Dean drives slick Dragons past Boomers
Jackson Dean posted an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead Camberwell to an impressive 99-75 win against Bulleen at Balwyn High School yesterday and into the Big V Youth League One Men top four.
Dean shot the ball at an efficient 5-of-7 from the field, went 8-of-8 from the free throw line and added two steals for the Dragons, who finished with four double-digit scorers.
Matt Power also registered a double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds), Sam Veitch handed out four assists to go with 13 points, six rebounds and three steals, and Hugo Bergamin closed with 17 points and seven assists.
The visiting Boomers sliced the host’s 20-point lead at the half to 12 after three, but couldn’t catch the Dragons, who pulled away again with a 27-15 final quarter.
Camberwell shot the ball at 51 per cent from the field and just under 43 per cent from the three-point line, and tallied 25 assists.
The Dragons (14-7), who opened their weekend with a big road win against Altona, stretched their winning streak to four and will enter the final game of their regular season campaign against Coburg on the road next Sunday in fourth place.
Game time against the Giants at Coburg Basketball Stadium is 2pm.
In other Dragons Big V games at the weekend, Sam Labros had 22 points and four rebounds in a 70-56 home loss against McKinnon, and our Youth League Women lost a close one to Bulleen at Balwyn High.
Kaitlyn Wallace had 16 points, three rebounds and three steals to pace the Dragons and Rachael Smith grabbed 15 rebounds to go with seven points, but the Boomers held off their host for a 62-60 win.
Camberwell (fourth with a 14-6 record) will close its regular season with a road-home double against McKinnon and Coburg next weekend.
They’ll play the Cougars at GESAC at 5.30pm on Saturday before heading home to host Coburg at Balwyn High on Sunday.
Photo: Craig Dingle, Melbourne Sports Photography
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