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Eltham Wildcats 82 def Warrandyte Venom 58
Top Performers: J. Weddle 22 points/7 rebounds, K. Ferronato/R. Burrows/M. Stagoll 12 points
The Eltham Wildcats Youth Women stormed back into form after the COVID-19 lockdown with a cracking 30-9 opening first quarter against the Warrandyte Venom on Sunday afternoon at Eltham High School. The Venom bounced back in the second and third periods as they cut the lead to only 10 points with one quarter to play. The Wildcats rallied behind a 16-2 scoring run to put away the visitors and secure their third win of the season.
Head Coach D’Wayne Hogan was impressed with the teams performance.
“We defended well, rebounded well and put the ball in the hole. There was a positive atmosphere with everyone out there back playing again.
“Everybody contributed, we had multiple players in double figures with everybody involved. It was amazing to see so many smiles on faces after the game.”
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Eltham Wildcats 66 def Ringwood Hawks 62
Top Performers: A. Bandilovski 14 points, Z. Cunningham 12 points, J. Toohey 10 points
A low scoring contest by both teams after the COVID-19 lockdown saw an even first half at Eltham High School on Sunday afternoon. The visiting Hawks jumped ahead in the third period outscoring the Wildcats 22-13 as Zahn Agosta nailed a three at the end of the quarter to wrestle some momentum in the Wildcats direction. Eltham locked down with their trademark defence in the final 10 minutes of play as they went on a 14-0 run to take the lead in the dying minutes of the game.
K. Fittolani scored 4 straight points for the Hawks to take the the lead with a minute remaining but a spinning ‘whirling dervish’ from the Wildcats centre Zak Cunningham down the middle of the lane put Eltham back in front as the Wildcats were able to hold off the Hawks to win the game.