Thursday Night SEABL @ Dandenong Stadium
SEABL action hits Dandenong Stadium this Thursday night, in a school holiday special match up between rivals Dandenong and Frankston. Both contests are an all East Conference affair, which Dandenong will look to use lock away 2012 SEABL Playoff spots.
The women’s games features top v bottom in the East, Dandenong boasting an impressive 14-4 record whilst Frankston are 3-15 and suffering a 14 game losing streak. The two teams met back in Round 11 with the Rangers grinding out a 75-58 win. Amelia Todhunter, Tenaya Phillips and Aimie Clydesdale steered the team on that occasion and Coach Larissa Anderson will be looking for much of the same again this time round.
Clydesdale is in stellar form for the Rangers in 2012, thriving on the additional opportunity and averaging 6.8ppg at the point.
Faith Probst has also been causing havoc in recent weeks, frustrating oppositions back courts at the nose of Dandenong’s full court press.
In the men’s match up, it’s a battle between second (Rangers 16-4) and fifth (Blues 9-10). Dandenong have been the hot ticket in SEABL competition, their high octane offensive game too much for many teams to handle. However, Kilsyth found a way to stop the Ranger run last weekend, inflicting only the fourth loss of the year upon the Rangers. Coach Darren Perry will be eager to see his side return to the winners list this Thursday night against an inconsistent Blues outfit.
Dandenong and Frankston squared off in Round 11, with the Rangers clear winners 102-81, Daequon Montreal and Andrew Harms doing the damage on the scoreboard. Tony Lewis is averaging just over 21 points per outing in his first season with the Rangers and his high flying combination with Montreal is wowing crowds around the league.
Dandenong Basketball is calling for a big crowd to descend on Dandenong Stadium Thursday night for this school holiday special SEABL double header. The women tip off at 6.30pm and the men follow at 8.30pm.