The Report: Round 15

Senior Men 
Eltham Wildcats 113 defeated Werribee Devils 89
J. Aver 26 points/6 assists, B. Waldren 17 points, S. Whelan & J. Sykes 13 points

The Wildcats came out firing behind Justin Aver and Ben Waldren who combined for 8 quick points before the visiting Devils could hit the scoreboard. The Wildcats dominated the first half 60-36 and didn’t look back with 7 players scoring double figures and a team high 31 assists would be too much for the short handed Werribee Devils.

Senior Women 
Eltham Wildcats 56 defeated by Sunbury Jets 77
O. Bontempelli 25 points, E. Ogier 9 points/8 rebounds, M. Dargan 7 points

Eltham started well once again with a 23-16 opening quarter, but from their on the defending champions showed their class outscoring the Wildcats in the remaining three quarters. The Jets pounded the ball inside scoring 44 points in the paint while Bontempelli scored a season high 25 points for Eltham.

Youth Men 
Eltham Wildcats 70 defeated Ringwood 67
M. Scherf 17 points, O. Magbegor 11 points/13 rebounds, S. Clarke 10 points/6 rebounds

The Wildcats were able to hold on in a nail-biter against Ringwood on Saturday night. A back and fourth game saw Ringwood up by two points with a minute and a half remaining but Eltham were able to execute when it mattered most as the Captain Sean Clarke knocked down a jump shot to tie the game, followed by a defensive steal from Magbegor that lead to a Scherf dunk in transition.

Youth Women 
Eltham Wildcats 50 defeated by Sunbury Jets 91
T. Vine 11 points, E. Horsley, M. Leris & A. Burrows 8 points

After a close first quarter the Jets took over the game and showed why they are on top of the ladder and currently title contenders. The short handed Wildcats battled hard with great performances from Vine & Leris to name a few. Shooting a season high 6/14 (42%) from behind the three point line is a great sign for the Wildcats as they continue to improve their shooting.