We saw some great action over the weekend in the CBL, with tough defence, great offence, some close games, and some dominating games.
In Gippsland, we saw two incredible, high scoring games. The womenís game featured the Traralgon T-Birds, who were able to get over the top off the Churchill Blue Devils late 84-79. The Blue Devils got the best of the T-Birds late outscoring them 28-19 in the last quarter. Chelsea DíAngelo was named MVP after putting up 29 points for Traralgon. Churchill were able to get a better result in the menís game, with the Blue Devils defeating the Moe Meteors 98-90. Jordan Canovan, who had an incredible game with 43 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, was named MVP.
In the North East womenís conference, the Wodonga Wolves took on the Bendigo Braves. Bendigo had the edge in the regular season, getting over the top of Wodonga easily in both games. However, the Wolves were able to get the jump early, leading by eight after one quarter, and extending that lead to 13 by the half. Wodonga held on for a 61-45 victory, with Tenille Collins named MVP. Wodonga werenít able to get the job done in the menís division, going down 63-57 to the Seymour Blasters. The game was tied heading into the last period, but Seymour were able to put together their best offensive quarter of the game, and the Wolves werenít able to hang with them. Matthew Boland was named MVP, leading the Blasters in scoring along with Robbie Sartori.
The Horsham Hornets had an incredible finish in the South West womenís final, scoring 29 points in the last period and defeating the Colac Kookas 76-69. Emalee Iredell led Horsham in scoring with 21, and was named MVP. The Warrnambool Seahawks and Mt Gambier Lakers complete our finals. Mt Gambier took a solid lead after the 2nd quarter, and was able to hold it through to the end of the game, defeating the Seahwaks 81-65. Simon Berkefeld was hot all game, putting up 37 points in an MVP performance.