure its space in the finals race as Caitlin Dumesny (21 points) and Olivia Jones (16 points) shone for the Hornets. The Kookas were led by Ruby Marwood (19 points) and Jessie Lang (17 points).

In other results, Warrnambool defeated Colac 71-49, Millicent bested Bellarine 73-48 and Horsham defeated Geelong United 75-53.


Mixed form greeted Wangaratta this weekend with the Warriors splitting their two clashes against Shepparton and Benalla respectively.

The road trip on Saturday to Shepparton didn’t fall the Warriors’ way with the side taking a 56-71 defeat in spite of the best efforts of Michael Jenkins (18 points) and Charlie Young (10 points) while the Gators had plenty in the tank served up by Nick Dodd (21 points) and Nathan Grace (16 points) in particular.

The Warriors took the W on Sunday though, defending home court with a 66-60 win over Benalla – the heavy lifting was achieved by Brodie Paul (24 points) with a match-high tally while Lachlan Kego (22 points) led the Breakers to continue his strong performance this season.

Due to concerns regarding the weather and under the recommendations of local authorities, Myrtleford’s two games this weekend were postponed.


Improving their record to four wins following an impressive weekend, the Warriors’ knocked over Shepparton and Benalla to ring in 2020 in style. Chaye Crimmins (17 points) and Chloe Storer (14 points) provided the one-two punch for the Warriors on the road against the Gators to take a 55-40 win, while Briana Moon (16 points) led the home side in the loss.

Wangaratta’s winning ways continued on Sunday with emphatic performances by Jorja Reidy (23 points), Storer (18 points) and Crimmins (16 points) taking the victory 73-57 over Benalla. Isabella Riley (19 points) led the Breakers.

Due to concerns regarding the weather and under the recommendations of local authorities, Myrtleford’s two games this weekend were postponed.


There is plenty to play for in the North West Men with the fourth and final spot and the order still to be finalised. Mildura and Castlemaine are battling it out for the fourth place in the pool with everyone else booked their spots or bidding farewell to their chances in 2020.

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