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The latest news for Melbourne Tigers men's, women's, Youth League girls and boys teams. 

Youth Teams get 3 from 3

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The Melbourne Tigers YCW & YCM were at home on Sunday against the Sabres but the YCM had business to take care of first out in Belgrave as they went against the Sherbrooke Suns.

Big V Youth League Round 9 Preview

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The Melbourne Tigers Youth League sides will be back in action this weekend at MSAC against the Sandringham Sabres but the Youth Men must first travel east to Belgrave on Saturday night to take on the Sherbrooke Suns.

Tigers fall to NW Tasmania

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The Melbourne Tigers sides were home for clashes against Tasmanian sides that they met in Round 3, with the women looking for revenge against the Launceston Tornadoes and the men looking to once again knock off the NW Tasmania Thunder.

Big V Round 8 Recap

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The Melbourne Tigers Youth sides were on the road for Mother’s Day, The Youth Women heading out east to Kilsyth to take on the Cobra’s and the Youth Men were in Hawthorn to take on the Magic. Both Tigers sides hovering around the top of their pools whilst Kilsyth in the Youth Women’s are down near the bottom as is the Magic in the Youth Men’s.

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Youth League recap

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The Melbourne Tigers Youth sides returned home to MSAC for the first time this season in a Big V double header with the Youth Women kicking it off first against the Eltham Wildcats.

Eltham Wildcats scored first to open the game but the Tigers responded back with the next 5 points but Eltham quickly answered with a 3 to tie things up at 5 all. That was just in the opening minute, from there it was back and forth until there was 4:38 left in the quarter when Zoe Cransberg hit a 2-point jumper to put the Tigers up by 1 and also kickstarted a 13 – 0 run that was ended when Eltham hit a 2 right on the buzzer. The Tigers went into the first break, up 26 – 16.
The 2nd quarter was back and forth, whenever the Wildcats tried to chip away at the Tigers lead, the Tigers would answer that run back with one of their own with neither side getting any major momentum. The Tigers though were still staying strong as they maintained their lead in the double digits for most of the quarter. The Tigers went into halftime leading 47 – 37.
Jordan Cransberg started the 2nd half off with a 2-point jump shot but Eltham responded to that before the Tigers then ran off the next 7 points to take a 17-point lead with 7:40 to play in the 3rd. From there it was slow going for both sides as the Tigers outscored the Wildcats 6 – 4 in that remaining time.
Eltham started the 4th with the first 4 points but the Tigers steadied the ship and went basket for basket with Eltham until there was 4:19 left when the Tigers capped off back to back baskets and opened a 20-point lead. The Tigers held on for the remainder of the game and ran out winners 74 – 58.
Jordan Cransberg led all scorers with 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocks. Ash Stainer had a good game with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Whilst Zoe Cransberg added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Courtney Gaze also had a strong game with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Youth Men were out on court next when they were taking on the Altona Gators who were out to spoil the Tigers return party for Justher Angeles who hadn’t played for about 12 months.
The 1st quarter was a back and forth battle as no team had control of the game and it was fast paced action. Both sides traded off baskets for the whole quarter with 1 team able to get a small run of 4 or 5 points together before the other would answer that right back. The Tigers had the most important small run though as they scored the last 4 points of the quarter to take a 28 – 27 lead at the break.
The Tigers came out of the break with a new focus on putting a stop on the Gators as they shut down Altona’s scoring and started to break down Altona’s defence as they scored the first 12 points of the quarter to open a 13-point lead with 4:35 to play in the 1st half. The Tigers had taken complete control of the match as they proceeded to outscore Altona 23 – 6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 51 – 33 lead into the main break.
The Tigers kicked off the 3rd quarter where they had left off with an 8 – 2 opening run in the first couple of minutes. Altona finally steadied and tried to make a run at the Tigers as they scored the next 10 points to cut the lead down to 14. Altona worked hard as they had closed in from a 24-point lead and had cut that back to 16 by the last break. The Tigers leading 66 – 50.
The Tigers let loose in the 4th as they went on a 15 – 6 run to open the final quarter. With 4:44 to go the Tigers were up 81 – 56 and Altona were all but done. The Tigers and Gators pretty much exchanged baskets for the remainder of the quarter and with 8 seconds remaining in the game the Tigers achieved a rare feat when Nathan McIntyre scored with him becoming the 12th player on the team to score. The Tigers won 86 – 63.
Abraham Kaplandjian led the scoring with 16 points. Jack Bines and Jakob Cornellisen both added 14 points each.
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to both Josh Hearn-Amy and Jakob Cornellisen who both suffered injuries during the game.

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