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SOUTH Bendigo scored its biggest win since its return to division one of BBD pennant five seasons ago with a 60-shot thrashing of Castlemaine on Saturday.
South improved its record to 3-0 with its 121-61 demolition of the Maine at home.
The South Bendigo rinks skippered by Liam Crapper (35) and Mitch Sidebottom (32) outscored Castlemaine on their own as they combined for 67 shots.
Crapper’s rink wasted no time asserting its authority over Peter Brain, racing to a 14-1 advantage after just six ends.
The rout was only the second all-rinks-up win South Bendigo has had in its 78 games back in division one.
The one-sided result continued a tough start to the season for the Maine, which is already -128 shots and has just one point from three games.
• Inglewood won three rinks against Eaglehawk – but it wasn’t enough to cause an upset over the reigning premiers.
The Hawks had the rink of Brayden Byrne to thank for getting over the line 102-98.
Byrne’s rink thrashed Daryl Rowley 37-18, but the other three contests were all wins to Inglewood.
Among them was a narrow 24-23 victory by Lindsay Kelly over Tony Ellis to remain one of the competition’s six unbeaten rinks.
• Kangaroo Flat emerged from a tight tussle against Bendigo with its first victory of the season.
And in doing so the Flat inflicted Bendigo’s first loss with the 86-83 result at Barnard Street.
Both teams won two rinks apiece, with the closest tussle being Bendigo’s Mitch Hocking edging out Barry Anset 23-20.
• Bendigo East retained its position at the top of the ladder following a 13-shot victory over Golden Square.
The Beasties – missing star skipper Lee Schraner – won 96-83 at Golden Square to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
In the absence of Schraner, who was playing in the World Champion of Champions event, Rob Clough stepped up to skip the rink to a 30-23 win over Trevor Schill.
1. Bendigo East – 48
2. South Bendigo – 46
3. Bendigo – 37
4. Eaglehawk – 30
5. Golden Square – 22
6. Kangaroo Flat – 22
7. Inglewood – 10
8. Castlemaine – 1
Next Saturday – Bendigo East v Kangaroo Flat, Castlemaine v Golden Square, Eaglehawk v Bendigo, Inglewood v South Bendigo.
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