Senior Broncos Results - Round 8
BRONCOS BIG V ROUND 8 RESULTS
SENIOR MEN DEF CHELSEA GULLS!
A huge come from behind win for the Senior Men, and a much-needed win at that.
Chelsea had the upper hand for the first half, going up by 5 points at quarter-time and then stepped it up in the second quarter to catch the Broncos off-guard, leading by 19 points, before the Broncos made a 3 pointer to have the lead at 16 points.
The third quarter was much better for the Broncos, but they only outscored the Gulls by 1 points, so heading into the final quarter, the margin still stood at 15 points.
With the margin at 15 points with 6 minutes to go, the Broncos looked down and out. But something clicked; Pete Puondak got fouled and made his 2 shots, then Daniel Foster had a 3 point play, and all of a sudden the lead was cut back to a very-manageable 10 points.
The Broncos continued to quickly chip away at the lead, and silenced the Chelsea crowd as the game was falling out of Chelsea’s hands.
Pete was massive in that last minute, taking a charge and ending up scoring the winning bucket.
A fantastic win by the Broncos, as this now has them 4thon the Champ Men ladder at 7-4.
Jordan Coleman – 22 points, 5 rebounds
Pete Puondak – 20 points, 10 rebounds
@ Werribee, 8.30pm
YOUTH WOMEN DEF HAWTHORN MAGIC!
The final game of the 4 teams for Round 8 ended on a high note as the Youth Women got back on the winners list with a fantastic win against the Magic.
The Youth Women set up the game with a 13-1 start, with Hawthorn needing to play catch-up. The lead did stay steady for a while though, with the Broncos holding a 10 point lead at half-time.
A 17-8 third quarter solidified the win, as the Broncos went in defensive mode to hold the Magic back, and then went to have a 20-14 fourth quarter to record a win after 3 consecutive losses.
Overall, the Broncos were just too strong, scoring 42 points in the paint with 21 offensive rebounds.
Tash Overby – 24 points
Jess Azzopardi – 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
@ Home v Altona, 6pm
Senior Women def by Sunbury Jets
This was tipped as a clear game of the week for the Champ Women competition.
Sunbury back-to-back Championships and the Broncos having a 6-1 record was the reasoning.
It was quite a tight contest throughout the first 3 quarters, with the margin being only 1 point at three quarter time.
Sunbury started off the 4thquarter with a 3 and pushed on from there, getting the 10-point lead with six minutes to go.
Unfortunately, an undermanned Broncos without Azia Bishop (injured), couldn’t combat a comeback. Being only their second loss for the season, it’s not all bad, but the Broncos do take on Werribee (6-1) this weekend.
The Women currently sit in 3rdposition on the Champ Women Ladder at 6-2.
Hume City 74
BreAnna Brock – 23 points, 9 rebounds
Nicole Zammit – 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists
@ Werribee, 6.30pm
Senior Men def by McKinnon Cougars
It was yet another entertaining battle for the Champ Men but unfortunately again going down to the previously undefeated Cougars (Cougars lost on Sunday to Casey).
It was a tight tussle the first half, with frequent lead changes as both sides tried to get main players involved.
The Broncos took the momentum into the half time break, with Evan Solakidis hitting a massive 3 point buzzer beater to excite the crowd.
The third quarter continued the story of a back-and-fourth battle with the Broncos taking an extra point to lead by 2 points.
McKinnon quickly gained the momentum back early in the fourth quarter, going up by 3 with the Broncos then playing catch-up as the Cougars led by 8 points with 3 minutes to go.
Daniel Foster and Jamal Shabazz got fouled off which also hurt the Broncos in trying to cut back the lead.
To the Men’s credit, they kept their heads up and got back within 3 points but couldn’t get up a shot in the end to try to tie the game.
Hume City – 101
McKinnon – 104
Jamal Shabazz – 24 points, 9 rebounds
Lee Jeka – 18 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists
Youth Men def by Warrandyte Venom
Another tough loss for the Youth Men, another close one that got away.
The Youth Men started off the game quite well, leading at the end of the first quarter by 5 points, and then at the half-time break by 6 points.
Warrandyte came out with a lot of confidence as they started the third quarter on an 11-1 run, taking the lead early on.
The Broncos got a little bit of momentum back, again taking the lead by 1 point at the end of the third quarter.
It was a defensive mindset for both teams in the fourth quarter, but Warrandyte had the lead with three minutes to go and unfortunately the Broncos couldn’t score in those final minutes.
Hume City – 69
Warrandyte – 72
Bailey Kirkman – 21 points, 5 rebounds
Chris Alai – 16 points, 16 rebounds
@ Home v Altona, 8pm.