Wallan big man Arcaim Lallemand, pictured against Maccabi, had one of his best games of the season with 30 points and 22 rebounds against Melton.

It was a weekend of mixed results for Wallan Panthers’ Big V division two men’s team, with a dominant home win against Mildura followed by a road loss to Craigieburn.

Wallan led during nearly all of its 90-60 home win against Mildura on Saturday night, pounding the Heat on the glass to secure an incredible 22 offensive rebounds, with Arcaim Lallemand and Tyler Best grabbing four each.

Lallemand was two rebounds shy of a double-double, scoring a game-high 23 points and also recording two steals and a block, while Best had 16 points to go with his nine rebounds.

With the result in little doubt by three-quarter time, the Panthers were able to play their reserves for extended periods, with forward Gary Saunders and guard Lincoln Stewart adding 12 and 11 points respectively off the bench.

The Panthers were unable to sustain their momentum in a 75-88 loss to Craigeburn on Sunday however, this time finishing on the wrong end of a 41-57 rebounding discrepancy.

Lallemand, 12 points, and guards Abraham Solano, 15, and Jordan Hockley, 13 led the team in scoring but struggled to do so efficiently, shooting a combined 11-43 from the field.

In a lone bright spot for the Panthers, Jaak Ponsford had arguably his best game of the season, scoring 11 points in less than 10 minutes off the bench.

Wallan has a chance to return to form on Sunday with a home game against bottom-of-the-ladder Melton, its sole game of round 13.

The Panthers’ division two women took care of business against winless Surf Coast in a road game on Saturday, seizing a 15-point advantage by quarter time and riding it to a 72-48 victory.

The short-handed Panthers played with only six players, but it didn’t matter as Amber Ross led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Kaitlyn Bickerton connected on three of her six three-point attempts on her way to 15 points.

Sarah Scott, with 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists, was another standout for Wallan, which remains in fourth place on the ladder.

The women’s team has a week off in round 13 before returning to host Corio Bay on July 3.

Wallan’s youth league division two women continued their run of dominance, knocking off third-placed Coburg in a home game on Saturday night.

Inspired performances from Tamsyn Kirk, 16 points, and Ruby Pantisano, 12, paved the way for the 56-52 win, overcoming 21 points from Coburg’s Jacqueline Torrini.

The Panthers followed it up with an 87-50 romp over Chelsea, led by Pantisano’s 17-point performance off the bench.

Every Wallan player scored in the win, with each playing at least 12 minutes as coach Ben Whyte shared the minutes around.

The top-of-the-ladder Panthers will travel to Shepparton to play the Wangaratta North East Bushrangers this Saturday.

The youth league division two men were unable to contain a scorching hot Mornington in a road game on Sunday, going down 84-131.

Despite 29 points from Sebastian Villegas, the Panthers could do little as the Breakers connected on 20 of their 45 three-point attempts in the high-scoring affair.

The team will also travel to Shepparton on Saturday to face the Bushrangers.

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