Senior Broncos Results - Round 9
SENIOR MEN DEF WERRIBEE DEVILS!
The Men now have 2 wins on the trot with a nice win against the Devils.
The first-half is where the game was won, with a 28-18 first quarter and a massive 37-24 second quarter to set up the win.
It was a dead even second half (49-49) in which the Broncos kept up the lead and shared around the minutes.
The Men were completely dominant in the paint, scoring 80 points in the paint, including 9 dunks!
They were clean with the ball as well, only committing 9 turnovers compared to Werribee’s 23 turnovers, and took away 17 steals.
A great win will further boost the confidence of the Broncos, coming up this week against Hawthorn looking for their third straight win. In fact, since Easter, the Men have won 5 of the last 6 games (lost against first-placed McKinnon).
Hume City – 110
Werribee – 91
Jake Martin – 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals
Jordan Coleman – 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals
V Hawthorn @ Boorondara Sports Complex, 7.30pm
YOUTH WOMEN DEF ALTONA!
A great competitive win from the Youth Women, now making it 2 wins in a row.
Altona took an early lead by 3 points at the end of the first quarter before the Broncos made a 6 point turn around to then lead by 3 points at half time.
It was an even and low scoring third quarter, with the Broncos then only leading by 4 points going into the final 10 minutes.
The Broncos picked up the pace early in the fourth quarter, leading by as many as 15 points with 3 minutes to go before a too-late surge by Altona to peg back the margin.
The Youth Women shared the ball around quite well and were disciplined, committing only 14 fouls.
Tashia Overby – 19 points, 11 rebounds
Jaime Germaine-Gray – 10 points, 4 assists
Hume City – 76
Altona – 68
V Waverley @ Home, 6pm
YOUTH MEN DEF ALTONA GATORS!
A fantastic and much-needed win for the Youth Men Broncos, defeating third-placed Altona.
It was an even first quarter, with both teams going goal-for-goal before a Nick Korakas 3 pointer right at the end of the quarter giving the Broncos a 1 point lead and momentum heading into the second quarter.
A 9 point lead mid-way through the second quarter showed that the Broncos were not going to let this one slip away.
Throughout the third and fourth quarters, the Broncos continued to put scoring pressure on the Gators, leading by 12 points at the end of the third and at one stage pushing the lead out to 22 points in the fourth quarter.
This resulted in a great win for the Youth Men, who have had it tough since the Easter break.
As with the Youth Women, the Youth Men shared the ball nicely, with the bench contributing 32 points.
Marshall Kearing – 24 points, 19 rebounds
Bailey Kirkman – 14 points, 6 assists
Hume City – 90
Altona – 73
V Geelong @ Home, 8pm
Senior Women def by Werribee Devils
A tough one for the Senior Women coming up against the inform Devils.
A quick and high scoring first quarter for Werribee meant that the Broncos had to try and play catch-up for the rest of the game.
The next 3 quarters ended up being close, even though the broncos didn’t win any of them (16-17, 27-27, 16-13).
The bench was quite good, scoring 35 points to keep a formidable margin.
Turnovers hurt the Broncos, with the Devils scoring 30 points off them.
An injury to Azia Bishop at training a couple of weeks ago has tested the Broncos over the last fortnight, and will look to get back on the winners list against McKinnon this week.
Bianca Babic – 18 points (6/11 from 3)
Nicole Zammit – 16 points, 6 assists
Hume City – 80
Werribee – 97
V McKinnon @ GESAC, 3pm