Youth League Women
Bellarine Storm 105 def Chelsea 45
Well, if you thought round one was a big result for our Youth League Women, this week was another barnstorming performance to win by 50 points over Chelsea at Chelsea.
The return of ‘Cyclone’ Carly Saunders added extra depth to an already strong side and her 26 points along with 15 boards was the highlight of the game for the Storm.
For three of the four quarters, the Storm didn’t allow their opponent to get into double figures, whilst powering away on the scoreboard to outscore the Gulls 83 to 24 by three quarter time.
It was a scoring feast for the Storm with the majority of the team in double figures on the scoresheet.
Division 1 Women
Bellarine Storm 48 lost to Melbourne University 63
It was back to earth for our Division 1 Women on Saturday night, as they went down to Melbourne University on the road.
The Storm will rue lost opportunities, a less than outstanding night from the free throw line and a pounding on the boards as they were out rebounded 68 to 33.
Emmie O’Nial was immovable for the Students as she monstered the Storm to finish with 30 points and 15 rebounds for the night, whilst Jaimee Crombie was a lone hand for us, finishing with 11.
Youth League Men
Bellarine Storm 78 Defeated Maccabi 59
A big finish at home on Saturday night saw our Youth League Men score their opening win of the season against Maccabi by 19 points.
In a bizarre finish to the match, the Storm went to the free throw line for six free throws with 0.5 seconds left in the game due to a series of unsportsmanlike and technical fouls on the visitors.
However, before that, the game was well in the Storm’s keeping as they pulled away in the last term to outscore Maccabi 27 to 9.
Jarvis Gleeson was the leader for the Storm with 18 points for the game, whilst Ryan Robinson finished with 16.
Division 1 Men
Bellarine Storm 68 defeated Bulleen 56
It was the night for breaking ‘ducks’ on Saturday night as our Division 1 Men also got onto the winners list for the first time in 2022 with a solid 12 point home win against Bulleen.
In a much more cohesive team performance, the Storm didn’t always have things all their own way, with scores level at 32 each at the half.
However, the second half was a more dominant display for the Storm outscoring the visitors 36 to 24. Max Kos again showed his value to this side, leading the scoring again in as many weeks with 18 points, whilst Lewie Varley chipped in with 17.
Next Week’s Games
Youth League Women v Wangaratta North East @ Wangaratta, Saturday 6:00pm
Youth League Men v Wangaratta North East @ Wangaratta, Saturday 8:00pm
Division 1 Men v Shepparton @ Shepparton, Saturday 7:00pm
Division 1 Women v Sherbrooke @ Sherbrooke, Sunday 2:00pm