SEABL round 5- Players of the week

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Booker and Talbot headline in the fifth week of competition.


Roy Booker – Ballarat Miners

He’s done it again – Roy Booker is once again the SEABL Men’s Player of the Week after a huge game in Round 5 helping the Ballarat Miners get the win.

Booker finished with 35 points – 27 of those coming from behind the arc as he went nine of 14 from downtown, while also having four assists.

After an Achilles injury derailed his 2014 season, Booker is back to his best and is one of the most dominant players in the competition.

He leads the league in scoring averaging 25.7 points per game, and is top five in assists with 6.1 per game, but it’s his long range shooting that has him a cut above the rest of the league.

Booker has made 34 triples in 2015 – double the amount of Mount Gambier’s Erik Burdon who sits second on the list, shooting the ball at 46.6 per cent from three-point range.

Special Mentions

– Frankston star Brandon Polk teed off against the BA Centre of Excellence on Saturday night scoring 35 points along with seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks.

– Nunawading’s Simon Conn scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Spectres 102-98 win over Brisbane Spartans.

– Geelong star Kimmani Barrett’s 28 points in 27 minutes proven a major point of difference between the Supercats and Dandenong Rangers on Saturday night with the Supercats winning 101-79.


Stephanie Talbot – Canberra Capitals Academy

It was a monster weekend for Stephanie Talbot stuffing the stat-sheet in her two games over Round 5, resulting in SEABL Women’s Player of the Week honours.

Talbot averaged 29 points, 14.5 rebounds, three assists, 4.5 steals and two blocks in her two games, with her performance in their win against Sandringham one of the best of season 2015.

In the 17-point win, Talbot finished with 33 points (11-22 FG), 17 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in a dominant display. This followed her 25 point-12 rebound effort in their three-point loss to Ballarat the night before.

Talbot is seventh in scoring averaging 22 points per game, the league’s leading rebounder with 12.7 per contest, and third in assists averaging 4.3. She also leads the league in steals and is third in blocks, emphasising her versatility and overall dominance so far in 2015.

Special Mentions

– Dandenong Rangers forward Jacinta Kennedy continues to burn with 31 points and eight rebounds in her club’s win over Geelong.
– Geelong star Sara Blicavs was again on song for the Supercats with 25 points and 14 rebounds in their loss to the Rangers.
– Kilsyth’s Cassie Sant scored 27 points and grabbed 11 boards against Bendigo while Lady Braves guard Kelly Wilson scored 30 points in her club’s loss to Kilsyth playing all 40 minutes.