SEABL round 4- Players of the week

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Herbert and Smart headline in the fourth week of competition.


Nathan Herbert – Geelong Supercats

A super-efficient performance from Geelong sharpshooter Nathan Herbert sees him named the Round 4 SEABL Men’s Player of the Week.

Herbert led all scorers in their clash against Kilsyth with 26 points, to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in a deadly display of shooting.

Missing only two field goals for the game, Herbert went 9 of 11 from the field including 4 of 5 from behind the arc in his 29 minutes.

Prior to Saturday night’s game Herbert was 3 of 18 from three in 2015, but found his shooting touch in their 90-81 win.

Herbert and the Supercats are on top of the East Conference with a 3-2 record.

Special Mentions

– It was a big weekend for the Ballarat trio of Everard Bartlett, Roy Booker and Kodi Augustus. Bartlett had 16 points and a 2015 league-best of 17 assists in their drubbing of Frankston, while Booker had 29 points and five assists. Augustus in their loss against the Spectres also had a big game with 29 points and 16 rebounds.

– In the Pioneers’ win against Sandringham, Damian Johnson had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.


Brittany Smart – Sandringham Sabres

Brittany Smart has put her hand up as the most dominant player in the SEABL Women’s competition this year, and off the back of two massive games is the Round 4 SEABL Women’s Player of the Week.

Smart was instrumental in the Sabres’ first win of the 2015 season over Bendigo, with 22 points, 16 rebounds and two assists – nine of her 16 rebounds at the offensive end.

On the Sunday, the Sabres nearly made it two from two, just falling short to the Lady Supercats in overtime. Smart nearly dragged her team over the line with an outstanding 36 points, eight rebounds and seven assists – the second time this season she’s scored over 30.

The import guard leads the league in scoring averaging 27 points per game, and is third in rebounding averaging 11.

Special Mentions:

– Sara Blicavs was huge in the Lady Supercats win on Sunday, finishing with 35 points and a 2015 league-high 22 rebounds.

– Jacinta Kennedy continued her stellar start to the 2015 season for the Dandenong Rangers, amassing 30 points and 14 rebounds against the BA Centre of Excellence.

– Caitlin Rowe teamed up with Brittany Smart for Sandringham putting together two big games in Round 4 with 27 points and nine rebounds against Geelong, and 16 points and 15 rebounds in their win over Bendigo.