After easily defeating Wodonga Wolves, the Blasters will face rivals Shepparton Gators this Saturday.JENNA BISHOP January 30, 2014 4:38am
Seymour Blasters coach Craig Hockley addresses his team during a break against Wangaratta on Sunday.Seymour Telegraph on 23/10/2013 CAPTION: Seymour Blasters coach Craig Hockley addresses his team during a break against Wangaratta on Sunday.
The Seymour Blasters are through to the finals of the Country Basketball League’s North East competition after an easy win over the Wodonga Wolves.
The Blasters sailed through the game, holding a comprehensive lead of at least 10-20 points to win 97-68 and finishing second on the ladder.
Coach Craig Hockley said it was an excellent result, considering the Wolves’ high position on the ladder.
‘‘Right from the first quarter, we had an 8-0 lead, we got out in front and they could never catch up,’’ he said.
The Blasters gained their unassailable lead after Matt Boland shot an impressive six three-pointers in the game’s first half.
Top scorers for the match were Matt Boland, Robbie Sartori and TePuao Silver.
Hockley said defensively the team’s big guys, including Christian Brock and Zac Pell, controlled the scoreboards, while the whole team contributed to the offensive efforts.
Seymour will now face Shepparton Gators this Saturday night and Hockley said he was expecting a tough match.
‘‘This is the third year in a row we’ve played the Gators and the last two times, we’ve lost,’’ he said.
For the 2013-2014 season, the teams have a one-all record, each winning a home game.
‘‘It could go either way,’’ Hockley said.
‘‘If we play the way we played last week, we should be able to win.’’
The Blasters face the Gators at 7
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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