U20 Men – South Australia 97 DEF Australian Capital Territory 63
The South Australian Men have put on a clinical display to easily dispose of the ACT men by 34 points. The SA’s were on from the get go, cruising to a 25-10 first term before the ACT men were sparked into action in the 2nd term by Evan Fowler (26p & 9r) and Bul Kuol (17p) winning the 2nd term by a point but still trailing by 14 at the half.
ACT’s good worked continued early in the 3rd term going after the 0 boards but some critical turnovers and transition baskets to South Australia release the pressure valve as SA dominated in the paint with a massive 62pts inside. By the start of the 4th term the game was over, SA’s Kyle De Wit leading his team to victory with 20pts & 7rebs.
Ivor Burge Men –Victoria Metro 99 DEF Western Australia 29
Vic Metro completely dominated this game from go to whoa, only allowing the West Australians to reach double figures in one of the four quarters.
A massive first quarter sealed this games fate, the Vic’s outscoring the WA team 28-8 and the trend continued in all four quarters. The Vic’s captain, Cameron Slacik, enjoyed a game to remember with 30pts & 11rbs and a dominant force in the paint. WA’s Kenneth Opoku (12pts &13rbs) tried to lift his team at various stages of the match with some nice moves to the basket as well as grabbing some big boards for his team but it was all in vain as the Victorians trounced the Westerners by 70 points
U20 Women – NSW 79 DEF Australian Capital Territory 39
Another blow out for the Territorians, this time in the women’s competition with NSW handing them a 40 point defeat.
The first half was competitive with NSW able to find a touch more space which allowed some easier looks at the basket, while the ACT were leaking turnovers which was costing them dearly. At the half the ACT women would have felt as if they were in with a chance if they could tidy up some aspects of their game but a strong display from NSW put an end to the contest in the 3rd term. A disappointing end to the game for the ACT ladies who could only manage 15 points in the 2nd half. Elizabeth Tonks was a standout for the victors going close to a triple double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists.
Ivor Burge Women – Victoria Metro 61 DEF New South Wales Country 45
Vic Metro flexed their muscles on their way to a comprehensive 61-45 victory over the NSW Country girls.
It was a tight contest in the first half with both teams playing quality defence; however, Vic Metro’s size gave them a considerable advantage and allowed them to open up a 9 point half time lead. A quality 10 minutes of basketball from the Vic team in the 3rd term put the game beyond doubt with an unassailable 21 point lead heading into the final term. For the Vic’s, Molly Urquhart-Moran and Dani Phillips combined for a massive 20pts and 31rbs, while for NSW Country Eliza Mills continued to produce the goods with 30pts and 11rbs.