Weekend Wrap Up (17/06)
Our Womens squad split the weekend 1-1, falling to the top in the Hawthorn Magic, 71 to 56, before bouncing back on Sunday to come up with a 15 point win over the Warrendyte Venom, 79 to 64. Jada Buggs was again prolific for the team over the weekend 42 points and 25 rebounds across the two games earning a Blue Carpet Nomination while Darcy Saunders had a huge game in Sundays win with 21 points & 22 rebounds. The team has now climbed into the top 4 sitting with 9 win and 8 losses.
A much needed victory over cross town rivals the Wallan Panthers came to fruition, taking the game by 10 points at the final siren 80 to 70. A fast start by the Eagles helped them get across the line taking a 12 point lead into the quarter time break. Damon Smith was once again huge for the team with 27 points and 16 rebounds. The team remains in 4th position on the ladder after the win.
The Youth Men took their win steak to 13 on Saturday night with a 31 point drumming of the Wallan Panthers. The team took a 20 point lead at the end of the first quarter and didn’t look back from there, spreading the scoring load with Dean Ollerenshaw’s 11 point 15 performance the teams best. However, this impressive win steak came to an end on Sunday at the hands of the 3rd placed Collingwood All-Stars, defeating our boys 99 to 87. Dut Dut did what he could in the game ending with a team high 22 points. The Eagles remain stuck in second with a 14-2 record.
Our Youth girls were unable to come up with the road win after travelling to Casey, dropping the game 67 to 80 points. Megan Butler top scored for the team in the loss with 23 points while Carly Cranston added 20 of her own. The team remains in 5th position, one spot out of the finals at present.
Our Girls VJBL teams did well to get up in the close games last Friday Night with the 12 1’s and 18 2’s team both scraping over the line for 1 point wins and the 14 3’s team getting up by 3 points. On the Boys side it was big wins for both the 18 2’s over Diamond Valley 4 (65-32) and the 16 3’s winning 69 to 46 over Werribee 3.