State Championship Men
The Knox Raiders State Champ Men came up against the Blackburn Vikings this week, winning the game 71-82. Knox had a very strong team performance with 5 players in double figures for the game, proving the depth of the team. Durrell McDonald (17pts, 3rbds, 2asts) and Chris Kaba (15pts, 5rbds, 4asts) were the leading scorers for the Raiders. The men had an impressive 21 offensive boards as a team for the game, creating more scoring opportunities and no doubt contributing to the 11 point win. Brendan Trewella was the leading scorer for the Vikings with 15 points and 7 rebounds.
This moves the Raiders up to 4thon the ladder with 8 wins and 4 losses.
State Championship Women
The State Champ Women continued their winning streak beating the Sunbury Jets 78-68. Showing their strength, the Knox Raiders came out hard in the first quarter scoring 31 points as a team and keeping the Jets to only 16. Carly Mijovic (22pts, 11rbds, 2blks) and Georgia Stirton (18pts, 2rbds, 4asts) were both strong for the Raiders this week. For the Jets, Josephine Stockill was the leading scorer for the game with 26 points. The Raiders beat the Jets in total rebounds 47-33, no doubt a big factor in their win.
The Raiders continue to hold their top spot on the ladder with 10 wins and only 1 loss for the season.
Victorian Youth Championship Men
The VYCM had a loss this week to the Sherbrooke Suns 76-65. Lachlan Jones (17ptds, 4rbds, 4asts) and Colin Shaw (15pts, 4rbds) stepped up for the Raiders this week. But the Suns showed a little bit more depth this week with 4 players in double figures.
The Youth Men now sit 3rdon the Terrill pool ladder, with 8 wins and 6 losses.
Victorian Youth Championship Women
The VYCW had a tough weekend with two big games. First up was against the Sandringham Sabres with the Raiders losing 73-61. Eliana Bravington was once again a strong performer for Knox getting a double-double with 26 points and 18 rebounds. However, the Raiders only shot at 28% as a team compared to the Sabres 37%. After a tough loss, the Knox Raiders made the trip out to Bendigo the next day and came out with a bang beating the Bendigo Braves 90-48. Winning the first quarter 30-12. Knox improved their shooting percentage from the night before to 43%, with 4 players in double figures. Emily Fisher recording a double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Youth Women remain 5thon the Terrill pool ladder, with 8 wins and 6 losses.