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BENDIGO BANK BRAVES
The Bendigo Bank Braves took the long road trip to Mt Gambier with a team that was short of their normal starters. Both Kevin Probert and Zack Atkinson fell ill and an undermanned team tried hard but found top team Mt Gambier too difficult.
The Braves narrowly missed out on the finals. It was the first time the team has missed finals since 2004.
Mt Gambier 89 V Bendigo 71 Stats
BRAVES MAJOR RAFFLE
The Bendigo Braves major raffle was held with player Chris 'The Goat' Adkins taking 1st Prize.
We thank Armstrongs Trailers and Fitzy's Hardware for the donation of the $4600 first prize.
and everyone that purchased tickets.
1st $4,600 Armstrong Trailers and Fitzpatricks Home Hardware Prize - Chris Adkins
2nd $230 Samsung Galaxy Tablet - Kellie Smyth
3rd $150 Bendigo Stadium Braves Game Hospitality Package - Sandra Gillies
Alex Bunton was unstoppable against Frankston with 22 points/13 rebounds/3 assists/1 block
CHAMPIONS IGA LADY BRAVES
The Champions IGA Lady Braves are through to the Conference Grand Final after an extremely convincing win against the Frankston Blues.
The Lady Braves started slowly and seven consecutive points late in the first period swung the momentum to the Braves.
From that moment on the win was never in doubt after a 21-8 second term and the score 36-17 at half-time.
Frankston had an even term with the Lady Braves in the third before the 25-10 to our ladies in the last period. The final score Bendigo 83-49.
It was a superb defensive effort by the Lady Braves and the entire team. In a great team performance the stars were Alex Bunton with 22 points/13 rebounds while Jane Chalmers was dynamic with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Lady Braves 83 v Frankston 49
(2nd Semi-Final) Stats from the gameUPCOMING GAMES
Conference Grand Final - time and date to be advised but will be the weekend of 6th and 7th September.
INTERACT US YOUNG BRAVES
Interact Young Braves made it 6 wins in succession to finish the season on a blaze of glory. Against the higher ranked Altona and away from the home court they finished the stronger to end with a 10 win/10 loss record for the season.
Altona 79 v Young Braves 85
Bendigo 84 v Camberwell 74
ELGAS YOUNG LADY BRAVES
The Elgas Young Lady Braves went down to a talented Knox outfit in the semi-final.
The loss of the talented Molly Greetham from a knee injury the week before that will result in surgery was a major blow for the team but Knox who finished up winning the championship were far too good.
Tahnee Cannan had 8 points for the Braves while Caitlin McLachan continued a great season work on the boards pulling down 8 rebounds
Fantastic season for coach Andrea Walsh and the girls in finishing top 3 in the state within the Big V Championship Women's Youth League.
Young Lady Braves 60vS'dringham 51 Qtr Final Stats
Knox v Young Lady Braves 70 Semi Final Stats
Season completed with semi-final loss and overall 3rd placing.
Dustin Salisbery had 24 points against Mt Gambier and also on the Braves MVP award
Lachie Urwin had 16 points against Camberwell
Shelby Britten tried hard in the semi-final to lift the team with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
BRAVES PRESENTATION NIGHT
The Braves held its Presentation Night on Saturday 16th August. Playing Award winners were:
Bendigo Bank Braves
Most Valuable Player - Dustin Salisbery
Most Improved - Daniel Hansen
Coaches Award - Taylor Bell
Champions IGA Lady Braves
Most Valuable Player - Lauren King
Best Defensive Player - Kerryn Harrington
Best Team Player - Jane Chalmers
Interact Us Young Braves
Most Valuable Players - Daniel Hansen/Jake Cowling
Coaches Award - Lachlan Urwin
Elgas Young Lady Braves
Most Valuable Player - Caitlyn McLachlan
Most Imporved - Molly Greetham
Coaches Award - Alexandra Strawhorn
Conference Grand Final tickets to watch the Champions IGA Lady Braves at the Bendigo Stadium will go on sale at 10am Tuesday 2nd September from the ticket office.