Senior Broncos Results - Round 10
SENIOR MEN DEF HAWTHORN MAGIC
Hume City – 109
Hawthorn – 101
The Men continue their winning streak, with a big overtime win against Hawthorn.
It was a tight first half, with much of the play going basket-for-basket as both teams tried to gain momentum, with Hawthorn having a 2 point lead at the end of the half.
Hawthorn started off the third quarter on an 8-2 run and lead by 13 points before the Broncos got into their groove again to cut back the margin to 4 points, setting up for an exciting final quarter.
Neither team seemed to put together consecutive points as the tight contest went right down to the end, and it looked like Hawthorn could have taken the win before a Jake Martin dunk sent it to overtime.
The first few minutes in overtime was quite close before the Broncos got a 4 point buffer, causing Hawthorn to foul and the Broncos hitting those crucial foul shots to take the win.
This win now sits the Broncos in third spot with a 9-5 record.
SENIOR WOMEN DEF MCKINNON
Hume City – 81
McKinnon – 71
BreAnna Brock – 30 points, 13 rebounds
Nicole Zammit – 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists
A 10 point win sees the Women jump back on the winners list after 2 losses in a row.
Coming up for this game was always going to be interesting, since last time they played it was a 40 point win to the Broncos, but this game saw McKinnon have the inclusion of 2 imports.
A 24-14 lead at quarter time gave the Broncos a nice buffer to keep throughout the game, in which McKinnon never got back that lead which they had for the first 2 points of the game.
McKinnon won the second quarter (13-20) but the Broncos won the second half overall (44-37) to gain some momentum heading into the next couple of rounds and into the long weekend.
Senior Women are in fourth spot with a 7-3 record.
YOUTH WOMEN DEF BY WAVERLEY & NUNAWADING
Hume City – 52
Waverley – 61
A tough weekend for the Youth Women, after a great win last weekend.
First up was Waverley, who caught the Broncos completely off-guard in the first quarter, scoring heavily (8-24) and with Nikki Spencer going down with injury made it difficult for the Women to get to a workable margin.
Chelsea Lewis also went down with an injury, making the team a smaller line-up but to the Women’s credit, they kept pushing to the end of the game.
Hume City – 69
Nunawading – 74
Sunday’s match against Nunawading was always going to be tough, with the Spectres the team to beat in the Youth Champ Division.
But the Broncos really pushed the top-spot team to the limit, keeping in close proximity throughout the entire match, including a 19-9 third quarter to scare the Spectres.
After a tough 7 quarters though, the Broncos ended up running out of legs unable to get the win.
The Youth Women sit sixth on the Watson Pool, with a 6-7 record.
YOUTH MEN DEF BY GEELONG
Hume City – 87
Geelong – 105
Unfortunately the Youth Men couldn’t make it 2 wins in a row, coming up against the second-placed Geelong Supercats.
Geelong started off the game really well, going up 36-14 in the first-quarter, causing the Broncos to play catch-up and chip away at the margin.
A highlight for the Youth Men was Marshall Kearing with a massive double-double to earn himself a spot on Big V’s Blue Carpet Players of the Week.