The Border Watch : January 15th 2015
SPORT NEWS TIPS email@example.com Mount Gambier 08 8723 8989 BASKETBALL 33 ROOFING • PATIOS • SHEDS • FENCING • HARDWARE 659163 Lakers thrash Timboon Taipans Maintain top spot in South West conference JACKSON REVOR A firstname.lastname@example.org Mount Gambier 08 8723 8989 BASKETBALL 33 ROOFING • PATIOS • SHEDS • FENCING • HARDWARE 659163 Lakers thrash Timboon Taipans Maintain top spot in South West conference JACKSON REVOR A email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ’s Lakers began 2015 in style, dealing Timboon aipans an old-fashioned drubbing at the Icehouse Saturday night in Round 13 of the Victorian Country Basketball League competition. The 110-52 defeat maintained the Lakers’ position at the top of the South West conference ladder and bid a warning to all contenders Mount Gambier will be the team to beat come finals time. From the opening stanza it was apparent the Taipans had a big job ahead to simply keep pace with the rampaging Lakers, with a 24-13 scoreline the closest quarter of the match. Simon Berkefeld and Dellon Brown led the charge with six points each while Matthew Berkefeld was close behind on five. Timboon’s Jarryd Watene managed nine for his side, but with four other individual scorers, the Lakers were on fire. TEAM EFFORT: Matt Berkefeld, like all other players on the Lakers’ roster, managed to score in his side’s big win over the Timboon Taipans Saturday night at the Icehouse. Sporting scholarship to Jolley Junior Lakers involved in TALENTED Mount Gambier sportswoman Danika Jolley, has been awarded a Wendy Ey sporting scholarship to assist her in her commitment to gain the required qualifications and experience to achieve elite standards in basketball officiating. Wendy Ey was an Australian track and field athlete, sports administrator and academic. She also excelled in squash and hockey. Her fierce desire was to enhance the opportunities for women in sport and recreation. Her legacy has been continued through the establishment of scholarships by the Office of Sport and Recreation to encourage and assist coaches or officials in striving to officiate at elite level. Jolley is at present a member of the SA Country Basketball referees contingent, officiating at the 2015 Australian Country Basketball Junior Cup being played in Albury NSW this week. She has umpired Under 16 and 18 games at the cup. cup opening ceremony MOUNT Gambier has yet again been well represented by junior sports stars, with three Junior Lakers basketballers involved in the Australian Country Basketball Junior Cup opening ceremony conducted at Wodonga prior to the first round of matches. Under 14 player, Emily Close, rep- resenting the winning 2014 Sharks team, presented the cup to the Mayor of Wodonga. Under 18 players, Brad Rathjen and Rachael Hines, representing SA Country, read the players’ oath for the 2015 Cup. REWARDED FOR EFFORT: Basketball referee Danika Jolley (far right) keeps an eye on play during a Lakers game at the Icehouse. Jolley has been rewarded for her efforts with a scholarship to help pursue her career. 218 Commercial St East, Mt Gambier Phone 08 8725 0855 ACCESSORIES 657448 Bucik Tyrepower www.buciktyrepower.com.au The Border Watch, Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 33 After the first break the home side broke the game open, with 14 points from Simon Berkefeld adding to his impressive total. Matthew Berkefeld contributed six for the term with Marcel Last chipping in for five. Watene again flew the flag for the Taipans, but his side could only manage 16 for the term, compared to 34 to the Lakers. The 58-29 half time score told the tale, with the Taipans needing something special in the final half. But again the Lakers struck, with Brown adding a further eight to take his night’s tally to 16. Another even spread of scorers showed the Lakers’ versatility, with Simon Berkefeld (5), Matthew Berkefeld (3), Chris Mason (2), Troy Bird (4) and Michael Stephens (4) all registering on the score board. From there it was a simple formality, as the Lakers closed out the game with a 26-9 final stanza to claim a comfortable victory. Simon Berkefeld top scored for the night with 31 while Brown managed 23 and Matthew Berkefeld contributed 14. To add further to the impressive numbers, all other players on the roster managed to bother the scorers at some stage throughout the game. The Lakers have one more match for the minor season, again at the Icehouse on Sunday. The side will host third placed Horsham Hornets in what promises to be a tight tussle. The Hornets trail the Lakers by just three points, with only one less win at this stage of the season. However, Horsham will be backing up from a Saturday game against the Portland Coasters, which could have the side sitting equal on points at the top of the ladder. That match may also take a bit of sting out of the Hornets tail, with Portland sure to provide a tough, physical contest, giving the Lakers both the home-court advantage and a full week off to refresh. Horsham hosted the Lakers back in Round 4, with the Lakers returning home 13-point winners. Meanwhile the women’s competition resumes on Sunday at the Icehouse with the Lakers also hosting Horsham in their final round match. The women sit two games clear of Horsham on the ladder and with the Hornets backing up from the Portland game, should be in the box seat to take the points. Last time the two teams met the Lakers ran out 16-point winners at Horsham and should start as hot favourites. The women’s game tips off at noon with the men taking to the floor at 2pm.
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