MUVJBL Under 18 Boys weekend preview: Round 4
IN the fourth round of Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under 18 Boys action tonight, several matches across both pools jump off the page. In the Ashe Pool, a top four clash will keep plenty of eyes on the court between Dandenong Rangers and Waverley Falcons, while in the Watson Pool, Ballarat Miners will hope to overcome a loss in Round 3 to topple the undefeated Melbourne Tigers.
Dandenong Rangers (1st, 3-0) vs. Waverley Falcons (3rd, 2-1)
Geelong Supercats (10th, 0-3) vs. Dandenong Rangers 2 (8th, 0-3)
Eltham Wildcats (5th, 2-1) vs. Kilsyth Cobras (2nd, 3-0)
Bulleen Boomers (7th, 1-2) vs. Collingwood All Stars (9th, 0-3)
Werribee Devils (6th, 2-1) vs. Bendigo Braves (4th, 2-1)
In the Ashe Pool, a headline game between Dandenong Rangers and Waverley Falcons leads proceedings. The top-of-the-table Rangers have destroyed everything before them with two big wins and a challenge last week, while the Falcons have now won two on the trot and are well placed to take on the benchmark team. Up the other end of the ladder, Geelong Supercats have not been able to make a mark in the competition thus far and will be keen to reverse that when they take on Dandenong Rangers 2 who are also yet to win a game. In other matches, the fifth placed Eltham Wildcats host the undefeated Kilsyth Cobras, the seventh placed Bulleen Boomers meet the winless Collingwood All Stars, and Werribee Devils host Bendigo Braves as both sides look to make it three wins from four matches.
Ringwood Hawks (10th, 0-3) vs. Nunawading Spectres (2nd, 3-0)
Ballarat Miners (4th, 2-1) vs. Melbourne Tigers (1st, 3-0)
Diamond Valley Eagles (3rd, 2-1) vs. Hawthorn Magic (9th, 0-3)
Keilor Thunder (5th, 2-1) vs. Knox Raiders (6th, 1-2)
Korumburra Wildcats (8th, 1-2) vs. Casey Cavaliers (7th, 1-2)
In the Watson Pool, Nunawading Spectres could look for the kill against the winless Ringwood Hawks, while Melbourne Tigers are likely to have more of a challenge to maintain their unbeaten streak with an away trip to face Ballarat Miners. Fifth and sixth face off with Keilor Thunder and Knox Raiders going head-to-head, while Korumburra Wildcats and Casey Cavaliers have one win from three games and can secure a top six spot with a victory. In the other game, Diamond Valley Eagles will hope to make it three consecutive victories, taking on ninth placed Hawthorn Magic who are still searching for their first win of the season.