ROUND 2 2015
WELLINGTON V PHOENIX @ DERWENT VALLEY SPORTS CENTRE
CLARENCE VS BREAKERS @ WARRANE STADIUM
KINGSTON VS GRENADIERS @ KINGSTON SPORTS CENTRE
Women tip off @ 6:00pm
Men tip off @ 7:25pm
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The Southern Basketball League is an affiliate of the Hobart Chargers Basketball Association Inc. and is the premier basketball league in Southern Tasmania, designed to create a pathway between junior basketball competitions and professional basketball. Currently the league consists of the following Divisions of competition:
Premier League – Men & Women
Reserves – Men & Women
Premier League and Reserves, Men's and Women's matches are played in home and away format using various venues throughout southern Tasmania. The clubs currently permitted to participate in the league are:
ROUND 2 PREVIEW
Phoenix will travel to New Norfolk to take on Wellington. Wellington went down to Clarence last week, but Joss Mooney’s (34pts) performance was enough to think that adding new 6’10 Chargers import Kyle Hunt to the Wellington lineup will provide a decent challenge to Phoenix. Corey Davie shouldered much of the “Big Man” work last weekend, and again will be challenged to carry much of the load this week. With Hunt being an unknown property at this point, expect an exciting game. Phoenix by 10
Phoenix women should be to big and to strong for the very young Wellington side. McCauley will control the boards, and expect Wischer to have the job of shutting down the only real offensive threat at Wellington, Ellie Collins. Phoenix by 25
Clarence and Breakers, both coming off wins in Round 1 meet at Warrane on Saturday night. Where Grenadiers lacked a big man against Breakers last weekend, Clarence has no such problems. Harris-Tunks and Majok should control the boards, while James Deegan can match the offensive output from BJ Radcliffe and Masunda. Breakers will need to score at very high percentage to take the rebound advantage away from Clarence. Clarence by 18
Clarence women should account for Breakers. Breakers suffered a heavy loss in Round 1 to Grenadiers. Amy Kame will strengthen the line up when she arrives, but until the then Breakers can expect some more heavy losses. Kate Berry will dominate for a Clarence, any less than a double-double would be disappointing. Clarence by 50
Kingston will host Grenadiers at the Kingborough Sports Centre on Saturday night. Kingston’s big men attempted to take a physical style of game up to Phoenix without much success; a smaller Grenadiers side could be more susceptible to this style of play. Aston Wills will need to control the boards at both ends, and the return of Sam Youl from the U20 championships will give Grenadiers some more fire power. Import Bennerman is yet to show what he is capable of in the local league, but this may be his chance. Grenadiers can’t afford to drop two in a row. Grenadiers by 25
Grenadiers women will have a tougher game this week. Kingston were not far off the mark against Phoenix, and when Kathleen Scheer is added to the Kings lineup, they will be a tough little unit. Gabby Mann has added a whole new offensive capability to the side, and will need to be shutdown for Grenadiers to be sure of a win. Grenadiers by 12
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