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Premier 1 Men
Belconnen Ramblers (55) def. by Ginninderra Rats (69)

The under strength Ramblers simply had no answer for the hot-shooting Dean Hill from the Rats. Though the return of Ben Allen from illness was a huge positive for the Rats, the Ramblers tended to concentrate a little too much on the man-mountain, and Hill managed to break free with consistency throughout the match. It was tit-for-tat throughout, and tied at 47-all before Ramblers big man Obieze Moneke fouled out with just under 7 minutes to go in the contest. Following his exit, the Rats managed to close the game with a 22-8 run, and claimed their first win of the season.

Top Scorers

Belconnen Ramblers – T Hewett (15), O Moneke (13)

Ginninderra Rats – D Hill (26), B Allen (14)

Tuggeranong Vikings (67) def. by Wests Money Mechanics Magpies (77)

The game of the week saw a grand final rematch from last season, where the Wests Magpies extracted sweet revenge over the undermanned Vikings. The game was neck and neck throughout, before the Vikings stretched it out slightly and took an 8 point lead into the final break after Wests coach Jerry Lee was ejected for receiving 2 technical fouls. Wests veteran Eric Malcolm appeared to step up and coach the group after the removal of Lee, and the Magpies rallied behind their inspirational leader and won the 4th quarter 27 – 9 to take the game. A special mention must go to Vikings newcomer, and Gunners player, Dylan Rawson who managed to hit a whopping 7 three pointers to lead the Vikings and establish himself as an MVP candidate.

Top Scorers

Tuggeranong Vikings – D Rawson (27), S Mills (12)

Wests Magpies – N Jackson (20), E Malcolm (14)

TSC Pride (79) def. by Weston Creek Woden Dodgers (89)

The revival of the Weston Creek Woden Dodgers Premier Men continues, with the team snagging their second win of the season behind another strong performance by local Gunner Dylan Simpson, who has established himself as a player to watch over the first two games. For TSC, Jarrod Hampton put together a strong performance, however young star Bul Kuol struggled somewhat as he fouled out with 14 points in the contest. Another special mention must go to Nathan Smith, who managed 16 points on his birthday!

Top Scorers

TSC Pride – J Hampton (26), B Kuol (14)

WCW Dodgers – Dylan Simpson (24), N Smith (16)

Premier 1 Women
Tuggeranong Vikings (75) def. Belconnen Ramblers (47)

The Ramblers got off to a quick start and took a 19 – 6 lead into the second quarter, but the Vikings clawed it back quickly and then blew past the Ramblers for the duration of the game. An extremely balanced attack from the Vikings saw 4 players in double figures, and another reaching 9 points. Rosie Schweizer was again strong for the Ramblers, who will be gaining experience from each match and improving throughout the year.

Top Scorers

Tuggeranong Vikings – T Ketels (15), H Mason (14)

Belconnen Ramblers – R Schweizer (16), A Dalgleish (12)

Weston Creek Woden Dodgers (80) def. Norths (70)

Despite another strong showing from Norths and the absence of Caps Academy star Carlie Smith, the Dodgers just had too much firepower for the young Norths side. The experience and class of Alice Coddington was on full display, and she was well supported with an extremely even spread of scoring from the Dodgers. Callie and Isabelle Bourne were again strong for Norths, who will be taking the positives out of each game and no doubt inching closer to the first win of the season. After the Round 1 hiccup, the Dodgers are back on track and proving that they are still the powerhouse they have been for a number of seasons.

Top Scorers

WCW Dodgers – A Coddington (20), K Langhorn (13)

Norths – C Bourne (23), I Bourne (16)

Wests Magpies (53) def. by Ginninderra Rats (54)

In a game that was neck and neck from start to finish, it was a Michelle Patt free throw at the conclusion of the game that was the difference. Patt was again strong throughout the game, outworking her opponents to the tune of 17 points, while Sarah Taylor was again a spark for Wests and managed a tidy 16 points. Both teams move to 1W1L loss for the season and are yet to firmly establish their place in the competition. Emma Bourne was strong yet again for Wests, however she couldn’t carry her hot shooting form from Round 1 while the Rats team defence did enough behind Patt’s consistency.

Top Scorers

Wests Magpies – S Taylor (16), E Bourne (11)

Ginninderra Rats – M Patt (17), C Parmenter (10)