Eagles out in semi-finals

BOTH Maffra Eagles teams lost their Country Basketball League semi-finals on Saturday night.

The Maffra men lost to Warragul 108-100 at the Cameron Sporting Complex.

The Eagles led 31-17 at quarter-time, before the Warriors closed the gap to 49-46 at the main break.

The visitors took the lead in the third term, with a two-pointer and free throw from Eagle Sam Whelan reducing the deficit to one point at three-quarter-time.

Back-to-back three-pointers gave the Warriors the ideal beginning to the final quarter, but the Eagles fought back to lead by one point with six minutes to play.

The Warriors, however, finished stronger, scoring 18 of the final 27 points.

The Warriors had a good spread of scorers, led by Mike Santo (22) and Amburupa Uliando (21), with three others scoring in the teens.

For the Eagles, Whelan top-scored with 25, while Mem Bektas netted 22 and Cody Burgiel 14.

In the grand final on Saturday night at Korumburra, Warragul will play Southern Peninsula, which ended Moe’s title defence with a 91-70 victory.

IN the women’s, Maffra lost to Traralgon 65-37. The home side led 20-7 and 30-16, and didn’t look back from there.

Samantha Labros scored 20 for the T-Birds, while Maddison Wild scored 12 for the Eagles.

Moe defeated Korumburra 75-48 in the other semi-final.

The Meteors and T-Birds will play for the title, also at Korumburra on Saturday night.