Game – 37 – Pool B – Bulleen Boomers v Northern Tasmania
Bulleen took quick control of the game establishing a lead of 44 to 23 by half time. North Tasmania pushed hard but still trailed at the third quarter. Boomers won by 26 points leading all the way however North Tasmania did not give up without a fight right up to the final buzzer.
Final Score: Bulleen Boomers 72 v Northern Tasmania 46
Game – 38 – Pool B – Cockburn Cougars vs. Logan Thunder
Cockburn started fast, using their height advantage to dominate the boards. Logan injected some spark into the game with great contributions from the bench and their trapping defence caused Cockburn some difficulty. Logan carried their momentum right to the end of the game to record a solid win.
Final Score: Logan Thunder 47 defeated Cockburn Cougars 41
Game – 39 – Pool B – Hills Hornets vs. NT North Geckos
Despite being up by 12 in the 1st minute of the second quarter the Hills only took a 2 point margin into half time. The third quarter saw the lead change many times with the Hills 3 point lead being the biggest. In a thrilling fourth quarter that featured 6 lead changes in the final 4 minutes. NT North managed to win by 3 points at end game causing an upset and forcing coaches to rush to the results board with calculators in hand
Final Score: NT North Geckos 43 defeated Hills Hornets 40
Game – 40 – Pool D – Ballarat Miners vs. NT South Suns
Ballarat took control right from the get go, finishing off the first quarter with a massive 3 point shot by Emily Brugman to lead by 23 to 2. Continuing to dominate, Ballarat led 49 to 6 by half time. Ballarat scored another 30 points in the 3rd quarter extending their lead to a score of 79 to 6 then managing to make it to100 points in the final minute of the game.
Final Score: Ballarat Miners 105 defeated NT South Suns 8
Game – 41 – Pool D – Illawarra Hawks vs. Eastern Mavericks
In a hard fought, tight first half neither team rewarded their hard work with numerous turnovers. Teams were locked together at the half, the Mavericks full court pressure created a number of fast break baskets. They took a slender lead into the last quarter and held on to the win in a tough contest.
Final Score: Eastern Mavericks 44 defeated Illawarra Hawks 37
Game – 42 – Pool D – Wanneroo Wolves vs. Canberra Capitals
Only 4 points separated the teams through the first 14 minutes, before Wanneroo scored 8 points in 30 seconds to help give them a 10 point lead. A 11 to 2 run by Canberra in the last 3 minutes of the third quarter brought the game back to 1 point and while both teams fought hard but Wanneroo were able to grind out a 6 point win.
Final Score: Wanneroo Wolves 47 defeated Canberra Nationals 41
Game – 43 – Pool A – Ipswich Force vs. Sutherland Sharks
Neither team gave an inch throughout the first half with both teams were looking to score inside. Ipswich did a great job on the boards with solid boxing out. In a low scoring second half, Ipswich played a very controlled team game to run out narrow winners.
Final Score: Ipswich Force 50 defeated Sutherland Sharks 42
Game – 44 – Pool A – Dandenong Rangers vs. Perry Lakes Hawks
Dandenong held onto the lead from start to finish and by halftime Dandenong had a 30 point lead with 37 to 7. Perry lakes pushed hard doubling their score by third quarter time but the Hawks were unable to keep up finally going down by 51 points.
Final Score: Dandenon Rangers 72 defeated Perry Lakes Hawks 19
Game – 45 – Pool A – North Adelaide Rockets vs. Traralgon T-Birds
Traralgon gained a healthy 13 point lead in the first half though tough defence and aggressive transition play. Nth Adelaide fought hard, but Traralgon controlled the play and ended up winning by 25.
