Division 1 Women
Bellarine Storm 59 defeated Craigieburn 51
Great result for our Division 1 Women as they fight their way back to the winners list defeating Craigieburn by 8 points at Craigieburn.
After lowering our colours to the Eagles when the two teams met at our place last time, the Storm were fired up for the rematch and with a full team available, it was a much stornger performance by our ladies this time around.
A strong start set the Storm up for the win, we led by 21 points by the half and after an even third term, it seemed like we were going to ease our way to victory, however, the home side had other ideas, taking the game right up to us and threatening to steal an unlikely win.
Thankfully, the Storm were able to steady the ship and hold off a fast finishing Craigieburn to seal the win, with Layney McFadyen leading the way with 11 points and 8 boards, with Chantelle Hall and Jaimee Crombie combining for 10 points each.
Youth League Men
Bellarine Storm 106 defeated Wangaratta North East 49
Our Storm Youth League Men stunned the Bushrangers right from the opening tip off, as they set about dominating the game for the full four quarters to completely outclass the visitors.
In possibly their best four quarter performance of the season to date, the Storm rain the ball hard at their opponents and found many scoring opportunities across the night.
Ethan McDonald was instrumental in the win, finishing with 22 points, whilst Ryan Robinson continues his purple patch with 18 for the night from 5 of 8 shooting, including 3 of 4 from downtown.
Division 1 Men
Bellarine Storm 72 to Collingwood 66
Consecutive wins for our Division 1 Men this week as they reprise their earlier victory against Collingwood at Collingwood on Saturday night.
Whilst the scoreline was a little less than when we met them at our place a few weeks ago, the result was still the same, a Storm victory.
Rohan Jarvie was the stand out for the Storm in this one, with 16 points and 8 boards for the night, whilst Nathan Gronbeck finished with 12.
Youth League Women
Saturday – Bellarine Storm 84 defeated Wangaratta North East 64
Sunday – Bellarine 111 defeated Melton 17
The Youth League Women put on a display of demolition basketball at home over the weekend, with one big win and one massive win from their two games.
On Saturday night, a rematch against Wangaratta, following our narrow win at their place earlier in the season.
After a tight first term, the Storm began to flex their muscle in the second term to set up a 14 point buffer at the main break, before things tightened again in the third quarter.
In the last term, the Storm again began to extend their dominance on the contest to run out 20 point winners. Carly Sanders finished the night with 15 points and 16 boards to be the dominant factor in the game. Piper Copeland had another good night, on the back of last week’s performance with 13 in this one.
On Sunday, it was a complete domination of Melton here at Storm HQ as our Youth League Women controlled the contest from go to woah to win by a massive 94 points.
Gain it was Piper Copeland and Carly Sanders leading the charge for the Storm, collecting 24 points each for the day. Sienna Quinlan was also instrumental with 17 points and 12 boards for the match, whilst Shania Soutar showed her promise with 12 for the afternoon.
Next Week’s Games
Saturday 28th May
YLW v Western Port 5:00pm Somerville Recreation Centre
YLM v Mornington 6:00pm Mornington Basketball Stadium
Sunday 29th May
D1M v Southern Peninsula 2:00pm Hillview Stadium
YLM v Albury/Wodonga 2:00pm Bellarine Secondary College