Gliders & LeGassick Goannas defend Home Court

The Gold Coast Gliders and the Gold Coast LeGassick Goannas have successfully defended their home floor for a second straight week against the Caboolture Suns last Sunday afternoon in front of yet another near full house at The Southport School.

Despite a slow start the Gliders ended the first quarter marginally ahead 11 – 8 but then all cylinders were firing in the second quarter as the Gliders poured in a massive 24 points and the Gliders never looked back.

Gliders rookie Peyton Soloai played well above her age with a game high 16 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Veteran Sarah Petrie added 14 points with youngsters Donna Catley and Bec Matejivic chiming in with 10 points each in an all round team effort.

For the visitors, former Cairns Dolphins star Alisha Villa top scored with 12 points.

Later, the Gold Coast LeGassick Goannas took center stage and extended their winning streak to three games with a hard fought 73 – 63 win.

Caboolture Suns and former Gold Coast Goanna Thalo Green led all scorers with 26 points and 14 rebounds but it was two former NBL players for the LeGassick Goannas that shone through.

Former West Sydney and Gold Coast Blaze player Jason Aucoin scored 18 points and 5 rebounds en route to the post game LeGassick MVP award but was ably supported by former Brisbane Bullets guard David Gurney with 16 points and 9 rebounds.

The Goannas took a slender one point lead into the main break however was able to hold the Suns to just 15 points in the third quarter while scoring 23 points to blow the game open.

The Suns continually made mini runs, but the Goannas held out for the ten-point win.

Next week the Gliders/Goannas travel to Northside to take on the Wizards who are enjoying title favoritism despite their one-point loss to the Suns in the previous round then return back to The Southport School on Sunday 6 June against the Brisbane Capitals.


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