Big V Review – Round 14
DIVISION 1 MEN
v Sunbury Jets
Our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Men kept that finals door ajar on Saturday night with a solid 5 point win against Sunbury in Sunbury.
Varley was the leader of the charge, however, this time it was Captain Emerson doing the damage as he top scored with 21 points for his side.
A good, strong beginning to the game was a good base for the Supercats to work from and in an otherwise tight contest for the next three quarters, Geelong didn’t let the Jets get much of a look from the lead throughout the night.
Another promising sign heading towards the finals was the game of Lewis Beks who played possibly his best game in Geelong colours with 18.
Kyle Meyer was reasonably quiet compared to his recent output but still returned a handy 14 points in the win.
This win was good for the Supercats confidence as they make a run towards the end of the season, as it was a close contest, with very little between the two teams on the stats sheet in a very even 40 minutes.
After successive weeks of heading their opposition close to the line, only to be overrun in the last, this is one the Supercats just had to win!
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 83 (Emerson Varley 21, Lewis Beks 18, Kyle Meyer 14)
SUNBURY JETS: 78 (Arthur Trousdell 18, Jed O’Reilly 17, Matthew Quinn 16)
DIVISION 1 WOMEN
V Western Port Steelers (Saturday)
V Casey Cavaliers (Sunday)
On Saturday night, our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Women travelled down to Mornington to tackle the Western Port Steelers and the good news is, they came away with the points, winning by 23 points.
It was a close contest for the first three quarters with the Supercats going into the three quarter time break with a 10 point buffer on the Steelers.
In the last term, the Supercats found another gear in reserve and the Steelers couldn’t match it as they were outscored 27 to 14 to the line.
No doubt pleasing for Coach Natalie Hughes, was that her side had a good spread of contributors with five players in double figures at the end of the night.
However, on Sunday the Supercats returned home to host second placed Casey Cavaliers and undid all the good work from the night before, to go down to the Cavs.
The Supercats didn’t seem to be able to keep up with the slick Cavs and found their defence hard to penetrate throughout the day, forcing them into taking shots they probably would have preferred not to take.
At the other end however, the Cavs were precise and executed well to convert the majority of their chances.
Caitlin Shadbolt and Jess Watson were best for the Supercats on an afternoon they’d probably like to erase from the memory banks.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 77 (Caitlin Shadbolt 17, Bree Matthews 15, Jess Watson 12, Tess Feery 12)
WESTERN PORT STEELERS: 54 (Rachel Winters 25, Attirah Munir 12)
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 49 (Caitlin Shadbolt 10, Jess Watson 10)
CASEY CAVALIERS: 78 (Stephanie Pal 20, Jamie-Lee Jeffs 14)
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 MEN
V Hume City Broncos
An avalanche of scoring in the third quarter sealed a return to the winners list for our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Men on Saturday afternoon.
Up to half time, the Bronco’s had managed to keep up with the Supercats and were right in the contest until the half, trailing by just 4 points.
As they’ve done so many times this season, the Supercats hit overdrive in the third quarter to outscore Hume City 31 to 13 in the third, to put the result beyond doubt.
When this team gets a sniff, they have the ability to change gears and go to another level as they relentlessly attacked and found plenty of scoring options.
With their spirit broken, the Broncos couldn’t manage a yelp in the last as the Supercats extended their lead to 30 points by the final siren to record a comprehensive win.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 103 (Josiah King 21, Max Kos 15, Seb Thomason 13)
HUME CITY BRONCOS: 73 (Wa’ays Hassan 14, Xavier Mafodda 12)
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 WOMEN
v McKinnon Cougars
A poor final term has cost our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Women a win on Sunday afternoon against McKinnon at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium.
When the third term came to an end, Coach Tim Sanderson would have been reasonably happy with where his team was and that a good last quarter performance could get the Supercats a win.
However, McKinnon decided they wanted to take control of the contest in the last term and control they did as they put on a 30 to 11 blitz to blow away any chances the Supercats had of winning the contest.
The good thing for the Supercats was despite the loss, still had an even spread of scorers for the day, which has been a bit of an Achilles heel this season.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 57 (Jaimee Crombie 16, Carly Sanders 14, Amy Troy 10)
McKINNON COUGARS: 81 (Chelsea Bransden 19, Tamara Booth 16, Daniella San Jose 11)