SEABL round 9- Players of the week

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Lewis and Wilson headline in the ninth week of competition.


Tony Lewis – Bendigo Braves

It’s been a big few weeks for Bendigo’s Tony Lewis, winning the Round 8 Player of the Week, the Player of the Month for May and now being named the Round 9 SEABL Men’s Player of the Week.

Lewis was the difference between the two teams in the Braves’ 85-76 win over Ballarat, finishing with 34 points and 16 rebounds.

Shooting the ball at 62 per cent from the field, Lewis also made two three-pointers as Bendigo overran the Miners 22-6 in the last quarter.

Lewis is second in the league in points averaging 24.4, and first in rebounds with 13.2 per game.

Special Mentions

– BA Centre of Excellence forward Harry Froling had a career night against Hobart Chargers with 34 points and 15 rebounds in COE’s loss.

– Sandringham’s Junior Hairston stood tall for the Sabres in their two wins with 20 points on Saturday and 27 points on Sunday.

– Chargers scorer Tom Wright had a big weekend with 28 points and six assists against COE and 22 points against Canberra Gunners as his club won both games.


Alex Wilson – Launceston Tornadoes

The Tornadoes extended their streak to seven straight wins, with Alex Wilson one of the key instigators resulting in her being recognised as the Round 9 SEABL Women’s Player of the Week.

Launceston defeated 2014 SEABL Champions Brisbane, with Wilson finishing with a more than respectable 16 points and nine rebounds – but it was her performance against Sandringham that stood out above the rest.

Wilson had 30 points, eight rebounds and three steals in her team’s 88-70 victory against the Sabres, shooting the ball at 60 per cent from the field.

Now ranked sixth in the league for scoring, Wilson is having an outstanding season with 20.3 points per game and 7.9 rebounds each contest.

Special Mentions

– Hobart Lady Chargers Klara Wischer had a day out against Canberra Capitals Academy scoring 32 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

– Frankston’s Kate Gaze has 25 points and seven assists against Dandenong, with her team just falling short.

– Geelong’s Sara Blicavs had 26 points and five rebounds against Albury-Wodonga in only 19 minutes off the bench.