Three Keilor Thunder players have been named in the under-18 country team for the upcoming national basketball championships. Cooper Duff-Tytler and Sa Pilimai have both been named in the men’s country team and Orla McMahon has been named in the women’s team. Mading Kuany, who plays for the Braybrook-based Longhorns, has also been named in the country team. The championships will be held in April.
Keilor Thunder has signed American guard Jalen Gibbs for the upcoming National Basketball League 1 South season.Gibbs is set to bring a scoring punch to the Thunder backcourt this season after averaging 19.24 points, 4.57 rebounds and 2.57 assists last year for the Nunawading Spectres. Gibbs, a 6’3 guard who spent his senior collegiate year at Jacksonville State.
Taylors Lakes’ Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association T20 campaign came to an end in the first week of finals. Facing Spotswood, the Lions decided to bowl first. The Woodsman made 151 as they were bowled out with three balls remaining. George Pritchard took 4-33 for the Lions. The Lions never looked likely in their run chase, finishing 6-121. Skipper Steffan Roberts top scored with 34 at the top of the order.
Ben Carrigan is the second new signing for the Melbourne Knights for this year’s National Premier League season. The defender joins the Knights from the Bentleigh Greens, where he had been since 2020, making 34 appearances for the side. Notably, Carrigan was part of the squad that led Bentleigh to lifting the 2022 Dockerty Cup. Carrigan described the switch to the Knights as a “no brainer” given the clubs rich history, while also stating that while also stating that Ben Surey’s game style suits him.