Senior Championship Weekly Wrap
A huge weekend for the club, with both our SEABL groups coming away with wins, while our VYCW split a tough weekend against two finals contenders.
Eagles 66 def. Ringwood Hawks 62
Coming into the game, the Hawks had lost just 1 game this season and sat on top of the ladder. The Eagles had to grind for 4 quarters, coming up with big plays down the stretch to come away with the win. Emma Parks put the team with by 2 with 14 second left, and then Ivana Vasiljevic (16 points) iced the game from the foul line. Mikayla Peterson was once again a standout, scoring 23 points and coming away with 4 steals.
Eagles 51 def. by Sandringham Sabres 67
The Eagles had to back up the next day against a well-rested Sabres group. They were right in the game up to half time, up by 2 at the main break. Fatigue then played a factor in the second half as the Sabres pulled away. Ivana Vasiljevic and Mikayla Peterson backed up their performances from Saturday night, scoring 15 and 13 points respectively.
Eagles 73 def. by Sandringham Sabres 94
The VYCM had a slow start offensively, only managing 32 points in the first half. The Sabres dominated the rebound count, which went a long way to securing their win. Ben Barlow had a solid game for the Eagles, coming away with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals!
Eagles 68 def. by Kilsyth Cobras 70
The SEABL Women were unlucky down the stretch, just falling short to the Cobras, after 25 lead changes for the game! Bree Whatman nailed a massive 3 pointer with 10 seconds left to bring the margin to 1 point, before some cool shooting from the line confirmed the win for Kilsyth. Lauren Scherf had another big game, finishing with 19 points and 19 rebounds!
Eagles 70 def. BA CoE 53
The Eagles backed up the next day at home against the young talent of the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence. The Eagles used their experience to come away with a comfortable win. Lauren Scherf dominated the inside, finishing with 28 and 16 rebounds, while Ezi Magbegor had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists.
Eagles 74 def. by Kilsyth Cobras 94
The Eagles took it right up to the star-studded Cobras lineup, finding themselves down by a single point at 3 quarter time. Unfortunately, the Eagles were unable to find the basket in the 4th, only able to score 5 points in the last quarter. 3 Eagles were able to score in double figures, led by Mike Best’s 18 points on 56% shooting.
Eagles 77 def. BA CoE 68
Coming off a tough game the night prior, the Eagles were able to secure their second win of the season. The Eagles were able to win the rebound count and force 22 turnovers, which went a long way to coming out on top. Mike Best was efficient as ever, scoring 29 points on just 18 shot attempts.
SEABL Men v Canberra, 7:30pm @ DVSFC
VYCW v Altona, 12pm @ DVSFC
VYCM v Altona, 2pm @ DVSFC