Eagles avenge opening loss

MAFFRA avenged its round one loss to Warragul, defeating the Warriors away on Sunday in round six of the Country Basketball League.

The Eagles had a full squad and were keen to hit the court, while the Warriors were short on players.

In the first half of the game Maffra looked confident, was running the floor well and hit its shots, however Warragul managed to stay with the Eagles.

Shooting was way up from previous weeks for the Eagles, which was reflected in the second half, when they scored an exceptional 61 points to Warragul’s 16. With a strong balanced performance, Maffra won 93-37.

Newcomer Kelly Beanland came off the bench well to hassle the Warragul bigs out of scoring, and also managed to put some solid points on the board.

The coaching staff of Leanne Gallatly, Peta Allman and Daniel Sanderman were extremely happy with the win, stating it was very difficult to give out votes with such an even team performance.

Maffra will be looking to carry this standard of performance into next weekend when it hosts Moe on Saturday from 7pm.

THE Sale Sonics moved into sixth place on the men’s ladder after an 81-76 win at Traralgon on Saturday night.

Andrew Quirk top-scored with 21 points for the Sonics, while Billy Hughes contributed 19. Frazar Brouns scored 18 points for the T-Birds.

The Sonics will next play on Sunday, December 6 at Moe. Their next home game won’t be until Saturday, January 5 against Bairnsdale.