Big V Review – Round 16
DIVISION 1 MEN
v Chelsea Gulls (Saturday)
v Warrandyte Venom (Sunday)
A slow start against a rampaging Chelsea Gulls on Saturday put a full stop on the finals aspirations of our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Men.
Dangerous Chelsea shooter Matt Brasser shot the lights out in the opening quarter with an 18 point return – more than the whole Supercats quarter time scoreline.
From that point the Supercats were like the boy with the wheelbarrow with the job well and truly in front of them.
Despite the loss, there were still some bright points in the game, with Kyle Meyer doing a good job of controlling the dangerous Corey Standerfer, Marko Vekic worked hard on the glass at both ends, whilst on the score sheet, Lewis Beks top scored with 21 and Billy Feben chipped in with 17.
With a finals berth gone, the following day would be a test of resolve and determination and for the first half, it seemed like the Supercats were going to get over the top of Warrandyte leading at the half.
But as has been the season long problem, the Supercats suffered a third quarter lapse, allowing the Venom to gain control of the match and make it two losses for the weekend.
Lewie Varley was top scorer for the Supercats with 16, Marko Vekic pulled in 11 boards and big Paddy Daley had 3 blocks to be among the best.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 91 (Lewis Beks 21, Billy Feben 17, Kyle Meyer 13)
CHELSEA GULLS: 109 (Matt Brasser 26, Corey Standerfer 24, Mitch Riggs 14)
GEELONG SUPERCATS: 65 (Lewie Varley 16, Kyle Meyer 12, Lewis Beks 12)
SHEPPARTON GATORS: 66 (Cameron Vines 17, Jake Cowling 16)
DIVISION 1 WOMEN
V Chelsea Gulls
Our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Women ambushed the Chelsea Gulls on Sunday at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium to win comfortably by 32 points.
With a 21 to 8 opening term from the Supercats, Chelsea were under the pump from the get go and had no answers at either end of the court.
A Tess Feery masterclass was the key for the Supercats as she showed how to hustle in a game of basketball, constantly forcing skill errors from the Gulls for the turnover and then setting up her team mates with some great assists and hit the boards hard with 18 rebounds for the day.
Bree Matthews and Olivia Virt were the leading scorers with 14 a piece, Kim Martin also put in a solid performance as well, with 12 points for the match.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 82 (Bree Matthews 14, Olivia Virt 14, Kim Martin 12)
CHELSEA GULLS: 50 (Raynisha Washington 12)
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 MEN
V Bendigo Braves (Saturday)
V Sunbury Jets (Sunday)
A pair of comfortable wins for our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Men on the weekend as they defeated Bendigo in Bendigo aon Saturday night and then backed up at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium on Sunday to account for the Sunbury Jets.
The Supercats dominated the first half against the Braves on Saturday night with a 30 to 18 second quarter giving them a 21 point break at the half and that was pretty much the game.
Josh Hindle had a great night out with 23 points, Kye Baulch got among the points with 17 points and nice team stat for Haydn Galea who dished off 7 assists for the night.
On Sunday it was another solid four quarter performance by the Supercats running out 17 point winners over the Jets.
Josh Hindle led the scoring honours again with 20 points, Josiah King finished with 14 and Kye Baulch making a weekend of it with 13 points.
Those two wins have sealed a home final next weekend at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium against cross-town rivals Corio Bay on Saturday night at 7.00pm.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 103 (Josh Hindle 23, Kye Baulch 17, Max Kos 14)
BENDIGO BRAVES: 85 (Aidan Brohm 20, Jack White 18, Brodie McDonald 12)
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 92 (Josh Hindle 20, Josiah King 14, Kye Baulch 13)
SUNBURY JETS: 75 (Brodie Townsend 21, Jeremy Wragg 12)
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 WOMEN
v Craigieburn Eagles
Our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Women suffered a solid defeat at the hands of Craigieburn on Saturday night, going down by 41 points.
It was the same Achilles heel that has plagued them for the last couple of seasons, a slow opening to the game being outscored 25 to just 5 in the opening term and from there it was always going to be very hard work.
Alli Marsh continued her form from the previous week with 13 points. Lydia Gasparini was the only other Supercat who made it to double figures with 10.
28 points for Casey Valenti-Paea at 57% shooting was the difference in the end for the Eagles.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 43(Ally Marsh 13 Lydia Gasparini 10)
CRAIGIEBURN EAGLES: 84 (Casey Valenti-Paea 28, Zoe Albon 15, Jessica Van Der Velden 14)