By ADEM SARICAOGLU
MELTON didn’t have a good night at Hillview Stadium on Saturday but certainly made up for it on its home floor the following day.
The Thoroughbreds battled against the Southern Peninsula Sharks on Saturday night and were forced to play catch-up from start to finish during their 83-63 loss.
Shannan Davey simply destroyed Melton in the paint, taking the Breds’ defence to task with a whopping 36 points.
Jeff Crowe tried to match Davey down the other end, scoring 31 points with six rebounds in the shootout.
But it did little to curb the Sharks’ dominance.
On Sunday Melton was back at home to take on the Altona Gators and looked a vastly improved outfit, winning every quarter on its way to a solid 28-point win.
A four-point buffer was stretched out to 10 by half-time, and by the final change that margin had doubled to 20.
The Breds completely shut down Altona’s shooting game and continued to build on their dominance the longer the game went.
By game’s end Melton improved its Division One record to 3-2 and now sits third on the Terrill Division table.
After a quiet night that yielded just seven points against the Sharks, big ticket import Anthony Kimble was pivotal against Altona.
With 20 points and five rebounds, Kimble was the star of the show and proved his worth to the ‘Breds.
Team-mate Cameron McCallum also hit the scoreboard with 20 points of his own and was Melton’s top rebound man with 14.
Also hitting double figures for the day were Matthew Hedger (13 points) and Paul Ross (10 points).
Brent Radoslovic battled hard for the Gators with 18 points and Daniel Martin came up with 11, but with little support from the rest of the crew, Altona simply couldn’t apply any pressure on the scoreboard for the entire day.
The Thoroughbreds will again be at home this Saturday night for their round five clash with Terrill Division battler Craigieburn, before hitting the road once more to face the 3-1 Latrobe City Energy.