State Championship Men
The Knox Raiders State Champ Men had a close game against the Keilor Thunder on the weekend, unfortunately just going down 75-76. The Raiders had a slow start only scoring nine points in the first quarter however showing their strengths came back and in the game only to lose by 1 point. Chris Kaba (21ts, 5rbds, 2asts) was the leading scorer for the Raiders and Dylan Hare (10pts, 12rbds, 4asts) was also an outstanding performer at both ends of the court.
The State Champ Men are sitting 6thon the ladder with 10 wins and 8 losses for the season and only three rounds left until finals commence.
State Championship Women
The Knox Raiders State Champ Women had a comfortable win over the Keilor Thunder winning 82-57. The Raiders showing their team depth having all players contributing to the scoreboard. Bec Ott (23pts, 5rbds, 2asts) and Georgia Stirton (20pts, 5rbds, 3asts) were unstoppable for the Raiders shooting seven 3-pointers between them. The Raiders shot at a strong 41% from the 3-point line compared to the Thunders 18%, further showing their offensive consistency each week and no doubt contributing to the win.
The State Champ Women remain on top of the ladder with 13 wins and 2 losses for the season and only 3 rounds left until the finals commence.
Victorian Youth Championship Men
The Knox Raiders Youth Champ Men had a bye this week. They are currently sitting 7thon the Terrill pool ladder with 9 wins and 11 losses for the season, with only one game left until the finals commence.
Victorian Youth Championship Women
The Knox Raiders Youth Champ Women got a much-needed win on the weekend against the Hawthorn Magic 60-95. The Raiders were off to a great start winning the first quarter 38-11 showing how strong the team can be. They also looked after the ball well with only 11 turnovers as a team. Eliana Bravington (18pts, 11rbds, 3blks) and Leah Santomaggio (12 pts, 15rbds, 6asts) were high performers for the Raiders at both ends of the floor. This game gave the Raiders a good opportunity to give all 12 players plenty of court time and experience to help further develop the team and make them stronger coming into the final series.
The Youth Champ Women are sitting 5thon the Terrill pool Ladder with 13 wins and 7 losses from the season, with only two games left to cement their spot in the final series.