WABL Wrap Week 5 – 19/05/24

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Players of the round:

Zara Kwiatkowski  (U14 Girls) – Player of the week went to Zara, who has been working hard at training to improve on all skills and that hard work paid off this week. The little warrior was grabbing rebounds, making walls in defense and being everywhere. Offensive rebounds, cutting, quick decision making got her a season high 4 points. Zara could have had more points, but put the team first and made smart passes to more open team mates.

Rylan Smith (U12 Boys) – Rylan Smith for stepping up when needed this week as a development player and having a great impact on the game when given the opportunity.

U12 Girls Black – Lawrence West (Sponsored by: KTrans)

Won against Hills Raiders (53 – 26)

Coaches notes

While this was the first time we played Raiders in WABL this season, it was our 3rd matchup over the last few months with them coming out on top in the first 2. They are well coached and play calm, controlled basketball.

We knew we had to show up strong if we wanted to get the win, and the girls went to work right away. Our defense was disruptive with everyone working together and our offense was relentless in putting pressure on the basket, led by our dynamic duo Harper & Zoe.

We held the Raiders to single digits in each period and controlled the game on both ends of the court. It’s encouraging to see the girls’ hard work paying off. I was especially pleased to see our field goal percentage increasing each week, with this week being our highest of the season. This shows that our decision-making is improving, and we’re taking high-quality shots.

Player of the game

This week choosing just one player to highlight was an impossible task. The entire team stepped up and made a case for themselves to be player of the game.

Lily Butler – Lily put in a solid performance this week grabbing 9 rebounds, 5 steals and dishing out 5 assists. She was instrumental in our early push to gain the lead and swing momentum in our favour.

May Cooper – May played her best game of the season this week, showing her ability to rebound above her size and stick to her role on defense. She recorded 3 rebounds and 3 steals and showcased some fantastic decision making to set her team mates up for success with 5 assists.

Harper Dostal – Every week Harper shows up for her team, and this week was no different. She chipped in 13 points with her highest shooting percentage to date, nabbed 11 steals and shared the ball well with 7 assists.

Mariska Breadsell – Our resident sharp shooter was in form this week, shooting 2/3 (67%) from deep and finishing through contact at the rim, getting to the line on multiple occasions. She set up her team mates with 9 assists and managed 6 steals. Misky’s shot selection this week was excellent.

Lailani Yates – Lani played an increased role this week, at times taking the lead on defense. I challenged her to play with discipline and not only did she manage several steals and deflections, she recorded 0 fuls! Her court vision is improving every week.

Sophie Perazzo – Sophie has been challenged this season to play multiple positions and slot in wherever we need her. Over the last 5 weeks her game has grown enormously in all areas and she can always be counted on to “do the dirty work” diving on loose balls, fighting for rebounds under the basket or putting her body on the line to stop a drive to the basket. This week she continued doing all of the things that don’t always show up on the stat sheet, but help her team win.

Eunice Bakulikira – Eunice quietly goes about her business every week filling up the stats sheet, this week she managed15 rebounds, 8 steals and 2 blocks. It was her passing this week that shone as she collected 9 assists, allowing her team mates to capitalise on her great decisions.

Player of the game this week goes to:

Zoe Keene – Zoe was an unstoppable force this week and the opposition just could not contain her. She led our team in scoring with 18 points and shot 100% (2/2) from the line. On the defensive end she caused havoc, grabbing 4 steals as well as multiple deflections and turnovers forced. It was a very impressive performance and a glimpse of things to come from this superstar – well done Zoe!

U12 Girls Orange – Lizzie Falconbridge

(Sponsored by: Clever Fox Marketing)

Won against Perry Lakes Hawks (30 – 17)

Coaches notes

Our teamwork and passing skills were exquisite this week, with flawless catch-and-release. The girls skillfully recognised Perry Lakes trapping efforts and avoided turnovers through early ball release. Despite the Hawks strong defense, our hard work paid off, resulting in the win. We also had the chance to play our bench players in the final quarter, giving them the opportunity to apply their training in a game-day setting.

Player of the game

Chloe Taylor was our Queen of the court this week. Her defensive efforts and strength under the basket were fantastic.

U12 Girls White – Jemma Gartrell

Loss against Lakeside Lightning (33 – 47)

U12 Boys Black – Brad Dowd (Sponsored by: Fern Landscapes)

Won against Eastern Suns (102 – 37)

Coaches notes

The boys ran the fast break really well and worked hard to get through our offence. There was some great teamwork to score these 102 points, so well done to all. It was a great opportunity for everyone to get lots of minutes and try out some moves and try out some set plays.

