State Championship Men
The Knox Raiders State Champ Men came up against the Casey Cavaliers this week to play off for the Zaidee’s Cup. It was a close battle with the Cavaliers coming out with the win 80-90. Despite the loss, the Knox Raiders still had a strong performance across the board with four players in double figures for the game. Taylor Dyson (16pts, 3rbds) was the leading scorer for the Raiders and Ryan Oirbans dominated the boards with a total of 14 rebounds. Matthew Donlan (26pts, 8rbds) put on a strong performance for the Cavaliers.
The State Men are now sitting 5thon the ladder with 9 wins and 6 loses for the season.
State Championship Women
The Knox Raiders State Champ Women had their second loss for the season against the always competitive Southern Peninsula Sharks 93-73. The Sharks came out with a bang beating the Raiders 28-21 in the first quarter. The Raiders came back in the second quarter but unfortunately couldn’t maintain a lead. The Raiders still showed many strong performances with Bec Ott (16pts, 1rbd, 2ast) and Carley Mijovic (18pts, 7rbds, 1ast) as the top scorers. Rach Quirk (9pts, 8rbs, 4asts) also had a solid performance for the game.
Despite the loss, the State Women remain on top of the ladder with 11 wins and 2 losses for the season.
Victorian Youth Championship Men
The Knox Raiders VYCM had a double header this week. First up was against the Melbourne Tigers where the Raiders came out with a big win 56-85. The Raiders had a very impressive six players in double figures for the game showing the teams depth and no doubt contributing to such a big win. However, the next day the Raiders had a loss to the tough Dandenong Ranges 79-59. The Knox Raiders only shooting at 32% as a team compared to their 50% the night before. Malik Meunier was a top performer for the Raiders, being the leading scorer for both games.
The Youth Champ Men are sitting 4thon the Terrill pool ladder with 9 wins and 8 losses for the season.
Victorian Youth Championship Women
The Knox Raiders VYCW had a win this week against the Warrandyte Venom 76-71. Despite having a few injuries/illnesses and only shooting at 36% as a team for the game the Raiders showed their strength and desire to win by holding on to the lead until the end. Maighan Hedge (18pts, 5rbds, 6asts), Althea Angeles (17pts, 3rbds, 2asts) and Eliana Bravington (18pts, 11rbds, 3asts) all had impressive performances for the Knox Raiders. This week the Knox Raiders also had Allison McMahon debut for her first game in the Big V Youth Championship league.
The Youth Champ Women remain 5thon the Terrill pool ladder with 10 wins and 6 losses for the season.