Latrobe City powering ahead

LATROBE City has recorded back-to-back wins in division one women’s basketball with a resounding 81 to 56 victory against the Sunbury Jets on Sunday.

Jamilee Pearce again led from the front sinking 22 points in Energy’s convincing 25-point victory.

Energy started on the right foot shooting out to a nine point lead by quarter time.

The Jets fought back in the second term to outscore Energy by three points, but Latrobe City still held a comfortable lead going into the main break.

Sunbury looked to have used up all of its energy in the second term, as the Jets failed to challenge Latrobe City in the second half.

Energy piled on 28 points to nine in the third quarter, effectively ending Sunbury’s challenge.

The spoils were shared in the final term as Latrobe City rolled on to win the game.

Top point scorers were Pearce and Michaela Dickson with 17.

The Latrobe City men’s team continued on its winning ways with a five-point victory over the Blackburn Vikings.

The Vikings started the stronger of the two to take a seven point lead into the first change, but Energy hit back in the second to reduce the deficit to five points.

Latrobe City flexed its muscle in the third sinking 27 points while holding the Vikings to 16 to hit the front going into the final quarter.

Blackburn won the fourth term by one point, but it was not enough as the Energy went on to win 87 to 82.

Top scorers for Energy were Nicholas Sedley with 24 points and Jordan Canovan with 19.


Round 15

Division one men

Southern Peninsula Sharks 79 d Craigieburn Eagles 57

Warrandyte Venom 72 lt McKinnon Cougars 75

Hawthorn Magic 90 d Geelong Supercats 73

Blackburn Vikings 82 lt Latrobe City Energy 87

Chelsea Gulls 77 lt Southern Peninsula Sharks 85

Division one women

Mildura Het 85 d Hawthorn Magic 59

Altona Gators 41 lt Whittlesea Pacers 74

Craigieburn Eagles 60 lt Camberwell Dragons 69

Sunbury Jets 56 lt Latrobe City Energy 81

Geelong Supercats 47 lt Warrandyte Venom 60