Sonics on the board

SALE won its first match of the Country Basketball League women’s season on Sunday.

The Sonics defeated Moe 63-57 at the Bishop Phelan Stadium.

The Sonics led by five points at quarter-time, and began the second term strongly to lead by 17, before the Meteors reduced the deficit to 12 by half-time. The home side was seven points ahead at three-quarter-time, then held off the Meteors’ challenge to win by six.

Sale’s top-scorer was Staci Scott, with 16, while Kristy Glover and Mel Johnston both scored 10. Caitlin Demuczuk scored 28 for the Meteors.

On Saturday night, the Sonics lost to Warragul 78-52, also at the Bishop Phelan Stadium.

The Warriors led by seven points at half-time before a 20-4 third quarter took the match away from the Eagles.

Shanara Notman and Mikaela Dickson both scored 18 points for the Warriors. Glover top-scored for the Sonics, with 15, while Charlotte Ronchi scored 14 and Bree Kerton 13.

THE Sale men lost to Moe on Sunday 87-68, but remain in fifth place on the ladder.

Mem Bektas scored 25 to continue is rich vein of recent form for the Sonics, while teammate Billy Hughes 13.

Nick Sedley netted 26 points for Moe.

BOTH Maffra teams had the bye, with the Eagles heading into the Christmas-New Year break on top of the men’s ladder and fourth on the women’s.

The season will resume the weekend of January 12, with Sale and Maffra men and Maffra women in action