Warriors outmuscle Sonics

A BIG final quarter gave the Warragul Warriors a 23-point win over the Sale Sonics during round 10 of the men’s Country Basketball League.

Leading 58-52 at three-quarter-time on Saturday night at home, the Warriors’ strong 31-14 final term saw them win 89-66.

Jake Horstman returned for the Warriors, leading the way with 29 points. Billy Hughes scored 23 points for the Sonics and Andrew Quirk 19.

The Sale Sonics return to action on Saturday, January 4 at home against the Western Port Steelers.

Bairnsdale secured victory at home against the struggling Western Port by 33 points.

The Bullets lead was a mere three points after one quarter, that was extended to 18 by the main break before winning 73-40. Andrew Savige scored 26 for the Bullets.

Korumburra battled back from a 16-5 first term deficit to push the unbeaten Churchill all the way to the end. Despite losing 73-68, the Wildcats will be happy with the result especially with their second half performance.

On Sunday, Korumburra recorded its first victory, defeating Western Port 73-39.

The Wildcats holding a slight edge at quarter-time. It would then all go against Western Port as Korumburra would go on a huge 55-25 run to run out the game.


CHURCHILL maintained its unbeaten start to the women’s season with a 79-66 win at Korumburra.

This was a great game of basketball with nothing in the game for three quarters, the difference proved to be the third quarter, when Racheal Quirk scored 12 points in the Blue Devils.

Korumburra bounced back with a 74-32 win over Western Port.

This game was over early as the Wildcats raced away to a 22-2 quarter-time lead. The middle two quarters saw the Lady Steelers have more success, but they had more misery in the fourth quarter, scoring only two points.

The Maffra Eagles women’s side will next play at Moe on Sunday, January 12.