The Bendigo Braves women trailed at half time of their round five NBL1 match against the Hobart Huskies, but thanks to a strong second stanza, prevailed 79-72 last Friday night to stretch their undefeated run to seven games.
Kelly Wilson and Tess Lavey both played the entire game, scoring 27 and 26 points respectively.
The Braves trailed by eight points at half time against a spirited Hobart team, who were led by Nikki Greene’s 31 points.
Neither team had a strong contribution from their bench, with the Huskies the only to register scoring output from the second unit with just two points.
The Braves men made it a winning night for fans as they got the better of Hobart in the second half time win 89-73.
Ray Turner proved tough to stop for the visitors, with the big man dominating inside, scoring on 11 of 18 field goal attempts and adding 11 points from the foul line.
Three Hobart starters registered double figure scoring games, with import Jalen Adams’ 25 points and 12 rebounds a highlight for the Huskies.
The Braves men moved to 4-3 on the season and have put together three wins on the trot.
Recent signing Mathiang Muo scored 10 points and brought down 9 boards against Hobart and is looking forward to a tough game against the Supercats.
“They are physical and smart with veteran guys that have been playing together for a while and can run their system,” Muo said.
It is the season’s only home Sunday afternoon double header this weekend, with the Braves hosting the Geelong Supercats.
The Braves women’s match tips at 12pm, with the men to follow at 2pm.