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SEABL Round #14 - Chargers On The Road Again

Mens Game Vs Ballarat

Chargers 101 - - - 95 Miners

Playing another Top 8 team is almost certain to result in a tough game, and this game was no exception. The Chargers went from a 1 point lead at the end of the first quarter to trailing by 3 at half time.

"We never assume any games are going to be easy"
- Craig Moller, Men's Player

Things only got worse as the boys ended the third quarter 10 points behind the Miners. From this point, the Chargers showed their ability to perform under pressure. The game's final quarter saw a huge 36 points from the Chargers which allowed them to finish 6 points ahead of the Miners when the final buzzer rang.

Womens Game Vs Ballarat

Chargers 71 - - - 62 Rush

Unlike the men's game in Ballarat, the girls managed to claim an early lead and maintain it without too much stress this game. While 71 points is not one of the highest winning scores seen in this year's SEABL, the Chargers played a strong defensive game that prevented the Rush from taking the lead away.

"They've really developed and improved as a team over the past 6 weeks"
- Justin Bryan, Chargers TV Presenter

Brittany Smart scored 23 points, 5 total rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, Klara Wischer had 19 points with 11 total rebounds, 6 assists and a steal, Kylie McCauley had 15 points, 8 total rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks and Kathleen Scheer had 13 points, 6 total rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.

Mens Game Vs Dandenong

Chargers 99 - - - 90 Rangers

Despite the Rangers sitting lower on the ladder, there's no game in this league that is a guaranteed win. The Rangers proved this by outscoring the Chargers in the first quarter, but the Chargers bit back with 29 points to the Rangers' 12 in the second quarter.

"We want to finish in the Top 4 so we can get a home game in the finals"
- David Bartlett, Club President

Scores were tight in the second half of the game, but the Rangers simply couldn't bring the game back from the huge point deficit created in the second quarter, and the Chargers lads walked away with nothing but wins for Round 14.

This win put the Chargers on the longest win streak in the league, with 6 consecutive wins. Unfortunately this was not enough to maintain second place on the ladder, with Nunawading having just enough points to push Hobart down to 3rd place.

The boys are still sitting in a strong position going into the last Round, playing a home game against the NW Thunder, who they beat with a convincing win in Round 2.

Womens Game Vs Dandenong

Chargers 89 - - - 73 Rangers

The Chargers girls were on top of their game for this road trip, and they showed us another convincing victory against the Rangers on their home court. The half-time scores put the Chargers ahead by 10 points.

"I couldn't be happier with the team's performance on the road recently"
- Dwain Davie, Women's Coach

The Rangers managed to outscore the Chargers by 5 points in the third quarter. The Chargers did not take kindly to this however, and outscored the Rangers by 11 points in the last quarter, cementing an already strong lead to close out the game.

With these two wins on the road, the girls have managed to climb to 9th place on the ladder. With another strong performance in the last Round of the league, the Chargers could manage to make their way into the Top 8 for the finals.