Big V: Eagles’ shooters out of ammo

Spoiler: Craigieburn’s Andrea Godden (right) tries to put Warrnambool’s Katie O’Keefe off her shot. Picture: Damian Knight, Warrnambool StandardCRAIGIEBURN’S winning streak came to an end in a hard-fought contest against the Warrnambool Mermaids in the Big V division 1.
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Travelling to Warrnambool, the third-placed Eagles found a 15-point deficit too much to bridge, going down 79-70.

Club vice-president Kathy Bailey said it was a good contest to watch.

“It was a fabulous match with the Mermaids leading throughout. They were really good in transition and their shooting was magnificent.

“I don’t know what percentage their shooting was at, but it was high. There wasn’t much difference in the match, but the shooting did make a difference to to the final score.”

Bailey said the Eagles’ best performers, who normally stood up, had a quieter match.

“Our scorers, who have been up during the winning streak, were a bit quieter.

“Everyone has their off days and it happened to be ours. Next time, if we play them in finals, then they may not shoot as well.”

Andrea Godden topscored for the Eagles with 20 points. Tenille Cann and Eliza Stylianou scored 12 each.

Bailey said the team would regroup before their games this week against Chelsea and Latrobe Valley.

Hume City Broncos state league men’s side had an easy win against Sherbrooke, 104- 85.

Both teams shot at better than 48 per cent from the field for the match, with the Broncos also shooting better than 40 per cent from the three-point line.

After an even first half the Broncos were able to break open the match with a 29-20 third term.

In the fourth term the Broncos continued to hit their shots and increase the lead to 19 at the final siren.

Jamal Brown, Jermaine Maybank and Shaun Prendergast all scored more than 20 points.

The Broncos women’s side wasn’t so lucky, losing to Sherbrooke, 66- 56.

After scoring only seven points in the first term, the Broncos never recovered.

Although the last three quarters were even, they couldn’t cut back the margin.

Rebecca Romeo top-scored with 21 points. This week the men face Diamond Valley and the women Bulleen.