Youth League Women
Bellarine Storm 70 defeated Whittlesea 46
Yet another strong showing by our Youth League Women as they stretch their unbeaten start to 6 wins, accounting for Whittlesea by 24 points.
Despite a third quarter revival by the visitors, the Storm were in control for much of the contest, with Gemma Morison (14) and Carly Sanders (22 & 10) doing it on the scoreboard, along with a fine effort by Alannah Northam with 10 boards and 5 assists for the night.
After the visitors narrowed the lead at three quarter time, the Storm put the pedal to the metal in the last, to outscore the Pacers 18 to 4 and run away with win number 6 for 2022.
Youth League Men
Bellarine Storm 63 lost to Pakenham 74
The run of wins for our Youth League Men came to a stop on Sunday afternoon, as the undefeated Pakenham controlled the game for four quarters.
It was a day at the office the Storm would like to forget as they struggled to match the close checking and hustling of the visitors, as they controlled the match for most of the day.
Ryan Robinson (15) and Ethan McDonald (15 & 13) fought hard for the Storm all day whilst Clancy Whelan chipped in with 11 & 10).
Division 1 Men
Saturday – Bellarine Storm 73 defeated Warrnambool 51
Sunday – Bellarine Storm 78 defeated Collingwood 65
It was a massive weekend for our Division 1 Men as they got themselves back on track with 2 strong wins at Storm HQ, defeating Warrnambool by 22 on Saturday night and then backing up on Sunday to take care of Collingwood by 13 points.
On Saturday night, after an even three quarters, the Storm pulled away in the last, to outscore the Seahawks 21 to 6 to put the result out of doubt.
Unfortunately, the visitors lost their playing Coach Alex Gynes early in the first term with what looked like a serious leg injury and from there, Warrnambool had to dig deep to keep pace with the Storm.
The Storm’s success was on the back of some superb shooting from outside the arc, shooting 11 of 23, with Max Kos going 4 from 4, whilst the visitors went 1 of 16 from downtown.
Maxwell Kos led the scoring with 15 for the night, while Jason Reardon (13) and Lewie Varley (11) also among the points.
On Sunday, the Storm came out of the blocks fast, stunning Collingwood with a scoring blitz to finish the first term 20 point leaders 30 to 10.
From there, the Storm were never headed, keeping a similar buffer on the scoreboard for the rest of the match.
It was another big day from outside the arc for the Storm, going 18 of 40 for the match with Jason Reardon on song with 6 of 9 to finish with 20 points and 9 boards, Leigh Saffin snaring 3 of 7 from the perimeter to finish with 15 points whilst Lewie Varley chipped in with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The two wins for the weekend puts the Storm back in the top 6 in sixth place, with a big game coming up this Saturday night against cross-town rivals Corio Bay, who currently sit in 4th place on the ladder.
Next Week’s Games
Saturday 7th May
Youth League Women v Coburg 4:00pm @ Bellarine Secondary College
Youth League Men v Wallan 6:00pm @ Bellarine Secondary College
Division 1 Men v Corio Bay 8:00pm @ Bellarine Secondary College
Division 1 Women v Western Port 7:00pm @ Somerville Recreation Centre
Sunday 8th May
Youth League Women v Wallan 12:00 @ R B Robson Stadium Wallan