The action heats up today as the tournament moves into the first day of Classification Finals.
The Victorian teams look dangerous with VIC Metro Men and Women, and VIC Country Men all finishing on top of their pools with unblemished 6-0 records.
For all the schedules, results and box scores go to the Tournament Website.
ROUND 6 – THURSDAY 16 JULY 2009
GAME 71 - Crt 1 SA Metro - 74 Defeated Vic Country Women - 47
SA Metro started well, dominating the first half and leading by 21 points at the half time break. Although Vic Country came out fighting in the second half and played some great basketball, SA Metro was too strong in the end.
SA Metro – Alexandra Ciabattoni 19, Ahsleigh Bow 15, Ashleigh Greaves 10
Vic Country – Bronte Clarke 16, Jane Douglass 9, Maddison Wild 7
GAME 72 - Crt 2 Qld South Women - 91 Defeated New Zealand Women - 40
A competitive game from both teams with Qld South up at half time by 19 points. New Zealand played a tight defence but was unable to prevent Qld South from scoring. Qld South ran away winning by 51 points.
Qld South – Ruby Mason 17, Stephanie Bairstow 14, Christina Sekona 12.
New Zealand – Morgan Roberts 7, Alex Svoboda & Deena El Shall-Puketapu 6 points each.
GAME 73 - Crt 1 NSW Metro Women - 47 Defeated ACT Women -22
NSW Metro was far too good for ACT in the first quarter. NSW Metro continued to dominate at half time. ACT struggled to keep their defence tight to stop NSW Metro from scoring. Shots would not fall for ACT. NSW Metro had a strong hold on this game from the start.
NSW Metro – Brianan Kentwell 16, Demi Thomlinson 9, Caey Samuels 8
ACT – Raingsey Kevin 7, Kathryn Rendell 6, Claire King 10
GAME 74 - Crt 2 Qld North Women – 74 Defeated NT Women - 64
Both teams got down to business with NT playing good defence in the first quarter. At the half time break Qld North was only 7 points ahead. NT once again made it difficult for Qld North to score by keeping their defence tight but Qld North applied the pressure and won by 10 points in the end.
Qld North – Connie Finlay 17, Chloe Morrow 17, Georgia Williams 13
NT – Tamara Sheppard 26, Justine Schmidt 13, Teneale Ahmat 9
GAME 75 - Crt 1 Vic Metro Women - 64 Defeated SA Country Women -57
SA Country came out strong in the first half and lead at the first quarter. Vic Metro’s played hard defence in the second quarter and let by a point at half time. Both teams came out strong in the third quarter and once again the lead changed in SA Country’s favour. Vic Metro was determined to win this game and ran their offence well. SA Country could not make their shots which allowed Vic Metro to win by 7 points.
Vic Metro – Louise Brown 17, Carly Turner 14, Billie Lucas 8
SA Country – Alex Wilson 19, Stephanie Talbot 18, Cody Lange 12
GAME 76 - Crt 2 Vic Country Men - 81 Defeated Qld North Men - 63
Both teams off to a great start with only 6 points difference at half time. Vic Country led in the second half and was full of power. Qld North could not stop Vic Country from winning the game by 18 points.
Vic Country - Sean Massey 20, Matthew Pigott 16, Anthony Fisher 8
Qld North – Michael Demertze 23, Jordan Baumgartner 16, Hayden Wicks 8
GAME 77 - Crt 1 Tasmania Women - 66 Defeated WA Metro Women - 57
What a game, led by point guard Jessie Price, the Tassie girls played hard all game. WA Metro looked the goods early but Josie Greenwood and friends were not letting this one slip away.
Tasmania – Jessie Price 19, Josie Greenwood 18, Jessica Russell 11
WA Metro – Monique Hague-Smith 14, Amy Kidner & Carleen Stacey 10 points each
GAME 78 - Crt 2 SA Country Men - 76 Defeated NT Men - 61
NT getting off to a good start, scoring the first 8 points. SA Country pushing back to gain the lead at half time. SA Country shots counted whilst NT had a difficult time getting their shots to go in the hoop. SA Country came out winners by 15 points.
SA Country – Bradley Hartman 16, Keedan Rigney 13, Dane Pfitzner 12
NT Men – Cameron McKenzie 22, Kieran Nicholls 16, David Carroll 12
GAME 79 - Crt 1 NSW Metro Men - 83 Defeated WA Country Men - 34
Both teams started strongly, but NSW Metro’s team work allowed them to take the lead. WA fought hard but NSW Metro slowly extended their lead to win the game.
NSW Metro – Mirko Djeric 17, Emmett Naar 16, Craig Moller & Benjamin Kearns 14 points each
WA Country –Beau Chinnery 9, Tahi-kai Moran 7, Liam Hunt 5
GAME 80 - Crt 2 Vic Metro Men - 77 Defeated ACT Men - 44
The game was close in the first quarter but after the brak, Vic Metro was able to extend their lead. With strong work under the basket Vic Metro was able to continue it domination of the game. ACT fought hard to make it difficult for Vic Metro to score but was unable to get any closer to Vic Metro who won the game.
Vic Metro – Patric Mockiewicz 18, Justin Davies 15, Joel Leebody 12
ACT – Dylan Simpson 14, Jake Jobling 8, Juan Edwards 6
GAME 81 – Crt 1 SA Metro Men - 103 Defeated Tasmania Men -50
A disappointing game for Tasmania, started off well but the experience of SA Metro was overwhelming. SA Metro applied full court pressure but Tassie was not perturbed they were able to get the ball across halfway but unable to score against the tall timber of SA Metro who won the game.
SA Metro – Ryan Clark 17, Sam Daly 13, Alastair Ludington 13
Tasmania – Michael Woods 18, Cohan McDermott 9, Bane Shepard 7
GAME 82 - Crt 2 NSW Country - 73 Defeated WA Metro Men - 49
Both teams started with determination, WA Metro matching NSW Country in the first quarter. NSW Country settled down and commenced drawing away from WA Metro with a 15 point lead at the half time break. NSW Country continued drawing away from WA Metro and won the game by 24 points.
NSW Country – Jack Robilliard 18, Darcy Harding 18, Christopher McIllhatton
WA Metro – Nikolas Iliadis 15, Matej Mandic 8, Nathan Smith 8