QSL Recap vs Logan & Ipswich

In the first home game for the season, the SmartSkill Seahawks Women and Men’s teams had the home crowd on their feet, going 3-0 for the night.

The first game of the night saw our QSL Men’s Division 2 team rip through the Ipswich Force.


With a spread of double-digit scorers, the Seahawks Men’s team put on an offensive clinic in the first quarter to then let the young Ipswich team back into the contest by half time, only heading into the main break up 10.


Fill in Head Coach for the night Gregg Donovan, gave his team an almighty spray at half time about their lack of discipline and desire to put the opposition to the sword.


“I was disappointed that we let them back in the game before the half” said Donovan.


“We need to take pride in the ball and not go individual once we get a small lead”


The second half saw the troops rally and run out eventual winners, 96-57.


The SmartSkill Seahawks Women were next up and looking to keep their undefeated streak going against a young Logan team.


Charli Reece and Taylor Harvey were late withdrawals from the contest due to injuries, but that didn’t slow the team down, running out eventual winners 66- 35.



Lauren Jansen was on triple double watch again, with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists in 28 minutes on the floor.


Krystal McKenzie showed she’s a class above, with 12 points on 4 of 9 from the three, 5 assists, 3 steals and 0 turnovers, with Courtney Willemse also hitting from on an efficient 3 of 8 from the 3-point line.


Head Coach of the SmartSkill Seahawks Women’s side Bradley Kann has been impressed with his team’s progression.


“Our overall progression on the defensive end has been great” said Kann.


“We know that if we can keep teams scoring outputs to a minimum, we put ourselves in a really positive situation to succeed”


“The second quarter was impressive, holding Logan to just 4 points for the term which in turn set us up for the rest of the night.


For the 3rd game of the night, the Seahawks Men’s side lumbered out of the gates slowly against a team they had easily defeated two weeks prior.

Veteran Rhys Martin kept his side in check in the first half, hitting from beyond the arc and creating for his bigs.

Jesse Lomax found himself contained to the sideline after receiving 3 fouls quickly, but boy did he make up for it in the second half going 5 for 8 from downtown, lifting the roof for the hometown crowd.


Also, another crowd favourite was Riley Coombes who brought energy in every one of his 13 minutes of the floor, ending up with 2 steals a block in his time on the floor.


Dave Gurney has been a pillar of strength for the young Seahawks team and this game was no different, flirting with a triple double on 21 points, 12 rebounds and career high 7 assists.


Head Coach for the Seahawks Men’s side Jordan Mullan knows his team still has more improvement in them.


“Giving Logan credit, they shot the ball incredibly well in the first half” said Mullan.


“I felt like we gave them that opportunity, with our lack of energy and attention on the defensive end of the floor”


“The second half I was pretty happy with on both ends of the floor”


“We moved the ball extremely well and found the hot hand in Jesse (Lomax) which help trigger our defensive end”


“For us to be successful, we need that to be the opposite – we need our defensive end to trigger our offense”


“All in all, it was still a great victory for our side and the association, and it was great for our home crowd to see 3 wins on the night”


The QSL teams are all back at home this Saturday night, with our QSL Men’s 2 team playing against Red City at 4pm, and the QSL Division 1 Women’s and Men’s teams playing at 6pm and 8pm vs Toowoomba.


📸 Glenn Ryan


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