Eagles into second

MAFFRA moved into second spot on the Country Basketball League men’s ladder with an 82-41 victory over Western Port.

The 41-point thumping at Mornington on Sunday was the Eagles’ third straight victory.

The Eagles led 39-16 at half-time, then extended its lead to 30 by three-quarter-time.

The Eagles ran out the match strongly in the final term, out-scoring the Steelers by 11 points to double their opponent’s score by full-time.

Sam Whelan scored 23 for the Eagles, while teammate Andrew Quirk, 10, was the only other player to reach double figures.

On Saturday night, Sale defeated Churchill 93-56 at home.

The Sonics began strongly to lead by 13 points at quarter-time, then extended the margin to 20 by the main break and 31 by three-quarter-time.

Mem Bektas scored 23 for Sale and Billy Hughes 17, while Churchill’s Zac Bezzina top-scored with 25.

The victory took Sonics into fourth place on the table.

IN the women’s, Maffra lost to the undefeated Korumburra 76-56 on Saturday night.

The Wildcats led by a point at quarter-time, before the visiting Eagles took a six-point advantage into half-time.

The hosts turned the tables in the third quarter, scoring 29-15 to lead by eight points at the break.

The momentum continued to swing in Korumburra’s favour in the final quarter as it won by 20.

Chloe Hogg top-scored for the Wildcats with 20, while Brylee Angwin scored 17.

MAFFRA and Sale will have double headers this weekend.

On Saturday night, Maffra will host Korumburra, while Sale will head to Traralgon.

Both women’s matches will begin at 6pm, the men’s at 8pm.

The teams will back-up on Sunday, when Sale will host Maffra at the Bishop Phelan Stadium, with a noon tip-off for the women, and 2pm for the men.