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MUVJBL Under 18 Girls Round 1 review: Sandringham gets home in thriller over Broadmeadows

SANDRINGHAM Sabres were able to find an extra effort in the final term to down Broadmeadows Broncos at home in Round 1 of the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under 18 Girls competition. The Sabres had the upperhand in the opening half, scoring 25 points to 20 to lead by five at the main break, but a huge third term from the visitors put the game on an even keel. Broadmeadows scored 11 points to six in a low-scoring term to level the scores at the last change, but Sandringham was able to find that burst in front of its home fans to score a game-high 20 points in the term, and win by four, 51-47.

Summer Keating was the main source of scoring for the Sabres, putting up 15 points including one from long range. She was far from alone however, as Maya Dear (12 points) and Charlotte Ryan (11) both combined well on the scoring front for the winners. Looking at Broadmeadows, the Broncos had the two key scorers on the night with Chrissy Triantafyllopoulos producing a team-high 14 points, whilst Emma Povh was the only player on court to successful sink multiple triples on her way to a respectable 10 points on the night.

Speaking of points, Dandenong Rangers had a flurry of them on their way to a massive 34-point win over Eltham Wildcats on the road. A 25-6 third term all but nailed the coffin shut for the Rangers who led by as much as 45 points at the final break before easing off in the last. Leah Mackenzie was unstoppable across the court with 21 points – including three triples – well supported by Nyadiew Puoch (15 points, one triple), Dallas Loughbridge (14, two) and Myah Healey (11, one). Megan Talevski scored a team-high 14 points for the Wildcats, whilst Keely Toohey and Mia Klaic both recorded 12 points in the loss.

Meanwhile Altona Gators defeated Knox Raiders by 12 points thanks to Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi (16 points) who worked well with Jordan Wilson (12) and Tyla Paraha (10) in the win, as Meg Robinson finished with a match-high 17. A 38-11 first half saw Melbourne Tigers completely destroy Ringwood Hawks before the visitors hit back for a final score of 60-43. Three Tigers scored double-figure points to Ringwood’s nine, as Victoria Poulos (16) was the top scorer, well aided by Tylah Hooper (13, including three triples). Finally, a Nunawading Spectres 2’s first term of 27-8 was all the home side needed on its way to a 20-point win over Frankston Blues. Ebony McMillan (17 points), Stephanie Georgantas (14) and Alannah Gillespie (13) were the most prominent scorers for the Spectres, whiles Gemma Simon sank three of the four match triples on her way to a team-high 13 points.

After a tight first term, Nunawading Spectres lifted the intensity to blow away Waverley Falcons by 44 points in the Watson Pool. The Spectres led by just two points at quarter time, but a 28-5 second term saw the home side run away with the contest early, and continued that momentum into the second half. Nunawading scored 18-8 in the third quarter and 17-8 in the final term on its way to a 79-35 win at home. Tayha Watkins shot a match-high 19 points which included a huge four triples, as she was well assisted by Luisa Fakalata (12 points), Stephanie Wales (12) and Grace Graham (10) in the victory. Falcons’ Hannah Griffith was the only scorer with double-figure points, shooting two triples on her way to a respectable 10 points.

The only other side to see the Spectres’ effort and go a step further was Kilsyth Cobras who completely dismantled Geelong United by 59 points. The Cobras’ defence kept United to just nine points in the second half as they piled on 54 points themselves to cruise to a huge 94-35 win. Ruby Nick (19 points) led the way, followed by Georgia Booth and Mariah Derkson (both 15). Meanwhile Diamond Valley also had a big win, downing McKinnon Cougars on the road by 35 points. Sophie Burrows dug deep for 17 points, while Jade Dunne and Imogen Rock put up 14 points apiece in the victory. Romy Price was a lone hand on the scoring front for the Cougars, drilling 12 of her team’s 30 points.

In the remaining two matches, Hawthorn Magic got past Ballarat Rush after keeping the Rush to just seven points in the first half, with Nikki Stanic shooting 14 points – including two three-pointers – while Emma Gebert (11) and Amy O’Hara (10) assisted strongly. Georgia Cox was the best on the losing side with 14 points. Keilor Thunder also mounted a huge come-from-behind four-point win over Bulleen Boomers, having trailed by nine at the final break. Led by Tess Heal (25 points), the Thunder roared to life in the final term with 17 points to four to run over the top of the Boomers. It was a great display of shooting prowess from two stars with Heal having an individual battle with Antoinette Emma-Nnopu (18 points) in the clash.

