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12:04AM, Sat 23 August 2008

ACC Quarter Finals 23rd August Games ON!!!!

ACC Quarter Finals 23rd August  Games ON!!!!

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MEN

7:30 PM
Sat 16/Aug
133   Hobart Chargers def. Knox Raiders   102 The Geelong Arena
7:00 PM
Sat 23/Aug
    Melbourne Tigers vs Forestville Eagles     Veneto Club
7:30 PM
Sat 23/Aug
    Sutherland Sharks vs Rockhampton Rockets     Bankstown Stadium
7:30 PM
Sat 23/Aug
    Norwood Flames vs Sandringham Sabres     Mars Complex

WOMEN

7:00 PM
Sat 23/Aug
    Kilysth Lady Cobras vs North Adelaide Rockets     Kilysth

7:00 PM
Sat 23/Aug
    Townsville Flames vs Bankstown Bruins     Townsville SeaFM Stadium
7:30 PM
Sat 23/Aug
    Hume City Broncos vs Nunawading Spectres     Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium
8:00 PM
Sat 23/Aug
    Sydney Comets vs South West Metro Pirates     Alexandria Stadium


 

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10:30AM, Tue 22 July 2008

Refs The Word - 400 Game for Wayne Maidment

Wayne commenced officiating in the ABA on September 5, 1987 when he called the Woodville Warriors _ Adelaide Buffalos game with Ean Turner (deceased)

On Saturday July 26 Wayne will officiate his 400th ABA game having already done 322 men’s and 77 women’s games.

Wayne’s 400 games includes more than 10 Grand Finals in the CABL and 2 Grand Finals in the SEABL(1995 & 1997).

Wayne has also been the recipient of the Phil Yuill Memorial Trophy as Referee of the Year in the CABL

In addition to Wayne’s ABA career, he officiated in the NBL and WNBL from 1992-1999.

In 1989 Wayne was the State Dux of NBL/ABF Referee Scholarship Programme and was awarded Life Membership of BASA in 1996.

While acknowledging Wayne’s achievement we should also recognize the support of Debbie his wife of 23 years, and certainly before they started their family, was his best critic.

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06:46PM, Mon 7 July 2008

ACC Website information

ACC Website information

The Australian Club Championships Website www.ababasketball.net.au information regarding the Finals weekend is active.