Hunter worked hard for the ball and stayed composed, pulling down rebounds plus some strong drives to the hoop finishing with 14 points. Nathanael had his best game this season, with heaps of rebounds and scoring 18 points.

Player of the game

Kade is our player of the game, with a strong performance in both defense and offence, with some great cuts and finishing with 12 points (including 2 three pointers)

U12 Boys Orange – Lizzie Falconbridge

(Sponsored by: Alliance Engineering Consultants Pty Ltd)

Won against Cockburn Cougars (60 – 34)

Coaches notes

A full four quarter effort by the boys today. We won all four quarters with strong defense and solid offense. Our defense set the tone of the game, forcing multiple five second violations and forcing our opponents into tough shots. Our passing is improving each game as is our understanding of when to drive and what to do when we get into the paint.

Player of the game

We had a few big contributors, but Levi Grey’s fantastic on-ball defense was a highlight and earned him our player of the game. Also worth noting is Spencer Massam and Ashton Smith scoring 20 each and Jett Christie’s great all-around game.

U12 Boys White – Ben Marks (Sponsored by: Joel Dixon)

Loss against Eastern Suns (37 – 102)

Coaches notes

This week saw interrupted preparation with sickness and injury, which showed on the court at times as we didn’t maximize our defensive intensity or execute to the best of our ability. Whilst the score-line was easily in favour of the opposition, we can take a lot out of the game moving forward to next week. Our full-court defense was strong for parts of the game, forcing turnovers for easy scores. When we were able to get out and run, our transition offense and kicking the ball up to the next player in a better position, was a highlight. Unfortunately, the opposition’s defensive intensity, size and athleticism really gave us difficulties, rendering us unable to play ‘our’ style for large sections of the game. Credit goes to the team for not giving up and two of our bigs, Austin and Rylan, stepped up with Rylan dropping 8 points and playing strong, under control basketball as a development player. Zane paced the scoring once again, taking advantage of every opportunity to get to the basket and converting. Ollie was strong on the ball and in the hustle department and Lucas M did a great job walling up at the basket against their bigs. Declan, Will, Lucas B and Brock made some strong drives throughout the game but were unable to convert. Shout out to Chase for putting his body on the line against some big strong players and coming away with a swollen lip for his troubles. As always, on to next week!

Player of the game

Rylan Smith for stepping up when needed this week as a development player and having a great impact on the game when given the opportunity.

U12 Boys Blue – Declan Kinsella

Loss against Perth Redbacks (29 – 84)

Coaches notes

The boys played amazingly today, without taking the score into consideration. They gelled together as a team the best seen so far this season! They worked together as a team and used what they have been taught in training sessions the whole game. When the boys weren’t on court they were supporting their teammates as loud as they could each time. I’m very proud of the boys and Declan would be too if he witnessed the game today.
– Coach Charlize

Player of the game

Lennox Greene is the player of the round for us this week. He continually put effort in to get every single rebound, whether it was in offence or defense. During the whole game he never once put his head down and time and time again, displayed amazing sportsmanship to not only his own team, but the other team too. Congratulations Lennox!

U14 Girls Black – Bruno Kongawoin

(Sponsored by: SupaFit Seat Covers Pty Ltd)

Won against Willetton Tigers (31 – 27)

Coaches notes

This week, we secured a hard-fought victory against the tenacious Willetton Tigers, who came into the game well-prepared and combative. Our team started strong, demonstrating excellent teamwork that allowed us to create a couple of quick scoring opportunities and held the Tigers scoreless in the first quarter, ending with a 7-0 lead.

The remainder of the game was a seesaw battle. Despite the Tigers’ resilience, our girls managed to maintain their composure and protect our marginal lead throughout the match.

However, in the last quarter, our defense showed some vulnerabilities, allowing too many second-shot opportunities. Fortunately, we managed to disrupt these attempts, preventing the Tigers from capitalising on them.

Though we didn’t execute our usual running game, it was reassuring to see our team effectively implementing our half-court hybrid motion passing strategy. This adaptability is promising as we continue throughout the season, and we anticipate further improvement and readiness to face any challenges ahead.

Reflecting on a similar game last November against the Rockingham Flames, who we are facing next week, it’s clear we need to refocus and consistently apply our weekly game plan to avoid such occurrences in the future.

