Tough tasks prove too much for Seymour basketballers.CHALPAT SONTI November 16, 2012 4:37am
By Chalpat Sonti
Seymour’s mens basketball side has some soul-searching to do after being comprehensively outplayed by Wodonga on Saturday night.
The Blasters took a two point lead into halftime in a tough first two quarters and seemed set to battle out another long night against a long-time foe.
But it all went wrong from there. The Wolves won the third quarter 23-8 and the fourth term by six to run out 75-56 winners.
Robbie Sartori top-scored with 13 points for the Blasters and was the side’s best player along with Leigh Hockley.
Seymour coach Craig Hockley was left to ponder another fadeout.
‘‘We started like a house on fire and the shots were going down but the first five minutes of the third quarter we made three or four passing turnovers,’’ he said.
‘‘All of a sudden they got a bit of a run on and we couldn’t make a basket again. Our confidence just went and we couldn’t get back into the game.’’
Hockley played his under-18 side for the last five minutes of the game.
‘‘Wodonga were so much more physically bigger,’’ he said.
‘‘Their young guys are 20-21, ours are 16. That’s five years ecperience and weight on their bodies and it takes a while against the better teams to adapt to that stuff.’’
Seymour plays its first home game of the season against battlers Maryborough on Saturday night.
Just six points down at halftime, the Blasters also lost the game in the third term when outscored 21-2. Seymour roarded back in the final quarter to win that by four but ultimately went down 60-41.
Hockley is interim coach of the side after a serious illness sidelined Paul Comte earlier in the week. Hockley said the side played well in the circumstances.
‘‘A full group would probably really push them,’’ he said.
‘‘If we can get a full list together playing on a regular basis, it would be a great game next time they play. The weight of numbers got us in the end.’’
Tess Feery was again the standout, with 21 points, along with Nikki McDonald and Bec Bath, who returned to the court after a long absence, scoring nine points and getting more game time than expected after Lizzie Anderson racked up three fouls early.
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.
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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