Updated: Mar 28, 2022
Pride Round has delivered non-stop action as teams cement their place at the top of the ladder.
The women's and men's ladders following a thrilling Pride Round
Three of the men’s teams have been confirmed for the 2021 UBL Finals this week following some riveting scores and overtime thrillers.
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), The University of Sydney (USYD) and The University of Western Australia (UWA Maali) will set out to take the trophy home in the finals in Sydney on 1 and 2 June.
The fourth team is yet to be determined for the men's competition with two match-ups next week between UWA Maali v The University of Melbourne (MELB) and UWA Maali v La Trobe University (LTU) set to determine the final four.
Some standout performances from the men's competition this week:
Mitchell Dielemans (VU) 36 pts, 8 rebounds, 8 assists v USC Spartans
Reggie Ridlen (UTS) 31 pts, 7 assists, 4 steals v UWA Maali
Chuatwech Reath (UWA) 27 pts, 3 assists, 3 steals v USYD
Ovie Magbegor (LTU) 25 pts, 15 rebounds, 6 steals v MELB
Joel Rimes (MELB) 20 pts, 8 rebounds, 2 assists v LTU
In the women’s competition, The University of Sydney (USYD) and Victoria University (VU) have both ensured their place in the top four with some strong wins during Pride Round.
It will be a tense week for the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) who need the scores to go their way next week between UWA Maali, MELB and LTU in order to make the top four and reach the finals in Sydney!
Top performances from the women's side of the league were:
Chloe Forster (UWA) 27 pts, 83% FT, 7 assists v UTS
Brianna Gregory (USC) 26 pts, 8 rebounds, 1 assist v VU
Tegan Hindle (VU) 15 pts, 100% FT, 2 rebounds, 7 steals v USC
The contest for the UBL Finals is going to be a scorcher – do not miss the last of the round matches next Tuesday 25 May and Wednesday 26 May live from UWA!
See all of the highlights from the action-packed week of basketball here
Check out the top 5 plays from Pride Round, thanks to Sportscast and Scape