Round 1 results:

Ashe Pool:

Altona Gators (59) defeated Knox Raiders (47)
Eltham Wildcats (49) defeated by Dandenong Rangers (83)
Melbourne Tigers (60) defeated Ringwood Hawks (423)
Nunawading Spectres 2 (68) defeated Frankston Blues (48)
Sandringham Sabres (51) defeated Broadmeadows Broncos (47)

Watson Pool:

McKinnon Cougars (30) defeated by Diamond Valley Eagles (65)
Geelong United (35) defeated by Kilsyth Cobras (94)
Hawthorn Magic (53) defeated Ballarat Miners (35)
Keilor Thunder (49) defeated Bulleen Boomers (45)
Nunawading Spectres (79) defeated Waverley (35)

MUVJBL U18 Girls VC preview: Qualifying and Elimination Finals

THE Qualifying and Elimination finals kick off this week in the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League Under-18 Girls Championship Division. Six of the eight teams will proceed at the round’s end, with Bendigo, Diamond Valley, Altona and Southern Peninsula all facing off in the first leg of elimination finals.

Bulleen Boomers (1st, 15-3) vs Nunawading Spectres (4th, 12-6)

Bulleen Boomers will look to hold their dominance into the finals as they face the Nunawading Spectres in Hawthorn. In their last match-up, Bulleen got the better on the road. Unsurprisingly, Bulleen’s away record remains without blemish (8-0), while Nunawading hold at 6-3 on both ends. At neutral territory, the Boomers seem a lock, having paved their way to five consecutive wins, while Nunawading lost three in a row in the lead-up. Besides advancing to finals, this game presents a lot in the way of match-ups. Bulleen’s second-placed shooter, Alexandra Keating will face Nunawading’s top-league scorer, Louisa Fakalata. Keating currently sits at 17.7 points per game (PPG) with 124 points overall. She’s been well accompanied by Casey Valenti-Paea who follows close with 14.4 PPG. For Nunawading, Fakalata tops the table with 18.6 PPG and 149 points overall, with Maddison Zugna trailing inside the top-20 on 10.7. In their last match-up, Fakalata scored 18, while Keating was absent.

Knox Raiders (2nd, 13-4-1) vs Dandenong Rangers (3rd, 12-6)

In the second qualifying final, the Knox Raiders travel to Batesford Reserve to face the Dandenong Rangers. Without a loss on their away record, Knox enter the neutral territory as favourites. Though comparatively, Dandenong’s last five have been a lot better – winning four compared to one. In their last match-up Dandenong proved better again, but conceded a loss in March at the height of the Raiders’ form. Charlise Dunn continues to be solid for the Raiders averaging 11 PPG from four outings, Georgia Baldwin follows close with 10.1. In last week’s loss, Meg Robinson led the way with 11 points, and sat the only player to crack double-digits. For Dandenong, Hannah Rapp (nine) and Emily Sewell (12.5) have starred. In last week’s win, Leah Mackenzie controlled the floor with 16 points, and will be expected to repeat this week.

Altona Gators (5th, 11-6-1) vs Southern Peninsula (8th, 9-9)

The elimination finals also tip off tonight when the Altona Gators face the Southern Peninsula Sharks in Sandringham. The Gators will be desperate to regain some form with a long road ahead, while the Sharks boasting one of the better months in the league. Of their last four, the Gators have picked up three wins to claw their way back into finals. Comparatively, the Gators have beaten Nunawading and conceded defeat to Geelong, so inconsistency is likely to cost them. Kayla Salmons has been impressive for Altona this season averaging 12.3 PPG, along with Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi (8.6). Last week, Marcetic-Vaotangi led on the board with 10, followed next by Salmons’ seven. For Southern Peninsula Emirson Devenie has dominated, sitting third in the league for PPG (16.7), while Charli Dobson follows with 14.6. In their win last week, Devenie led the way with 26, followed close by Dobson on 22.

