Braves line up CBL conference finals

Joel Peterson | Bendigo Weekly | 09-Feb-2018

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The Braves head to Horsham this weekend for the CBL conference finals. Photo: Andrew Perryman
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HORSHAM is the destination for Bendigo’s Country Basketball League sides as they head into conference final clashes this weekend.

Both the Braves’ men’s and women’s sides scored respective wins at the weekend over Swan Hill and Mildura to progress to the conference final.

Both will travel to Horsham to face the powerful Hornets outfits on Saturday for the title of CBL conference champions.

Matt Andronicos dominated for the Braves’ men in the win over Mildura, scoring 19 points and hauling in rebound after rebound.

Tanner Rayner continued on his hot scoring form pouring in 28 points including five three-pointers for the hosts in the 86-67 win.

The Braves women’s team also had a strong win, defeating Swan Hill 69-52.

Caitlin McLachlan top scored with 13 points for the Braves, who turned in a balanced offensive performance and matched it with stifling defence allowing Swan Hill as many made field goals as free throws.

Madi Sexton added 11 points, while a further six Braves players scored at least five points.

Horsham’s women’s and men’s sides defeated Kyneton and Maryborough respectively to make their way through to the conference finals.

The women’s clash kicks proceedings off in the double-header at Horsham Basketball Stadium at 6pm on Saturday.

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