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Eltham Wildcats 47 def by McKinnon Cougars 54
Top Performers: J. Weddle 13 points, S. Waldron/K. Toohey/S. Carr 6 points
The Youth Women travelled to McKinnon on Saturday afternoon for a 4pm tip off against the Cougars. McKinnon jumped to an early 10-2 lead in the first three minutes of play and from there controlled the first half going into the halftime break with a 16 point lead (19-35).
The Wildcats bounced back in the second half winning both the third and fourth periods while reducing the Cougars lead to only 4 points with three minutes to play in the game. Unfortunately Eltham ran out of steam down the stretch eventually falling only 7 points short.
Coach D’Wayne Hogan said “opportunities were available but we didn’t utilise them of the offensive end. I like that we didn’t stop competing no matter what the score was and all players got a chance to contribute.”
The Youth Women will be back on court this Sunday at Eltham High School when they take on the Casey Cavaliers at 12pm. Tickets are on sale now via: https://www.trybooking.com/BRLIS
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Eltham Wildcats 74 def by Nunawading Spectres 104
Top Performers: A. Bandilovski 23 points, N. Dillion 16 points, Z. Cunningham 10 points/10 rebounds
The Wildcats hit the road on Saturday night to take on the defending champion Nunawading Spectres in the South East.
After an evenly matched first half the Spectres finished the second quarter on a 8-0 run going into the main break full of momentum and the lead. Every time the Wildcats made a run in the third period Nunawading would answer and even slightly extending their lead to 14 points going into the final quarter. Eltham started the fourth with a flurry of turnovers and missed shots fuelling the Spectres offence as the home team quickly extended their lead to 22 points. Despite Eltham’s best efforts to get back into the game Nunawading continued the onslaught en route to a 30 point blow out win.
The Wildcats will look to bounce back this weekend when they take on the McKinnon Cougars at McKinnon on Saturday night (5:30pm) and on Sunday at Eltham High School when they take on the Blackburn Vikings at 2pm. Tickets on sale now for Sunday’s clash against Blackburn, https://www.trybooking.com/BRLIS.