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BRAVES EVENTS


       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.
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LATEST RESULTS​​
Mt Gambier 89 V Bendigo 71   
Stats


UPCOMING GAMES
Season completed
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.

​​Results were:
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

Photo Above:
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.​​​​ ​​​​
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​LATEST RESULTS​​
Lady Braves 83 v Frankston 49
​(2nd Semi-Final) 
Stats from the game

UPCOMING GAMES
Conference Grand Final - time and date to be advised but will be the weekend of 6th and 7th September.
  INTERACT US YOUNG BRAVES

The 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. 

​​​​LATEST RESULTS​​
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.
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LATEST RESULTS​​
Young Lady Braves 60vS'dringham 51 Qtr Final Stats
​Knox v Young Lady Braves 70  Semi Final Stats

UPCOMING GAMES
Season completed with semi-final loss and overall 3rd placing.

Photo Above:
Dustin Salisbery had 24 points against Mt Gambier and also on the Braves MVP award
Photo Right:
Lachie Urwin had 16 points against Camberwell
Photo Left:
Shelby Britten tried hard in the semi-final to lift the team with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
   BRAVES PRESENTATION NIGHT
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​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.