Final Score: Traralgon T-Birds 65 defeated North Adelaide Rockets
Game – 46 – Pool C – Townsville Flames vs. Diamond Valley Eagles
Both teams worked hard trying to gain control after a struggling all the way through the first half for the lead. Diamond Valley managing to come out on top at the first half and managed to break away in the third quarter with a 20 point lead. Townsville never gave up but Diamond Valley and finished off with a 3 pointer in the final 2 seconds of the game for a final 22 point margin.
Final Score: Diamond Valley Eagles 57 defeated Townsville Flames 35
Game – 47 – Pool C – Southern Tasmania Chargers vs. Newcastle Hunters
South Tasmania’s small but fast outfit struggled to keep Newcastle’s bigs off the boards early and Newcastle had a handy lead but South Tasmania's full court pressure closed the gap to just 9 at half time. After the half South Tasmania kept up a hectic work rate but were unable to hold a physical Newcastle team.
Final Score: Newcastle Hunters 53 defeated Southern Tasmania Chargers 37
Game – 48 – Pool C – Forestville Eagles vs. Lakeside Lightning
In a scrappy first quarter Forestville earned a narrow 3 point lead. The second saw a more flowing game but points remained just as hard to earn. Forestville controlled the 3rd quarter but timely 3 pointers and 2nd chance points kept Lakeside in the game. Forestville held on in the fourth to win by 4 points.
Final Score: Forestville Eagles defeated Lakeside Lightning 42
Game – 49 – Pool B – Logan Thunder vs Hills Hornets
A slow start from both teams saw 8 fouls and 9 points in a tough first quarter. Taylor Johnston and Amy Renshaw combined for 9 in the first half to give the Hills Hornets a 15 to 11 lead at half time. Logan rallied in the third with a 15 to 11 quarter. Back to back threes from Ashley Joice from Logan kept them in the game but gaps in the defence and fouls kept Hills close at the third quarter saw the Hornets take the game.
Final Score: Hills Hornets defeated Logan Thunder 28
Game – 50 – Pool B – Bulleen Boomers vs. NT North Geckos
The Boomers opened up the match with full court trapping defence which provided the perfect start to the game, the score at the end of the first quarter was 19 to 6 in favour of the Boomers. In the second quarter the Boomers kept applying their full court press and half court to the Geckos which reflected on the scoreboard with the Boomers leading 33 to 11. Boomers took off with the first basket and a strong defence in the second half. Geckos score a 3 but the boomers still remained in control with a lead of 22 points finishing the quarter at 41 to 19. In the last quarter Geckos created more pressure but the Boomers remained dominant with a final score of 48 to 28
Final Score: Bulleen Boomers 48 defeated NT North Geckos 28
Game – 51 – Pool B – Northern Tasmania vs. Cockburn Cougars
Cockburn used their height advantage to control the game opening up a healthy 18 point lead at the half. Northern Tasmania worked hard to keep the deficit to just 19 at three quarter time but in the end went down 29 points.
Final Score: Cockburn Cougars 63 defeated Northern Tasmania 34
Game – 52 – Pool D – Wanneroo Wolves vs. Illawarra Hawks
Illawarra dominated the first quarter 3 to 16 with Eleri Morris hitting 6 points. The second was much of the same with the Hawks claiming a 33 to 14 lead at a major break. Molly Duggan had 14 of her 20 points in the first half. The wolves stepped up in the second and got the game as close as 7 points. Simone Basso and Lauren Martin fought hard for the wolves but the press from the Hawks was too much and they won 63 to 52
Final Score: Illawarra Hawks 63 defeated Wanneroo Wolves 52
Game – 53 – Pool D – Ballarat Miners vs. Canberra Nationals
A highly contested game with both teams displaying defence and providing a 18-11 first quarter score. In the second term the Miners defensive pressure in the keyway restricted the National whose first score fell with four minutes left to go and then went on a run to close the gap to 32-23 at the half time break. Equal amounts of pressure from both sides maintained the Miners lead with a score of 47-33 at three quarter time but the Miners pulled away to a 17 point lead by midway through the fourth quarter with the final margin of 15 points.
