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The Airbnb Boomers didn’t have much time to celebrate their 12 point win over the Tall Blacks on Saturday night flying to New Zealand on Sunday night to prepare for their second Oceania Championship game.
Needing to win this game to qualify for the Rio Olympics (or at the very least lose by less than 12) the Boomers opened the game with a strong 21-14 first quarter.
The Boomers won the game 89-79 securing their spot at Rio and bringing home the Al Ramsay Shield.
Dave played 19:15 minutes in the game, second top scoring with 11 points, one offensive and three defensive rebounds and one assist.
Matthew Dellavedova top scored for the Boomers with 14 points while Andrew Bogut hit a double-double with 10 point and 10 rebounds.
The Airbnb Boomers took game one of the Oceania Championships against the New Zealand Tall Blacks in front of a 15,000 plus home crowd at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday August 15.
In a tight game where the tall Black held the early lead at the end of the first quarter, 16-12, the Boomers came back and then held on when things got tight nearing the end of the fourth to win 71-59.
Dave equal top scored with Patty Mills with 17 points each and Matthew Dellavedova second top scored with 15 points for the game.
Dave played 19:48 and grabbed two offensive and one defensive board to go with his 17 points.
Ryan Broekhoff pulled in seven defensive rebounds to lead the Boomers in rebounds.
The Boomers cross the Tasman to play New Zealand in the decider on Tuesday August 18 with the overall winner securing a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Australian Airbnb Boomers headed to Europe at the end of July to play
warm up games ahead of the Oceania Championship games against New Zealand.
The first game against Lithuania saw the Boomers with a 26-18 lead heading into the second quarter but Lithuania came back stron to tie the game at 41 a ppiece at half time.
Lithuania won the game 80-68 with Dave playing 20 minutes, scoring 12 points – shooting at 57.1 per cent inside the arc, five defensive rebounds and two steals.
Brock Motum top scored for the Aussies in game one with 19 points while fellow Frankston player Ryan Broekhoff pulled in the top rebounds for the team with seven defensive boards.
Game two saw the Boomers go down to Lithuania again but this time by a seven point margin, 92-85.
Dave top scored for the Boomers with 20 points in 20:48 minutes on the court.
Dave had a 50 per cent shot average with his two pointers (3-6) and a 75 per cent average for three pointers (3-4).
Dave also grabbed two defensive rebounds and had one assist.
Andrew Bogut was the top rebounder for the Boomers, pulling in two offensive and seven defensive boards.
The Boomers then headed to Slovenia and played their final game on Wednesday August 5, finishing up their European tour with a six point win.
The win did come at a cost with Dante Exum injuring his ACL in the game.
Dave was in the starting five and scored seven points, grabbed two offensive and two defensive rebounds in 18 minutes.
Ryan Broekhoff top scored for Australia with 13 points in the 66-51 win while Cam Bairstow pulled in two offensive and five defensive rebounds to be the top rebounder for the Boomers.
ASVEL hosted Entente Orleans 45 on Saturday April 18 in game 29 of the LNB Pro A regular season.
The home team held a one point lead at the first break but trailed by three points at the major break.
A 31-24 second half saw the home team win by four points, 64-60.
Dave played seven minutes and scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds for the game.
David Lighty top scored for ASVEL with 20 points while Ahmad Nivins grabbed seven rebounds.
Game 30 in the Pro A series will see ASVEL, currently sitting in fourth position with Nancy and Le Havre, on the road and playing 15th placed Cholet Basket with ASVEL looking for their fourth straight win.
After a win on the road against SPO Rouen on Saturday April 11, ASVEL are currently fourth place on the Pro A table.
SPO Rouen led at half time by eight points but a 37-52 second half in ASVEL’s favour saw the away team win by 7 points, 82-89.
Dave played 24 minutes scoring 18 points (8-9 2pts; 2-2 ft), one offensive and four defensive rebounds and four assists.
Ahmad Nivins top scored and top rebounded for ASVEL with 19 points and seven rebounds.
ASVEL host sixteenth placed Entente Orleans in their next game on Saturday April 18.
ASVEL hosted Pau-Lacq-Orthez on Tuesday April 7.
Thirteenth placed Pau came out harder than expected and took a five point lead into the first break, 17-22.
ASVEL fought back in the second quarter and scored 19-13 to lead by a point at half time.
An outstanding second half by the home team saw them win the game 84-59, the biggest win in the Pro A series that week.
Dave led ASVEL being their top scorer and top rebounder with 18 points, eight rebounds and one assist for the game.
The win moved ASVEL into fifth place on the table with their next game against fourteenth placed SPO Rouen next week.
Dave shot at an impressive 75 per cent from the floor against Chalons-Reims on Tuesday March 31 but it wasn’t enough to secure the win.
Chalons-Reims were on a three game winning streak and held an 11 point lead at half time.
A 23-8 third quarter in favour of the home team saw the lead stretch out to 26 points but a 19-28 final quarter saw the lead reduced and Chalons-Reims walk away with an 88-71 win.
Dave played 26 minutes and scored 24 points (6-9 2pts; 3-3 3pts; 3-4 ft) and two offensive and three defensive rebounds in the game.
Dave was the top scorer for ASVEL while Amara Sy grabbed the most rebounds for ASVEL with three offensive and three defensive boards for the game.
ASVEL will host thirteenth placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez on April 7 in game 27 of the Pro A regular season.
Game 25 in the LNB Pro A regular season saw eighth placed ASVEL host seventh placed Dijon.
ASVEL dominated in the first quarter scoring 27-12 and went into the half time break with an 18 point lead.
Dijon played a better second half but could not overcome their first half deficit with ASVEL winning the game 79-67.
Dave played 14 minutes scoring four points, grabbing four defensive rebounds and two assists.
David Lighty top scored for ASVEL with 19 point for the game while Livio Jean-Charles smashed the boards with nine offensive and one defensive rebounds.
ASVEL play Chalon-Reims in their next Pro A game on March 31.
Bourg hosted ASVEL at Salle des Sports Amedee Mercier on Saturday March 14 with ASVEL beating the home team by thirty points, 65-95.
Dave played 14 minutes and scored 12 points and grabbed three defensive rebounds in the game.
David Lighty top scored with 17 points while Amara Sy pulled in the most boards for ASVEL with one offensive and five defensive rebounds.
ASVEL have slipped to eight place on the PRO A table with 13 wins and 11 losses afyer Nancy, Paris-Levallois and Le Havre all had wins on the weekend.
ASVEL host sixth placed Dijon on Saturday March 21 in game 25 of the regular season.