Tough weekend for Eagles

THE Maffra Eagles lost both their Country Basketball League women’s matches last weekend.

On Saturday night, Warragul held on for a one-point win despite being outscored 30-13 in the final term by the Eagles.

The Warriors recorded their first win of the season, 68-67, with Mikaela Dickson scoring 24 points and Skye Rees 21. Jaz Allman scored 23 points for the Eagles.

Churchill continued its dominance with an eight-point win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Scores were even at half-time, but with Rachael Quirk clamping down on defence and Tanarly Hood leading the offence, the Blue Devils would held Maffra at bay 69-61.

Hood scored 19 points and Tayler Brouns 17 for the Blue Devils, while Allman and Brodie Brunt scored 16 each for the Eagles.

The Eagles will return home this Sunday to play the Korumburra Wildcats from 1pm.

Warragul scored a convincing 80-37 win over Western Port. The Warriors led by 37 points at half-time before conceding only seven more points.

Mikaela Dickson scored 26 points for the Warriors.

It took until the final quarter for Korumburra to shake free of Moe. The Wildcats outscored the Meteors 24-17 in the final term to win 82-72.

The even scoring output of the Wildcats with four players in double figures overpowered Carly Mullen-Bianconi’s 31 for the Meteors.


REIGNING men’s premier Warragul lost its second match in a row.

The Warriors lost at home to the Bairnsdale Bullets 55-54. The match came down to an extremely low scoring fourth quarter which Bairnsdale would win 9-6 to get the one-point win.

Andrew Savige continue this fine form, scoring 25 points.

The Warriors returned the winners’ list with a 60-35 victory over Western Port.

Sandro Santo scored 20 points and brother Mike 18 for the Warriors. No player scored in double figures for the Steelers.

Churchill defeated Bairnsdale 86-71.

The Bullets led by five points lead at the first break using their size to get great looks and win the battle of the boards. However, in the second and third quarters, the Blue Devils used their speed to turn the game around.

Vashon Weaver scored 21 points for Churchill and Andrew Savige 22 for Bairnsdale.

Moe set-up its 72-56 win over Korumburra by racing out to a 10-point quarter-time lead. The Wildcats battled back but could not bridge the gap.

After sitting out the past two weekends, the Sale Sonics will return to action on Saturday night against the Western Port Steelers at Somerville.