2019 UNDER-20 AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPS RECAP- DAY 2
For a full review of the Day 2 games as well as the draws, ladders and top performers, click here.
After two days of competition for the Under-20 men, a couple of teams are starting to flex their muscle with NSW and Victoria unbeaten in Pool A while Western Australia and the NBA Global Academy sit on top of the ladder in Pool B with 2-0 records.
The Global Academy overcame a six-point half-time deficit against Victoria A to prevail 79-73 with Hyungjung Lee (24 points) leading the fightback while Blake Jones added 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
They then backed up in the afternoon to beat ACT, despite Will Mayfield lighting it up for 32 points.
WA recorded an even bigger comeback, using a 22-8 final term to defeat Queensland after trailing by as many as 20 in the second quarter. Kyle Bowen had another monster game with 21 points and 15 boards in the 83-65 win,
In the Under-20 women, Victoria have raced to a 3-0 record after big wins over WA and ACT today and Lara Edmandson now sits fourth in the competition for scoring with 17.7 points per contest.
NSW look comfortable in second spot after they bounced back from a loss on Day 1 to take care of Queensland and Victoria A while ACT and South Australia face an important clash today at 10am as they battle for a place in the top four.
The Ivor Burge competitions began on Day 2 and South Australia were quick to assert their dominance with two wins in Pool B. They cracked the century mark in both games, averaging 136.5 points with Zachary Georg-Dent’s 32.5 point average leading the team.
NSW and Victoria were successful in Pool A but while they fell to Victoria, Japan’s Namio Yanagisawa top-scored for the day with 36 points.
NSW Country have set the pace for the Ivor Burge women, claiming comfortable wins over ACT and WA but ACT were able to defeat NSW Metro later in the day to get on the winners list alongside Victoria who were too good for South Australia.
Montana Haag-Witherden and Kaitin Zonneveld starred for Victoria while Zora Hines-Coffey proved to be a handful offensively for NSW Country. Those two teams will meet today at 2pm in a possible finals preview.
For all the draws, results and LiveStats, click here.
Results and top performers from Day 2 of the 2019 Australian U20 and Ivor Burge Championships being held in Canberra at Basketball Austraila’s Centre of Excellence.
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