Youth League Women
Bellarine Storm 86 defeated Western Port 34
What a first up home performance by our Youth League Women on Sunday afternoon as they stretched their winning start to 2022 to 4 by thrashing Western Port by a massive 52 points.
The Storm jumped their visitors in the first term to set the tone for the match and they never looked back as they dominated both ends of the court off afternoon.
Sienna Quinlan (14), Jaimee Crombie (13) and Gemma Morison (13) were the ringleaders for the Storm, getting good support from Ash Withers (11 points and 12 boards).
The Storm now go into the Easter break, well positioned in 4th place on the ladder.
Division 1 Women
Bellarine Storm 52 lost to Warrandyte 71
A bit of a familiar tale for our Division 1 Women as the suffered a 19 point loss to Warrandyte on Saturday night.
A slow start saw them trail by 10 at the first break and in the second, they were able to work their way back into the contest by half time.
Whilst a number of the stats categories pointed to a reasonably close contest, with rebounds and turnovers being relatively similar for both teams, it was all about shot percentage with Bellarine going at 26.32, whilst their opponents shot at 41.94 for the night.
This is reflected in the scoring numbers for the Storm, with only Paige Sharp (13) and Chantelle Hall (11) getting to double figures on the night.
Youth League Men
Bellarine Storm 95 defeated Melton 85
After their first round hiccup, our Youth League Men have now found their mojo and have now made it three wins in a row, with a 10 point victory over Melton at Melton on Saturday night.
The win was set up by an outstanding second term where the Storm put some daylight between them and the home side with a 31 to 15 quarter.
Into the third, things evened up again before a 35 to 27 final term by the Storm put the game out of doubt and ensured a Storm victory.
Once again, there was a good spread of scoring load for the Storm, with all of the starting five finishing in double figures.
Jarvis Gleeson continues his good form at the moment with 26 points and 13 boards for the night, whilst Ryan Robinson, is also having a purple patch finishing with 21 points for the night.
Division 1 Men
Saturday Bellarine Storm 85 defeated Melbourne University 79
Sunday Bellarine Storm 86 defeated Coburg 67
Just what the Doctor ordered for our Division 1 Men, as they put themselves back on a solid footing with two good wins on the weekend.
On Saturday night, a strong first half saw the Storm head into the main break with a 17 point break on the Students.
Despite a third term lapse where the home side reduced the margin to just 5 points with one to play, the Storm were able to hold off the fast finishing students to win by 6 points.
Lewie Varley and Rohan Jarvie led the scoring with 17 a piece with Leigh Saffin chipping in with 15 for the night.
Sunday saw the Storm back at Storm HQ to take on Coburg and led all day to seal a perfect weekend with a second win for the round.
Max Kos stepped up with 18 points to fill the spot left by Lewie Varley who was unavailable for this match, getting great support from Nathan Gronbeck (16) who worked hard all day at both ends of the court.
Whilst the ‘Junk Yard Dog’ Jason Reardon had a handy day with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the match.
The two wins now set the Storm up in a good spot heading into the Easter break.
Next Week’s Games
NO GAMES – EASTER BREAK