Bendigo Braves (6th, 11-7) vs Diamond Valley Eagles (7th, 9-8-1)

The second elimination final pits the Bendigo Braves against the Diamond Valley Eagles for the second time in a month. Bendigo has managed consecutive wins over the past fortnight, defeating Altona Gators and Diamond Valley Eagles. Comparatively, the Eagles rebounded from their thrashing against Bendigo to defeat the Hawthorn Magic. On neutral territory, neither side looks to have the advantage but history declares Bendigo winner. Piper Dunlop and Tess Barnes have been immense for the Braves this season, averaging 14.7 and 14.4 PPG respectively. The pair boast fifth and eighth spots in the league for PPG from seven outings each. For Diamond Valley, Jade Dunne stands as the greatest weapon, averaging 14.4 PPG. In last week’s win, she recorded 19 points, while Keeley Evans also impressed with 15.

MUVJBL U18 Girls VC preview: Round 9

THE Knox Raiders and Bulleen Boomers will headline Round 9 of the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Girls Championship Division in what could be a preview for the Grand Final. The match-up between Geelong and Southern Peninsula also looks to be a crucial contest, with a win necessary to their finals hopes.

Knox Raiders (2nd, 13-3-1) vs Bulleen Boomers (1st, 14-3)

The Knox Raiders will open Round 9 against top-end rivals, Bulleen Boomers, in a game that could present as a foretaste for the Grand Final. In terms of success, the Raiders’ last fortnight has been less than ideal, having recorded a 51-55 loss to Diamond Valley before tying with the fourteenth-placed, Geelong Supercats. In comparison, Bulleen’s last month has been faultless. Besides recording four consecutive wins, Bullen have made short work of Dandenong and Bulleen, as well as assumed top-spot one week out of finals. Olivia Tsantarlis and Casey Valenti-Paea were standout in Bulleen’s last outing, recording 16 and 14 points respectively. Valenti-Paea moved to sixth spot for points per game (PPG) following her performance, while Alexandra Keating continues to hold in second (17 PPG). For Knox, Zoe Jenkins(16) and Rhiannon Ockwell (15) were big in last week’s draw and will be expected to maintain form as they attempt to hold their top-two spot.

Geelong Supercats (14th, 7-9-1) vs Southern Peninsula (13th, 8-9)

One spot remains as we lead into finals, with the Geelong Supercats hosting the Southern Peninsula. Both sides sit at the bottom of the table, having shown little success since the division separation. Given their positions, Geelong’s 5-2-1 home record threatens the Peninsula’s chances. In recent weeks, both outfits have lifted on form, with Southern Peninsula recording consecutive wins, which include fair scalps over Hawthorn and Bendigo. Similarly, Geelong presented well against the Raiders, tying with the top-end team and likely instilling confidence. NBL1 representatives, Carly Remmos and Alishia Knights, presented well in Geelong’s draw; recording 14 and 13 points respectively. The pair match-up on Emirson Devenie and Charli Dobson this week, who both sit higher on the table for league-average with 15.5 and 13.6. Last week, Devenie recorded 25 points on her way to a four-point victory over Hawthorn. The Geelong star moves to third on the table as we lead into tomorrow’s game.

Dandenong Rangers (7th, 11-6) vs Nunawading Spectres (4th, 12-5)

With a second a chance still available for the Dandenong Rangers, it presents a lot to gain when they host the Nunawading Spectres on Friday. Prior to last week’s loss, Dandenong was stnading strong having recorded five consecutive wins after two narrow losses in the opening rounds. For Nunawading, the last two weeks have been disappointing, losing two consecutive to Bulleen and Altona. Dandenong will look to NBL1 representative, Elly Morgan, to continue her form recording 12, 19 and 16 in her last three outings. Hannah Rapp and Leia Hanafin have also presented well recently recording 13 and 11 in their win over Knox. Comparatively, the Spectres boast top league scorer, Louisa Fakalata, who averages 19.1 PPG in the Championship Division, along with Maddison Zugna who averages 11.9.

