Traralgon too strong for Eagles

TRARALGON proved too strong for Maffra in round five of the Country Basketball League women’s competition.

While match was between the top two teams on the ladder, Saturday night’s match at Maffra reflected a larger difference between the sides.

Both teams began well during a tough first quarter, with scores even at 16 points each, however, Maffra missed plenty of scoring opportunities throughout the game, while Traralgon hit its.

The Eagles managed to shut down the Traralgon offence transition, which had been its key strength against teams in the past. However, the mistakes Maffra made had an impact on players’ confidence, which gave the T-Birds the momentum to take the game out 74-46.

Tori Wilson and Julie Foat top-scored for the Eagles with 10 points each, and Alex Gallatly was the next best scorer with eight.

The loss saw the Eagles drop to third position on the ladder.

This Sunday, the Eagles will travel to Warragul to attempt to make amends for their first round loss against the Warragul Warriors. Tip off is at 1pm.

THE Sale Sonics lost to men’s ladder leader Western Port, 88-68, at Sommerville on Saturday night.

Kris Pendlebury returned to the line-up to score 23 points for the Sonics, while Billy Hughes scored 16 and Andrew Quirk 15.

The Sonics will head to Traralgon this Saturday night to play from 7pm.