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'Bendigo Bank' Braves
Bendigo Braves 79 lost to Dandenong 85
Bendigo Lady Braves
Bendigo Lady Braves 61 def by Knox 82
'Interact Us' Young Braves
Young Braves 65 def by Keilor 81
'The McIvor' Young Lady Braves
Young Lady Braves 63 def Ballarat 56
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Lady Braves East Conference Champions
The Lady Braves after a slow start where they scored just 17 points in the first half, played a brilliant second half to take out the game 62-49 against the Sandringham Sabres at the Bendigo Stadium.
The field goal percentage at half time was 20% for the Braves as the Sabres pressured the Braves hard keeping Oliver, Camino, Garrick and King relatively quiet. The Braves at the defensive end were on top during this time.
The shooting stats for the Braves turned around after half time with 23 points at 52% during the third term. Lead by Camino, King, Garrick and Oliver the 12 point deficit at half time become a 1 point lead at three quarter time to the Braves.
The defensive intensity in the last quarter for the Braves was frantic and they kept the Sabres to just one basket from 15 shots from the field and 10 points in total. The Braves offensive weapons were on fire again scoring 22 points for the final period to convincingly win by 13 in a 62-49 scoreline.
It was an even team effort by the Lady Braves with no one player scoring more than 20 points and also all players taking down the rebounds at either end of the court.
Photo courtesy of Akuna Photography
Braves just fall short
The Bendigo Bank Braves just fell short at the final hurdle against the Dandenong Ranges in front of a capacity and vocal crowd of approximately 1,850 at the Bendigo Stadium.
In an entertaining game that was close throughout, the Braves started off well before Dandenong fought back to be level 40 each at half time. The Braves were +12 on the rebound stats at this time even though the Ranges had put +4 more shots up.
The third quarter proved to be decisive as the Ranges lead by seven. The difficulties from the foul line didn't assist the Braves getting closer.
The final period was a frantic tussle to the dying seconds with just a single basket the difference. The Braves couldn't get their noses in front during the term and the Ranges ran out narrow winners on some final foul shots to win 85-79.
Ivan McFarlin finished off a brilliant season with 18 points and 23 rebounds, while Tom Garlepp with 19 points and 9 rebounds played his heart out as did the other members of the team.
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