Sunday, December 17, 2017

'Brian Chase' women finish second behind Police

BLINK Brian Chase Academy finished second behind Police in the Women's Division of the Mackeson Super Ten Basketball League on Sunday night thanks to another strong performance by Jamie Jack beyond the arc.

Jack helped Brian Chase Academy blank defending champions Courts Horizon 69-59 on 40 per cent three-point shooting at Jean Pierre Complex, landing six of her 15 attempts.

It took Jack five attempts before she landed her first three-pointer, but once she found her range, she used it to good effect, finishing with a match-high 18 points and three steals.

Jack was aided by Allison Young, who added 15 points and three rebounds to the Brian Chase Academy cause.

Brian Chase Academy had lost to Horizon earlier this season, but in Sunday's match they led each quarter, including 32-25 at half-time and 57-35 after three quarters. They won despite being outscored 24-12 in the final period.

The teams are set to meet at least four more times this season, with the League "Big Four" playoffs and knockout tournament still to come.

It was Jack's second straight long-range assault after sinking half dozen three-pointers against Police on Thursday to help her team to a 71-69 win. Police finished with that loss as their only blemish in ten games

In the League's Youth Division, Millennium Basketball Academy (MBA) and Maloney Pacers were big winners in the race for "Big Four" spots.

Jonathan Hamilton (11 points) and Nathan Sheppard (ten) helped MBA ease past Belmont Off Limits 71-39 at Jean Pierre Complex, while Pacers cruised past Pistons 92-49 on the back of Nathan Lewis's 23 and Justin Medina's 11 points.