Big V Results - Round 16
Champ Men defeated Casey
As the season gets to the pointy end, each and every game becomes so important for the Champ Men, now sitting third on the ladder, at 8-5 (with another 2 teams also at that win-loss).
Last time the Broncos played Casey was all the way back in Round 1, with the Cavaliers taking a 3 point win. So the Broncos were out for revenge in this matchup.
Casey started off the game well, quickly doubling the Broncos score at 7-14 before a timeout settled the Broncos to bring a 21-21 tie at quarter time.
The second quarter was very defensive, with only 31 points scored between both teams. The score was at a low 36-37 at half time, with both teams also having players in foul trouble.
Everyone could see that this game was going to go right down to the wire…
Throughout the second half, both teams mostly traded baskets, with the Broncos getting up by 5 points in the third quarter, and then Casey up by 5 points mid-way through the final quarter… and it all came down to the last seconds.
A tied game at 74-74 all with less than 20 seconds to go, the Broncos took a timeout and decided to take the ball from the baseline (to ensure a full shot clock). Up the court, Shayan Mahboobi tried a shot, then rebounded shot from Pete then came to the hands of Joel Rimes who put the ball in with 0.6 seconds to go to bring the Broncos in front by 2 points.
Casey called a timeout to advance the ball but in the end to no avail as the shot missed and the Broncos took the win in a thriller.
Joel Rimes: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists
Jake Martin: 14 points, 10 rebounds
Youth Men defeated Casey
Every game throughout the next few weeks are extremely important for the Youth Men, currently sitting 5th on the ladder in a finals of top 6 for the YL1M division.
Beating the top team by 5 points will definitely give the Broncos confidence heading into the last few rounds of the season.
A high scoring first quarter 31-18 set up a solid lead for the Broncos, going up by 19 points at half time. Most of the damage was done by Anthony Dell’Orso, who ended up having a 40+ point game.
Casey chipped away at the lead slowly and then really ramped it up in the last quarter, outscoring the Broncos 16-29. Casey cut the margin to 3 points with seconds to go but Dell’Orso nailed 2 crucial free throws to ice the game and an extremely important win.
Anthony Dell’Orso: 43 points, 16 rebounds, 5 steals
Elijah Saifaleupolu: 20 points, 3 assists, 4 steals
Youth Women defeated Ringwood
The Youth Women got back on the winners list in a dominant display against Ringwood. A solid start in the first quarter 15-22 set up the Broncos with a nice lead before a commanding 25-9 second quarter to lead by 23 points at half time with the game essentially over.
Ringwood rallied to win the third quarter 26-20 and then kept a low scoring affair in the final quarter 12-8 but the result was done as the Broncos took another win eyeing off that top spot at seasons end.
Tash Overby: 20 points, 6 rebounds
Tegan Hindle: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists
Champ Women defeated by McKinnon
A depleted Champ Women team took on the in-form McKinnon Cougars in a tough match.
The Cougars started off the first half well, with some high scoring runs, and leading by 17 points at the half.
To the Broncos, credit they rallied throughout the second half, outscoring McKinnon and got the lead down to 7 points with 4 minutes to go in the game.
McKinnon pushed in those final minutes to get the lead back up to 13 points.
Much credit to the Champ Women Broncos in the second half, with several injuries to senior players throughout the last few weeks but they never give up on any game.
Leilani Siamoa: 13 points, 3 rebounds
Hailey Wynd: 9 points, 7 rebounds
Saturday 17th July
Youth Women @ Home vs Melbourne, 7pm
Champ Women @ Wyndham, 6.30pm
Champ Men @ Wyndham, 8.30pm
Youth Men @ Camberwell, 6.00pm
Sunday 18th July
Youth Men @ Sherbrooke, 12pm