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BENDIGO East handed Bendigo its biggest BBD weekend pennant loss for more than a decade in a 50-shot shellacking on Saturday.
The Beasties demolished Bendigo 117-67 at home – yet the four rinks were split two apiece.
Despite the 50-shot margin, Bendigo had two winning rinks as Mitch Hocking defeated Aaron Tomkins 23-20 and Lawrence Brooks beat Marc Smith 26-25.
However, Bendigo had no answer to the brutal dominance of the Bendigo East rinks led by Lee Schraner and Brad Marron, who combined won 72-18.
Schraner’s rink thumped Andrew Brown 37-11 to keep its unbeaten record intact.
But that 26-shot winning margin was surpassed by Marron’s rink, which crushed Damian Broderick by 28 shots in a 35-7 romp.
Broderick’s rink was the first this season to be held to single figures, while the 28-shot difference was the season’s biggest rink margin.
The 50-shot hiding was Bendigo’s heaviest defeat since it lost to Kangaroo Flat by 69 shots in 2006-07.
Bendigo remains in third position on the ladder, despite having lost its past two games to East and Eaglehawk by a combined 87 shots.
• As well as Bendigo East’s massive win, the competition’s other powerhouse, Eaglehawk, also had a commanding victory over a fellow top-four team.
The Hawks extended their winning streak to 10 in a row with a 25-shot triumph over South Bendigo, 109-84.
The rinks of Darren Burgess (+12) and Simon Carter (+10) both had double figure wins for the Hawks, who along with the Beasties now have a top-two finish guaranteed with two home and away rounds to play.
The only point South could muster from the game was Liam Crapper’s 23-all tie against the rink of Dean Carter that had been in red-hot form with seven wins in a row leading into the match.
• Inglewood has climbed off the bottom of the ladder and in doing so now put Golden Square in the relegation danger zone.
The Woodies made it two wins in a row with a 90-79 victory at home over Square, which slipped from sixth to last on the back of its sixth-straight defeat.
The Woodies had three rinks up, which included a 33-17 victory by Lindsay Kelly over Alan Eddy that gave the home side plenty of ascendancy.
• Castlemaine also won a second game in a row, this time at the expense of Kangaroo Flat.
The Maine prevailed 103-88 in a contest where both teams had two winning rinks.
But it was the Maine rinks of Greg Podesta (+9) and Peter Brain (+11) that swayed the result the home side’s way and kept Kangaroo Flat out of the top four.
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