The Sunbury Jets’ women have wrapped up their Big V Championship regular season in style by picking up a pair of wins at the weekend to seal the minor premiership.
Taking on Eltham on Saturday and Warrandyte on Sunday, the Jets were too good in the big moments, finishing the season two games ahead of Knox, Bulleen and Waverley.
Saturday’s match was an arm wrestle from the beginning, with the Wildcats taking the game up to the Jets from the tip-off.
It was some outstanding three-point shooting from the Jets that helped decide the result, as they went at 41 per cent from beyond the arc in the 86-82 win.
Courtney Duever (36 points, six rebounds) and Orla O’Reilly (25 points, 10 rebounds) stood tall when it mattered to lead the Jets to the crucial win.
Going into Sunday’s game, the Jets knew they had top spot sealed up, but that didn’t stop them putting Warrandyte to the sword.
Every member of the Jets’ squad saw some court time as Sunbury tuned up for finals with a 76-63 win.
O’Reilly was again strong with 28 points and six assists. The Jets will enjoy a rest before their finals campaign kicks off in a fortnight.
In men’s division one, the Jets lost both of their games at the weekend to finish fifth in their pool.
On Saturday, they took the fight up to Chelsea but fell short in a 97-94 loss despite strong showings from Javari Williams (28 points, 12 rebounds), Deng Chan (24 points, nine rebounds) and Jacob Formosa (23 points).
Their regular season finished with a disappointing loss to Melton in the Thoroughbreds’ fourth win of the season.
Despite Williams, Chan and Formosa dominating again, Melton had a better spread of contributors as it finished the season with a 107-97 win.
The losses mean the Jets’ men will miss finals this season.
In the mens youth league one semi-finals, Sunbury fell to Werribee to bring an end to their season.
The Jets got some strong contributions from all their starters, with Kyle Collins (20 points, five rebounds) a standout, but they had no answer for Werribee’s Mitchell Alush (36 points) who guided the Devils to a 89-71 win.