WALLAN Panthers had a successful weekend across all four of its Big V basketball teams, with each division claiming victories in round nine.
Wallan’s division two women went into overtime with scores at 81 apiece against Coburg at the conclusion of the fourth quarter.
Coburg took an 11-point advantage into quarter time, and despite the Wallan women winning the remaining three quarters, they were unable to turn around the advantage.
With momentum in their favour, the Panthers outbattled their opponents 14-5 in one period of overtime to record a 95-86 home win.
Four Panthers scored in double figures: Sarah Scott, 21, Amber Ross, 22, Kaitlyn Wakartschuk, 16, and Kaitlyn Bickerton, 17, while Scott finished with five rebounds and 10 assists.
The division two men welcomed back captain Jordan Hockley and shook off a one point quarter time deficit, taking control against Surf Coast to win 79-46.
Jackson Wynne missed out on a triple-double with 19 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, while Arcaim Lallemand supported with 20 points and seven rebounds.
The youth league division two men in a see-sawing battle held off their Maccabi opponents to record an 85-22 victory on Saturday night at home. Sebastian Villegas starred with 28 points, including 10 field goals and eight free throws, along with eight rebounds.
The youth league division two women rounded off the Panthers’ efforts with a 15-point road win against Whittlesea. Amy Temos finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds and was supported by Sofia Ruscitti with 10 points and six rebounds of her own.
This weekend the Panthers’ men travel to play Whittlesea on Sunday afternoon and the Panthers’ women host Surf Coast on Saturday night.
The youth men and women both hit the road this weekend, with the men facing Southern Peninsula in a must-win for both clubs on Saturday, while the women come up against Mornington, which is eyeing off a top-four spot on Saturday night.