Siblings add a sharpness to their team

January 16, 2018

Marni Sharp (pictured) and sister Briana Moon have been important members of the Shepparton Lady Gators side throughout CBL season.

Siblings Briana Moon (pictured) and Marni Sharp have been important members of the Shepparton Lady Gators side throughout CBL season.

Briana Moon and Marni Sharp are a major asset to the Shepparton Lady Gators side.

The two sisters are seasoned basketball players and have played a major role as leaders during this year’s Country Basketball League season.

Moon returned to the game this season after time off to have a baby and has been a consistent contributor across 10 matches.

But on Saturday against Wangaratta she especially excelled to follow in her sister’s footsteps and be Shepparton’s top scorer for the match.

The previous week against Myrtleford Sharp topped the leaderboard with 17 points, while Moon took out the honour at the weekend’s away game.

Moon herself put 17 points on the board and Lady Gators team manager Michelle Judd said the siblings were superb.

‘‘The sisters really did themselves proud,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s been great to have them in the side, they’ve played a lot of minutes between the two of them and offensively and defensively they were great.

‘‘Briana did a really good job on the rebounding and Marni was strong all over.’’

Sharp has scored 76 points this season at an average of 8.44 from nine games, adding 13 points in Saturday’s 12-point win.

She is consistently ranked alongside Rhianna Barton as one of the top point scorers for her side and Judd is hopeful this will continue as Shepparton approaches finals.

‘‘She’s having a good season, we just hope it continues,’’ she said.

‘‘She’s just comfortable and back into her game and she’s been given some opportunities as one of the leaders and just taking on the leadership role.’’

Moon herself has contributed 73 points for the season and the sisters will look to produce a big game against Seymour in the final home-and-away match of the season this weekend.

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