It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but Sunbury Jets maintained their winning start to the Big V women’s state championship division on Saturday.
After three good wins to start the season, the Jets were tested by the Bulleen Boomers.
The Jets took an early lead and led by five points at half-time, with the margin reduced to three at the main break.
Early in the second half the Jets blew out the score to lead 18 points in the fourth quarter.
The Boomers pulled it back to 10 points at the final siren for a winning score of 68-58.
Jets’ coach Kennedy Kereama said it was good to be tested after a few one-sided results in the opening rounds.
“It was a great game and they came prepared and took it to us,” he said.
“They had a couple of players that presented some challenges for us. We learnt a lot from the game and it was a good game for us to have.
“They challenged us and I hope other sides will do the same.”
Courtney Duever topscored with 23 points, but Kereama said it wasn’t her best performance of the season as she also had eight turnovers.
“She played well, but the challenge is for her to get better.”
Imports Orla O’Reilly and Josie Stockill also scored double figures.
While all the Jets players got court time, Kereama said he would have liked to have given the bench players more minutes.
“It’s great to give them the experience and we’ll need all our players during the season.”
Despite the winning start, the Jets aren’t getting ahead of themselves.
“We still have a lot of improvement. Everyone has to be better when playing the powerhouse sides like Hume City and Knox,” Kereama said.
The Jets face Waverley Falcons on Sunday before the Easter break.
Meanwhile the Jets’ men’s side took their first win of the division 1 season in a close game, for a score of 78-73.
Javari Williams topscored with 19 points and had 10 rebounds, while Wil Chan and Jacob Formosa, in his first game of the season, scored double figures.
This weekend they face Keilor Thunder.