NBL1 2019 ROUND 11 WRAP

NBL1 2019 ROUND 11 WRAP

NBL1 Women vs Dandenong Rangers

Frankston was unable to back up a Round 10 win as they suffered a nine-point loss at the hands of Dandenong.

A back and forth game saw both sides trading baskets, with the biggest lead of the game not coming until the fourth quarter.

Stephanie Reid led the Blues with 25 points and six rebounds, while teammate Shereesha Richards put up 19 points of her own to go with an impressive nine rebounds and four assists.

The Rangers relaxed their defensive pressure in the second quarter, allowing the Blues to take a two-point lead into the main break.

A third-quarter surge from Colleen Planeta saw the Rangers take the lead heading into the final period.

Planeta led all scorers, recording a double-double with 38 points and 14 rebounds.

The Rangers overcome four straight losses, finishing strong to run out 86-77 victors.

NBL1 Men vs Dandenong Rangers

Frankston have defeated Dandenong 94-82 to maintain touching distance with the top 4.

The two sides went basket for basket in the opening term, with scores level at the first break.

The game continued to go back and forth in a close contest which saw both teams work tirelessly to take and retake the lead.

After a tight first half that saw Frankston leading by just one at the main break, the Blues flexed their muscle in the third period to open up a 10-point lead.

Despite this, five Rangers scored in the double figures, with Matt Kenyon leading the way with 19 points.

Not far behind was teammate Deng Puoch who recorded 17 of his own along side six rebounds and two steals.

Lachlan Barker was influential in securing the win for Frankston, adding 23 points to the scoreboard and finishing with nine rebounds and five steals.

Dan Trist also impressed for the Blues, recording 18 points, six boards and three assists, as Frankston cruised home to walk away with a 12-point win.