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Let’s be Frank(s) – Robert records double-double

THERE were many questions surrounding how the offence of the Adelaide 36ers would look after the team’s leading scorer departed prior to the FIBA break, but a double-double from Robert Franks and a gritty road win over Melbourne United instilled plenty of confidence that the team can still be a contender. When Craig Randall II […]

Okwera owns opportunity as a starter

WITH Melbourne United in the midst of a big man shortage, youngster David Okwera has been taking his chances for increased minutes and rewarded the team with a strong performance on the weekend. When United took down the Phoenix with an emphatic 110-85 win, Okwera was one of the team’s better performers. After Ariel Hukporti […]

NBL Team Overview: Melbourne United

THE upcoming National Basketball League (NBL) season is just around the corner, with the season opener slated for December. As the NBL Blitz pre-season campaign comes to a close, sides across the league will be finalising preparations for their NBL22 campaigns. With that said, it is time for us to take one final look at […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC preview: Preliminary finals

THIS week the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys competition prepares for the preliminary finals. The Nunawading Spectres will come off their break to face the Melbourne Tigers, while the Kilsyth Cobras come up against the Bulleen Boomers for a spot in the Grand Final. Nunawading Spectres (2nd, 14-4) vs Melbourne Tigers […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC preview: Qualifying and Elimination Finals

THE Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys Championship Division begins its first round of finals on Friday, which will see only six teams remain at the round’s end. All games will be played on neutral courts, with Nunawading and Bulleen along with Melbourne and Diamond Valley hosting games at Hawthorn in two […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC review: Round 9 – Nunawading wins final preview against Kilsyth

THE regular season for the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys Championship Division finishes with the Nunawading Spectres as 58-64 victors over league-leaders, Kilsyth Cobras. The win marks Nunawading’s third consecutive win in the lead up to finals, finishing second with a home final, second chance and a standout 9-1-0 record on […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC preview: Round 8

A TOP three clash headlines Round 8 of the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys Championship Division with the bottom four sides battling for the last two spots in the eight. Dandenong Rangers (3rd, 11-3-2) vs. Nunawading Spectres (2nd, 12-4) The match of the round pits third placed Dandenong Rangers against second […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC review: Round 7 – Top 5 grab wins

THE top five teams were able to gain some separation from the bottom five sides in Round 7 of the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys competition with the dominant sides all getting wins over their lower ranked opponents three weeks out from finals. The bottom five teams are just one win […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC preview: Round 7

WITH the regular season nearly reaching a close, Round 7 of the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys Championship Division hopes to be a percentage booster for a few of the top-eight. As the fixture stands, no two teams will face within the top eight this round – with seven positions or […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC review: Round 6 – The top-four tightens with another big draw

FOR the second week in a row in the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys Championship Division, the Bulleen Boomers have picked up a draw against a top-end side – finishing 63-63 at home against the Kilsyth Cobras. In the contest, both sides remained close throughout. Bulleen opened the first term 23-18 […]

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