Round 9 NBL1 action sees the Central District Lions come to the Arc to play the Norwood Flames.
Centrals men were a surprise packet last season, but fell short of a finals berth.
With Tracy York (WNBL) now taking the reigns as Head Coach, they have gotten off to a tough start, sitting 9th at 1-7.
They have just signed replacement import, Branden Jenkins, who was averaging 25ppg for Albury-Wodonga in NBL1 East.
Norwood's Men are coming off a 3 game winning streak, also winning 4 of their last 5, with back to back wins against early title contenders North Adelaide & Forestville. They are currently sitting 4th, with 5 wins and 3 losses.
Anthony Green has had a resounding return to form, averaging 15.3ppg & 12.6rpg during the 3 game streak.
Matt Lycett has again been in vintage form, playing a pivotal defensive role, whilst also making cluth shots in key moments.
The Flames also welcomed back Cam Huefner, fresh off the plane from College. Cam poured in a massive 21 points and 7 rebounds in an excellent performance.
Lastly, Trey McBride, has also been constantly producing, with season averages of 17.4ppg and 2.9 steals per game, showing how much he is a 2-way player.
In the Women, Norwood lost a tough game to the Eagles last week and will be looking to bounce back against a much improved Centrals team. Centrals have won their first game in many years, beating Woodville.
Casey Samuels is leading the way for the Lions, with 20.6ppg and 5.9rpg. Raynisha Washington is abtply supporting with 17.5ppg and 7.6rpg.
The Flames Women are sitting 5th at 4-4, and will be looking to win and springboard their run into the 2nd half of the season. Ally Wilson is still leading the league in scoring, whilst the return of Molly Coleman from college, has seen the group at full strength for the remainder of the season. In just 3 games, Coleman is averaging 14ppg and 8.7rpg on 66% shooting from the field.
Game times ****note different start times than normal- Men & Women swapped****
The ARC Campbelltown