Hawthorn Magic (9th, 8-7-2) vs Diamond Valley Eagles (11th, 8-8-1)

The Hawthorn Magic desperately need to return to the winner’s list when they host the Diamond Valley Eagles, with loser of this match-up potentially missing out on finals. Currently, the Eagles sit on five consecutive losses, slipping further down in form and on the table as we approach finals. Diamond Valley took a big loss on the road last week against Bendigo, worsening their abysmal away record (2-6). Similarly, Hawthorn’s success at home has been underwhelming at 3-4-1, so it is difficult to pick a winner in this contest. For Hawthorn, Ryleh Killian has been in solid form, averaging 14.3 PPG for seven outings. Last week, Georgia Gray and Ella Crump recorded 17 and 14 points respectively and will need to maintain form if they intend on competing for finals. For Diamond Valley, Caitlyn Meagher was standout in in their loss to Bendigo recording a team-high 15 points, followed next by Georgia Kitchell on 11.

Bendigo Braves (8th, 10-7) vs Altona Gators (6th, 11-5-1)

The Altona Gators continue their push for a top four spot as they travel to Bendigo to face the Braves. Last week, Altona rejoined the winner’s list with a comprehensive showing over Nunawading Spectres. Their lift in form comes off the back of their poor performance against the Supercats one round prior. In Bendigo’s last outing, they recorded a big 28-point margin over the Diamond Valley Eagles. They continue to boast a stellar record at home at 6-2, looking to maintain it as they host the Gators on Friday. In the match-up, the Braves will look to Piper Dunlop and Tess Barnes to maintain their dominance with pair having averaged 14.7 and 14.4 from their seven outings. For the Gators, Kayla Salmons has been standout with 12.3 PPG, alongside Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi with 8.6.

MUVJBL U18 Girls VC review: Round 7 – Eagles cause upset as Boomers pounce on top spot

DIAMOND Valley Eagles have shaken up the run to the finals with a crucial upset over previously top-of-the-table Knox Raiders in the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Girls Championship Division competition, allowing Bulleen Boomers to pounce on top spot. The result also meant Diamond Valley moved into eighth spot, and sit just one point behind seventh placed Hawthorn Magic when talking Championship Division finals.

The thrilling 55-51 upset victory was the story of the weekend for Diamond Valley, having to come from behind at quarter time to run rampant in the middle two quarters and extend the lead out to nine points heading into the last break. Knox threw everything at the Eagles in the last term, but fell four points short in the end. Jade Dunne (13 points) and Abby Hildebrand (12) were the key scorers for the Eagles in the victory, while Georgia Baldwin (14) reached double figures for the Raiders.

Bulleen took advantage of Knox’s slip-up in the best way possible, not only winning its match, but completely outplaying the third placed Nunawading Spectres in the second half. The Boomers lead by six points at half-time but put the foot down after the main break, piling on 36 points to nine to run away with the 68-45 victory and claim top spot on the table with two rounds remaining. Casey Valenti-Paea continued her scoring spree with 21 points, while Erin Riley (19) and Antoinette Emma-Nnopu (11) were also important in the victory. Louisa Fakalata posted up 18 points in the losing side, aided by Tayha Watkins (10).

Dandenong Rangers put the clamps on Hawthorn Magic early to set up an important 58-40 victory and retain fourth spot in terms of Victorian Championship Division finals. The Rangers piled on 18 points to five in the first term and then withstood a Hawthorn fightback in the second quarter, before adding 29 points to 21 in the second half and enjoying an 18-point win. Leia Hanafin scored 13 points, while Felicity Hilford (11) and Hannah Rapp (10) both assisted with big games. Ryleh Killian put in a terrific effort on the scoreboard, finishing with 15 points in the loss.

Southern Peninsula Sharks moved a step closer to finals whilst pushing Bendigo Braves a step back thanks to an upset win on the road. The Sharks kept their finals hopes alive, restricting the Braves to just two points in the first term, and then winning three terms in total to run away with a more than handy 69-47 victory. Emirson Devenie (23 points) and Keely Toohey (17) were key for the Sharks, while Tess Barnes sank 18 in a hard-working effort for the home side.

Geelong kept its finals hopes alive with an important 15-point win over Altona Gators at home. The Supercats arguably could have won by more after racing to a 25-point lead at the final break, having restricted the Gators to 13 points in the first half, and 24 by the last change. Altona got back on top in the final quarter to score 16 points to four and cut the final score to 40-55, but it was too little, too late. Carly Remmos (16 points) and Alisha Knights (12) were both important in the victory as the National Basketball League (NBL)1 Women’s pair took control of the game. Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi was a shining light in Altona’s loss, reaching a team-high 10 points.