Please check out information in regard to National Finals

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03:52PM, Tue 24 June 2008

Waratah League Results

Waratah League Results
Round 14 & 13 Game Reports Photo Courtesy: Joel Armstrong www.s23.com.au Sutherland Sharks 101 def Parramatta Wildcats 93 Brendan Gleeson - Sutherland Sharks As Parramatta was looking to hold their position in the top eight in the competition, Sutherland could not afford to take the Wildcats lightly. Parramatta is known to be able to get points in a hurry which was a great test for the Sutherland defence from the outset. Early play was dominated by the inside players as Blake Henricks (17 pts) moved efficiently to get the scoring going while Brendan Clowrie (10 rebs) took care of the rebound count. Parramatta big man Goran Veg proved to be problem but the battle was tilted in the favour of the Sharks at half time ahead by only five. The second half saw the Sharks step up the defence; however this was matched by a similar rise in the offensive of the Wildcats. While Sutherland had what could be called ‘rather questionable’ refereeing going against them they still had the offensive efforts of BJ Carter (17 pts) and Ben Conguista to provide the fuel to get the Sharks through whatever Parramatta had to offer to get the win 101 – 93. Special mention to Petar Cvejtnanin (12 pts) and Brendon Gleeson (13 pts 10 rebs) who also contributed well. Sutherland Sharks 90 def Parramatta Wildcats 60 Julie-Ann Kirkland - Sutherland Sharks The 9th placed Sutherland Sharks came out ready to play the 4th placed Parramatta Wildcats on Saturday night with a smashing 27 point win. Straight from the tip off you could tell that the sharks girls where there to dominate the game with Amy Polmear stepping up to the point position and provided us with some great passes and control in the front court. Marianna Tolo (27 points, 18 boards) dominated on both ends of the floor in the paint. Jacki Nicholson (15 points, 5 boards) had a hot hand in the first half with 11 point and Julie-ann Kirkland (20 points, 5 boards) stepped up and hit 3 big three to increase the lead. Wildcats Sophie Kelman fought back in the second half to try to narrow the gap but without avail. Kelman finished the game with 20 points and 7 boards. Sharks did a great defensive job on Lauren Patterson, keeping her to a minimal 12 points when she usually averages 21 points per game. The Sharks bench also proved to be a key factor in this win over Parramatta and where very vocal and supportive when Lauren Davidson proved that Marianna Tolo isn’t the only one who can block a shot. Sharks bench and the crowd where on their feet screaming with this huge play down the stretch. The sharks played there best game of the season with poise and patience that helped them secure a much needed win against the Parramatta Sharks. The Sharks girls have worked extremely hard throughout the season and it is finally starting to show. This game just shows how much dedication and sprit these girls have and we are now still in contention for the playoffs Round 13 Match Reports Hornsby Spiders 62 def Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 49 Vlad Alava - Head Coach Hornsby Spiders The Hornsby Spiders returned to the winning circle with a 62-49 victory over the injury depleted Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at the Brickpit on Saturday night. The home side took full advantage of their chances and were seemingly in control of the game throughout with the lead consistently in double digits between the two teams. The game also saw the debut of recent signing, 2007 Australian Sapphire representative Rachel Watman, in the green and black. Watman played well in her first game for her new club and was a positive contributor to the home team's performance. The game itself was played at a frenetic pace as both teams employed fast break basketball, which led to an entertaining and high scoring first half. Monique Ross was the chief destroyer for the Spiders as she got the team to a quick start with seven early points in the game. Once both teams settled, the focus shifted from high intensity fast break to a half court approach in the later stages of the second quarter as the the first half closed with a 37-27 Hornsby Spiders lead. The second half was a true battle as the visitors threw everything at the home side to try and whittle away the Spiders' advantage. The gap got as far down as six points but the Hornsby Spiders were able to come up with the scores and stops needed when necessary. Hornsby Coach Vlad Alava was pleased with the performance considering the number of new faces in his line up. "We had 4 new players come into the program in the last 2 weeks and its going to take some time for this new group to gel together. But that was definitely a pleasing start to the introduction of the new group." Alava also identified the need for consistency with his young group of players as a must in the next couple of games. "We need to string some back to back victories to build up our momentum." Best for the Spiders was guard Jamiee Kennedy with an MVP performance of 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, while also keeping Manly scoring machine Erin Lorenzini down to 15 points. Centre Kiera Shiels also finished with double-double 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Rachel Watman hauled down 12 rebounds in her first game. Hornsby next game is away at Sutherland after next weekend's bye. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 107 def Hornsby Spiders 94 Dave Mason - Assistant Coach Hornsby Spiders The Manly Sea Eagles prevailed 107-94 over the Hornsby Spiders in a patchy game at the Brickpit on Saturday. Neither team was able to get much separation in the game despite the opportunities presented by their opposition. In the first quarter, the Spiders dominated most aspects of the game but came out on the wrong end of a 30-27 scoreline due to an outstanding 5 for 6 3-point barrage from PJ Isaacson. Matt Crowe started well for the Spiders but also picked up 3 fouls in the quarter and was unable to get back on track again. In the second quarter the Spiders had numerous inexplicable turnovers but shot particularly well to trail only 54-50 at halftime. Manly edged ahead in the 3rd quarter behind Eban Hyams who scored 15 of his game high 28 points in a period spanning the end of the 2nd quarter and the beginning of the 3rd. Outside of this stretch the Spiders held the dangerous Hyams in check resulting in 11 of 29 shooting. However, the Sea Eagles went into the 4th quarter leading 80-70 as the Spiders were forced to manage a number of players in foul trouble. With their main team back on the floor the Spiders closed the gap in the final stanza. There was generally improved defence and an 11 point quarter from Drew Williamson put the Sea Eagles under pressure. The lead was closed to 3 points on a number of occasions, the last at 97-94 with 1:39 to play. However, the Spiders managed to get off-side with the referees and as their players started to foul out the game slipped away. The Sea Eagles got to the free throw line 36 times to the Spiders 19 despite being heavily outscored in the paint. Nonetheless, both teams had many chances to put this game away with a sustained period of solid play. Neither side appeared able to do so and Manly would have been delighted to get away with an excellent, if scrappy, road win. Drew Williamson top scored for the Spiders with 23 points. He was ably supported by Ben Hollis who finished with a stellar 18 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks in 45 minutes on the floor as the other Hornsby big men were in and out of the game conserving their remaining fouls. For Manly, Hyams finished with 28 points, Isaacson with 24 and Duane Jordan played a key role with 17 timely points (9 in the 4th quarter) and 11 rebounds. The smaller Sea Eagles battled hard on the boards to out-rebound the Spiders, something no-one has been able to do since April. Bankstown Bruins 117 def Central Coast Crusaders 110 Luke Tucker - Central Coast Crusaders Media THE Central Coast 'Oxigen' Crusaders were unlucky not to record a 'miracle' win against the Bankstown Bruins in round 13 of the men's Waratah Australian Basketball League at Bankstown Basketball Stadium on Saturday afternoon. With former Bruin Terry 'TJ' Johnson and big man Jordan Simmons already unavailable due to injury and youngsters Dane Hillmann and Alex Tyrrell on Youth League duty, the Crusaders were forced to line-up with just seven players to start Saturday's top of the table clash with Bankstown due to the late withdrawals of point guard Levi McFadden (illness) and sharp shooter Noman Shoaib (groin injury). Paul Frohmuller was also suffering from illness, but refused to leave his team short and took the court in the starting five against a full-strength Bankstown outfit that were always going to prove a tough task on their home court. Despite the shortage of players, the Crusaders managed to stick with the Bruins and led early in the match before going to the first break down by just one point 26-27. The Crusaders shot out to a twelve point lead towards the end of the second quarter, but the home side closed the gap and the scoreline was 52-50 in favour of Central Coast at the main break. The lead see-sawed back in favour of Bankstown in the third quarter and they were up 89-84 heading into the final stanza. Central Coast put in a spirited effort in the final quarter, but when go-to man Stefan Blaszczynski was fouled off - veteran Bruin Greg Barnes took control of the game and helped his team to finish with a seven point (117-110) victory. Crusaders coach Rex Nottage was happy with his team's performance considering the circumstances, but was also a little disappointed with the loss after witnessing plenty of chances to seal the victory. "It's been a very difficult period for us as we've had a rather disrupting run in regard to the competition draw that has us playing one game on then one game off week after week," said Nottage. "This has made it extremely hard for us to build any momentum and I think our lack of game time was a major factor in us not finishing the job tonight, however in saying that I was very happy with the way the guys performed and it definitely shows how far we've come so far this season." "We have another bye this coming weekend before we can look to finally build some momentum heading into the finals with six games in a row," he added. Alex Tyrrell is to be acknowledged for his commitment to the Crusaders top team. He rushed to Bankstown to provide backup on the bench for the second half of the Waratah ABL game after finishing a match in the club's Youth League team at Hornsby less than an hour before. Stefan Blaszczynski led all scorers again on Saturday with 36 points, whilst Tim Hudson contributed 23 points and Brett Wilcox was outstanding with another double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. Blaszczynski continues to lead the Waratah Australian Basketball League in scoring with a massive 413 point tally for the season so far. This is 68 points more than Clint Reed (Bankstown Bruins), who is second with 345 points and 143 more than third highest scorer Goran Veg from the Parramatta Wildcats. Waratah Australian Basketball League Men - Round 13 Bankstown Bruins 117 (Clint Reed 33, Greg Barnes 21, Tim Labka 21) def. Central Coast 'Oxigen' Crusaders 110 (Stefan Blaszczynski 36, Tim Hudson 23, Brett Wilcox 22) @ Bankstown Basketball Stadium on Saturday afternoon
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11:46AM, Tue 24 June 2008

