SEABL round 10- Players of the week

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Jackson and Blicavs headline in the tenth week of competition.


Garrett Jackson – North West Tasmania Thunder

New North West Tasmania import Garrett Jackson has made an immediate impact in the league, winning the Round 10 SEABL Men’s Player of the Week.

The Thunder knocked off the East Conference leading Albury-Wodonga Bandits 86-78, with Jackson posting 30 points and 13 rebounds in the win.

As the Bandits made their push in the final quarter to close to within two points, it was Jackson that took over scoring the next eight points for the Thunder pushing them back out to a ten-point advantage.

After a quiet start to his SEABL career with 10 points and seven rebounds against Brisbane, Jackson has produced two double-doubles since with 24 points and 12 rebounds against Sandringham in Round 9.

Special Mentions

– Mt Gambier import Damian Johnson flirted with a quadruple-double as the Pioneers scored their 10th straight win. Johnson had 15 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and eight blocks as his Pioneers’ beat Ballarat on Sunday.

– Dandenong’s Lucas Walker celebrated his new NBL deal with Adelaide 36ers with 28 points and 12 rebounds against Sandringham.

– Fellow Dandenong star Daequon Montreal also had a big game with 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.


Sara Blicavs – Geelong Lady Supercats

After scoring 26 points in 19 minutes in Round 9, Sara Blicavs has produced another stellar performance in Round 10 in her team’s one-point win over the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence.

Blicavs was named the Round 10 SEABL Women’s Player of the Week off the back of 30 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block, shooting the ball at 52 per cent from the field.

Blicavs had nine points including clutch free throws in the last quarter, leading the Lady Supercats in their come from behind win.

It’s been a sensational season by Blicavs so far recapturing her form of 2012, averaging 19.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game – top ten in the league in each category.

Special Mentions

– Hobart’s Izzy Chilcott showed why she has a WNBL contract with Perth next season scoring 35 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out seven assists in the Chargers’ win over Albury-Wodonga.

– Canberra Capitals Academy import Julie Forster was dominant in their upset win over Kilsyth securing a 20-20 game with scoring 21 points and 23 rebounds in 45 minutes.

– Frankston forward Kelly Bowen had a big weekend with 18 points, 14 rebounds against Nunawading then 13 points and 20 rebounds against Bendigo.

– Launceston guard Ally Wilson took charge against Albury-Wodonga with 30 points and six rebounds on a scorching 13-18 shooting.


 (Jackson photo provided by The Advocate)