Perth defeats SE Melbourne 97-91 in Bryce Cotton’s 100th NBL game

From nbl.com.au : The Perth Wildcats have shown the South East Melbourne Phoenix no mercy on their second trip to RAC Arena putting on a clinic in the second half to celebrate Bryce Cotton’s 100th NBL appearance with the 97-71 win. The Wildcats were back at RAC Arena for their first home game of 2020 and while the first half didn’t reach any great heights, the home team still led by 10 at the main break. Then following a brief flurry from the Phoenix early in the second half, the…

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Kendall Stephens’ big game powers South East Melbourne to key win over Illawarra

From nbl.com.au Kendall Stephens’ breakout party helped South East Melbourne Phoenix open up a handy first half lead and then he hit the two daggers to shake off a determined Illawarra Hawks for a critical 90-82 win on Sunday. The Phoenix had no choice but to win the game to close Round 15 at WIN Entertainment Centre against the bottom placed Hawks but they did have their work cut out when down nine early in the second quarter. It was Stephens who sparked a remarkable run of 17 straight points…

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South East Melbourne signs Devondrick Walker

From nbl.com.au: The South East Melbourne Phoenix is shooting a league-leading 38.46% from beyond the arc this season. That is set to improve with the addition of sharpshooting import Devondrick Walker. The 27-year-old Texan officially became the Phoenix’s replacement for import centre Keith Benson today and will add to the teams already impressive offensive arsenal. “I’m excited to join the Phoenix; it’s a new club with a healthy aspiration of getting to the top of the playoffs. Every game matters at this point so it’s an exciting time of year…

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South East Melbourne Phoenix adds Chima Moneke for NBL20

From nbl.com.au: The South East Melbourne Phoenix have added another player to their inaugural squad, signing forward Chima Moneke. The 198 cm (6’6”) Moneke is currently playing for Denain Voltaire in the French Second Division after starring at the University of California-Davis in the US collegiate system. Moneke (pronounced Mon-ECK’-ee) joins Mitch Creek and Ben Madgen on the roster of the NBL’s newest team. “I think we have recruited a player who will be one of the NBL’s most athletic,” said Phoenix head coach Simon Mitchell. “His aggression at the rim and ability…

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