Blue Devils unbeaten

CHURCHILL kept its unbeaten starts to the Country Basketball League women’s and men’s seasons going with both Blue Devils sides winning two matches last weekend.

Women’s

ON Saturday night, the Churchill Blue Devils had a 72-42 win at Warragul.

In a game of first versus last, the Warriors managed to hold Churchill in the opening quarter to just nine points. From then on the Blue Devils showed why they are leading the league and would win the second half by 24 points.

Tanarly Hood scored 19 points for the Blue Devils and Tayler Brouns 18.

The Blue Devils returned home on Sunday after to defeat the Korumburra Wildcats 88-56.

Rachael Quirk and Hood scored 34 and 25 points respectively to lead Churchill to a 32-point win.

The win sees Churchill two games clear at the top of the ladder and Korumburra dropping to fourth with a 50 per cent record.

Following a round five bye, the Maffra Eagles will return to action with a tough double header this weekend.

The Eagles will head to Warragul on Saturday night to play the second-placed Warriors before travelling to Churchill on Sunday afternoon to play the undefeated ladder leading Blue Devils.

Men’s

CHURCHILL defeated Warragul 69-64 in the top of the table clash.

The match at Warragul on Saturday night was a tough and close affair with both teams making runs.

The Blue Devils took the game up to the Warriors in the first quarter, leading 21-16 at the break. Warragul did close out the game strong, but Churchill was ahead by too much to be overtaken by the 20-13 last term.

The Savige brothers combined for 47 points to help Bairnsdale win at Western Port on Saturday night.

In what was an even game for three quarters, the Bullets took control of the game late in the third quarter and continued on to a 20-point win, 73-53.

Andrew Savige scored 25 points for the Bullets and brother Stephen 22.

On Sunday afternoon, Churchill defeated Korumburra 93-74 at home.

A close game in the first quarter quckly turned in to a blow-out during the second anf third terms. The Wildcats faced a 32-point margin at three-quarter-time before finishing the game on a 30-17 run to make the margin a more respectable.

Jordan Canovan scored 24 for the Blue Devils and Matt Edwards 20 for the Wildcats.

The Sale Sonics didn’t play last weekend and won’t play until November 23 at Western Port.