Final Score: Ballarat Miners 59 Canberra Nationals 44
Game – 54 – Pool D – NT South Suns vs. Eastern Mavericks
With Mavericks player Samantha Lubcke working hard in the keyway and their defense holding the opposition to only 2 points in the first quarter the game looked over early but to the NT South team’s credit they never gave up no matter what the score or the time left on the clock. The strong defensive game by the Maverick’s and NT South’s Lisa Erlandson were the game’s highlights .
Final Score: Eastern Mavericks 87 defeated NT South Suns 8
Game – 55 – Pool A – Dandenong Rangers vs. Traralgon T-Birds
The T-Birds Danielle Pearce led her team a with 9 point in this crucial game between the two undefeated Pool A Teams. The Rangers led 16-13 at the first break and by 7 at the half. Emily Rider and Amanda Meinking of the Rangers combined for an impressive 21 of 26 first half points. The Rangers dominated the 2nd half with a 47-11 show of dominance for a final winning margin of 43.
Final Score: Dandenong Rangers 73 defeated Traralgon T-Birds 30
Game – 56 – Pool A – Sutherland Sharks vs. North Adelaide Rockets
The Sharks came in attacking with confidence. Both teams put up numerous shots however the Sharks proved to be more accurate with the first quarter score showing a 14 point lead to the Sutherland team. In 2nd quarter both team exchanged baskets with the Sharks going into half time with a 29-12 lead. The Rockets went on a 7-0 run at the start of the third which was quickly shut down by the Sharks who responded with consecutive points of their own and held a 39 - 28 lead into the fourth. Converting easy baskets in the keyway the Sharks built a 17 point lead and controlling the game to the final buzzer.
Final Score: Sutherland Sharks 52 defeated North Adelaide Rockets 34
Game – 57 – Pool A – Perry Lakes Hawks vs. Ipswich Force
This game was played with passion and heart from both teams right to the end. Ipswich were hot from the start with countless fast breaks and confident passing. In the second half the Hawks came out a stronger and more confident team, working for each other and creating baskets. Zoe Davidson from Perry Lakes was tough and kept the Hawks in the game but the Force were too good in the end with Khaedin Taiti tough in the paint for Ipswich.
Final Score: Ipswich Force 57 defeated Perry Lakes Hawks 38
Game – 58 – Pool C – Lakeside Lightning vs. Diamond Valley Eagles
Lakeside had a steon first half led by Alicia Nelson (9pts) yet they struggled to contain big Lauren Scherf (14pts). Eagles pulled away in the third with a 18 – 5 point quarter giving their loud and large supporter squad a 21 point lead to cheer about. Lauren and O’Neil and Lauren and Lauren Scherf worked well in tandem and Dimond Valley finished the game with a convincing 65 – 41 point win.
Final Score: Diamond Valley Eagles 65 defeated Lakeside Lightning 41
Game – 59 – Pool C – Forestville Eagles vs. Newcastle Hunters
The Eagles and the Hunter started off the game very evenly matched with a 21 – 17 first quarter score. Back to back steals with converting intensity on defence saw the Eagles pull ahead by 15 by the half time buzzer. A convincing 26 point lead by three quarter time. Set up the final 66 to 38 point win.
Final Score: Forestville Eagles 66 defeated Newcastle Hunters 38
Game – 60 – Pool C – Southern Tasmania Chargers vs. Townsville Flames
This was a fast paced game that showed the skills of both teams. The high scoring game was developed mostly by threats inside the paint. Townsville’s Caitlyn Biondi-Howarth had a great game, playing consistently well throughout the 32 minutes, in the true spirit of the game. The Chargers Nyandeng Guot kept her team in the hunt but it was Townsville that showed strong defence combined with quick assists and scoring, eventually leading them to a winning margin.
Final Score: Townsville Flames 58 defeated Southern Tasmania Chargers 40