Player of the game

Finley Edwards was deservedly voted our player of the game. Her defensive prowess posed significant challenges for the Tigers, and her reliable ball handling highlighted her continued improvement in on-court decision-making. It’s encouraging to see her development, and I look forward to her increasing contributions on offense as well as the season progresses. Well done, Finley!

U14 Girls Orange – Lawrence West (Sponsored by: Genesis Craft)

Won against Rockingham Flames (53 – 20)

Coaches notes

Flying high after three consecutive wins, our team came into this game eager to keep our momentum and climb another rung on the ladder. We played with confidence from the tip and quickly took control, jumping out to a 19-point lead by the first break. Our half-court defense was outstanding, forcing Rockingham into low-percentage shots time and time again. Although they pushed back in the second quarter, we managed to halt their momentum and kept them under pressure throughout the game.

The highlight for me was our communication on defense, which is improving every week. When we are connected like that, we are a problem!

Offensively, our focus this week was on patience and not rushing the first option. We aimed to capitalise on opportunities when they arose and create them when they didn’t. Achieving our highest team field goal percentage of the season is a clear sign that we are meeting this goal, with multiple scoring attempts tested before a shot being taken.

Our schedule gets tougher over the next couple of weeks, but we are ready. We will continue to train hard and build on our team culture of working together!

Player of the game

Isobel Wood: While Bel was our top scorer this week and made 100% of her free throws (4/4), it’s the aspects of her game that don’t show up on the stat sheet that earn her the award this round. Her instincts were on full display, consistently putting her in the right place at the right time. No attitude, no ego, just doing whatever her team needed her to do. Fantastic work, mate. Well deserved!

U14 Girls White (Rick Anderson)

Loss against Perry Lakes Hawks (29 – 40)

U14 Girls Blue – Shannon Trew

(Sponsored by: Newtrend IT Specialists Pty Ltd)

Loss against Hills Raiders (35 – 47)

Coaches notes

Another hard fought loss that could have been a different result had we been on our game. We played a very good Raiders team that had lots of scorers and moved the ball well.

We found it very hard to keep 5 players on the court who all wanted to run hard and make quick decisions at the same time.

There were plenty of small periods of time where we were clearly better than them, but we spent more time chasing them down the court and being out rebounded, by them wanting it more and less about height or skills.

Hopefully we find the WANT next week and bring the ENERGY, EFFORT and ATTITUDE into our next game!

Player of the game

Player of the week went to Zara who has been working hard at training to improve on all skills and that hard work paid off this week. The little warrior was grabbing rebounds, making walls in defense and being everywhere. Offensive rebounds, cutting, quick decision making got her a season high 4 points. Zara could have had more points but put the team first and made smart passes to more open team mates.

U14 Boys Black – Adrian Mok (Sponsored by: SWISH Plan Management)

Loss against Joondalup Wolves (52 – 94)

U14 Boys Orange – Patrick Massam (Sponsored by: Pacific Automation Pty Ltd)

Loss against Rockingham Flames (68- 84)

U14 Boys White – Joel Warner

Won against Perth Redbacks (66 – 62)

Coaches notes

This week’s opponent presented our biggest challenge so far. We had the early timeslot (7:45am) and the Redbacks were a tough opponent, with a genuine home-court advantage. We played at the Victoria Park stadium, which has the narrow courts and lots of court markings. Although we took the time to ensure we knew which lines we were playing to, and which ones to ignore, the non-stop traps on the skinny courts caused us to make many errors and turn the ball over. The Redbacks have performed well so far this season and the long-and-short of the game, was that we won a half and the Redbacks won a half. On the positive side, we had an outstanding second quarter, holding the Redbacks to only four points, while putting up 15 ourselves, followed by a good third quarter, which we won by four points. We were outplayed in the first and fourth quarters… it was therefore fitting that we went into overtime. After a long delay, we maintained our focus and executed well in overtime, particularly in transition. We experienced a lop-sided foul count (27 to us – 11 to the Redbacks), by far the highest foul count for the season, so we will need to address that at practice. I would like to acknowledge the positivity on the bench during the tough parts of the game. The energy generated out of the players was outstanding, largely led by Chad, Mathew, Ethan, Reuben and Sam… But importantly, no-one was quiet. Further credit to the players who are making team-based sacrifices, we are performing well as a group based on having Team focused goals. Well done to those guys who are doing the little things, an example being: setting effective off-ball screens. I am constantly seeing Billy, Sam, Asten, Reuben, Phoenix and Kade doing the little things to get the job done. Again, no passengers this week. Well done Suns White.

