Posted on Monday 19th August, 2019
Weekend Wrap Up (19/08)
The Eagles Men needed two road victories over the weekend against the top ranked Southern Penisnsula and while they were able to get up in Game 2 (75-61) forcing a Game 3 decider on Sunday, this is where their season ended losing the game by 28. With their backs against the wall the Men came up with a victory in Game 2 winning the game on the back of their defensive effort holding down the Sharks to just 61 points, their lowest score of the year. Damon Smith was big in the win with a near triple double posting a stat line of 13 points, 16 rebounds & 8 assists. However, the team could not replicate this form in Sunday’s decider with the Sharks scoring 94 points to our Eagle’s 66. Liam Watt did all he could for the team over the weekend, earning a Blue Carpet nomination with 34 points & 16 rebounds over the two games.
The Youth Men had a less than ideal start to their Grand Final series going down in Game 1 on the road to Collingwood, 68 to 95. The Boys started the game well, leading at the half by 4, however, the momentum swung in the second half with the All-Stars running away with the game by 27 points. Abe Solano led the team with 24 points in the loss.
The Eagles now need to win on both Saturday (6pm) and Sunday (12pm if required) at home this weekend if they are top take out the Youth 2 Men Championship!
The regular season has ended for our junior teams with 10 advancing to the VJBL finals! Our 14.2 Girls have taken out the minor premierships ending their season with a 49 to 37 win over Geelong 2 in Kiara Ein-Alshaiba’s 150th game, as have our 12.2 Boys after a 25-point win over Broadmeadows 5. The 12.3 and 18.2 Boys have both had important wins, jumping them into 5th in the standings, the last finals position.
Other Boys teams advancing to the post season are the 16.1’s (4th position), 16.3’s (3rd), 18.1’s (4th), and 18.3’s (5th) while for our Girls the 16.1’s have finished the season in 3rd and our 18.2’s in 5th position.
In other results our 16.2 Boys came ever so close to their second win of the season in their last game, drawing Geelong 2, and our 16.2 Girls narrowly missed out on playoffs after losing their ‘mini final’ against Coburg 2, 19 to 21.
Our 14.1 VC team, who moved up two places after 24-point win over Frankston, have one last game of the season this Friday against Pakenham.