Big V Results - Round 14
It was great to get back on court after a few weeks break, albeit under some restrictions but nevertheless with some entertaining match ups!
This Round 14 was also Basketball Victoria’s Mental Health Round:Basketball Victoria and Lifeline Australia are teamed up for an inaugural Mental Health Round that will span across VJBL, Big V and NBL1 South this June.
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Champ Men defeated Sunbury
Both teams started off a little rusty – which was to be expected after a few weeks off – but after a few minutes both teams started to find some offensive flow within the last few minutes of the first quarter (24-25).
The Broncos quickly took the lead out to 6 points early in the second quarter and the game steadied on from there, slowly putting points on the board and taking a solid 10 point lead into half time.
3 threes in a row (Shayan Mahboobi, Jake Martin and Pete Puondak) quickly put our the lead to 17 points in a minute of play. The lead pushed out further to 22 points at the end of the quarter.
Sunbury made a comeback throughout the final quarter as the Broncos struggled to find some good shots but it was all too late for Sunbury, with the Broncos taking an important 11 point win to sit fourth on the CM ladder.
Jake Martin: 31 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Shayan Mahboobi: 15 points, 4 assists
Champ Women defeated by Sunbury
The Champ Women started off the game well, taking it up to the ladder-leaders in Sunbury.
The Broncos forced Sunbury to foul, taking 16 free throws in the first quarter and putting some of Sunbury’s best players in foul trouble early.
There were also some fantastic defensive displays, with serval blocks from Hailey Wynd and Leilani Siamoa and an overall great team defensive effort.
Unfortunately for the Broncos, Sunbury stepped up in the second half and showed why they are the team to beat in season 2021.
Overall it was a strong performance from the young Champ Women Broncos and we look forward to this team improving throughout the second half of the season.
Charlotte Lord: 17 points, 5 rebounds
Sophie Byrnes: 17 points 5 rebounds
Youth Women defeated Ballarat
It’s good to see that nothing has changed for the Youth Women over the break; they are still playing fantastic team basketball.
Ballarat did take it up to the Broncos though, matching up everything in the first half, with only a 1 point advantage to the Broncos at half time.
Coming out of half-time, the Broncos went on an 8 point scoring streak, quickly getting the lead out to 10 points. Ballarat then couldn’t put multiple scores together to make up those points throughout the rest of the game. Broncos end up winning by a solid 16 points to go 14-2 on the season so far.
Chrissy Triantafyllopoulos: 23 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists
Oriana Siamoa: 18 points, 4 assists
Youth Men defeated by Craigieburn// defeated Collingwood
60-53 // 84-66
A busy return to competition for the Youth Men playing 2 matches on the weekend, against Craigieburn and Collingwood.
The Broncos split the weekend with 1 loss and 1 win. At Craigieburn, it was an even start in the first quarter before a lapse in the last 2 minutes to be down by 5 points at quarter time. It was much of the same story over the next 2 quarters as the Broncos were down by 18 points at three quarter time. The Youth Men ended up winning the final quarter to try to take some momentum and positives out of the game.
On Sunday against Collingwood was a different story, with the Broncos winning each quarter to take a solid win. The middle quarters (2nd, 3rd) was were the Broncos did their damage, outscoring Collingwood 44-29 in those periods to lead by 16 points at the final break. Collingwood were unable to make up that deficit in the last quarter as the Broncos took an important win after a few weeks off.
Elijah Saifaleupolu: 24 points, 6 rebounds (Craigieburn game)
Cooper Kirkam: 16 points, 12 rebounds (Craigieburn game)
Anthony Dell’Orso: 34 points, 20 rebounds (Collingwood game)
Elijah Saifaleupolu: 22 points, 6 rebounds (Collingwood game)