NBL1 2019 ROUND 12 WRAP

NBL1 2019 ROUND 12 WRAP

NBL1 Women vs Albury Wodonga Bandits

The Albury Wodonga Bandits have secured their ninth win of the season after defeating the Frankston Blues by 22-points (98-76).

An evenly matched first half saw both teams unable to push the margin out by more than 10-points. The Bandits led by four points (45-41) at half time.

Albury’s Jessie Edwards took it on herself to stretch the margin in the third, scoring 17 of the teams 27-points for the quarter. This gave the Bandits a solid 13-point lead with the final term in sight.

The Bandits ran away with the game in the fourth quarter continuing to extend their lead to 25-points with one minute remaining. The Blues added a quick three points to reduce the final margin back down to 22-points but it was too late.

The Bandits starting five all scored in double digits with Edwards top scoring with 34-points shooting at an extraordinary 88 per cent from the field (15/17).

Albury are looking to add to their three game winning streak when they take on the Eltham Wildcats next round.

A rain delay caused the majority of the second half of the women’s game between Albury and Frankston to be moved to an alternate court. NBL1 General Manager Dean Anglin thanked both teams and coaches for their understanding that player safety needed to be the primary focus and congratulated the Albury game day staff for their swift action to get the court ready for the game to resume.

The men’s game was delayed by 30 minutes following the late finish to the women’s game and took place on the Show Court after some remedial action by the Bandits crew.

NBL1 Men vs. Albury Wodonga Bandits

The Frankston Blues are on a four-game win streak after defeating the Albury Wodonga Bandits by 15-points.

The first quarter saw both teams exchange buckets with the Blues holding a two-point lead (26-24) as the game entered the second quarter.

It was a similar story in the second term with both teams struggling to push the margin out past five points as the lead continued to change throughout the quarter. The Blues Igor Hadziomerovic hit a jump shot in the final seconds to give Frankston a one point lead as the third quarter approached.

The game began to open up in the second half as Frankston asserted their power on the scoreboard finishing with a 25-point third term and a huge 41-point fourth quarter to get them home. The Bandits were slightly struggling to keep up shooting at 49 per cent from the field to the Blues 61 per cent.

Dan Trist recorded a 15 -point, 13-rebound double-double for the Blues while Torren Jones had a standout performance for the Bandits finishing up with a 26-point, 12-rebound double- double.

A rain delay caused the majority of the second half of the women’s game between Albury and Frankston to be moved to an alternate court. NBL1 General Manager Dean Anglin thanked both teams and coaches for their understanding that player safety needed to be the primary focus and congratulated the Albury game day staff for their swift action to get the court ready for the game to resume.

The men’s game was delayed by 30 minutes following the late finish to the women’s game and took place on the Show Court after some remedial action by the Bandits crew.