Seymour Blasters took home two away-game wins on the weekend against Castlemaine and Maryborough.JENNA BISHOP January 16, 2014 4:57am
The Seymour Blasters have walked away with two wins after a double-header clash with Castlemaine and Maryborough on the weekend.
Despite the heat forcing the games to be reduced to eight-minute quarters, the Blasters played two strong games, taking early leads and staying in front on the scoreboard.
Top scorers for Saturday’s clash against the Castlemaine Cannons was TePuao Silver, 17, Robbie Sartori, 11 and Max Vittali, 8.
‘‘In the first quarter, we got off to a good start. Castlemaine challenged the team, but the Blasters’ experienced players helped keep the scoreboard in check.
The Blasters took a 10-12 point lead early into the game and held it to finish 72-48.
Jordan Hockley said Jack Huxtable played his best game so far, shooting nine points.
The Blasters followed the same plan of attack on Sunday against the Maryborough Blaze, taking an early lead and finishing 81-46.
‘‘We really ran the floor well and penetrated to the basket and they couldn’t handle our offensive transitions,’’ Hockley said.
Top scorers for the match were Robbie Sartori on 18 and Jordan Hockley and Matt Boland each on 12.
‘‘(Maryborough) took the first couple, 7-2, but then we found our form,’’ Hockley said.
The weekend’s results leave the competition for the top four spots on the ladder even closer, with each team sitting on three losses a piece.
‘‘It’s even tighter now because (top team) Albury lost to Castlemaine on Sunday,’’ Hockley said.
‘‘It’s becoming a four-way battle for top spot. It will come down to the last game we play.’’
The Blasters will head to Echuca this weekend to take on the Pirates at Echuca.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
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.
Mary and Molly Byrne are urging others to support National Bandanna Day today.
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.
The annual Deniliquin Garage and Town Sale event is being held tomorrow, and more than 16 homes are registered for the bargain day.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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