Player of the game

A very difficult choice this week, with most players stepping up: Phoenix with 12 rebounds, putting in a huge effort in overtime, never afraid to hit the deck for a loose ball. Callum, with three assists and three blocks, and a calm head in overtime. Chad, for high energy and excellent transition defense, and Asten with four important assists and a strong competitive spirit. Billy again communicated well and showed great leadership, as did Reuben. This week though, the player of the round goes to Mathew, who has been knocking on the door for the award for a few weeks. Mathew turned the game in overtime and got us running in transition. He began a transition lay-up off a rebound, where the ball wasn’t dribbled once! Mathew ended the game with four important rebounds and 12 points. Mathew is a great player to coach and always asks intelligent questions, particularly during the game, which I interpret as him being eager to play a systems style of basketball and continue to improve. He is a solid decision maker and an effective motivator for his Team-mates. Great game Mathew.

U14 Boys Blue – Yi Gan (Sponsored by: Excess Power Equipment)

Won against Perth Redbacks (49 – 36)

Coaches notes

We were confident we could win this game, however the team took a bit of revving up to get into gear. Aside from the first quarter, we maintained a comfortable lead of 10 to 20 points for the rest of the game and never felt threatened.

This allowed me to test out a big line up and an extremely small line up, rotating the players in a way that prepares them to step up and adapt if teammates get injured or foul out. Everyone received fairly even minutes due to the nature of the game and our offense is coming along nicely, with one set play that we are starting to get the hang of. However our defense today could have been better.

Credit to Redbacks, they were extremely efficient from anywhere shooting outside the paint, however we didn’t close out on 80% of these. There were many uncontested shots.

During the small line up, Christian Gomes showed us the desperation it takes for one to crash the boards. It also highlighted that some players only rebound effectively when certain bigs are on the court.

This is something which requires addressing before we get deeper into the season.

Overall, 1-10 played well. Atticus had to deal with some unsavoury verbal vocab from the opposition, a good experience in that he was able to handle it well enough to punish them on the scoreboard.

Definitely some improvements are needed for our next match up against the unbeaten Lakeside Lightning, however I’m happy with how we are progressing.

I believe the boys might be missing Coach Mark’s warmth and I need to be mindful of this and strive to communicate more effectively, adopting a less authoritarian attitude.

Player of the game

Christian Gomes, his progress was a huge leap forward this week. It was like a switch flipped when he realized there were no bigs on the court to grab rebounds, and he began crashing the boards on every single possession.

U16 Girls Black – Shannon Trew

Won against East Perth Eagles (90 – 51)

Coaches notes

Great team win today by the girls, especially being 2 short and losing Kaia early in the game to an ankle injury (We hope it’s a quick recovery Kaia).

Huge effort in transition by all the girls, all those full court layups are really paying off. Defense is coming along nicely, every game we are getting better at adapting to situations and quick decision making. We moved the ball quickly today which gave us heaps of open shots and space to drive.

A 45-20 half time lead/score allowed us to work on different rotations and different set ups in offence and defense in the 2nd half.

A 45-31 2nd half was a great result given we were low on subs, an injury and a player with an early 4 fouls. Girls worked hard the whole game and never slowed down and kept our high paced game. East Perth just couldn’t keep up with our speed or fitness.

Addi’s debut was a success. Every time she hit the court, she got more confident and more aggressive.

Rachel’s confidence with the ball and without the ball was excellent.

Immy ran and ran and ran and never gave up in offence and defense.

Isla “Steph Curry” Gray lead from the front in offence and defense and shot the lights out from the 3pt line.

Pene was again damaging at both ends of the court and when not getting blocks or scoring, was setting up her team mates for easy finishes.

Charlie was back to her dominant best, getting interceptions, finishing off tough layups, getting stops on defense and being her energetic best.

Kaia was dominating the rebounds and playing solid defense, keeping the big centre out of the paint until she was injured.

Player of the game

Player of the match went to George who had her best game for the season. George’s confidence showed at both ends of the court, rebounding over bigger players, creating walls in defense, setting up her team mates with quick strong passes and playing with a smile. Team points is more important to George but today’s season high 9 points, was just the icing on the cake.

U16 Girls Orange – Andrew Herbert

Won against Lakeside Lightning (50 – 45)

Coaches notes

I was really impressed how we responded this round against the Lightning after a couple of tough losses over the past few weeks. This was a game that we tried to run as much offence as possible. We were able to battle throughout the first 3 quarters, heading into the final quarter all evened up. A solid effort from all at both ends of the floor got us over the line. This week we had solid offence coming from Charlotte Herbert with 27pts & Carmen woods with 14pts.

