Mixed start for Bendigo Braves in Tasmania

KEY PLAYER: Dustin Salisbery was one of the Bendigo Braves best in the victory on the Hobart Chargers court.

KEY PLAYER: Dustin Salisbery was one of the Bendigo Braves best in the victory on the Hobart Chargers court.

THE Bendigo Braves basketball club had a mixed start in Friday night’s tip-off to the weekend’s double in Tasmania.

After a disappointing loss at home to Sandringham the previous round, the Bendigo Braves struck back brillinatly in the men’s contest on the Hobart Chargers court.

Bendigo scored a 96-85 victory in the crucial contest.

Bendigo led 50-41 at half-time and continued to respond to the Chargers challenge.

Josh Wilcher, 22 points; Michael Vigor, 20; and Zach Atkinson, 16; were in superb touch for the Braves.

The night’s play began with an eight-point victory for Hobart in the women’s match against the Bendigo Lady Braves.

Cayla Francis, 23 points and 12 rebounds; and Kathleen Scheer, 20 points; led Hobart’s charge to victory.

Best for Bendigo were Lauren King, 18 points; Lasondra Barrett, 14; and Alex Bunton, 9.

Saturday night’s matches are in Launceston from 6pm. 

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