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NBL1: Ringwood vs. Casey (Recap)

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On a gripping Monday night at the arena, the Ringwood Hawks edged out the Casey Cavaliers in a nail-biting encounter, 80-76.Womens

The Hawks soared on the back of a balanced attack and a tenacious defence that forced 24 turnovers, converting them into 15 crucial points. Lana Hollingsworth was instrumental in the victory, orchestrating the offence with 20 points and dishing out seven assists. Ahlise Hurst added a significant punch with 21 points, including five from beyond the arc, while Jack Danielle Animam dominated the glass, snagging 13 rebounds to go with her nine points. The Hawks’ bench made a substantial impact, contributing 16 points to the cause.

Casey, on the other hand, struggled to maintain possession, with turnovers proving costly. Despite the loss, Alexandra Wittinger put up a valiant effort, delivering a powerhouse double-double with 29 points and 13 rebounds, showcasing her dominance in the paint. Sharne Robati also notched a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Lauryn Hippolite chipped in with 15 points. The Cavaliers’ shooting from the field was decent at 48.4 percent, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Hawks’ relentless pressure.

The game saw 24 lead changes, indicating a tightly contested match, but the Hawks managed to maintain their composure and secure the win.

Hawks: Hollingsworth (20), Hurst (21), Animam (9).
Cavaliers: Wittinger (29), Robati (18), Hippolite (15).


On a gripping Monday night at the arena, the Ringwood Hawks edged out a close-fought 94-91 victory against the Casey Cavaliers in a game that was a true testament to tenacity and teamwork.

The Hawks soared with a well-rounded offensive strategy, finding their rhythm and capitalizing on their chances inside the paint, where they scored a hefty 46 points. Jonathan Lawton was the star of the show, dropping a game-high 28 points and snatching five steals, while Braelen Bridges contributed a solid 14 points and six rebounds. The team’s ball movement was exemplary, as evidenced by their 20 assists, and they made their presence felt on defense with 10 steals, disrupting the Cavaliers’ flow.

Casey, despite the narrow loss, had plenty to be proud of. Devin Watson put on a scoring clinic with 29 points, and Preston Bungei notched an impressive double-double with 18 points and 12 boards. The Cavaliers showed great hustle, especially in the paint where they racked up 44 points, and their bench added a valuable 20 points to keep the game competitive. However, the Hawks’ ability to convert from the field at 59.6 percent compared to the Cavaliers’ 51.4 percent proved to be a deciding factor in the end.

The game was a rollercoaster with 16 lead changes, but Ringwood’s biggest lead of 14 points and their time in command for over 29 minutes of playtime ultimately saw them through to a hard-earned victory.

Hawks: Lawton (28), Nai (15), Roberts (15).
Cavaliers: Watson (29), Bungei (18), Karabatsos (12).

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