Welcome to the Southern Basketball League
May 4 2016
Clarence V Breakers - Kingston Sports Centre
Grenadiers V Wellington - Clarence Sports Centre
Phoenix V Kingston - Kingston Sports Centre
Don't forget tomorrow nights clash of the great Eastern Shore rivals, Grenadiers V Clarence at Warrane Stadium from 5.30pm
In the ladies games, Grenadiers, currently top of the table will start favourites, and since adding import Izzy Chillcot to an already impressive lineup, Grenadiers have looked the goods. Last years premiers plus one of the better WNBL players going around, will be hard to beat on any occasion.
Clarence will rely on veterans Simone Ingham, Kim Upton and Kate Berry to carry the load, with later backing up a SEABL game the previous night. The fresh legs of Emma Dennis will need to be in tip top form if Clarence are to be close at the buzzer.
The last meeting saw Grenadiers home by 16 without Chillcot.
The Fish to get up by 20 plus
The mens game will see an impressive Grenadiers side, without an import in 2016, and sitting pretty just 1 off the top of the table, take on Clarence, with just one win to date, and their scoring machine Tom Wright (26 ppg). With the earlier meeting in the season give the Fish the chocolates by 10, this game should see a similar result. Matty Young and Sam Youl have been combining most weeks for near 40 points, and Clarence have no way of really combating this combination. Current SEABL player Ray Browning is having little input in most contests, and will need to come ready to play if Clarence are to have any chance. Tom Wright will score 20 plus for the Comets, but the Fish will triumph by more than the 10 point result from the first clash of 2016.