Finals August 25 Recap
In case you have been living under a rock the Youth League Men took our Game 2 to take out the series, while the Youth League Women head to Casey for Game 2 of their series. Read Big V’s Recap below!
Youth League Two Women – Frankston Blues 67 def by Casey Cavaliers 80
Casey lead 1-0
The Casey Cavaliers have powered past their grand final opponents in Frankston using breath taking second and third quarters to edge past their rivals to take Game One in the best-of-three series 80-67.
A 17-8 second quarter was backed up after half time with a 28-19 third stanza which extended the lead out to 16-points by the final break. The Cavs bench came up huge in this one, with 38 total bench points from their second unit.
It was led by Rebecca Jones who poured in 18 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Kim Shankland recorded 13 points, three steals and two blocks, while Rebecca Peacock continued her stellar form with 14 points, eight rebounds and six steals
For the Blues, Tori Jackson led the way with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Ally Yates and Kassie Boorer (11 rebounds) both posted 13 points and will have to be just as good, if not better if the Blues are to travel to Casey next week and pinch two games on the road.
The Cavs are now one game away from lifting the Youth League Two Women championship after finishing on top of the table of the regular season.
Frankston 67 (Jackson 17, Yates 13, Boorer 13) def by Casey 80 (Jones 18, Peacock 14, Shankland 13)
Youth League Two Men – Frankston 71 defeated Pakenham 70
Frankston win series 2-0
In a huge stage of events, the Frankston Blues have stunned the Pakenham Warriors in the fourth quarter of Game Two to claim the Youth League Two Men’s championship in two games.
The Warriors led by 16-points heading into the final term, but coughed up a 27-12 fourth quarter, highlighted by the game winning three-pointer with just 15 seconds remaining from Mitch Zuijdwijk (10 points).
Ryan Wells led the way for the Blues with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists, while Josh Cleary posted 12 points. Frankston also found some energy off their bench, as Tom Garrett (8 points) and Tyson Carr (7 points) provided some punch off the pine.
For the Warriors, it was a much improved performance after the Game One debacle, getting much better games out of Ned Weideman (15 points, 5 rebounds) and Nathan Dodgson (14 points, 9 rebounds). However, even 14 points and eight rebounds from Tom Greer and 10 points from Lee Belton wasn’t enough to steer them over the line, just ousted by the league leaders.
The victory secures a return championship just six months after re-entering the Big V competition in March. The Blues will now set their sights on continuing to move up the competition rankings and look to solidify themselves in Youth League One Men.
Frankston 71 (Wells 17, Cleary 12) defeated Pakenham 70 (Weideman 15, Dodgson 14)