GSABA - Men's Division 1
Saints 58 d Magic 35
Saints remain unbeaten accounting for Magic by 23 points after gaining an ascendancy early and led 17 points to 5 at the first change. Saints controlled the match from that point, playing a strong team game and they held an advantage inside the paint.
Saints Ben Basham played aggressively from the point and knocked down a game-high 22 points. Saints big-men were productive inside the stripe and on the boards, Lachlan Earl and Sam Basham hit 16 points each.
Magic's Sam Greer played with his usual determination and he posted a top score of 11 points. Guard Tim Greer, Ray Tonkin and Jeff Tonkin did some useful work and all posted 7 points.
Celtics 64 d Lakers 49
Celtics led 17 - 9 at quarter time and were able to continue that momentum throughout the match, slowly extending their lead, running out 15-point winners over Lakers.
Celtics Matt Stock played well and led the scoring with a 20 point collect. Tyler Davis was in top form, scoring 14 points, he used his speed to advantage and he posted many points off drives. Tom Hastings played his usual consistent match and was active in the paint hitting 12 points.
Lakers combined well as a team but lacked the firepower to match Celtics. Boyd Fitton controlled the floor form the point and top scored with 12 points. Martin Gladwin defended staunchly, pulling down many boards and posted 10. Dylan Mason rebounded well and chipped in with 9 points. Matt Parker played a decent game and hit 9 points.
Women's Division 1
Magic 49 d Saints 43
Magic posted their fifth win in row and remain undefeated after claiming a 6-point win over Saints. The contest was even early in the match and Magic got out to a 12-point lead in the third term, Saints hung in the contest but were held at bay in the closing stages.
Magic's Kaya Angus played with purpose and skill and hit a game-high 17 points. Madi Round was in nice touch and played well from the point scoring 15 points. Keeley Round was a good user of the ball and hit 10 points. Laura Jones posted 5 points.
Saint's best was Bronnie Nicholls, who defended very well and hit 7 points. Elena Schild was not far behind with a game-high 17-point game. Lucy Earl played well inside the keyway and posted 12 points. Jordan Minenko chipped in with 5 points.
Lakers 40 d Pistons 29
Lakers won their second game of the season with a hard fought 11-point win over a determined Pistons outfit.
The first term was a scrappy affair with Lakers leading 9 points to 6. Lakers led by 10 at the main change and were able to keep Pistons at arm's length for the rest of the game.
Laker's Hayley Vowles, played gritty defence and was able to consistently hit the scoreboard with a game-high 19 points in very impressive performance. Kerri Bartley, rebounded strongly and was a threat in offence posting 10 points. Florence Mclaren played well and passed well.
Piston's point guard Shanika Barr used the ball well, generally made good decisions and posted a top score of 10 points.
J.Thompson and Carin Kappler both had their good moments and chipped in with 4 points each. Brianna Williams and Rebecca White battled strongly on the boards and defended well.