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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Getting the top seed to start the SEABL playoffs, Kathleen Scheer and the Hobart Lady Chargers will be looking to continue their strong recent run with an upset.

The Lady Chargers (14-12) play the Knox Raiders (23-3) on the road at the State Basketball Centre Saturday at 6 p.m. (local Australian time).

Hobart is on a four-game winning streak, but will need to play one of its best games to knock off the league’s top team on the road.

“Knox is super tough as they have a dominant guard in Kelly Wilson and a great post in Gabe Richards,” Scheer said. “Both of those girls were my old teammates at Bendigo. In order to beat them we will have to contain those girls. We have really quick athletic guards so we can definitely do that. I’m assuming I’ll start on Gabe although that isn’t for sure yet. They obviously have other good players too, but since I’ve played with these two they stick out the most in my mind.”

Wilson is key distributor with 7.1 assists per contest and also averages 17.6 points per game.

Richards leads Knox in scoring with 23.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.

“Offensively, we need to execute and get the ball inside,” Kathleen said. “We must value every possession. There isn’t a lot to it. We have to ball out. We are a different team since we played them last. We are more together and focused than we have ever been.”

The South East Australian Basketball League runs its playoffs a bit differently than many other leagues.

Knox is the top seed in the South Division while Hobart is seeded second.

The winner moves to the South Division grand final and hosts that game. The loser gets a home game next week against the winner of the other first-round game between the third-seeded Nunawading Spectres (14-12) and fourth-seeded Ballarat Rush (14-12).

Knox has lost just once in the South Division this year, falling by a point at Ballarat in Round 9, 82-21.

The other Knox losses came in Week 13 at Bendigo and Dandenong. In the East Division, the Bendigo Braves (21-5) are the top seed and will host the Sandringham Sabres (18-8). The other first-round game has the Geelong Supercats (16-10) visiting the Dandenong Rangers (17-9).

The Bendigo-Sandringham winner hosts the division grand final. The loser hosts the Geelong-Dandenong winner next week in a semifinal.

Scheer ranks third in the SEABL in total blocked shots at 36. She is fourth in the league in three-point shooting percentage at 40.9. Considering she missed eight games due to injury, ranking among the league leaders in those two categories is even more amazing.

Due to that injury, Scheer has played just one game against Knox this season, and it was the second contest back from that collarbone break. In that game, she scored 20 points with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and two steals.

“I was fresh off my injury when we traveled to Knox and still a bit nervous with my arm,” Scheer said. “I’m definitely more confident now.”

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Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Thursday, Dec. 18

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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