It's the most anticipated match-up of the year, Seahawks vs Rollers, and the Clash of the Coast Shield up for grabs. The Shield is currently held by Seahawks based on the QSL matchup in 2021, but with both associations now in NBL1 North, the 2022 edition is set to be the best yet.
Our women come into this game after splitting their games last weekend. After a hot start eventually going down to ladder-leaders Logan and bouncing back on Saturday night accounting for the South West Metro Pirates for the second time this season.
Doniyah Cliney had a strong showing against the Thunder tallying 18 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Lauren Muller supported well with an efficient 18 points at 80FG%. Logan would win the game from behind the arc with 14/34 from range, where our girls were only able to connect on 5 occasions from deep.
The following night it was a team effort that resulted in the Pirates women keeping their winless season intact. Four Seahawks would score in double figures through Muller (11), Riley (13), Quinones (13) and Crawford (14). Erin Riley continuing her form of double-doubles dragging in 12 rebounds.
The Gold Coast women sit just behind our 8th placed Seahawks in 9th and picked up a win against Red City last week, snapping a 5-game losing streak.
Lauren Mansfield continued her good form in 2022 notching up 20 points and dish out 8 assists. Centre Angela Beadle also posted 20 points in the win in addition to pulling in 11 rebounds. The rest of the team would contribute evenly including 9 points from youngster Lilly Rotunno.
Our Seahawks will be keen to shut down Mansfield's offensive production and will be one of Coach Kann's keys to victory.
Our men would come up big on Friday night convincingly defeating the Logan Thunder 95-78 at Cornubia. Jack McVeigh would lead our Seahawks with 23 points and 8 assists. Jordan Hunter, winning the battle in the paint with Mitch Young, would post 21 points and reeled in 12 rebounds.
Jeremy Kendle would lead all scorers in the game posting 37 points and dishing out 8 assists, however nobody else on the Thunder's line up would get going offensively.
The top of the table Rollers men would have double games last week. On Saturday night they'd face the Red City Roar, and backup on Sunday in their Wildcard Conference matchup with the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence.
Youngster Preston Le Gassick would light up the Roar for 27 points which included 5/8 3PT and 6 rebounds.
Brisbane Bullet Tanner Krebs would have a quiet shooting night but would still contribute 9 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assist. Jaze Morris and Nevarda Higgins would provide some scoring punch chiming in with 16 and 12 points respectively.
Against the CoE, Tanner Krebs would play the full 40 minutes and post a game high 33 points however he'd be the only Roller in double figures, going down 86-79.
Tickets are selling fast for this Saturday's game so get yours without delay to avoid missing out before they sell out.