Shepparton Lady Gators can push up the Country Basketball League north east conference ladder with a win against Wangaratta Warriors tonight.HANNAH DRISCOLL November 9, 2012 4:20am
Shepparton Lady Gators can push up the Country Basketball League north east conference ladder with a win against Wangaratta Warriors tonight.
The Lady Gators have won two of their first three matches, while the Warriors are the only remaining undefeated team after beating Deniliquin Lady Giants, Maryborough Lady Blazers and Seymour Lady Blasters.
The Lady Gators also defeated the Lady Blazers in their double-header last weekend, but was beaten by Seymour by one point last Saturday.
Grace Hide, Christina Reynolds and Carly Judd will return to the side this week, but it will be without a major height boost as key tall Rhianna Barton is out due to her formal.
Chloe Hall is also still out due to a knee injury.
Shepparton coach Chris Judd said the Lady Gators have to limit the influence of the league’s leading scorer Larissa Laverty, who has scored 77 points in three matches.
‘‘She seems to be their height and their strength and then I think we match up fairly well against the rest, so if we can do a job on her that might help our cause,’’ Judd said.
‘‘We’ve put a few things in place at training so we can combat someone who is extremely tall.
‘‘Time will tell I suppose, but they’ve certainly taken it on board.’’
The Lady Gators were inaccurate in their match against Seymour last Saturday and were overcome in the dying seconds by one point.
Judd said the team had a problem with finishing, but said it was working at training to correct the problem.
‘‘I liken it to a bit of a disease; if one person starts missing easy baskets then it spreads through the whole team,’’ he said.
‘‘Hopefully we’ll address all these little problems, and they’re not major problems, they’re minor problems.’’
The match starts at 7
Country Fire Authority units are at the scene of a fire on Leithen St in Shepparton this afternoon.
Mulwala Thirds full forward Gus McMillan kicked his 100th goal for the season on Saturday.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
The Queensland Fruit Fly was discussed a Murray Shire meeting on Tuesday afternoon - with plans being made for two public forums.
The Rochester Mural Festival will feature murals similar to ones displayed in Sheffield, Tasmania.
Girgarre Primary School students relate what the best book is they have read and why.
Moving ceremony on a cold Seymour night.
A commemorative plaque to mark 100 years of Berrigan Red Cross has been unveiled outside the Berrigan RSL Club.
Lillian King has celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by family members and friends.
Tocumwal defeated in Picola and District Football Netball League seniors action on Saturday, with Strathmerton taking a convincing win.
An announcement of NSW Government support for the re-opening of the Deniliquin Abattoir was made in Deniliquin this afternoon.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
She has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and Benalla residents have rallied to raise money to pay for Poppy's ongoing surgical treatment.
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