Mixed bag for Bendigo Braves in Tasmania

Alex Bunton in the Bendigo Lady Braves previous round win against Sandringham. Bunton starred in Saturday night's victory against Launceston.

Alex Bunton in the Bendigo Lady Braves previous round win against Sandringham. Bunton starred in Saturday night's victory against Launceston.

THE Bendigo Braves achieved one-one results in the weekend’s men’s and women’s basketball matches on Tasmania’s courts.

After tipping off the tough double with an 11-point victory in Hobart on Friday night, Bendigo battled in Saturday’s clash with North West Tasmania in Launceston.

The NW Tasmania line-up led 47-28 at half-time and went on to win 88-67.

Thunder’s attack was led by Robert Jenkins, 25 points; Nathan Wilson, 16 points and 16 rebounds; and Tyrone Lee, 15 points.

Braves’ imports Dustin Salisbery, 21 and 8; and Zach Atkinson, 17 and 15, worked hard.

The Bendigo Lady Braves bounced back from Friday night’s eight-point loss in Hobart to beat Launceston, 81-71.

Alex Bunton starred for Bendigo as she racked up 23 points and eight rebounds.

Kerryn Harrington and Lauren King scored 15 points each, and Jane Chalmers added 12.

Best for the Launceston Tornadoes were Abby Bishop 23 points and six rebounds; Alex Wilson and Lauren Mansfield on 16 points each.

The Bendigo Braves are on the road again this Friday to play Geelong Supercats at The Arena.

The action tips off at 6pm when the south conference-leading Bendigo Lady Braves take to the court.

The Bendigo Braves have an 8-9 record and are fourth in the men’s south conference.

Geelong is 14-2 and leads the east conference. 

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