Two wins for happy United



GIPPSLAND United men made it back-to-back wins in Round 4 of Big V basketball.
United defeated Altona 92-74 at the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium on Saturday night.
The win ensured the Gippsland team took a scalp in the competition, as Altona looks to be a team that could make up the top section of the ladder.
An even first quarter saw United take a slender one-point lead at the first change. The home side got on top in the second, shooting 23 points to 14, before going again in the third, putting up 27 to 23.
United build on its ascendency to eventually win by 18 points.
Billy Hughes led the scoring with 12, and received good support from Jordan Gooiker who netted 12.
American import Brandon Armstrong had nine rebounds and three steals.
Gippsland United now sits fifth on the ladder with three wins from four starts.
THE women’s side also had a comfortable victory, defeating Mornington 88-54.
Playing at home, United dominated from the outset, scoring 28 points in the first quarter alone.
From there it was more of the same as Gippsland took a 48-27 lead into half-time.
The team managed itself in the third, only scoring 10 points, but then slammed on 30 points to 17 in the last to win by 34 points.
Chloe Hogg had a field day, scoring 20 points and having 13 rebounds.
Others to feature prominently on the scoring chart were Macey McGlead (17) and import Makenzie Miller (15).
United women are third on the ladder with three wins from five games and a percentage of 133.40.
GIPPSLAND United’s next match will be on Saturday, April 23 where the men play Surf Coast at home.
The women have a fair rest now, and will next play on Saturday, May 1 when they travel to Altona.