NBL1 Preview - Seahawks vs Ipswich Force

Last round was a double round for our Seahawks, taking on the Red City Roar on Saturday night before returning home on Sunday to take on the Sunshine Coast Phoenix.

Overall a tough weekend for our teams with only 1 win coming through our SmartSkill women taking care of business against the Phoenix at home.

The women's game against Red City was tight and in the end saw the Red City women's program score their first win, and to add to the wounds, Chailee Ward went down in the dying moments with a serious knee injury.

Lauren Muller battled hard against the Roar. Credit: B.Rad Sports Photography

Lauren Müller led the team with 18pts and 7 rebounds, supported by Erin Riley who had 15 points and 13 rebounds, continuing her fine form in 2022.


The following day was far more positive for the women with the 12 point win. Erin Riley picking up another double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Katie Deeble notching up 21 points and 6 rebounds of her own,

The Ipswich women headed to the Ship to take on our round 1 opponents, the South West Metro Pirates.

Tia Hay was massive for the Force coming off the bench for a game high 25 points including 3/5 from deep. Kasey Burton was also solid with a double-double, 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Our women will be hopeful to see the addition of import Doniyah Cliney who is awaiting clearances and has spent a week now training with the team.


Our men started slow against the Roar on Saturday. Down 9 at quarter time, with the Roar lead extending to 16 by the half. The boys will be keen to rectify their start this week against the Force. Spencer Parker, Nelson Larkins and Jarett Croft gave our guys problems combining for 64 of the Roars 92 points.

Alex Mudronja was impressive for our Seahawks but unfortunately lost his cool late in the game, getting ejected after an altercation with Larkins. He ended the game with 24 points and 9 rebounds.

Tamuri Wigness tallied 16 points and Aiden Krause contributed 15 of his own.

Come Sunday, the challenge of a loaded Phoenix team beckoned, and it proved to be quite the challenge indeed.

Undermanned still awaiting for McVeigh and Hunter's arrival, our Seahawks struggled to contain Nelson Kahler in the paint. He would finish with 24 points, while Jamaal Robateu would connect 6 times from deep on his way to 30 points.


Aiden Krause ended with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Photo Credit: Zain Mohammed

Aiden Krause battled hard for his 13 points and 6 rebounds. David Gurney was ultra efficient from range shooting 4/5 3-point shots, but we struggled to get him more looks.

Ipswich went down to the Pirates team that our guys sunk the week prior.

Henry Pwono (24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) and Isaac White (22 points, 9 rebounds) shone for the Force, but as a team they were unable to lock in defensively, giving up 105 points.

Both teams will no doubt be looking to improve their play on the defensive end this week.


Tickets are on sale now for our match up with Ipswich this Saturday night at the Nest. For tickets head to www.seahawksbasketball.com.au/tickets



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