Division 1 Men
Bellarine Storm 94 lost to Melbourne Uni 109
At three quarter time at Storm HQ on Saturday night, it looked like lightning was about to strike twice this year as the Storm trailed the Black Angels by just 2 points.
Being the only team to defeat Melbourne so far this season, the Storm would rightly have gone into the final term with a degree of confidence that they could get the job done.
As the Storm hit the lead via a Marko Vekic 2 pointer, just minutes into the last, it looked like Bellarine were set to pounce. But the visitors had much different ideas as they then went on a 14-0 rampage to all but wrap up the contest.
Rohan Jarvie led the way for the Storm with 19 points for the night, Leigh Saffin and Lewie Varley both chipping in with 17.
Division 1 Women
Bellarine Storm 61 defeated Melbourne Uni 43
A much needed boost for our Division 1 Women as they made a welcome return to the winners podium on Saturday night defeating Melbourne Uni by 18 points at Storm HQ.
The Storm set the pace for the majority of the night and were never really challenged by the Black Angels at any stage of the evening.
In a very defence orientated game, the Storm took the lead before the first break and weren’t headed on the scoreboard again for the rest of the match.
Charlotte Armstrong was the lead scorer for the Storm with 11, whilst Olivia Virt and Lucy Howard combined for 10 points each.
Youth League Men
Bellarine Storm 86 defeated Western Port 53
Our Youth League Men arrested their little losing streak on Saturday night, with a strong 33 point victory over Western Port.
Led by the return of Ethan Nicholls, with 17 points and 7 assists for the night, Bellarine controlled the game for most of the 40 minutes, leading at every break.
Ryan Robinson was instrumental also, with his 16 points, whilst Clancy Whelan was also one of the main contributors with 15 points for the night.
Youth League Women
Saturday – Bellarine 91 defeated Melton 45
Sunday – Bellarine 82 defeated Whittlesea 48
A return to ‘situation normal’ for our Youth League Women as they collected back to back wins over the weekend.
On Saturday night, 26 for Piper Copeland was instrumental in the Storm’s 46 point thumping of Melton. Copeland was well supported by Carly Sanders with 14 points to go with her 13 boards for the match, whilst Sienna Quinlan kept her recent patch of form going with 14 points also.
Sunday saw the Storm make their way over to Mill Park to take on Whittlesea and pretty much took up from where they had left off the previous night, coming away with a 34 point win to return them to the top of the ladder, now a game clear.
Carly Sanders made it a nice little weekend, backing up with 17 points for the day, whilst Sienna Quinlan had another nice day with 13 points.
Next Week’s Games
Saturday 9th July
D1W v Mildura 6:00pm @ Mildura Hothouse
D1M v Keysborough 7:00pm @ Bellarine Secondary College
Sunday 10th July
YLW v Albury/Wodonga 12:00pm @ Bellarine Secondary College
YLM v Mornington 2:00pm @ Bellarine Secondary College