Erica McMenamin 200 Games

Erica McMenamin 200 Games
Erica McMenamin to Celebrate 200 Game Milestone Club Kilsyth Lady Cobra Erica McMenamin will become the youngest female to play 200 SEABL games this Saturday night as her team takes on the Nunawading Spectres. She will be just the third female to reach the milestone at Kilsyth. Erica began her SEABL career back in 2000 as a 17 year old junior on an impressive roster which included WNBL stars Jessica Bibby, Deanna Butler, Caitlin Ryan and Aneka Kerr. Appearing in 15 games during the season she juggled a Vic Metro Nationals campaign while representing her club. Erica represented her State at the National Championships in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002 as well as a 4th placed finish in the Under 14 Club Championships in 1996. She became one of Kilsyth’s most distinguish junior players winning two National titles, a silver and bronze medal and three state titles in 1997, 1999 and 2000. In 199 games Erica hold various Kilsyth records including 1st all‐time assists, 3rd steals, 4th in rebounds and will move to equal 2nd in games played Saturday night alongside Andrea Cartledge. She has averaged 6.8 ppg & 3.9 rpg throughout her career but it has been her impact on and off the court that has made her a valuable contributor to the Club. In just her third year in the League she was part of the successful SEABL and ABA championship winning side the won 18 regular season games under Coach Gary Fox. Erica averaged 10.5ppg in the team that defeated Bendigo for the SEABL title and Stuart in the ABA championship game. After a successful junior career and more of the same in the senior ranks Erica worked her way into the WNBL playing two seasons at Dandenong and three with Bulleen. Over the last few years she has put many hours back into the Club as a junior coach working with many of the Cobra teams. Coach Jason Knight could not speak highly enough of his point guard and her leadership, “I am very proud that Erica has been able to provide such a valuable role to the team this season, and produce week in week out after suffering the heartbreaking loss her father, this shows the true character she possess and that is why she is so inspirational to so many of the juniors in the Club, and why she is held in such high esteem by her team mates, coaching staff and fellow competitors.” “Erica is one of only a few players at Kilsyth to have played right through its junior system, represented Vic Metro and captained her beloved SEABL Lady Cobra’s. While Erica’s numbers may be slightly off where they might have been in previous seasons, her impact on the team this season is greater than ever,” said Knight. Two years ago Erica didn’t think she would get to this wonderful milestone and after an incredible tough 2008 she would have been forgiven for having some time away from the game, “It has been a difficult Season, with Dad (SEABL Chairman Hugh McMenamin) passing away, I would have loved for him to have been here, but I couldn’t have scripted my 200th game any better than playing against Nunawading in a team that is once again a true title contender,” she said. The Club Kilsyth Lady Cobras with their leader Erica McMenamin will take to the court in an emotional game this Saturday night in front of what is expected to be a massive home crowd against local rival Nunawading. Erica is hoping to lead her Lady Cobras back to the success of past Kilsyth teams and with the help of Desiree Glaubitz, who will play her 150th SEABL match Saturday, and the rest of the team, they are well positioned to do so. Erica will celebrate her 200th game against the Nunawading Spectres this Saturday 21st June at the Snakepit. Tip‐off is 6.15pm. Check out all the Kilsyth Basketball News at www.kilsythbasketball.com.au
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11:23AM, Tue 24 June 2008

