This ANZAC Day weekend our Senior Blues teams played six games, claiming nothing but victories.
Friday night both NBL1 teams claimed wins over the Bendigo Braves.
The Blues Women kept their undefeated record intact after handing the Bendigo Braves their first loss of the year 76-70. Darcee Garbin lead the scoring with 23 points and 11 rebounds. (NBL1 Recap)
The Blues Men put together a dominant performance on the road to secure their first victory of the season 94-73. Lachlan Barker lead the scoring with 26 points including 7 from 11 three-point attempts made. (NBL1 Recap)
Saturday night, in front of a sell-out crowd, the atmosphere like no other, with both games opening with the words of Chris Sermeno.
Greater love hath no man than this,
That a man lay down his life for his friends, like you and me
For the legendary sacrifice of our ANZACS to live on
Remembrance is key
Let’s be real, some of us will never know what it’s like
Risking our lives and limbs in war
But to live in this beautiful country we call home
Is something I know we can all be grateful for
The ANZAC round has so much purpose and reason
They fought their fight
So that right here tonight
We can unite
So my fellow compatriots
As we prepare to commemorate for a minute
Let us reflect on the sacrifices made
By our servicemen and women
The Blues Women secured their second win of round two after holding off a spirited effort from the Dandenong Rangers 78-75. Darcee Garbin, again, lead the scoring with 30 points (NBL1 Recap)
The Blues Men secured a huge 110-76 victory at home against the visiting Dandenong Rangers. David Andersen lead the scoring with 24 points, in just 19 minutes played. (NBL1 Recap)
Between games, in line with the club’s traditions, Kevin Hiller and the Frankston RSL delivered an ANZAC Day service.
Sunday afternoon the wins continued with the Youth League teams claiming wins over the Sherbrooke Suns.
The Women played a tight game against the Suns with multiple lead exchanges, finishing 71-63. Lauren Tuplin lead the scoring with 20 points. (Box Score)
The Men completely out-scored the Suns 115-65 including a 41 point third-quarter effort. Josh Cleary lead the way with 22 points including 6 from 11 three-point attempts. (Box Score)
In Round 3, on Saturday night, the NBL1 Frankston Blues will play against the Launceston Tornadoes (Women) and the North West Tasmania Thunder (Men). Tickets can be purchased HERE.