NBL1 Round 6 RECAP

NBL1 ROUND 6 RECAP

HOOPCITY NBL1 MEN

A top 4 clash between the Supercats and Frankston has seen our men be stopped just short of retaining their spot on top of the NBL1 South Ladder. The stars were out at the Geelong Arena on Saturday as Jack White and fellow NBL forward Dan Trist battled it out in front of a packed out Arena. Opening up the game with a 4 point first-quarter lead, the Supercats slowly let the deficit grow as they were outscored in the first 3 quarters giving Frankston a comfortable 13 point lead.

A late surge in the fourth saw the Supercats get it to within 6, however, it was too little too late as the Blues were able to nab a win from the Men. Jack White showed the home crowd a bit of everything, posting 27 points and 14 rebounds to go with 4 assists. While Isaac Turner tried his best to turn the fortune of the Supercats with 23 points and 7 assists. Losing the rebound battle by 8 and also failing when it came to the three-point line, shooting 15% below the Blues, was too much for the Supercats as they battle through an injury-ridden patch of their season. Missing Maalo Hicks and Kris Blicavs, while adding the loss of MVP calibre George Blagojevic, has certainly taken its toll on the Supercats.

The men will look to regroup and bounce back with a massive game upcoming against the Ballarat Miners in our Lifeline round on Saturday night. Tickets for the game are available HERE, while tickets to our charity function are still available HERE, so make sure to get down and support both Lifeline and our NBL1 teams!

TOP PERFORMERS

Jack White 27 points 14 rebounds 4 assists

Isaac Turner 23 points 7 assists 4 rebounds

Gabe Hadley 17 points 6 rebounds 3 assists

HOOPCITY NBL1 WOMEN

A dominant defensive display has seen our NBL1 Women re-enter the top 4 as they downed the Frankston blues 86-56 to stay undefeated at home on the season. Opening up a 5 point lead through the first quarter, and extending it out to 17 by halftime, the Women were able to cruise to the finish line for a solid home win, in which all active players registered good minutes in front of the home crowd.

Taylah Simmons stepped up big time in the absence of Sara Blicavs as she posted a season-high 25 points to go with 15 rebounds, to lead the game in both categories. Sarah O’Neill also lit it up off the bench registering 23 points in 23 minutes to go along with 4 rebounds of her own.

The women will now look to next week as they prepare for a round 1 rematch against the Ballarat Miners where they will look to go 2-0 on the season against them. Tickets for the game are available HERE, while tickets to our charity function are still available HERE, so make sure to get down and support both Lifeline and our NBL1 teams!

TOP PERFORMERS

Taylah Simmons 25 points 15 rebounds 4 assists

Sarah O’Neill 23 points 6 rebounds 2 assists

Aimie Rocci 15 points 6 rebounds 3 assists