In the Reserve grade, Kilsyth Cobras and Keilor Thunder continued their impressive winning streaks, making it seven and six on the trot respectively against Frankston Blues and Broadmeadows Broncos. Pakenham Warriors gained extra separation on McKinnon Cougars courtesy of a 16-point road win, while Melbourne Tigers downed Warrandyte Venom by 19 points, and Dandenong’s second side defeated Nunawading’s second side by just three points.

In Round 8 of the Victorian Championship, Bulleen Boomers travel to Dandenong Rangers in what could be the game of the round and massive for top four calculations, while the reformed Geelong Supercats have a tough ask up against a Knox Raiders side ready to bounce back from a rare loss. In other games, Altona Gators hopes to cause an upset against Nunawading Spectres, while finals places are on the line between mid-table sides, Bendigo Braves and Diamond Valley Eagles, and Hawthorn Magic and Southern Peninsula Sharks.

MUVJBL U18 Girls review: Altona Gators impress to remain undefeated

ALTONA Gators have remained undefeated with an impressive 19-point win over previously undefeated Keilor Thunder, for the Gators to sit second after three rounds. The Gators powered away from their opponents in an eye-opening first half, scoring 34 points to 16, opening up an 18-point lead at the main break. The Thunder picked up in the third term to win it 17-13, before the Gators ran out the game stronger, 13-8 for a 60-41 win. Alicia Schiberras top scored with 12 points, while Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi (11), Jordan Wilson (10) and Tyla Paraha (10) all contributed in a big team effort. For the Thunder, Victoria Ikenasio scored 14 points, assisted by Amelia Velardo (nine).

Hawthorn Magic piled more pressure on Nunawading Spectres with a 17-point win in the top-versus-bottom clash. The Magic won the first three quarters, scoring 39 points to 23 in the middle two terms, to eventually win 64-47. Competition leading scorer, Ryleh Killian had another impressive performance with 20 points, assisted by Alycia Kennedy (10) and Kaitlyn Phillips (nine). Louisa Fakalata was the standout scorer for the Spectres, sinking 17 points.

In other results in the Watson Pool, Geelong Supercats produced a whopping 24 points to nine third term to record a 67-44 victory over Broadmeadows Broncos. Karli Bruce top scored with 17 points, while Chrisy Triantafyllopoulos continued her good form with 18 points for the Broncos. Bendigo Braves were too good for Melbourne Tigers in a 72-48 win, trailing at quarter time before piling on 60 points to 34 in the final three quarters. Tess Barnes sunk 18 points for the winners, while for the Tigers, Sheridan Kavanagh managed 13. In the final game of the round, Dandenong Rangers 2 did enough in a 25-12 second term to record a seven-point win over Warrandyte Venom. Despite losing three of the four quarters, the dominant second quarter handed the visitors the points, as Nihaal Saunders led the way with 14 points, while Ella Whiting-Le Cras managed 19 for the Venom.

Diamond Valley Eagles were dominant in their win over Pakenham Warriors in the Ashe Pool, scoring 46 points to 14 in the first half, before a determined Warriors outfit managed 15-16 in the third term. The Eagles finished strongly with a 16-7 final quarter in a 78-36 victory. Abby Hildebrand scored 17 points for the winners, but she was far from alone with Jade Dunne (16), Keeley Evans (15) and Eliza Bannan (13) all strong contributors in the win. For Pakenham, Madelyne Grey sunk a team-high 16 points, while Chloe Turner (seven) was the other player with more than five.

Nunawading Spectres 2 opened eyes with a huge victory over McKinnon Cougars, running away 65-point winners. The Spectres scored at least 19 points in every term, including a 19-0 first quarter. The Cougars managed to score 12 points in the second term, but could only manage nine in the second half as the Spectres piled on 67 points in the final three terms for a 86-21 victory. Stephanie Wales scored 17 points in the victory, while Ebony McMillan (16), Emily Moore (12), Alannah Gillespie (11) and Amy-Jo Olley (10) all finished with double-figure points. Natasha Rivas Lee scored 11 for the Cougars in a lone effort in the forward half.

