Big V Broncos Round 7 Results
Saturday night saw a good crowd fill into ‘The Corral” for the rivalry game against Keilor.
The New Bronco Signing too made an appearance.. much to the delight of all the juniors in attendance!
Champ Men defeated Keilor
The Champ Men jumped back on the winners list with come-from-behind win against arch rivals Keilor.
This is always a highly anticipated game and it did not disappoint (for us Bronco fans, anyway). The first quarter started off really sluggish for both teams – with the quarter time score only being 6-12. Both teams didn’t shoot the ball well and maybe a bit of nerves were circling around the players.
The second quarter was much better offensively, with both teams starting to get into a rhythm and put some points on the board. The score was still relatively low at the end of the half (25-31) as both teams used their defensive pressure well.
Finally the defensive started to break down in the third quarter, with more free-flowing offence as Keilor got out to over an 11 point lead in 5 minutes. Joel Rimes then came out to play hitting a 4 point play and a few other shots as well to drag the Broncos back in front, with 21 points in the quarter and the Broncos leading by 7 points.
Keilor pushed in the final quarter but for each score they had, the Broncos had an answer for and did not lose the lead, and holding on for a strong win over an in-form opponent.
Joel Rimes: 27 points, 3 assists, 3 steals
Shayan Mahboobi: 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals
Champ Women defeated by Keilor
A tough loss for the Champ Women against rivals in Keilor has the match went right down to the wire.
A close match from the very first minute, both teams trading baskets throughout, with Keilor holding on to a 3 point lead at half time.
The Bronco pegged that back in the third quarter, with a couple of crucial 3s to tie the game at the end of the third (50-50).
The final quarter was a real see-sawing affair, with the lead changing 8 times as teams traded baskets in a tight, defensive game. The Bronco had a 1 point lead with just over 1 minute to go, but Keilor hit a big 3 to hit the lead and ultimately took the win.
Hailey Wynd: 18 points, 19 rebounds
Leilani Siamoa: 9 points, 4 assists
Youth Women defeated Sandringham
The Youth Women have hit the stride with another huge win – the biggest of their season so far – against an undermanned Sandringham side.
It took a few minutes for the Youth Women to get some offensive flow going, but from there it was complete domination around the court from the Broncos.
The Broncos defensive pressure was paramount, with 16 steals and forcing 25 turnovers enabled the Broncos to get a lot of fast-break points.
Every player listed for the Youth Women contributed to the score board and rebound columns, with 5 players scoring double digits – so it was a great all-team effort.
Harmony Harder: 12 points, 10 rebounds
Chrissy Triantafyllopoullos: 13 points, 7 rebounds
Youth Men defeated by Wyndham
A real disappointing loss for the Youth Men who had been playing so well throughout the season so far.
With a 26-6 early lead, it looked as though it was going to be another win in the books. To Wyndham’s credit, their pressure was great from then on and scored a lot of fast-break points throughout the rest of the match.
One of Wyndham’s players also scored 9/10 three pointers, not helping the situation for the Broncos, and unable to stop the high percentage scoring from the entire Wyndham team.
Hopefully this game is just a hiccup for the Youth Men, as they have been playing so well throughout the season. A couple of injuries to some key players as well (Cooper Kirkman, Ethan Fitzpatrick) and the unavailbilty of Anthony Dell’Orso (U20 Aus Champs) hurt them in this game but we hope that they bounce back in their next games against Collingwood and Geelong.
Haydon McIntosh: 32 points, 13 rebounds
Elijah-Taye Saifaleupolu: 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals