MUVJBL U16G Review: Close battles throughout round two

THE Knox Raiders are sitting atop the Watson Pool after two rounds, with this round seeing the Raiders outclass the Southern Peninsula Sharks 61-45. Duo Jaida Reid (14 points) and Kaitlyn Scott (seven points) put on a display on the offensive end to give Knox their second win in as many weeks.

Bendigo and Eltham played in the game of the pool, with Bendigo scraping by with the victory. The home team’s win comes on the back of good win last week. Caitlin Richardson starred scoring half her teams points and dropping 23, backing up the 21 points she put up last week against Altona.

It was another close encounter in Melton as the Melbourne Tigers got the points over Altona, winning 50-49. Altona’s Cassie Dodemaide was the standout, scoring 22 points of her own, while the scoring was much more spread for the Tigers to win as a team effort. Nunawading had a big win over Frankston 61-33, with Olivia Morris and Yasmin Spargo (both 15 points) dominating the net for the Spectres. Bulleen also looked comfortable in their win against Sandringham, with only four Sabres managing to hit the scoreboard in the loss.

There were mixed results in the Ashe Pool as Ballarat and Dandenong are the only teams to go 2-0. The Rush narrowly beat Hawthorn 53-46, while Georgia Cox had a standout game scoring 16 points finding the bottom of the cup more than last week where she only managed two points. Her sidekick Milly Simpson added eight points to Ballarat’s total.

Dandenong had a comfortable win over Diamond Valley at home taking the win 61-46, while other wins saw Kilsyth, Bellarine and Keilor all jump into the winners column sitting at 1-1 after two rounds of play.

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