Senior Broncos Results - FINALS
SENIOR WOMEN DEF MCKINNON
Hume City – 88
McKinnon – 72
BreAnna Brock – 18 points, 9 rebounds
Teyla Evans – 17 points, 10 rebounds
The Senior Women progress through to the next round of finals after a strong display against an in-form McKinnon.
The first 5 minutes of the game had both teams trading baskets as they tried to settle the nerves in front of a big crowd. The Broncos settled first to lead by 11 points half-way through the quarter before McKinnon got in a rhythm to cut the margin to 6 points at the end of the first quarter.
McKinnon stepped up early in the second quarter to bring the lead back to 2 points before the Broncos went on another run to lead by as many as 13 points (and 11 points at half time).
After half time, the Broncos really clicked into gear playing some awesome team basketball pushing the lead to 17 points at three-quarter time, and early in the fourth lead by 24 points to put the result beyond doubt. With their season on the line, McKinnon rallied to cut the margin to 10 points, but a time-out saw Dee settle the Women as they stepped back on court to end up taking a 16-point win.
The Broncos will move through to the next round of finals and come up against Werribee; who lost against Keilor in their final.
Last time they played the Broncos took a memorable win with an undermanned side and will be looking to jump right back into the finals atmosphere.
SENIOR MEN DEF BY HAWTHORN
Hume City – 98
Jake Martin – 23 points, 6 rebounds
Richard Oryem – 16 points in 12 minutes
A tough loss against a red-hot Hawthorn side in front of a fantastic crowd at home.
It was a good start, starting quickly with the Broncos going up 8-2 before a time-out saw Hawthorn even it up to make an entertaining opening quarter, as they ended up leading by 3 points.
The second quarter showed some of the nerves from both sides, with an occasion of two minutes passing without either team scoring. Hawthorn went up by 9 points at half time with a little run.
Hawthorn stepped up in the third quarter as shot dropped for them whilst the Broncos couldn’t find a way to the hoop and the lead went up to 22 points; a really tough margin to make a comeback from.
A different set-up for the Broncos was put on court in the last quarter, with a full-court press that caused Hawthorn to commit 9 turnovers as the margin was cut to 10 points. However, time started to unfortunately run out and Hawthorn hit a couple of crucial shots to take Game 1.
With this loss, the Broncos are still in the final series, as we again take on Hawthorn, this time at their home court Saturday 7.30pm and hopefully on Sunday 3pm (also at Hawthorn).
If the Broncos win Games 2 and 3, the Grand Final will be played against the winner of McKinnon vs Casey.
A BIG THANK YOU too everyone who came along and supported both the Men and the Women in their finals games. It is much appreciated and the players and coaching staff loved it!
We hope to see you all this coming weekend at either Hawthorn or Werribee.
The Marathon continues…