Lapses cost Breakers
The Breakers were hoping for a Christmas miracle, but the Wolves had other plans.
Round 10 saw Benalla head to Wodonga to take on third-placed Wolves in a Saturday night blockbuster.
The Breakers put up a good fight, but some classy play from Wodonga’s Deba George saw him put 35 points on the scoreboard, helping to deliver Wodonga an 84-66 point win.
‘‘It can be very hard to stop someone of his calibre,’’ Breakers coach Wally Armstrong said.
‘‘We had a couple of lapses in concentration but were right in the game.’’
Corry Westbury and Lachlan Kego both had strong games, while Armstrong praised the efforts of the whole team.
With four rounds still to be played in the competition after the Christmas break, Benalla will have three more chances at securing a win in their maiden season.
‘‘We will look to have a good freshen up,’’ Armstrong said.
‘‘We will be better experience next year.’’
Benalla’s next games will come in round 13 for a double-header.
The Breakers will take on Wangaratta on Saturday, January 19, for a night game in Benalla before backing it up on Sunday, January 20, for a day-time rematch at home against Wodonga.
Coach Armstrong also shared holiday wishes with everyone in the basketball community.
‘‘Have a safe and happy Christmas and new year,’’ Armstrong said. for the
Saturday saw a good field of 71 players compete in a Stableford event.
The event of the day went to Michael Polwarth who scored an Albatross on par five second.
The winner of A-grade on countback was Adam Levy with a score of 38 points followed by Tim Symes also on 38.
Kenna Peter was successful in B-grade scoring 40 points with Adrian Papworth on countback a close second on 39 points.
C-grade was also closely contested, with Boyd Macarty successful with 38 points while bogies went to Trevor Banfield on countback with 37 points. Results: Nearest the pins. 1st Olivers Mensland: Cameron McMahen. 3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Eric Hoolihan. 8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Tim Symes. 12th Ray White: Brendan Booker. 13th Spalding/Golf Shop: John Spencer. KFC Birdies: Adam Levy, Xavier Palamarczuk. