NBL1 2019 ROUND 6 WRAP

NBL1 2019 ROUND 6 WRAP

NBL1 Women vs Eltham Wildcats

Eltham came into the Frankston Basketball Stadium on Saturday afternoon and walked out with an impressive 9-point victory.

The Blues got the jump on the Wildcats in the first quarter as they caught fire instantly, hitting four of their first five shots to pile on 11 quickfire points in just over three minutes.

The range of Eltham’s phenomenal Guard Chelsie Schweers kept the Wildcats in touch, as she drained back-to-back threes in the opening period to keep her side within four points at the break.

From there on it was all Wildcats, stepping up their defensive pressure to hold Frankston to just 43 points after the quarter-time break to run out 67-76 victors.

Schweers finished with 24 points, a fraction over her 22.6 PPG season average, while Vanessa Panousis added 19 points thanks to nailing nine of her 11 free throws.
Eltham will look to make it a perfect weekend when they host cellar-dwellers Ballarat on Sunday, while the Blues will look to their Round 7 matchup with Knox.

NBL1 Men vs Eltham Wildcats

With both teams sitting on sub-50% records heading into the clash, Frankston (3-4) welcomed Eltham (2-5) to the Frankston Basketball Stadium on Saturday night for a game that would have huge implications on both clubs’ seasons.
The Blues were slow out of the blocks and faced a seven-point half-time deficit after scoring only 17 first-quarter points. Frankston rallied and locked in on the defensive end coming out of the half, allowing Eltham to score just 28 points combined across the third and fourth periods to run out 86-75 winners.
Lachlan Barker (4/8 3-point) found scoring a breeze for the Blues, as he accounted for 22 of his side’s 86 points. While Damon Bozeman (13 points), Dan Trist (11 points) and Tom Garrett – who scored 10 points in 11 minutes of court time – were all productive.
With the win, Frankston square the ledger at 4-4, while Eltham slide further to 2-6 leading into their Sunday afternoon matchup with the undefeated Ballarat Miners.