Three out of four aint bad for Panthers

She shoots: Dominika Offner (Springwood) in action against the Bruins. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell (
She shoots: Dominika Offner (Springwood) in action against the Bruins. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell (

The Penrith Panthers Basketball Association has won three of its four games over the weekend, in round 12 of the 2014 Waratah Championship League (WCL) competition.

The big winners of the weekend were the Davlin Security Panthers women, who won both of their games, in spite of the absence of Australian U17 representative Tahlia Tupaea.

Diminutive point guard Dominka Offner (Springwood) made a welcome return to the Panthers squad, inspiring her team-mates to a 60-52 win over the Bankstown Bruins and 70-65 over the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

Sydney Flames WNBL squad members Rohanee Cox and Alicia Poto were both superb over the two games.

Cox had 53 points and 25 boards for the weekend, ahead of Poto with 30 points and 16 boards.

Outstanding junior Ella Tofaeono had 13 boards against the Bruins, while Offner scored 16 points against the Sea Eagles.

The Pioneer Tavern Panthers men's team could not emulate their clubmates, falling 79-71 to the Bruins on Saturday night before defeating the Central Coast Crusaders 90-70 on Sunday.

Ben Kearins led the Panthers with 18 points on Saturday, then almost pulled off a triple-double on Sunday with 20 points, 13 boards and 8 assists.

Nic Pozoglou had 30 points for the weekend, ahead of Louis Brandt (Springwood) with 29 points and 22 boards.

Jarrod Sorenson (Springwood) had his best game of the weekend against the Sea Eagles, finishing with 14 points.

Both Penrith teams head to the Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre, Warriewood, this Saturday to play the Sea Eagles.


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