On May 7th Red City got the better of our Seahawks teams. Their women getting their first ever win more than a season in to their NBL1 existence and their men, getting one over us and grinding out an 11-point loss.
The Roar women have only gone on to win 1 more game since then, while our girls sit in 7th place with a record of 7-4, having picked up wins in their last two games.
Cross town rivals Gold Coast were Coach Kann and team's latest scalp, 88-73 winners at Runaway Bay. Doniyah Cliney and Erin Riley excelled scoring 21 and 27 points respectively. It was 12 opening quarter points from Cliney that would break the game open and setup the win early.
Rollers centre Angela Beadle would provide a challenge for the Seahawks, posting 21 points and pulling in a game high 17 rebounds.
The Seahawks defences doing a good job on Rollers sharpshooter Lauren Mansfield who despite playing the full 40 minutes only had 16 points. But most impressively was only give the space for 3 3-point attempts.
Red City hosted Ipswich last week, a game that would see them go down by 16 points. It was a close opening quarter but a 21-9 second quarter to Ipswich put the Roar women behind the 8-ball at the half. The third quarter not much better for them, going down 26-18 and would see them behind by 21 points at the final break. They would make up some of that in the last, but eventually went down 86-70.
Ariana Moorer (25 points) and Mia Lloyd (17 points) were shining lights for Red City, but they were they only players to reach double digit scoring.
Our men put themselves in a position to win last week against ladder leaders Gold Coast. Despite the absence of Jack McVeigh who is in Melbourne on Boomers duties, the teams competed hard, holding a lead in the fourth quarter. However, a hot finish from the Rollers would see them take the points 99-92.
Jordan Hunter was huge for our boys with 25 points and 17 rebounds, while also dishing out 5 assists. Tamuri Wigness would also post 25 points of his own, while Alex Mudronja would chime in with 19 points including a perfect 3 of 3 from beyond the arc.
Brisbane Bullets guard Jason Cadee would lead all scorers with 35 points, despite only connecting on 3 of his 12 long range attempts. However, he would do his damage at the free throw line, where despite missing his first two attempts, would go 14/17. Fellow Bullets Tanner Krebs (14 points) and Donovan Mitchell (10 points), along with 13 points from local product Preston Le Gassick would be enough offensive output for the Rollers to secure the win.
The Red City men would go down in a thriller against Ipswich 86-85, where Ipswich's Ryan Jeffries would save the day in what was a complete defensive breakdown from the Roar to secure the 1-point Force victory uncontested under the basket.
Spencer Parker would lead the Roar with 26 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and a pair of steals. His scoring coming at an efficient 71% from the field. Jayden Hodgson (18 points) and Nelson Larkins would support with 18 and 12 points respectively.
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