Eltham Wildcats 52 def McKinnon Cougars 45
Top performers: E. Horsley 10 points/32 rebounds, L. Brancatisano 17 points/5 rebounds
A 16-9 opening quarter by the Wildcats would be the difference in the game as both teams tied the remaining three quarters (10-10, 12-12, 14-14). Eltham only allowed 2 second chance points while dominating the rebound count (66-48) and and points in the paint (28-16) which continues to be a staple of the Wildcats game. The improvement continues for Eltham who have reduced their turnovers and now won two games in a row.
Eltham Wildcats 92 def Dandenong Rangers 74
Top performers: M. Scherf 22 points, C. Yammouni 21 points, O. Magbegor 15 points/7 rebounds
The Wildcats hit the road to take on a top four contender in the Dandenong Rangers. Eltham were brilliant in the first three quarters of the game which included a 32-22 third period that gave them momentum and stifled the Rangers on the offensive end. A 44-22 points in the paint differential highlighted the dominance of the bigs for Eltham while the team shot 47% from the field and 45% from 3P.