VJBL 10.02.2017

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Weekly Reports are updated as provided by the coaches.

Opposition
McKinnon
Score
39-55
Venue
The Geelong Arena
Match Report
After a competitive first half, the strength of McKinnon’s shooting became too much to overcome for the Supercats. Improved free throw shooting and a greater desire to rebound the basketball will turn around the fortunes of these young Supercats.
Best Players
Jesse Ombega
Jackson Smith
Nehemiah Eneriko
Coaches Comments
‘Our games recently have followed an extremely similar script — we are competitive, however we play with an 8-10 point deficit. We make a gallant run to cut the margin, but it becomes too much and we fall by double-digits.
There are things we can do much better in order to improve quickly, however. We can do a better job of making free throws, and we can be much more physical on the boards; not only seeking contact, but enjoying that physicality.
We have made huge improvements in our help defense, ability to kick the ball ahead and sharing the ball and passing to open teammates.’

 

 

 

Opposition
Eltham 5
Score
W 23-13
Venue
Eltham
Match Report
It was a close first quarter 6 – 6, the match looked like it was a pretty even contest.
Both teams had height and speed across the floor, but after the first quarter our defense proved to strong getting away with a nice 23 -13 win.
Coaches Comments
Firstly big thanks to all the parents that made the trip up for the support, close to 2 hours bye the time we got there, but it was well worth the drive as the girls put on a nice show.
After just learning and using for the first time the girls did a great job on there press, really worked hard on getting the traps set, which restricted Eltham a number of times and caused a lot of turn overs.
Great spread across the team in scoring, the ball was always given to a open player.
They didn’t care who scored us long as the team was scoring.
Need to not rush our offence plays, making sure we are in position to run what is called from the base line or from the coach.
This was another great step forward and the girls should all be very happy with there efforts, excellent team win.

Opposition
Melbourne
Score
Melbourne (71) def Geelong (62)
Venue
MSAC
Coaches Comments
In the second practice game the Tigers defeated the Supercats in a high scoring affair at MSAC.
The young Supercats showed a much improved performance against a Melbourne team that had several tall athletic players. Geelong experimented with several line ups throughout the game which will hold them in good stead going into the season proper.
The last practice game against Hawthorn will be tough but will help the preparation of the team.

 

 

 

 

 

Opposition
Ballarat 2
Score
27 – 32 L
Venue
Arena
Match Report
1st 1/4 was pretty even 9-11 with some good plays and defence but we missed too many easy shots and only scoring 1 from 5 from the foul line. 2nd 1/4 was low scoring 6p each and our ball movement was way to slow and again we had really poor conversion from the foul line. Ballarat got a jump on us in the 3rd and we had a couple of easy turnovers due to us not being ready and lack of communication, we managed to peg those early points back with another low scoring 1/4 6-7p. Our first pass in the last resulted in a turnover and we were playing catch up for the rest of the 1/4 finishing up 6-8p.
Best Players
Josh Brunt
Jarrod Africa
Liam Africa
Jaron Hobbs
Coaches Comments
It was a pretty even game , with some real positives for our Team.
Though it was very frustrating that we lost by only 5 points when we hit a dismal 8 out of 21 from the Foul line, in particular because our boys have been working really hard and scoring a very high % at trainings.
We need to work on quicker ball movement and better shot selection, I was pleased with the boys work ethic in Defence.
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Opposition
Diamond Valley
Score
53-31
Venue
Diamond valley
Match Report
The boys played well till half to
time, Theopposition talks got the better of us and ran away with the win. Overall a great improvement by all.
Best Players
All

 

Opposition
Altona 3
Score
Altona 3 41 def Geelong 2 33
Venue
Altona
Match Report
The Girls played very well in the first half but as the defence pressure dropped Altona gained a small lead. Trying hard all game we couldn’t get back the 6 point deficit
Best Players
A Peacock, A Irving, E Nekrep, E Quirk
Coaches Comments
Offensively the girls really improved from the previous week, with some time focusing on our defence it’s a game we would be confident in winning

Opposition
Werribee
Score
77-67
Venue
Werribee
Match Report
Geelong managed to break away late in the first quarter to establish a 10 point lead. We managed to extend that out to 17 points during the third quarter, however a late lapse allowed Werribee back in the game. Geelong held tough and ran out 10 point winners in the end.
Best Players
Team effort
Coaches Comments
Another win moves us one game closer to achieving our goal of making VC

 

Opposition
Coburg 3
Score
56 28 Win
Venue
Coburg
Match Report
After a fairly even first 1/4 we managed to pull away further at every change meaning we were basically unchallenged. We put the opposition under pressure and created turnovers which was pleasing.
Best Players
Tom, Ben, Cooper.
Coaches Comments
Much better performance this week compared with last week. Need to bring that same effort and intensity next week to finish on top of our pool.

 

 

Opposition
McKinnon
Score
51 – 25 win
Venue
Werribee
Match Report
After a first up loss last week, the girls where determined to atone against McKinnon. From the start you could tell the team was on with defensive pressure up. We where able to run our offence and use the 24 second clock to our advantage. At quarter time we held a slight lead at 10 to 4. In the second period we increased our intensity at both ends of the court and had control of the game to lead 20 to 6 for the half. At the main break we instructed our girls to continue with our work rate and not give McKinnon a chance to get back into the game and with that said our opponents didn’t score until the last 2 minutes of the 3rd period with us holding a 23 point lead 33 to 10 going into the last term. The game opened up in the last quarter with both teams hitting the score board for an 18 to 15 score line for the term. We ran away with a very pleasing 26 point win.
Best Players
Chelsea
Jess
Liz
Bridget
Coaches Comments
Very pleasing turn around from last week when we couldn’t hit a basket. Playing an opposition from the Dandenong tournament that pushed us to 3 points, it was a fantastic effort to pressure McKinnon into countless turnovers. Important win with head to head a strong possibility of deciding positions in the group. We know our best is good enough. Need to continue our work both ends of the court at training this week
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Opposition
Nunawadng 3
Score
40-10 (loss)
Venue
Werribee
Match Report
From the warm up we could tell we were in for a tough fight with what looked like a polished opposition. We were not wrong with a well drilled strong side that applied plenty of pressure & capitalised from our mistakes. Our girls played a lot better than the previous week, playing tighter defence, however we were unable to convert to the scoreboard, missing a couple of easy opportunities. The game was a lot closer than the scoreboard showed, with our girls continuing to put their bodies on the line & diving for the lose ball. Special mention to Emily Allan, who played as hard as she always does ended out being knocked unconscious while fighting for a ball. Despite a ride home in an ambulance & a night in the hospital we are happy to report she is doing ok, other than a sore back & tiredness. Rest up Em
Coaches Comments
Despite the loss we started seeing a lot tougher team. Every player had positive moments & mistakes were well down on previous week. Still we have plenty of work to do, but the closeness & caring attitudes of these girls have us playing good team ball, we just need to do the work to get the skills to match the heart.