With only a couple of rounds to go in Big V 2022, things are heating up for our Big V Men and Wome, while our Youth League teams are competing for placing in their respective divisions with one round to go. Check out how each team went below!
NAVEXA DIVISION 1 MEN
A dominant game defensively for 3 quarters was let down on Saturday night as the Men failed in the final 5 minutes, allowing a 38-point run to cap off a Seahawks comeback. With a lead as big as 16 throughout the game, the Stingrays were unable to hold on as they were outscored 38-17 with the Rays collapsing for one of the few times this season. Holding 4 Seahawks starters to a combined 11 points, it was Tim Gainey and Will Randall doing damage as the Stingrays failed to convert from the 3-point line, eventually falling 72-80. Cohen Blythe (Pivot City) led the way in this one with 17 points 9 rebounds 4 assists and 6 steals, while Marc Goodwin (CC Eagles) had 15 off the bench.
The team will look to regroup as they take on RMIT in what will be a game with massive finals implications.
Cohen Blythe 17 points 9 rebounds 4 assists 6 steals
Michael Rebula 15 points 3 rebounds
Marc Goodwin 16 points 5 rebounds
NAVEXA DIVISION 2 WOMEN
Our Division 2 Women have picked up an impressive win on the road on Sunday as they took care of business against the Coburg Giants. Trailing by 7 at the half, the Women put in a shift on the defensive outscoring the Giants 20-7 allowing them to regain a 6-point lead. The fourth quarter saw much of the same as they built on the lead and came away 11-point winners. Bree Matthews (Pivot City) was on fire dropping 24 points, while backcourt mate Carly Remmos contributed well with 20.
The Team will look to Sunday as a date with Mornington.
Bree Matthews 24 points 4 rebounds
Carly Remmos 20 points 9 rebounds 3 steals
NAVEXA YOUTH LEAGUE 1 MEN
Our Youth League Men have fallen to the Coburg Giants on Sunday afternoon. A rough afternoon from the field saw the Boys fall behind by 22 at the half, as the Giants were hitting everything from beyond the 3-point line. An attempt at clawing the game back was made but it was not meant to be. Matthew Jennings (CC Eagles) led the way with a 14-point 12 rebound double double.
The boys will look to finish out their season with a double header, facing Collingwood at home before heading to Altona to face the Gators.
Matthew Jennings 14 points 12 rebounds 3 assists
Kuol Reech 12 points 6 rebounds 3 steals
NAVEXA YOUTH LEAGUE 1 WOMEN
Our Youth Women have come away 24 point winners after in Collingwood on Saturday night. Opening up a 9-point lead early, the girls were on fire as they were able to dismantle the All-Stars to the tune of 24 points in their 76-52 win at Collingwood College. With only 9 players suiting up, it was Casidhe Green off the bench who in 21 minutes poured in 19 points to go with 11 rebounds. Alana Anthony was also great off the bench posting 14 points and 5 rebounds.
The Girls will look to finish out their season against the Camberwell Dragons at the Geelong Arena on Saturday night.
Casidhe Green 19 points 11 rebounds
Alana Anthony 14 points 5 rebounds
Vanessa Marsh 13 points 3 rebounds