COBRAs Still Alive in 08

COBRAs Still Alive in 08
Cobras still alive in '08 Club Kilsyth Cobras have kept the finals hopes alive with a convincing win over the AIS 101-79. The win will prove extra important should Kilsyth and the AIS finish with equal win-loss records at seasons end, Kilsyth now hold the split. Box Score After losing to the AIS by 12 points earlier in the year in Canberra, Coach Grant Wallace and the team knew they not only had to win this game to keep finals a reality but defeat the students by over 12 points. Gerard Leonard once again led the charge finishing with 29 pts and proved to be a difficult defensive assigment for the young AIS outfit. Joe Werner (19pts & 14 rbds) and Paul Burgess (6pts & 12rbds) controlled the boards against their bigger opponents as the Cobras won the rebound count 51-40. Kilsyth shot ahead early in the contest knowing the final margin was crucial, in a hard hitting first term, the Cobras took a 27-19 lead. The officials allowed the teams to play throughout the game making each team work for every bucket. Despite the AIS pullling in 8 offensive rebounds for the quarter Kilsyth controlled the boards to finishing with 17 for the quarter. The scoring dried up in the second term with both teams picking up the defensive intensity. Cody Ellis (15pts) led the AIS with some tough baskets but with Adam Jackson (17pts, 6rbds) and Luke Cooper connecting on the backcut, Kilsyth extended the lead to 11 at the half. Coach Grant Wallace reminder his players what was on the line during the break and they responding, extending the lead to 18 at 3/4 time with a 30-23 quarter. DJ Taylor (14pts, 8rbds) and Jon Lee (14pts, 7 assists) both knocked down three's during the term with Kilsyth shooting 8/20 for the game. With an 18 point lead going into the 4th, the Cobras were not going to let their younger counterparts back in the game and after Werner fouled out Burgess needed to have a impact. He did and helped to the Cobras stay on top while extending the lead to 22. Kilsyth continue to show that when they get their act together and share the ball around (21 assists) they are still a contender for the South title in 2008. For Coach Wallace and the team, they have been here before, with the current task of making finals looking just like it did it 2007. The Cobras are back at home next Sunday afternoon to take on the Ballarat Miners in another must win game. With Geelong, Bendigo and Knox to follow Kilsyth will need to win at least 3 of their next 4 games. Tip off is scheduled for 2.30pm next Sunday. For all your Club Kilsyth Cobras news visit www.kilsythbasketball.com.au Lady Cobras can't overcome talented Spectres Club Kilsyth Lady Cobras have not been able to continue the form of recent weeks going down to the Nunawading Spectres 100-89 in game number 200 for Erica McMenamin. The Lady Cobras drop to 11-7 on the season and could slip to fifth if Ballarat defeat Knox. Box Score In a high scoring affair both teams came out firing with Kilsyth quickly racing to a 8-0 lead. With McMenamin pushing the ball on the break Sarah Parsons (12pts, 16rbds, 9 assists) and Hayley Moffatt (6 pts, 7rbds) found some easy buckets. Nunawading pulled the margin back and before long the score was tied at 14. Each team went basket for basket for the rest of the term but a three by Spectres star Jenna O'Hea (27pts, 9 rbds) gave them the edge at the break. With both teams shooting the ball well the crowd was entertained by a free flowing game. Kilsyth will be disappointed in shooting just 63% from the free throw line but it could be the number of free throws shot that Coach Jason Knight will want to discuss. Nunawading went to the line 33 times to the Lady Cobras 19. The second term was once again played at a lightning pace with both teams putting on the points. Nunawading pushed out to the early lead by it was the Lady Cobras shooting the allowed them to go into the break all square at 49. Gemma Kerr (21pts) lit up from behind the arc, hitting two big three's on her way to 5/10 for the game. Desiree Glaubitz looked like exploding for a massive night mid way through the second term but after a 3 point basket, didn't score again in the match. Her lack of points in the fourth quarter hurt the Lady Cobras but it was the poor defense which ultimately cost them the game. The Lady Cobras managed to extend their lead to 11 with 3 minutes to go in the 3rd term and after a Spectres timeout, it was all Nunawading from then on. They drew equal at the last break and Jenna O'Hea hit 8 of the first 10 points of the 4th to put the Spectres out by 10. Kilsyth never looked like catching up as the Spectres answered on every Cobra bucket. Coach Jason Knight will have been disappointed not to get the win as his girls won each of the crucial statistics in field goal percentage, rebounds and assists but not the one the counts points. Although not the perfect way for Erica McMenamin to celebrate game number 200, her achievement should not be overlooked. Erica fought hard all night to do whatever the team needed and finished with 4pts, 6 assists and 6 rbds. Club Kilsyth Lady Cobras are once again at home next Sunday to take on the Ballarat Lady Miners in a game which could decide where they will finish in 2008. A win over the Lady Miners will go close to cementing their place in the SEABL finals. For all your Club Kilsyth Lady Cobras news visit www.kilsythbasketball.com.au Regards Ben Turner Basketball Development Manager Kilsyth Basketball Liverpool Road Kilsyth Vic 3137 Telephone 03 9728 1033 Mobile 0422 073 259 www.kilsythbasketball.com.au
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01:36PM, Mon 26 May 2008

