A mixed bag in Dandenong

The Melbourne Tigers last Saturday night went to Dandenong to take on the Rangers, the two teams have played some great games against each other and last Saturday was no exception.


The Tigers Women were in great form but were missing Jade Melbourne and were hit by the news that Monique Conti was not going to play with the Tigers this year.

Regardless of these events the women led at the end of the first period 22-20 then lead at half time 36-33 before leading at the end of the third period 57-52.

The wheels fell off for the women in the last period as the Rangers scored 28 points to the Tigers 15 to win 80-72, two-point shooting in the last was the big difference as the Rangers scored in 63.64% of attempts whilst the Tigers scored in 15.38% of attempts.

Samantha Simons led the scoring with 27 points and Angelique Francis grabbed ten rebounds for the team.


The Tigers Men got their first win of the season earlier in the week against Nunawading and were looking to make it two in a row against the Rangers.

The Tigers led at the end of the first period 24-21 and had a superb second period to lead 49-38 at half time, the Rangers made slight inroads on the Tigers in the third period but still trailed the Tigers 68-59.

The Tigers scoring picked up as they outscored the Rangers 27-23 to record a comfortable 95-82 win.

Taj Chehhal and Jack Purchase shared the scoring honours with 22 points each with Callan McDonald picking up 11 rebounds.


The Men are starting to get it together and they now have two wins in a row with the Hobart Chargers and NW Tasmania Thunder coming up.

The Women are doing well this year, the fade out against Dandenong was not great but these things do happen, they’ll improve on things, it will be interesting to see how they go in Tasmania as they’ve got the Hobart Chargers and Launceston Tornadoes.


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