Big V Review – Round 18
DIVISION 1 MEN
v Collingwood All Stars (Saturday)
v Latrobe City Energy (Sunday)
Two games on the weekend to wrap up our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Men’s 2018 campaign.
On Saturday night, the Supercats travelled to Darebin to take on the Collingwood All Stars and unfortunately, they came away without the win.
For the second time this seaon, the opportunity to beat the All Stars did present itself, however, the Supercats fell away in the last term to go down by 14 points.
Lewie Varley had a 22 point return for the match, whilst Brother Emerson had 14 and Lewis Beks 11.
The good news for the weekend was that the Supercats managed to finish off the season with a victory against the Latrobe City Energy by 25 points.
With neither side having anything more than pride to fight for, both sides were competitive and eager to not end 2018 on a downer.
The third quarter was a real demonstration of what Geelong is capable of as they blitzed the undermanned Energy 39 to 14.
Kyle Meyer wrapped out an outstanding season of work to top score with 31 points and 4 blocks for the day, Lewie Varley had 19 and Ben Scannell had 13. Marko Vekic continued his good form with 12 points an 16 boards for the afternoon.
To Coach Brenton O’Brien and his team, we say thank you for your efforts this year as this side goes through a transitional stage and with the experience gained this season, 2019 can be looked upon with a degree of anticipation at the further development of this side.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 77 (Lewie Varley 22, Emerson Varley 14, Lewis Beks 11)
COLLINGWOOD ALL STARS: 91 (Manny Hendrix 22, Dylan Webb 20, Emmanuel Lueth 14 )
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 105 (Kyle Meyer 31, Lewie Varley 19, Ben Scannell 13)
LATROBE CITY ENERGY: 80( Matt Farrell 24, Arron Reinbott 16, Jack Sheedy 15)
DIVISION 1 WOMEN
v Camberwell Dragons (Saturday)
v Warrandyte Venom (Sunday)
A brilliant weekends work by our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Women saw them wrap up a home final this weekend, with two comfortable victories.
On Saturday afternoon at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium the Supercats came away with a 14 point victory to end the Camberwell Dragons’ finals aspirations.
Caitlin Shadbolt was the ‘top cat’ with 12 points and 14 rebounds for the match and had good support from Georgia Varley and Olivia Virt with 12 and 10 points respectively.
The other standout for the match was the performance of the ‘defensive queen’ Tess Feery who put on a clinic with 22 rebounds and 7 assists for the day.
On Sunday the form streak continued with a 26 point victory over Warrandyte.
Caitlin Shadbolt finished off a nice weekend with a further 20 points, Georgia Varley had 17 and it was another big day for Tess with 11 points, 15 boards and 5 assists.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 63 (Caitlin Shadbolt 12, Georgia Varley 12, Olivia Virt 10)
CAMBERWELL DRAGONS: 49 (Jazmin Allman 14)
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS 76 (Caitlin Shadbolt 20, Georgia Varley 17, Tess Feery 11)
WARRANDYTE VENOM 50 (Ellen Pattison 14, Michaela Kuen 10)
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 MEN
v Sunbury Jets (Semi-Final)
The most disappointing result of the weekend was on Saturday night as our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Men, in search of a spot in this year’s grand final series, went down to Sunbury by 10 points.
Having beaten the Jets just two weeks previously, the Supercats went in with confidence that they could match it with Sunbury and come away with the win, however it wasn’t to be the case.
It was still a great contest and to their credit, the Supercats never gave up the fight and in fact when Max Kos scored with 1.30 left in the match and his side only trailing by 6 points, the upset was on.
However, there’s a reason why the Jets have been the best side in the competition all season and when it came to the crunch, they had a little bit extra to push to the line.
Wang Nyieth finished off a strong season for him with 19, Josh Hindle had 17 and Max Kos finished with 14.
To Darren Hildle and his team we also thank you for your efforts in 2018 and know that 2019 holds exciting prospects for you all.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 81 (Wang Nyieth 19, Josh Hindle 17, Max Kos 14)
SUNBURY JETS: 91 (Kyle Collins 22, Nathan Baker 19, Nathan Marshall 13)
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 WOMEN
v Camberwell Dragons
Our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Women sealed their own finals berth on Saturday afternoon at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium by defeating the Camberwell Dragons to the tune of 23 points.
After a 13 to 4 opening term by the Supercats, the following two quarters were tight with both teams finding scoring options difficult to come by.
The final quarter was all Supercats as they piled on the points with a 25 to 10 finish to run out the game strongly, in a good hit out before the finals kick off this weekend.
Carly Sanders was top scorer with 19, to go with 12 boards, Alli Marsh finished with 14 and Gemma Morison had 10 points.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 62(Carly Sanders 19, Alli Marsh 14, Gemma Morison 10)
CAMBERWELL DRAGONS: 39 (Zoe Scott 13)