Player of the game

Player of the Round this week goes to a lady who was able to keep us going throughout the game. She was able to look after the ball in offence and showed control at the point. This lady was also able to disrupt the opposition with her tenacity in defense and was a huge part of the team success down the stretch with a few steals and poised baskets. Congratulations Carmen Woods.

U16 Girls White – Daniel Heyman

Loss against Warwick Senators (42 – 65)

Coaches notes

The girls were asked to step up their intensity on defense and they delivered. We bothered ball-handlers, disrupted passing lanes and walled up well to protect the paint. Though ultimately, turnovers were our achilles heel.

Despite another loss, we walked away heartened that we’d stepped up and played a much better game after a disappointing effort a week ago.

We hope to keep moving in the right direction and take it to the Redbacks in round 6.

Player of the game

Vattalanie D’Sylva: Vattsy was a menace on defense today, leading the way with an outstanding effort as an on-ball defender. In our trap, she jumped to double team, causing the Senators issues. She had an all-round impact with 5 points, 5 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals and a block. Great work Vattsy!

U16 Boys Black – Declan Kinsella

(Sponsored by: Angus Flexible Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd)

Loss against Perth Redbacks (77 – 79)

Coaches notes

Despite falling short by 2 points, our team’s performance in the recent game was nothing short of exceptional. With an electrifying display of skill and determination, we rallied in the fourth quarter, coming tantalizingly close to seizing victory. Every player showcased their utmost effort and commitment, demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity. Though the final score may not reflect it, our team’s tenacity and passion on the court exemplify the true spirit of sportsmanship, leaving us inspired and eager to conquer future challenges.

Player of the game

Kobe Seubert – Kobe did a great job over the weekend and kept driving the intensity for our team, leading the charge in the 4th quarter in a game we almost came back to win, despite being down 15 heading into the 4th quarter. Kobe is shaping into a leader for our group, and is doing a great job inspiring his teammates through his relentless effort.

U16 Boys Orange – Hayden Bird

Won against Mandurah Magic (73 – 60)

Coaches notes

As a group we had a some terrific stints of team basketball, extra passes lead to good entries and shots.
Defensively we had a step up being a bit more communicative on the court as a team!

Player of the game

Seth Lonsdale: Seth played a great game! Seth is a player that knows his role and plays it well! Being a big he was out there grabbing strong rebounds and sprinting back to help on defense!

U16 Boys White – Thor Amundsen

Won against East Perth Eagles (93 – 63)

Coaches notes

A big win against an undefeated East Perth showed our potential and the direction we are heading in.
All players played their roles excellently, demonstrating tough and resilient defense, coupled with a relentless offence.
Special mentions to Mauric who registered a double-double in points and rebounds, Odin with 26 points and Jake, who registered 13 rebounds, 5 blocks and 3 steals.

Player of the game

Isaiah Lessnau is our player of the game. Isaiah was tasked with a new role and locked it down. His pressure defense and persistence was consistent throughout.

U16 Boys Blue – Derek Quayle

Loss against Hills Raiders (62 – 72)

Coaches notes

This was our best performance of the season. The pressure on the ball carrier today was a standout and this is the standard that we need to be at for the rest of the season. The boys are starting to get more comfortable with our offense and there were many times where we got a good look at a shot or layup.

Take away the first quarter where we let them get out to an 11 point lead, we matched it with them all game. Then at the start of the 3rd quarter we again let them get out to a big lead (17 points), but the boys stepped up the pressure and brought it back to 9 points heading in to the 4th quarter.

The pressure was excellent for the 4th quarter and we got the margin back to within 3 points, but some lapses in defense late in the game meant the Raiders were able to take back control of the game.

Overall, this game showed that we are on the right track and if we can continue to improve in everything we are learning, then we are definitely on the right track.

Cooper led the team in scoring today with 20 points which included 5 x 3 pointers, Sandrae battled through illness to score 12 while Edzon and Marcus chipped in with 6 points each.

Player of the game

Cooper Bowman gets the player of the game this week for his efforts on both ends of the floor. His pressure on the ball carrier was excellent and he knocked down many open shots to help us get back in to the game.

