Round 4 Big V Results
Broncos went 6/6 from the weekend!
Round 4 was a very successful weekend with all teams winning.
The Broncos seemed to have bounced back from the Easter break.
Both Senior Champ teams finally got on the winners list for season 2021, whilst both Youth teams continue their impressive starts to the season.
Youth Women def Diamond Valley & Sandringham
78-43 win vs Diamond Valley
Coming up against a 4-1 Diamond Valley (DV) team on a roll was going to be tough and the Youth Women came out firing with a 34-17 first quarter.
DV settled a bit in the second quarter but only after the Broncos reached a 20 point lead.
The third quarter was actually the stand out for the Broncos with a fantastic defensive display; only allowing 1 point to be scored by DV (18-1), sealing the win.
It was a very pleasing win all-round as every listed player hit the court and scored!
Tegan Hindle: 16 points, 8 steals
Oriana Siamoa: 14 points
61-50 win vs Sandringham
A strong start in the first quarter (21-10) again set up a nice win over a talented Sandringham side. The Sabres made a mini comeback in the second half getting to within 7 points but the Broncos held them off with some important baskets late in the third quarter to settle and contain the win.
Tash Overby: 19 points
Chrissy Triantafyllopoulos: 11 points, 11 rebounds
The Youth Women are now sitting second on the VYCW ladder with a 5-1 record.
Champ Women def Whittlesea
A very big and important first win of the season for the Champ Women against a young Whittlesea side.
It was complete dominance from the first couple of minutes of the game as the Broncos were stronger, quicker and more experience than the Pacers.
The Broncos won every quarter and had a nice spread of the scoring as well – with every listed player getting on the court and contributing to the scoreboard.
With only 8 turnovers for the game, and along with 19 steals as well as 50 points from the paint, it was just an overall dominated game by the Broncos.
Hailey Wynd: 19 points, 13 rebounds
Ellen Wright: 12 points, 7 rebounds
Champ Men def Hawthorn
The Champ Men finally got on the winners list against a young Hawthorn team. It was the same story as with the Champ Women and Youth Women – a really strong first quarter set up the win (25-7) and made it difficult for Hawthorn to get any momentum. With a 48-22 half-time lead, the Broncos took cruised through the second half to gain their first win of the season.
This was an extremely important win for the Men, with 3 main players out with injury and a big game against undefeated McKinnon this week, the Broncos can head into this game with some momentum.
Pete Puondak: 21 points
Jake Martin: 14 points, 13 rebounds
Youth Men def Altona & Frankston
Following the Youth Men is not for the faint-hearted… with 2 heart-stopper wins against Altona and Frankston over the weekend.
83-82 win vs Altona
The Youth Men had to play catch up for most of this game, down by 10 points at the end of the first quarter and only leading a handful of times throughout the match – for about a minute in the first quarter and a couple of minutes in the fourth quarter. Dylan Dylan Wijayanayake had a breakout game with 22 points helping the Broncos stay in the match with 3 missing players (playing Champ Men). It was 75-75 all at the end of the fourth – leading into an epic an intense overtime game in which the Broncos came out eventual winners after a few missed free throws from Altona.
Dylan Wijayanayake: 22 points, 10 rebounds
Sam O’Toole: 15 points, 10 rebounds
95-91 win vs Frankston
If a 1 point win in overtime wasn’t enough to get your heart rate going, this game against the undefeated Frankston Blues was at least going to push it.
The Youth Men started off well in the first quarter (25-17) but a shooting frenzy from Frankston in the second quarter (33-19) put them up by 5 points at half time.
Frankston got the lead out to 9 points a couple of times in the third quarter before the Broncos chipped away at the lead to only be behind by 1 point at three-quarter time.
It was 82-82 with 5 minutes to go when the Broncos got in front and from then on didn’t let Frankston take the lead, and with a couple of made free throws from Sam O’Toole right at the end of the game, the win was sealed.
Anthony Dell’Orso: 25 points, 10 rebounds
MJ Foster: 11 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists
The Youth Men now also have a 5-1 record, sitting 3rd on the YL1M ladder.
Round 5 Home Games:
Saturday 17th April
Champ Men vs McKinnon, 6pm
Champ Women v McKinnon, 8pm
More details to come.