Bendigo Braves beat Supercats

THE Bendigo Bank Braves withstood a final-quarter fightback from Geelong Supercats to win Friday night's men's basketball clash by five points.

Bendigo led 77-63 at a quarter to go on Geelong's court at The Arena.

The Supercats upped their play at both ends of the court, but it was the Braves who won 96-91.

Bendigo's attack was led by Josh Wilcher, 24 points; Dustin Salisbery, 23; Michael Vigor, 14; Taylor Bell, 13; Kevin Prober, 11; and Chris Hogan, 10.

The night's play tipped off with Geelong Supercats winning the women's match against the Bendigo Lady Braves.