In the match of the round for Ashe Pool, Knox Raiders got home in a thrilling five-point victory over Dandenong Rangers. Trailing by two at the final break, the Raiders scored 16 points to nine in the final term to run over the top of the Rangers, 60-55. Charlise Dunn scored 19 points for the Raiders, while Leia Hanafin managed 15 for Dandenong. In other results, Kilsyth Cobras remained undefeated with a 66-37 win over Frankston Blues, courtesy of Nikita Young (18 points), while Kassie Boorer (17) was prominent for the Blues. Bulleen Boomers also posted a 53-44 victory over Southern Peninsula Sharks, 53-44. Antoiniette Emma-Nnopu scored 14 points for the Boomers, while Emirson Devenie finished with 15 for the Sharks.

For all the results and ladders, check out our Under 18 Girls page.

MUVJBL U18 Girls review: Dandenong Rangers storm to second victory

DANDENONG Rangers have continued their stellar start to the season in the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under 18 Girls championship division after another huge victory, this time against Frankston Blues by 50 points. Travelling to Frankston, Rangers duo, Elly Morgan and Emily Sewell piled on 20 points apiece to be dominant up the offensive end, while Leah McKenzie (nine), Leia Hanafin (seven) and Hannah Rapp (seven) were also productive. Frankston’s Manuao Hakaria-Graham finished the game with 11 points as the sole double-figure scorer, while Alexandra Mason posted six.

The Ashe Pool is starting to take shape already with just two sides on one win, one loss with four sides having remained undefeated, or gone winless two rounds into the season. After a victory over Frankston last week, Southern Peninsula Sharks felt the full brunt of Knox Raiders in Round 2 as the Raiders recorded a 24-point victory over the Sharks. They shared the ball aroud with Alannah Chatfield top scoring with 12 points, while Charlise Dunn and Arielle Mackey-Williams both sunk 10 in the victory. Charli Dobson was a lone hand for the Sharks, shooting 25 points as Lani Thornton (six) was the next highest for the losing side.

In other Ashe Pool results, Bulleen Boomers recorded their first victory with a 14-point win over Nunawading Spectres 2. Casey Valenti-Paea was a constant danger with 24 points, while Stephanie Wales scored 14 for the Spectres. Diamond Valley Eagles poured more pain on McKinnon Cougars with a 14-point victory as Keeley Evans sunk 22 points and Jade Dunne assisted with 14. McKinnon had its fair share of scorers, with Natasha Rivas Lee and Lily Tait both sinking 15 points. Pakenham Warriors came close to their first win but fell short to Kilsyth Cobras by seven points. Tia Wotherspoon was dominant for the Cobras with 23 points, while Nikita Young sunk 16. Caitlin Demczuk finished with 19 points for the Warriors, while Alahna Arnason (15) was also impressive.

In the Watson Pool, top-of-the-table Hawthorn Magic continued their hot start to the season with a 31-point win over Dandenong Rangers 2. The Magic shared the points around in the 75-44 victory, as Ryleh Killian (19 points) top scored, while Bridget Patel (17) and Georgia Gray (12) were busy in the forward half. For the Rangers, Caitlyn Bradley scored 12 points, while Eleni Stefanakis posted 10 in the loss. Meanwhile Altona Gators remained undefeated, but only just as the winless Melbourne Tigers pushed them all the way in a two-point thriller. Altona won 54-52, as Jordan Wilson (15 points) and Monique Marcetic-Vaotangi (10) busy for the Gators. De-Arne Baker (12 points), Emily Kurkowski (nine) and Tylah Hooper (nine) were the prominent shooters on the losing side.

In other results, Keilor Thunder knocked off Broadmeadows Broncos by 10 points to remain undefeated, with Amelia Velardo (13 points), Victoria Ikenasio (12) and Georgia Hanna (10) leading the way. Chrisy Triantafyllopoulous (14 points) and Emma Povh (12) stood up for the Broncos in the defeat. Geelong Supercats brought up their first win with a 22-point thrashing of Nunawading Spectres. Alisha Knights posted 20 points, while Grace Brown (14) and Alice Irving (11) were busy. For the Spectres, Louisa Fakalata finished with a team-high 16 points. Bendigo Braves had an equally impressive win over Warrandyte Venom by 22 points in a 65-43 victory. Madeline Marks (14 points) was one of four players to post double figures, while Casey Donner (12) was the Venom’s highest scorer.