NBL1 2019 ROUND 1 WRAP

NBL1 2019 ROUND 1 WRAP

NBL1 Women vs Waverley Falcons

Waverley have opened up their season with an impressive 74-62 win over the Blues in Frankston.

Carley Mijovic lead the Falcons with 21 points, five triples and nine rebounds, while Kelly Bowen (10 points, 14 rebounds) added a double-double. Frankston’s Stephanie Reid led all scorers with 22 points, but got little support from her teammates on the night.

Mijovic had the hot hand early, scoring eight points in the first term to guide the Falcons to an 18-15 lead. Waverley gained momentum in the second term, winning the period 19-10 to lead Frankston 37-25 at half time.

The Falcons continued to pile on the pain in the third quarter, pushing their advantage out to 46-28 with 7:17 left off Mijovic’s triple. The Blues showed some fight down the stretch of the third to bring it back to a 13-point deficit at the end of the period.

Frankston continued their run in the fourth, opening the quarter on a 6-0 run to cut Waverley’s lead back to just six. But the Falcons would not be denied, stretching the margin back out to double digits to close out the road win.

NBL1 Men vs Waverley Falcons

Waverley have started their season with a bang after a hard fought 107-99 win over the Blues in Frankston.

After trailing by five points at the main break, the Falcons put the foot down during the third quarter, outscoring their opponents 36-22 to swing the momentum the way of the visitors.

Dylan Travis (27 points, five assists, four steals), Chris Arkell (25 points, four rebounds) and Deondre McWhorter (23 points, seven rebounds) led from the front for the Falcons, as the trio were the only three with double figure points totals for Waverley.

Majok Majok had a monster game for the hosts with 23 points and 15 rebounds, although he couldn’t will his side over the line.

The Blues trailed by as little as four points with just two minutes, although six straight points from the visitors put the game beyond reach.