Division 1 Women
Bellarine Storm 48 lost to Sherbrooke 71
This game looked like it could go either way at the half time break, as the Storm had worked hard to keep the top team within sight, trailing by just 12 points at the main break.
In the wash up though, it was an inability to execute at the offensive end that cost the Storm the opportunity of potentially causing a big upset in this one.
Defensively, the Storm tried hard all game to keep the intensity up, however, after half time, the Suns began to flex their muscle, despite missing their import to move away from the Storm.
Lucy Howard had another nice night for the Storm with 14 points, whilst Olivia Osborne proved a headache defensively all night.
Division 1 Men
Bellarine Storm 95 defeated Shepparton 89
This was the game of there night, as these two finalists went head to head in a thrilling contest which could have gone either way.
The Storm led the way in the first half as they set the tone for the evening, to give them a 5 point lead at the main break.
Things took an interesting turn in the third term, when a lapse in concentration and some foul trouble allowed the Gators back into the game and snatch a 3 point lead going into the final stanza.
The first half of the last term was a real arm wrestle as both sides sought to land the killer blow, with the Storm grabbing the lead via a Jason Reardon treble.
Shepparton stole the lead again, only to have Marko Vekic step up to make a clutch basket and draw the bonus at the line to lead by 4 points with just over 4 mins to play.
From there, the Storm weren’t headed and were able to ease away to an important victory and set up a fascinating last round clash with cross-town rivals Corio Bay, which will have a large say in week 1 of the finals series the following week.
Marko Vekic played possibly his best game for the season, finishing with 23 points and 9 boards, whilst Leigh Saffin is finishing the regular season off strongly with 21 points
Youth League Women
Bellarine Storm 87 defeated Chelsea 62
Sienna Quinlan was the star of our Youth League Women’s win over Chelsea at Storm HQ on Saturday night.
Quino was instrumental in the victory, scoring 32 points and dragging down 11 boards and in the process, becoming the highest individual scorer in a game for our Youth League Women.
After setting the pace early, the Storm didn’t really have to get much out of second gear for the majority of the rest of the game, staying comfortably ahead of their opponents.
Carly Sanders finished with 17 points for the night and Millie Sibley continues to impress with her 6 boards and 7 assists for the night.
Youth League Men
Saturday 30th July 2022
D1M v Corio Bay @ The Arena 5:00pm
YLW v Blackburn @ Bellarine Secondary College 5:30pm
D1W v Camberwell @ Bellarine Secondary College 7:30pm
Sunday 31st July 2022
YLW v Bellarine @ Bellarine Secondary College 12:00pm
YLM v Whittlesea @ Bellarine Secondary College 2:00pm