Bendigo Spirit headed to Echuca for WNBL pre-season clash

BUSY: Ashleigh Karaitiana and Bendigo Spirit continue their pre-season in Echuca this weekend against Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence.
BUSY: Ashleigh Karaitiana and Bendigo Spirit continue their pre-season in Echuca this weekend against Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence.

BENDIGO Spirit will head to Echuca this weekend for their third WNBL pre-season match.

The Spirit will take on Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence at Echuca Basketball Stadium, from 6.30pm on Sunday.

The Spirit split their opening two pre-season matches last weekend.

They lost to expected bigh improvers Adelaide Lightning 74-76 in Sunbury on Saturday, but defeated Dandenong Rangers 68-62 at Werribee's Eagle Stadium on Sunday.

With 240 under-12 basketballers and their parents or carers in Echuca this weekend for the annual Basketball Victoria Country Jamboree, a massive crowd is expected for Sunday's contest.

The Spirit will open the 2016-17 championship season on the road against the Canberra Capitals on October 6.

Their opening home game comes on October 14 at Bendigo Stadium against Perth Lynx.