Cyclones captain Brady proves to be classy coach
WITH victories to Toledo and the under-18 Representative teams there is a log jam forming at the top of the Division 1 Women's Basketball ladder.
In the game of round 4, the Toledo Spurs pulled off a tough seven-point win against the Titans, 38-31.
Anna Dyer provided much of the scoring punch for Toledo, finishing with 26 points.
The young guard has been in scintillating form throughout the season, demonstrating the ability to score inside the paint through crafty drives, as well as from deep on the perimeter from behind the arc.
This game was no exception as Dyer nailed two big three pointers to get her team off to the perfect start.
Despite the Titans mounting a couple of comebacks throughout the game, the first quarter lead provided the Toledo team with enough of a buffer to ultimately secure victory.
The success of the under-18 Rep team is a promising sign for the future of Rockhampton Basketball.
Cyclones captain Alex Brady is coaching the team and under her guidance the girls have started the season strongly with three wins and one loss.
Katelyn Lynch was instrumental in the convincing win over the Frenchville Panthers, 67-34. The Panthers were without key senior players Sam Norwood and Katrina Clifford.
The result creates a three-way tie at the top of the ladder.
Just sitting behind the top three teams are the Ripperteam Bears, who also posted a solid victory.
Brianna Bailey terrorised the under-16 Rep side with her aggressive defence and penetrating drives. Bailey finished with 21 points and was ultimately the difference, as the younger team struggled to contain her speed.
In the men's competition, nine second half three- pointers to sharp shooter Brad Williamson were enough to get Toledo over the line 88-57 against the Frenchville Panthers.
Well held in the first half, Williamson took matters into his own hands in the second period, turning around a four-point deficit to blow the opposition away. Aaron Glazebrook hit form early in the game for the Panthers, with Andy Rebar setting the big man up with some handy assists.
With Glazebrook amassing 19 points in the first half it looked like Frenchville might extend their lead.
But the Panthers could only manage a six-point third quarter on the back of some stingy defence from the Toledo team. With Williamson then dropping the threes it proved the difference.
The Frenchville Stingers continued their unbeaten run in what was their strongest team performance of the year with five players finishing in double figures.
The Stingers set up the win in the second quarter, outscoring Ripperteam 27-12, Jared Blanchard and Bailey Meyers scoring well.
Division 1 Basketball
Ripperteam 44 (B Bailey 21) def U16 Rep 33 (M Telford 11)
U18 Girls 67 (K Lynch 20) def Frenchville 34 (E Hill 13)
Toledo 38 (A Dyer 26) def Titans 31 (J Hill 9)
Frenchville Stingers 72 (J Blanchard 15) def Ripperteam Bears 52 (R Scott 15)
Toledo Spurs 88 (B Williamson 37) def Frenchville White 57 (A Glazebrook 21)