The Report: Round 3

Senior Men 
Eltham Wildcats 113 defeated Corio Bay Stingrays 56
S. Whelan 23 points/6 three pointers, C. Cameron 18 points, S. Bradbury 16 points/8 rebounds

The Wildcats simply outplayed the visiting Stingrays on Saturday night behind the brilliance of Chris Cameron and Simon Bradbury who dominated the game in the first quarter. Corio bay would sit in a zone defence and Sam Whelan made them pay knocking in 6/10 three point shots on his way to a game high and season high 23 points.

Senior Women 
Eltham Wildcats 61 defeated by Hume City 73
E. Ogier 13 points/5 rebounds, S. Creed 10 points/5 rebounds, M. Dargan 8 points/5 rebounds

Hume City jumped to a double digit first quarter lead but a A. McBean jump shot would cut the lead to 9 at the end of the first. After a even second quarter the Wildcats outscored the Broncos in third 17-11 going into the final period down by three points. Hume City took control in the fourth and were able to push the lead out to a 12 point win.

Youth Men 
Eltham Wildcats 79 defeated by Dandenong Rangers 88
J. Costa 14 points, M. Scherf & C. Yammouni 12 points

The Rangers dominated the rebound count 47-34, got the the free throw line 39 times and shot 47% from the field. Although winning the second half it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats who were outscored in the second period 32-16 which would be the difference.

Eltham Wildcats 91 defeated Kilsyth Cobras 75
C. Yammouni 18 points/14 rebounds/7 assists, M. Scherf 16 points, J. Guley 15 points/5 three pointers

A disappointing result the night before did not do anything but fuel the Wildcats to an early seven point lead in the first quarter. Although going into the final period up by three points Eltham came out firing behind D. Akuei and J. Guley who hit back to back three pointers. Kilsyth would never recover as the Wildcats closed out the game in impressive fashion on the road.

Youth Women 
Eltham Wildcats 69 defeated by Corio Bay Stingrays 84
A. Burrows 16 points/16 rebounds, S. Foote 9 points/11 rebounds, J. Daoud & K. Ferronato 8 points

Corio Bay dominated the paint scoring 40 points inside against the smaller Wildcats. Turning the ball over thirty times would see the Stingrays take control of the game in the first and last quarters en route to a 15 point win. Although disappointed with the result there were still positives according to Coach Stones “We have improved our shooting percentages and also out rebounded a bigger team, we were competitive and are improving everyday”.