D League Statistical Award Winners
The BVDL today announced the Statistical Award Winners for 2012, with Dandenong Rangers' Jacinta Vandenberg, Georgi Lovelace and Amanda Meinking topping various lists.
Despite sitting out mid way through the season due to injury, Jacinta Vandenberg won her second consecutive Leading Rebounder title with an average of 11.3rpg. Vandenberg recorded 10+ rebounds on 10 occassions, with a season best 20 rebounds on June 17 against Ballarat.
Rangers rookie centre Amanda Meinking led the league in Field Goal Percentage, shooting the ball at an impressive 64.4% (38/59) in her first season of senior basketball.
Georgi Lovelace has been a consistent threat for the Rangers all season, winning the Golden Hands Award with an average of 2.33 per game. The Golden Hands Award is determined by adding assists and steal, then subtracting the turnovers to give a total and then averaged per game.
Dandenong featured well across a number of statistical categories in the women's competition;
Field Goal %: 1st Amanda Meinking 64.4%, 2nd Jacinta Vandenberg 50.0%
Offensive Rebounds: 2nd Jacinta Vandenberg 4.38, 5th Karina Martin 3.63
Defensive Rebounds: 1st Jacinta Vandenberg 6.92
Total Rebounds: 1st Jacinta Vandenberg 11.31, 9th Karina Martin 7.88
Assists: 5th Ellen Kett 2.88, 7th Georgi Lovelace 2.48
Steals: 5th Georgi Lovelace 2.10
Blocked Shots: 2nd Jacinta Vandenberg 1.62
Golden Hands: 1st Georgi Lovelace 2.33, 5th Ellen Kett 1.31, 9th Emma Gilsenan 1.07
The Dandenong Rangers also featured heavily in the men's statistical categories, highlighting the good form that has seen the Rangers play finals basketball in 2012.
Points Per Game: 9th Garry Dukes 12.90
Field Goal %: 4th John Creighton 47.6%, 6th Garry Dukes 45.9%
3 Point %: 9th Garry Dukes 32.6%
Offensive Rebounds: 3rd Dieuson Biyendolo 3.32
Total Rebounds: 5th Dieuson Biyendolo 8.47
Assists: 5th Ryan Cunningham 2.83, 6th Ben Gaze 2.70, 10th Garry Dukes 2.33
Steals: 3rd Calvin Enge 1.89, 7th Ryan Cunningham 1.25
Turnovers: 5th Garry Dukes 3.19
Blocked Shots: 5th Ben Gaze 0.85, 10th Garry Dukes 0.57
Golden Hands: 6th Ryan Cunningham 2.25. 7th Calvin Enge 2.11, 8th Ben Gaze 1.95
Both D League teams play off in Grand Finals this weekend. The Rangers women head to Nunawading Saturday night, 7pm whilst the Rangers men will play host to Sandringham on Sunday, 1pm.