U18 Girls Black – Rick Batista

Won against Perth Redbacks (60 – 45)

Coaches notes

A really good test for our girls, in a battle of two undefeated teams. We started off slow and needed a “rev up, fire up” timeout 3 mins into the first quarter to get going. But once we did we took off and despite a little scare at the back end of the second quarter, we controlled the game for the most part. We had a really consistent effort from our whole squad with all our starters in double figures. The defensive buy in is what makes us who we are and allows us to dictate the games pace. From starters to bench there isn’t too much drop off and we’ve got each others backs.

Player of the game

Kiralee Cresswell gets the nod this week, what a wonderful career she’s had to date and in her 150th on her old home court she delivered a very fine game. Her defense as per usual was immaculate and her leadership is just a wonderful addition to this team. I’m so glad I’ve got to be a small part of her career. Well done Kira your team mates and I appreciate all you do.

U18 Girls Orange – Charlie Smart (Sponsored by: Parker Crofts & Co)

Loss against Mandurah Magic (58 – 80)

U18 Boys Black – Cooper Lowe (Sponsored by: Silverstone)

Won against Joondalup Wolves (94 – 84)

Coaches notes

In a back and forth game of runs and momentum swings, the boys were able to play great defense in the second half, putting them in position to ultimately win the game.

Player of the game

Player of the week goes to Jhye Stoker. Doing a fantastic job on the defensive end and taking the job on their leading scorer, and then being able to create a lot of scoring opportunities on the offensive end, scoring himself a game high 24 points. It was a great individual performance. Well done Jhye!

U18 Boys Orange – Brad Dowd (Sponsored by: GJ Demo Pty Ltd)

Won against Rockingham Flames (75 – 62)

Coaches notes

What a game! The boys really had to work hard for this win. Down by 1 at quarter time, they put in the hard work in the 2nd to be up by 3 at half time. They composed themselves at the break and came out strong with a 19 v 7 3rd term to give us some breathing space. The 4th quarter was still a battle and everyone worked hard and played their roles well.

This was Deacons 150’th WABL game, which is a great achievement in itself and he continued his strong form for the season. Thomas worked hard all game finishing with a double / double (10 rebounds & 10 points) plus 2 blocks. Isaiah played well, managing 14 points, 3 assists and 4 steals and Jack utilized his speed with some strong, shifty drives finishing with 15 points.

Player of the game

Jarron wins our player of the game with 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block and 17 points.

U18 Boys White – Rae D’Sylva

Loss against Eastern Suns (74 – 93)

Coaches notes

This week our defense was better with all players contributing at the defensive end and our offence looked good when the ball moved through hands.

It is good to see every week different players improving and having a good game .

Player of the game

Blake Dodsley. Blake has been sick for a couple of weeks and for the first time this week, his energy levels were back and it showed on court, especially on the defensive end.

U18 Boys Blue – Bailey Ferguson (Sponsored by: Amy Jacobson Pty Ltd)

Won against Eastern Suns (93 -74)

Coaches notes

Another positive game where we were able to build momentum from the previous week. This team is slowly but surely starting to build confidence with each other which is nice to see.

Notable mentions
– Hunter proving he can be a leader on this team
– Jurahan for a reliable 14 points
– Marshy working hard and getting himself on the scoresheet

Great team win

Player of the game

Jackson Nicolaou is this weeks player of the game relishing his opportunity against a smaller lineup. Keep working hard and gaining confidence every time you step on that court. Well done Jackson!

U20 Boys Black – Lochy Brown

Won against Warwick Senators (113 – 67)

Coaches notes

The challenge for our team over the season has been the fourth quarter and keeping our high standards until the end of the game. This week we outscored the other team by 40 points in the second half which was an incredible team effort.

This team has taken every challenge thrown at them and stepped up to overcome it. We still have things to improve on, but we are trending in the right direction.

Player of the game

Nathan Darr – This season Nate has improved his defense and effort without the ball. In this game everything came together. Great shooting beyond the arc, better decision making with the ball and defending different types of players throughout the game.

U21 Girls Black – Lizel Buckley

Loss against Joondalup Wolves (71 – 78)

Coaches notes

Our Team played an excellent game, they fought really hard against a Top Side team. The team is finally coming together and when all of our pieces are in place, our team will be unstoppable. Todays game felt good and positive.

Player of the game

Tessa Marsh- In her 200th WABL game, she came to play today. It was a slow start but once she got her groove, she was unstoppable. She played outstanding both ends of the floor. Scoring a game-high 29 points, I feel she has a lot more to give after having a couple of years off.