THE debuts of United States import players Terrance Beasley and Hannah Weedman were met with BigV division one victories in Latrobe City Energy men’s and women’s camps at the weekend.
While neither player had monumental scoreboard impact, both were contributors in their sides’ respective wins over Blackburn Vikings and Geelong Supercats on the road.
As was the case with Ashton Pitts early last year, Beasley’s court time was limited due to foul trouble in a mixed bag performance.
In 24 minutes Beasley cleared nine points, six rebounds and three assists, but picked up five personal fouls and gave 11 turnovers.
The Energy men picked up the slack in his absence to lead 58-32 by half-time, and ran out comfortable winners 96-66.
Billy Hughes top scored with 20 points, while big man Mem Bektas pulled 16 points and as many rebounds.
The Energy women endured a tougher test against Geelong, but managed to come out on top in every quarter to win 66-53.
Weedman’s debut was circumspect with seven points and four rebounds in 28 minutes of court time, but she too encountered some foul trouble with four personals.
Tanarly Hood was the star with a game high 21 points and six steals.