Sonics split double-header

THE Sale Sonics have moved into fifth place on the Country Basketball League Gippsland conference men’s ladder after winning one of their two matches last weekend.

Following a weekend’s break, the Sonics lost a thriller at Bairnsdale on Saturday night, 77-74.

For Sale, Andrew Quirk led all scorers with 30 points, while Ryan Pendlebury scored 18 and Matt Counahan 12. Andrew Savige scored 22 points for Bairnsdale, Rod Harrison 17 and John Knight 15.

The Sonics backed-up on Sunday afternoon to defeat Korumburra 79-55 at home.

Quirk scored 15 points and Pendlebury 12. Jim Rippingdale top-scored for Korumburra with 14.

Sale will travel to Somerville to play Western Port on Saturday night.

In the women’s competition, Maffra, after a weekend off, will host Traralgon on Saturday night from 7pm.

´╗┐For results and ladders read Friday’s Gippsland Times.