Big V Broncos | Round 5 Results
All 4 teams played on Saturday night, including a big Champ double header at home against McKinnon with a big crowd.
Champ Men defeated McKinnon
It was the 2019 Grand Final rematch (which now seems to long ago) but the Broncos had a little revenge on their mind heading into this game.
A slow start saw McKinnon get out to an early 4-11 lead before the Broncos kicked into gear to lead at quarter time (23-21) thanks to a Shayan Mahboobi drive at the buzzer.
Both teams shared dominance in the second and third quarters, with McKinnon taking control of the second quarter to lead at half time by 11 points (39-50) whilst the Broncos chipped away in the third quarter to lead by 2 points with yet another buzzer beater drive from Anthony Dell’Orso.
Enter Pete Puondak.
Pete had already had a great game with 29 points at three-quarter time but went on a blitz in the last quarter scoring 18 points, with the Broncos scoring 38 points to 19 to take a 20 point win in front of a very excited and loud crowd.
2 wins in a row now for the Broncos as the travel over to Chelsea for Round 6.
Pete Puondak: 47 points
Jake Martin: 21 points, 18 rebounds
Champ Women defeated by McKinnon
A real tough loss for the Broncos against McKinnon.
A fast start had the Broncos leading by 10 points at quarter time (25-15) and held a 9 point lead at half-time thanks to some great team basketball.
Only 3 points had been scored in the third quarter (2 for Broncos, 1 for Courgars) when Bronco Selena Wawrzynia went down with a dislocated knee, causing play to stop for about 40 minutes. Paramedics came and after their procedures and helping to move the knee back into place, Selena stayed to watch the rest of the game (what a legend)!
Unfortunately this seemed to really shake the team and once play resumed the Cougars were ready and got back into the lead quickly and never looked back.
The Broncos tried to rally and get back some momentum but it was too late.
Sophie Byrnes: 16 points
Leilani Siamoa: 11 points, 10 rebounds
Youth Women def Dandenong
The Youth Women took yet another win, going 6-1 for the season.
They had to play catch-up for most of the game, with the Broncos down by 13 points within the early stages of the second quarter before chipping away at that lead to be only down by 2 points at half time.
The second half was mostly even between the 2 sides before the Broncos held onto a lead with a couple of crucial free throws.
Emma Povh: 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals
Chrissy Triantafyllopoulos: 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals.
Youth Men def Warrandyte
Another win to add to the list for the Youth Men, also going 6-1 for the season so far.
With Delly and Eli missing due to the mens game, Sam O’Toole and Haydon McIntosh stepped up in their absence.
There were a few turnovers by the Broncos to start the game but from the end of the first quarter onwards, it was a fast-paced display taking an 18 point win.
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Thanks to everyone for supporting the Hume City Broncos.
We know that the Seniors loved mingling with the Juniors and fans with photos and autographs post match against McKinnon.
We hope to see some big support again this Saturday for our Youth Teams and our next Champ Double Header against Keilor the weekend after.
Round 6 Home Games:
Saturday 24th April
Youth Women v Sunbury, 6pm
Youth Men v Camberwell, 8pm
More details to come.