SEABL round 14- Players of the week

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Dixon and Bowen headline in the 14th week of competition.


Cory Dixon – Albury Wodonga Bandits

The Albury Wodonga Bandits went 2-0 over Round 14 off the back of import Cory Dixon, who had two big-time performances to secure the Round 14 SEABL Men’s Player of the Week.

Dixon on the Friday night led the Bandits to an away win over Frankston, finishing with 33 points and a season-high 21 rebounds, scoring 13 of his 33 in the third quarter.

Saturday night Dixon led all scorers in their tight win over Kilsyth, scoring 22 points to go with his seven rebounds.

Dixon has been one of the dominant players in the competition in 2015, averaging a double-double with 20.8 points and 11.4 rebounds, while shooting the ball at the good clip of 53 per cent from the field.

Special Mentions

– Mt Gambier’s offence ran hot again in their 14th consecutive win with Brad Hill shooting 8-10 from the field on his way to 25 points.

– Sandringham’s Alister MacDonald had a great weekend with 30 points against Frankston following a 19-point effort against Mt Gambier.

– North-West Tasmania’s Fred Hunter has been one of the unsung performers this season, as he led the Thunder to a massive win over Bendigo with 25 points, eight rebounds and three assists.


Kelly Bowen – Frankston Lady Blues

The Lady Blues had two wins in Round 14, with Kelly Bowen once again stamping her authority on the competition being named the SEABL Women’s Player of the Week for the second occasion in 2015.

Bowen is in a rich vein of form as demonstrated over the weekend, with her Friday night performance against Albury Wodonga only one assist away from a triple-double finishing with 24 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists and five steals.

Saturday night saw Frankston sneak a two-point victory over Sandringham, with Bowen once again scoring 24 points to go with her 10 rebounds for the game.

Bowen has had a big season, currently second in scoring averaging 23.5 points per game and top five in rebounding with 10.5 per game.

Special Mentions

– Blues point guard Kate Gaze showed her shooting was on-song against the Sabres with 28 points and six assists on Saturday night.

– Sabres import Brittany Smart was outstanding for her side with 33 points, seven rebounds and three assists against Frankston.

– The Lady Braves had two wins on the Tasmanian road trip, with Elyse Penaluna averaging 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for the weekend.

– Cobras star Steph Cumming finished with 32 points in Kilsyth’s 60-point demolition job of the Lady Bandits.