‘PSM Group’ SEABL Captain’s Corner (Round 1 Review)
‘Laser Electrical – Carrum Downs‘ Blues Women v. Albury Wodonga Bandits
“Hey Blues Fans,
On Saturday night the Frankston Blues Women travelled down the Hume to take on the Albury Wodonga Bandits in the opening round of the SEABL season for 2018.
A severely undermanned and undersized Blues displayed some great shooting in the first half going into the main break with a 7 point advantage.
The points were harder to come by in the second half for the Blues with the Bandits upping the pressure on the perimeter. While Albury started hitting shots left right and centre, the Lady Blues held their heads high and never gave up, working together to try and close the gap.
Unfortunately, the Lady Bandits were far too big and used their advantage inside to come away with a 74 – 55 victory over the Blues.
It wasn’t the ideal start to the season, but the work ethic and attitude of the team on the night is a sign of great things to come – so watch this space!
We would like to welcome Shannon Perrett and Milly Ivanov to the Lady Blues and based on their performance on Saturday night we are in for a fantastic season! A huge congratulations to Kassie Boorer on her debut SEABL performance! She’s a talented youngster who has a big future in SEABL!
Lana Hollingsworth (17 points, 3 rebounds) and Emma Nankervis (12 points, 5 rebounds) and Tori Jackson were fantastic on the night and highlighted how much young talent we have in Frankston!
The Blues Women have a double header next weekend taking on Sandringham at 6pm (at Sandringham Basketball Stadium) and facing a tough Kilsyth on Saturday night at 5:30 (at Kilsyth Basketball Stadium).
We are looking forward to taking the court again and hope to see some Blues support on the weekend!
Final Score: 55 – 74
Full box score here: https://bit.ly/2uTxHvI
‘Frankston RSL‘ Blues Men v. Albury Wodonga Bandits
“G’Day Blues Family,
Round 1 saw us face a tough task in heading up to Albury to take on the Bandits who are always competitive and renowned for being one of the toughest teams to play at home.
We had a few new faces and some of our young Youth League fellas suiting up for the first time but the group was ready and confident in what Coach Harms has been preaching all pre-season.
We got off to a bit of a shaky start, misfiring on some long range attempts but thanks to the sharp shooting of Bennie Lewis (29 points) we steadied and were able to be within striking distance at the first break.
Big Ross (Aaron, but he goes by Ross) battled through jet lag and was great for us around the rim (22 points). He was able to keep the scoreboard ticking over for us in the second quarter and was helped by Smooth Rob Linton (10 points) who connected on a triple and attacked the rim on back to back plays.
Unfortunately in the second half the Bandits bigs didn’t get any smaller and although Bennie (8 rebounds) and Ross (10 rebounds) worked hard all night on the boards there wasn’t enough support from us little blokes.
Albury were able to stretch the margin a bit in the second half but our entire group showed heaps of character and never threw in the towel managing to work the final margin back to 10 (82-72).
While we’re disappointed with the loss there was a real focus around the locker room after the game and a belief that, whilst we have plenty of work to do moving forward, we have a group that is willing to put in and that has the talent to have a great season.
We’re all chomping at the bit to get back in to it this week ahead of a Friday night clash with Sandringham at Sandringham and a Saturday night clash with Kilsyth in Kilsyth.
Final Score: 72 – 82
Full box score here: https://bit.ly/2q7k7A