The Report: Round 14

Senior Men 
Eltham Wildcats 81 defeated Blackburn 73
B. Waldren 22 points, J. Aver 20 points/9 rebounds/6 assists, I. Bonhomme 9 points/6 rebounds

The Wildcats were outscored in the first quarter 15-24 by the Vikings but an explosive second quarter led by Aver and Waldren scoring transition baskets would open up a 4 point lead for the Wildcats at halftime. A tight third period would set up an entertaining final quarter as the Wildcats would push the lead to double figures in the final minutes. Eltham are currently sitting in second spot on the ladder.

Senior Women 
Eltham Wildcats 49 defeated by Southern Peninsula 61
B. Renton 16 points/6 rebounds, L. Bontempelli, J. O’Shea, E. Ogier 7 points

After winning the first quarter by 3 the Wildcats could only manage to score 6 points in the third period which would be the difference in the game. B. Renton had a stand out performance with the absence of Kunek.

Youth Women 
Eltham Wildcats 51 defeated by Craigieburn 82
E. Horsley 14 points/13 rebounds, J. Weddle 8 points/9 rebounds, O. Wightman & T. Vine 7 points

The Wildcats hit the ground running on Saturday night with T. Vine scoring the opening basket as the Wildcats outscored the Eagles 20-12. The second quarter would see the Wildcats outscored 4-28 in what some can only say as ‘disappointing’. Eltham could not regroup on their way to a 31 point loss.

Youth Men 
Eltham Wildcats 105 defeated Sandringham 85
M. Scherf 40 points, J. Gulet 14 points, C. Yammouni 10 points

The Wildcats won the first three quarters behind an amazing performance from M. Scherf scoring 40 points (13/21 fg) in only 22 minutes. The Wildcats threw 28 assists in a brilliant display of team ball and out-rebounded the Sabres 55-43 on their way to a 20 point win.

Eltham Wildcats 87 defeated Blackburn 76
M. Scherf & C. Yammouni 23 points, S. Clarke 11 points/7 rebounds/3 blocks

The Wildcats backed up with an impressive win on Sunday against the Vikings. A close first half would see Eltham dominate the third period behind their defence scoring 25-11 in what was the major difference in this game. Shooting 52% from the field Eltham maintain top position in their conference after two vital wins.