Basketball: Rush defeats fourth-placed Hobart for second time, then backs up against Sandringham

Ballarat Rush has pulled off three consecutive wins in South East Australian Basketball League competition.

DOMINANT: Import Jaterra Bonds was a standout in Rush's two games, accumulating 35 points and 10 rebounds in the first and 39 points in the second. Picture: Dylan Burns

DOMINANT: Import Jaterra Bonds was a standout in Rush's two games, accumulating 35 points and 10 rebounds in the first and 39 points in the second. Picture: Dylan Burns

On home court on Saturday, Ballarat Rush produced a hard-fought four quarter effort to defeat top four side Hobart Chargers, then backed up on Sunday with a five-point victory over Sandringham on the road.

DETAILS

RUSH 21 38 56 73

HOBART 18 34 48 63 

POINTS – Rush: Bonds 35 (1 three-pointer), Blower 11, Mathews 8 (2), Spencer 6 (1), Burke 6, Wynne 5 (1), Rinaldi 2. Hobart: Ciabattoni 33 (3), Scheer 9, McCauley 9 (1), Ruef 4, Thompson 3 (1), Finlayson 3, Dennis 2.

REBOUNDS – Rush 43 

ASSISTS – Rush 15, Hobart 17

STEALS –  Rush 4, Hobart 4

BLOCKS – Rush 3, Hobart 4

TURNOVERS – Rush 9, Hobart 9

SHOOTING – field goals, Rush 28/64 (44%), Hobart 23/77 (30%); three-pointers, Rush 5/16 (31%), Hobart 5/26 (19%); free throws, Rush 12/16 (75%), Hobart 12/19 (63%). 

RUSH 16 42 61 92

SANDRINGHAM 32 52 62 87

POINTS – Rush: Bonds 39 (2), Spencer 23 (3), Burke 11, Rinaldi 8, Mathews 5 (1), Wynne 5 (1), Brooks 1. Sandringham: Romeo 33 (4), Jolliffe 14 (1), Perrett 9 (1), Riley 9 (3), Batish 6, Bugden 6, Bygate 4, Chatfield 4, Prior 2. 

REBOUNDS – Rush 45, Sandringham 31

ASSISTS – Rush 15, Sandringham 16

STEALS – Rush 8, Sandringham 10

BLOCKS – Rush 5, Sandringham 2

TURNOVERS – Rush 17, Sandringham 10

SHOOTING – field goals, Rush 31/61 (50%), Sandringham 31/75 (41%); three-pointers, Rush 7/15 (46%), Sandringham 9/20 (45%); free throws, Rush 23/31 (74%), Sandringham 16/22 (72%).