ALL STAR FIVE 2007 Men

Men 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 Aaron Grabau             Cairns Marlins Cameron Toovey Sutherland Sharks David Barlow                                           Sydney Comets Adam Hall                                                         NW Tasmania Thunder Daniel Egan                                                                Ballarat Miners Andrew Bogut                                               AIS Nathan Jawai                       Cairns Marlins Lester Strong Dandenong Rangers Shawn Redhage                                               Bendigo Braves Cameron Rigby                                   Dandenong Rangers Chris Stauber                                                                  Sydney Comets Marcus Timmons  Sandringham Sabres Scott Cook                    Cairns Marlins CJ Massingale               Knox Rangers Ben Thompson                                           Southern Districts Spartans Kane Oakley                                                Cairns Marlins Jamie Holmes                                                                 Mount Gambier Pioneers Stephen Whitehead                                   Sydney Comets Ash Cannan                      Dandenong Rangers Nathan Crosswell Sandringham Sabres Lester Strong                                         Dandenong Rangers Jacob Holmes                                                      Eastern Mavericks Jason Dix                                                                      Forestville Eagles David Biwer                                              Hobart Charges Brent Hobba Dandenong Rangers Jamal Brown                      Geelong Supercats Bobby Cunningham  Sandringham Sabres Shawn Redhage                                              NW Tasmania Thunder Jason Cameron                                                              South West Metro Pirates Paul Crombie                                                      Hobart Charges

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01:31PM, Mon 26 May 2008

ALL STAR FIVE 2007 Women

ALL STAR FIVE 2007 Women

  Women 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 Rachel Flanagan Townsville Flames Dani Samuels  Bankstown Bruins Katrina Hibbert                          Knox Raiders Michelle Musselwhite                         Manly  Sea Eagles Briana Hennessy                     Bankstown Bruins Natalie Hurst                                ACT  Academy of Sport Rohanee Cox  Townsville Flames Minique Bowley Sturt Sabres Karen Ashby                                    Ballarat Lady Miners Desiree Glaubitz                               Ballarat Lady Miners Rachel Flanagan                                 Forestville Eagles Jessica Mahony                          Sturt Sabres Kristi Harrower            Bendigo Lady Braves Karen Ashby                                    Ballarat Lady Miners Lil Keane                                   North Adelaide Rockets Rebecca Stephens                             Southern Districts Lady Spartans Larissa Cavanagh                               Bendigo Lady Braves Ngozi Emeagi                         Kilsyth Cobras Kelly Burbridge               Hume City Broncos Rachelle Sewell -Ballarat Lady Miners Narelle Lindsay                             Forestville Eagles Chelsea Burns                             Frankston Blues Belinda Tredwell                                        Forestville Eagles Karen Reus                                       Bendigo Lady Braves Naomi Pedro                         Hume City Broncos Andrew Walsh Bendigo Lade Braves Jodie Datson                                  Eltham Wildcats Erin Phillips                                     North Adelaide Rockets Karen Ashby                                  Bendigo Lady Braves Chika Emeagi                                 Kilsyth Cobras

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01:16PM, Mon 26 May 2008

ABA National Champions

ABA National Champions

Women

          Year Venue Teams Result MVP 2006 Newcastle, NSW Ballarat Lady Miners d Bendigo Lady Braves 69 - 66 Karen Ashby - Ballarat 2005 Geelong, VIC Ballarat Lady Miners d Knox Raiders 77-53 Andrea McMahon - Ballarat 2004 Geelong, VIC Frankston Lady Blues d Nth Adelaide Rockets 69-66 Erin Phillips - Nth Adelaide Rockets 2003 Bendigo, VIC Bendigo Lady Braves d Forestville Eagles 91-66 Larissa Cavanagh - Bendigo Lady Braves 2002 Bendigo, VIC Kilsyth Cobras d Sturt Sabres 103-94 (OT) Jessica Mahony - Sturt Sabres 2001 Not held      

