MUVJBL Under 16 Boys weekend preview: Round 2

IN the second round of the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under 16 Boys competition, teams head back to the court after results that featured a draw, some tight contests and some impressive wins from Round 1.

Ashe Pool:

Dandenong Rangers (9th, 0-1) vs. Nunawading Spectres (6th, 0-1)
Southern Peninsula Sharks (4th, 1-0) vs. Knox Raiders (5th, 1-0)
Eltham Wildcats 2 (7th, 0-1) vs. Bendigo Braves (1st, 1-0)
Diamond Valley Eagles (10th, 0-1) vs. Latrobe Energy (3rd, 1-0)
Whittlesea Pacers (8th, 0-1) vs. Keilor Thunder (2nd, 1-0)

Of the five games in the Ashe Pool, the fourth against fifth clash stands out. Southern Peninsula Sharks host Knox Raiders in a battle of the sides that won by four points in the opening round. Darcy Jones posted 16 points for the Sharks in their first round victory, while Jordan Anderson‘s 28 points against Nunawading Spectres proved to be the difference, and was the second most points scored for the round. Coby Burgiel was the only shooter above 30 points, sinking 31 for Latrobe Energy in Round 1, and will be looking for an equally impactful game against bottom-of-the-table Diamond Valley Eagles.

In other games, Dandenong Rangers host Nunawading Spectres, top-of-the-table Bendigo Braves travel to face Eltham Wildcats 2, and eighth placed Whittlesea Pacers look to get on the board against second placed Keilor Thunder.

Watson Pool:

Kilsyth Cobras (5th, 0-0-1) vs. Waverley Falcons (7th, 0-1)
Sunbury Jets (9th, 0-1) vs. Hawthorn Magic (8th, 0-1)
Pakenham Warriors (3rd, 1-0) vs. Geelong Supercats (2nd, 1-0)
Eltham Wildctas (4th, 1-0) vs. Melbourne Tigers (10th, 0-1)
Bulleen Boomers (1st, 1-0) vs. Casey Cavaliers (5th, 0-0-1)

In the Watson Pool, Pakenham Warriors and Geelong Supercats go head-to-head in a second versus third clash tonight. Kayne Taylor finished Round 1 with 19 points for the Warriors, while Jamie Ryan and Oliver Northam shared the points in Geelong’s opening round victory, scoring 14 points apiece. Top-of-the-table Bulleen Boomers host mid-table side, Casey Cavaliers in another intriguing clash. The Cavaliers were forced to split the points with Kilsyth Cobras in a 49-all draw last week. The Boomers were impressive in a 24-point victory over Melbourne Tigers. Will Rimmington was the top scorer for the Boomers with 15 points, while Blake Shankland scored 18 for Casey.

In other games, Kilsyth Cobras hope to get the full points this round in a home game against Round 1 losers, Waverley Falcons; Sunbury Jets and Hawthorn Magic go head-to-head in hope of gaining their first wins for the season, while fourth placed Eltham Wildcats hope to make it back-to-back victories against cellar dwellers, Melbourne Tigers.

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