SEABL round 8- Players of the week

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Lewis and Papavs headline in the eighth week of competition.


Tony Lewis – Bendigo Braves

2014 SEABL Most Valuable Player Tony Lewis is the Round 8 Player of the Week, with two big outings for the Bendigo Braves.

Lewis was huge in the clash against his old team – Dandenong, on Saturday night with 24 points and 17 rebounds at 52 per cent shooting from the field.

The Braves went down by one point in the heartbreaking loss, but redeemed their weekend with a come-from-behind win over Nunawading, where Lewis once again starred.

Despite missing his first double-double for the 2015 season, Lewis had 30 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Braves, scoring 13 points in the last quarter to help drag his team over the line.

After a breakout 2014 season where he ran away with the MVP at season’s end, Lewis has continued to stamp his authority as one of the league’s dominant players, currently second in scoring with 23.4 points per game and the league’s leading rebounder averaging 12.9.

Special Mentions

– Ballarat Miners guard Roy Booker had a monster weekend in Tasmania amassing 62 points over two games with 36 points in his club’s win over North West Tasmania and 26 in the Miners’ loss to Hobart.

– Spectres guard Shane McDonald was on song with 27 points against Kilsyth and 24 against Bendigo.

– Canberra Gunners star Nnaebuka Anyaorah also came to play with 25 points and six boards against Geelong and then 24 points against Frankston.


Clare Papavs – Dandenong Rangers

Dandenong veteran Clare Papavs has been named the Round 8 Player of the Week after starring in her team’s win over the Bendigo Lady Braves.

Papavs produced 26 points, ten rebounds and three assists in her team’s 21-point road win – her team’s ninth win for the 2015 season.

With the Rangers hit by injuries and national duties, Papavs has been vital to their 9-2 start producing some of her best numbers over her career.

In 2015, Papavs averages 14.5 points – her best scoring output since 2008, and 8.5 rebounds – her highest production over her 12 seasons.

Special Mentions

– Launceston Tornadoes star Ally Wilson powered her side to a win over Ballarat with 30 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Mikaela Ruef had another big game with 20 points and 18 rebounds.

– Kelly Bowen’s good form continues, helping Frankston break their four-game losing streak with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

– Steph Cumming produced another good performance for the Kilsyth Lady Cobras scoring 23 points to go with her seven rebounds in their five-point win over Nunawading.