Men

          Year Venue Teams Result MVP 2006 Newcastle, NSW Geelong Supercats d Dandenong Rangers 94 - 80 Ash Cannan – Dandenong 2005 Geelong, VIC Bendigo Braves d Sydney Comets 102-98 Jason Cameron - Bendigo 2004 Geelong, VIC Cairns Marlins d NW Tasmania 104-100 Aaron Grabau - Cairns Marlins 2003 Bendigo, VIC Mount Gambier Pioneers d Ballarat Miners 127-113 Kurt Russell - Mt Gambier Pioneers 2002 Bendigo, VIC Hobart Chargers d AIS 98-93 Andrew Beattie - Hobart Charges 2001 Not held      
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01:13PM, Mon 26 May 2008

ACC History

ACC History

The Australian Basketball Association’s (ABA) roots can be traced back as far as 1965, when just eight clubs competed in the South Eastern Conference (SEC). The SEC continued until 1971 when the Australian Club Championships gained pre-eminence. 

 In 1981, the SEC was reborn as the South Eastern Basketball League (SEBL) when the Australian Club Championships ceased to operate due to the rise of Australia’s first truly national competition, the now professional National Basketball League.

 The SEBL was divided into a South and East Conference format in 1986; the same year Queensland’s State Basketball League was founded. 

 In 1994 the bodies merged to create the current North, South and East Conference concept of the National Continental Basketball Association.  

 1998 saw further expansion with the inclusion of a Central Conference from South Australia conducting competitions for both men and women. In that same year, the switch of NBL and WNBL seasons to Summer enabled the ABA to offer professional players a showcase for their skills during the Winter months.

 2000 saw the addition of Big V from Victoria and in 2001 the Waratah Conference from New South Wales was included for the first time.

 Since 2002, the champions of each of the five leagues and a number of wildcard entries competed at the inaugural Australian Basketball Club Champions Finals. This addition of a truly national ABA final series marked the dawn of a new era of national basketball competition in Australia.

 Since 1965 the ABA has played an integral part in the development of Australian basketball with hundreds of past and present WNBL and NBL players honing their skills against world-class opposition. Many NBL and WNBL clubs have also benefited from their involvement in ABA competition, including the Melbourne Tigers who competed in the SEBL before joining the NBL. 

 Today the ABA incorporates five leagues – the SEABL, Big V, QABL, Central and Waratah leagues. With the support of Basketball Australia, the competition continues to build upon the successful structure created by the well-respected Continental Basketball Association.  The end result is a culmination of over 30 years of evolution, during which time the ABA has mushroomed from eight teams in south east of Australia to a competition that involves 135 men’s and women’s teams based in six states and territories. 

 The ABA is representative of the huge number of junior-based associations across the country and is the endorsed national development league of the sport’s peak body, Basketball Australia.

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01:07PM, Mon 26 May 2008

ACC Referee Commission

Central ABL Trevor Baker
Ph: (w) 08 8340 6133
Fax (w) 08 8445 8932
Mobile: 0418 805 234
E-mail cablreferees@internode.on.net

BIG V QABL Alan Garraway 
Ph: (w) 03 5127 7046
Fax: (w) 03 5127 5475
Mobile: 0414 931 062 
E-mail refs@vbl.net.au

QABL Graham Lebbern
Ph: (h) 07 4775 6577
Mobile: 0411 791 856
E-mail grahamlebbern@beyond.net.au

SEABL Neil Bradbury
(w) 03 9878 5404
Mobile: 0423 188 281 
E-mail neil@vjbl.com.au

WARATAH ABL Albert Joseph

(Ph: (w) 02 8264 9115 
Mobile: 0412 841 593
E-mail albyj1970@hotmail.com

 

