Waratah league Wrap Up - Week 4
Waratah Championship Men
Penrith Panthers hosted Hornsby Spiders to kick the weekend off. The Spiders dominated the glass early and courtesy of this they took a 37-50 lead into half time. Whatever was said in the Penrith change room at Half time helped though, as the Panthers came our HOT. They dominated the quarter 31-16 and took control of the boards. Hornsby tried to battle back but went only 1/7 from 3 in the last as Penrith held on to win 93-87. Jarrod Sorenson (17/12) and Louis Brandt (18/10) both had double doubles for the hosts while Patrick Emery had 27 for the visitors.
Two former NSW players to battle it out in NBL Finals Series
Former NSW representative players Jason Cadee and Damian Martin will battle it out on the court when a red hot Perth Wildcats team takes on a spirited Adelaide 36ers looking to hand the Wildcats a third straight finals defeat.
Perth have fallen to the hands of the New Zealand breakers in the finals for the past two consecutive years, but with New Zealand out of the picture the Perth Wildcats are looking to break their recent finals hoodoo and capture their first title since the 2009/10 season.
Adelaide hasn’t appeared in the finals since the 2001-02 season where they beat the West Sydney Razorbacks.
Waratah Championship - Round 3 Recap
Waratah League Men
To start the week off we had a Friday night game in Newcastle with the Hunters hosting their neighbours the Central Coast Crusaders. The Hunters had the majority of their first choice team back, and whether that led to chemistry issues I’m not sure but the Crusaders took this one comfortably, winning it 92-50. Callum Jenkins led all scorers in this one with 28 points and shooting a commanding 85.7% from the field to go with his 11 rebounds. Bennie Murray dropped in 15 for the hosts.
Waratah League Championship Round 2 Wrap-up
Waratah League Women
The first game of the weekend was an early one on Saturday morning. Tipping off at 11am was the Maitland Mustangs taking on the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. This was the first of two games for both sides on the day, so stay tuned for their back-to-back wraps below. Despite 21 points from Jessica Duncan, the Sea Eagles couldn’t mount the necessary comeback to get the W as Lara Shipard led the way for the Mustangs, finishing with 20 points and going 5/8 from deep to help her side hang on for the win against a depleted Manly team.