Division 1 Women
Saturday – Bellarine Storm 48 lost to Warrnambool 94
Sunday – Bellarine Storm 84 defeated Warrandyte 54
It was the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde weekend for our Division 1 Weekend as they split their home double.
On Saturday night, the Storm were on the receiving end of a big loss to Warrnambool by 46 points, with the Mermaids completely dominating the contest for all four quarters.
Warrnambool were on fire outside the arc, hitting 12 of 21 from downtown, compared to the Storm’s 4 of 19, with only Olivia Virt managing to impact the scoreboard for us with 16 points for the game.
In a compete 180 degree backflip, the Storm played their best game of the season on Sunday, to completely outclass Warrandyte to record a 30 point win.
Even the loss of Charlotte Armstrong early in the game, couldn’t derail the storm as Captain Jaimee Crombie led the charge with 23 points and 10 boards, whilst Lucy Howard chipped in with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Division 1 Men
Saturday – Bellarine Storm 90 defeated Warrandyte 86
Sunday Bellarine Storm 98 defeated RMIT 93
Our Division 1 Men have now moved into the top four, after back to back wins on the weekend and extending their winning streak to five games.
On Saturday night, at Storm HQ, the Storm slugged it out in a tight tussle with Warrandyte, only breaking away late in the contest to score the win.
The visitors were out of the blocks early to hold a handy lead at the first change, before the Storm completely dominated the second term to grab the lead by a solitary point at the main break. It was a similar story in the second half as the visitors snatched the lead at three quarter time before the Storm rolled over the top of the visitors to snatch the win.
Marko Vekic was big for the Storm with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Lewie Varley was important as well with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
On Sunday, it was the Lewie Varley show as he dropped a lazy 40 points against RMIT to lead his team to a 5 point win, with Marko Vekic again instrumental with 14 points.
The contest wasn’t all Bellarine though, as we let a 13 point half time lead slip to be down by 5 points at the final change but were able to steady in the last quarter to snare the win.
Youth League Women
Bellarine Storm 104 defeated Southern Peninsula 37
Another week, another big win for our Youth League Women juggernaut, outclassing Southern Peninsula at Storm HQ on Sunday by 67 points.
Millie Sibley had a breakout performance to lead from the front, with 23 points at 61% from the field and 12 rebounds for the afternoon.
‘Cyclone’ Sanders also had a nice day with 22 points and 12 rebounds to also be a leading contributor to the win, whilst Alannah Northam finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Youth League Men
Bellarine Storm 97 defeated Wallan 80
Our Youth League Men returned to the winners circle on Saturday night, with a 17 point win against Wallan in Wallan.
It was a close contest for the first three quarters with not much separating either side at the end of each quarter, before the Storm went up a gear in the last term to score an important win.
Nick Hough starred for the Storm to turn in his best performance for the season, finishing with 20 points, whilst Ethan squared (Nicholls & McDonald) teamed up for 15 a piece, with Max Maciejewski controlling the glass with 14 boards for the night.
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