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01:00PM, Mon 26 May 2008

Spartans Media Release

Spartans Stay Put at 4th The Arrow Caravans & Towbars Spartans have remained in fourth position on the Easter Conference SEABL ladder after a tough triple game road trip on the weekend. On Friday night the Spartans traveled to Mt Gambier and despite sub freezing conditions, walked away with a tight 104 – 99 win on the back of Adam Gibson’s 42 point haul. Chris Goulding added 27 points with captain Matty Edmonds adding 12 points. Greg Vanderjagt, who was signed up to replace injured Justin Brown chipped in with 13 points and 12 rebounds in his first game back as a Spartan. The following night the Spartans headed to Knox, Melbourne. In round 11 in Brisbane, the Raiders dished up a lesson to the Spartans defeating them 84 – 103. Revenge was firmly on the Spartans minds but it was not to be. The Raiders once again dominated a lethargic Spartans outfit 99 – 73. Vanderjagt lead the way with a double double, 13 points and 15 rebounds with Zac Carter top scoring with 14 points and 8 rebounds and was awarded the Spartans MVP at the Raiders post game function. Adam Gibson added 13 points and Chris Goulding 12 points. The following afternoon the Spartans played Kilsyth Cobras and suffered their third one point loss of the season 82 – 81. Adam Gibson once again lead the way with 30 points and Vanderjagt kept his stellar weekend going with 17 points and 19 rebounds. Chris Goulding went down with an ankle injury midway through the second quarter and is expected to be out for at least a week. Spartans head coach Vern Robateau was still upbeat about the weekend’s results. “While we didn’t achieve our main goal we started showing signs that we are going to finish this thing strong. I was really happy with the Sunday game despite the loss. This was our third game in three days, but the boys were able to lift and play hard. I was happy with that.” The Carina Leagues Club Lady Spartans joined their male counterparts for the games against Knox Raiders and the Kilsyth Lady Cobras and have extended their wining streak to 5 games and continuing their steep climb up the SEABL ladder into sixth place. After a disappointing inaugural SEABL season in 2007, the Lady Spartans have chipped away and are slowly being showed the respect and fear that once set them apart from all competitors in the Queensland league, where the Lady Spartans dominated everyone during the 90’s in the QABL culminating with a National Championship in 1999. “It’s taken a little while, but I think we are certainly being shown the respect that we used to command in the Queensland league in the SEABL now,” club President Charles Ellis said. “We went into this league to give our girls a challenge instead of 50 points wins week in week out.” And challenges they are getting. The Lady Spartans have defeated some major powerhouse Victorian teams in the past three rounds, including wins over Knox in Round 11, Ballarat twice in round 12 and Knox and Kilsyth last weekend. In Knox the Lady Spartans help off a comeback to take the win 61 – 60 and recorded a 74 – 68 win against the Lady Kilsyth Cobras in a physical battle. The Lady Spartans have a chance to extend their winning streak with two games this weekend in Brisbane against the last placed, winless Albury-Wodonga Bandits. The Spartan men also play a double header against Ballarat Miners on Saturday night and the Australian Institute of Sport on Sunday at 1:30pm. All young up and coming basketballers under 18 will gain free entry to Sunday’s game against the AIS. ENDS For further information please contact: sdbal@bigpond.net.au
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08:28AM, Mon 26 May 2008

QUADRUPLE OVERTIME

QUADRUPLE OVERTIME

South West Brisbane Pirates beat the Gold Coast Goannas in QUADRUPLE OVERTIME 138-124.

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11:59AM, Thu 22 May 2008

ABA Finals Format

ABA Finals Format

Please find the quarter final games for the ACC  for 2008

Women

Game No.

Host

Visitor

1 – QF

SEABL Champion

CABL Champion

2 – QF

Big V Champion

SEABL runner up

3 – QF

Waratah Champion

QABL Wildcard

4 – QF

QABL Champion

Waratah Wildcard

Men

1 – QF

SEABL East

SEABL South

2 – QF

CABL Champion

Big V wildcard

3 – QF

Waratah Champion

QABL Champion

4 - QF

Big V Champion

SA Wildcard

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