Cavs monster rally

By Gavin Staindl
A MONSTER second half by Jayden McMillin gave the Cranbourne Cavaliers its second win of the season in a thrilling comeback at the Somerville Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
McMillin amassed a season best 33 points, with 23 coming in the second half as the Cavs rallied from an 18-point deficit to finish with a four-point win over Western Port.
Cranbourne’s starting stutters continued on Saturday night and it looked like the 25-7 first quarter would again be its undoing.
But a rally by McMillin and promoted juniors from the youth league sparked life into the travelling Cavs and ended a three-game losing streak.
Youngsters Stephen Michalski and Sean McKinnon were important down the stretch, with Michalski dishing off seven assists while McKinnon’s pressure in defence meant he played the majority of the final quarter.
A clutch three-pointer in the dying minutes by Justin McMillin, brother of Jayden, levelled the score for the first time and the brothers were able to see out the game for the Cavs.
After coming back from 18 points last week to level the score in the final quarter, coach Corey Smith has had enough show stoppers.
“I’d prefer to get out to a nice easy 20-point lead than always coming from behind,” Smith said.
“But I think it’s an experience thingthey just need to know how to start games better.”