Game 1 - Ravens vs. Warriors
The summer high school boys basketball competition tipped off on Monday with the Ravens taking on the Warriors in the first game of the night.
The Ravens pulled away for an early lead and kept this for the remainder of the game, however the Warriors were tight in defence and at pace with the scoring until late in the fourth quarter. Standouts for the Ravens were Daniel Hopkin, who after a season off made some brilliant steals and was great under the basket. Kyle Hubert was solid in offence, and good on rebounds. Exchange student Victor Brendstrup, in his first basketball match, made some great lay-ups after using his speed in the fast break. New player Connor Rendoth had a great game both offensively and defensively, successfully blocking out a number of attacks and getting stacks of points off offencive boards. For the Warriors, Jerod Blyton was strong in defence and solid in offence. Newcomer from Canberra, Jacob Stiles, fitted into his new team like a glove, making some terrific drives and dishing a number of assists. Toby Williams also had a solid defensive game. The final score was 52-40 in favour of the Ravens. Most Valuable Player's went to Connor Rendoth for the Ravens and Jerod Blyton for the Warriors.
Ravens - Daniel Hopkin: 12, Victor Brendstrup: 6, Ben Trotter: 12, Connor Rendoth: 4, Kyle Hubert: 18.
Warriors - Daniel Pevere: 14, Jerod Blyton: 4, Matt Swain: 2, Charlie Keegan-Bull: 14, Jacob Stiles: 6.
Game 2 - Wings vs. Supersonics
Game 2 was exciting from start to finish, with Wings taking the lead and holding on, running away in the last quarter. For the Supersonics, Isaac Singh was outstanding in defence and offence, always being in the right position and making shots sink. Dan Swain's passing was spot on. Tyler Pielli played well in the point guard position, setting up a number of points as well as scoring some incredible ones himself against a very tall defence. For the Wings, Pierre Wall had the hot hand, shooting at 75 per cent from the 3 point line. Tim Wall used his height to his advantage, getting rebounds, and also incorporating a number of successful 'alley-oop' plays with Jarrod Sopniewski, whose moves under the basket was on fire and shooting from the charity stripe was superb. The final score, in an extremely high scoring match, was 76-54, though the game was much closer than the score line suggests. MVP's went to Isaac Singh for the Supersonics and Jarrod Sopniewski for the Wings.
Wings - Dane Freimanis: 2, Pierre Wall: 21, Jarrod Sopniewski: 31, Tim Wall: 22.
Supersonics - Danyon Corby: 2, Dan Swain 4, Tyler Fanning: 13, Jimmy Harding: 2, Tyler Pielli: 17, Isaac Singh: 14.