The saying in sports is that defence wins championships.
That may be true, but there is nothing better than witnessing individuals dominate through the offensive part of their game.
Think of NBA players' Steph Curry or Damian Lillard, who have the ability to shoot the lights out for 50-plus-points in 40 minutes on the hardwood floor.
These figures are by no means the regular in the Country Basketball League, but there have still been a litany of note-worthy performances four rounds into the season.
Many of those have occurred right on our door-step in the south-west conference, with the likes of Warrnambool's Leah Bartlett controlling the paint.
But widening the scope, and having a glance across the state, basketball players from all corners of country Victoria are showcasing their athletic wares in droves.
Look no further than Macedon Ranges' Billy Feben, whose 40-point performance in the north-west surpasses all on the men's side of the competition.
The closest a basketballer in the south-west men's conference has inched to Feben's benchmark was Mt Gambier Lakers' Kyle Tipene and Colac's Conner Hultgren.
Tipene, in what was his sole appearance this season, sunk 28 points against Horsham in round four, the same side Hultgren also hit 28 against in round one.
Just trailing was Surfcoast Chargers' Rhys Creed, who shot 27 in a loss to Colac in round three.
As for Warrnambool, centre Ben Walters' 25 in round four was the Seahawks' best, though Riley Nicolson takes the title as most consistent, amassing 70 points from four outings.
A season-high 23 points from Nicolson came in round one, due to his savvy ability to get to the basket.
Circling back to Feben, his round two rout wasn't just a one-off, the star guard ranking second in the state for points with 114 from five appearances.
He is just pipped by a Gippsland counterpart in Churchill's Jordan Canovan.
Canovan sunk a conference high 37-points for the Blue Devils in round one, before going on to amass 122 points from his five games.
Meanwhile, Terang sit fifth in the south-west men's conference with a 2-4 record, but with at least six games under their belt, have accumulated higher scores than those with just four.
Jake Bartlett is leading the wave for the Tornados, sinking a combined 92 points.
Crossing into the women's league, and here in the south-west, Warrnambool Mermaids are undefeated in part due to the influence of Leah Bartlett.
Bartlett's 36 points in round four set a competition-benchmark for her rivals, though she was a basket short of levelling Traralgon's Samantha Labros (38) for the highest score in the state.
But the 19-year-old's high scoring efforts see her take number one spot in the state for scoring, draining 139 points from six games.
Sixty-two of those points came from the Mermaids' double-header in round four, while Bartlett has been most damaging in the paint (82 points) and at the free-throw line (36) this season.
With a young team surrounding her, the NBL1 player said her role changed when it came time to suit up for CBL.
"I used to play a bit more as a point guard, and in Hobart (NBL1) I play more as a guard. In this league I'm playing more of a role as a big," she explained.
"I'm playing inside more, and Molly (McKinnon) and I work off each other in that respect. I'll be inside and Molly's an excellent three-point shooter.
"She sits outside a bit more frequently, then if it gets passed to me I can kick it back out to her and score that way."
Bartlett said her strong numbers this season were in a large part thanks to her teammates.
"Obviously, I've had a little bit more opportunity to shoot with more minutes," she said.
"But offensively, it's a team sport, and all my points are attributed to the rest of my teammates.
"They're looking for me when I was in at the post, and passing the ball well."
Joining the Warrnambool star in the frontcourt has been McKinnon, with the teen averaging 16.3 points a game.
She has a knack for forcing the foul and following through with the free-throw, with 38 points coming from the line.
"I've played a lot of basketball with Molly and she's always been a really great player," Bartlett said.
"Coming off an ACL injury a couple years back, she's starting to get a lot of her confidence back.
Mermaids coach Katie O'Keefe said Bartlett and McKinnon showed they could perform "day-in and day-out" and have been called on to be on-court leaders for their younger teammates this season despite their own tender years.
Competition rivals, Horsham also boast two consistent scorers in Emalie Iredell and Faith McKenzie, the pair regularly putting up 20-plus points a game.
Country Basketball League is often relayed as a summer development league ahead of the rigours of Big V and NBL1. We see it in spades at Warrnambool and it's a trend that ripples throughout the state.
Seymour's women's team made back-to-back losing north-east conference grand finals with a team of teenagers and continue to be led by that core group.
Dyani Ananiev, 17, sunk a conference high 30 points for Seymour, while in the north-west, Mildura point guard Alannah Morello celebrated a 35-point game against Bendigo Braves in round two.
Missing from that clash was Braves' teen Caitlin Richardson, who has 113 points from five games, with 48 points in the paint and 57 from behind the three-point line.
These feats bode well for the future of basketball in Australia, and here in the south-west, the form of Bartlett, Nicolson and co. sets up a bumper back half to Country Basketball League as games resume on January 8.
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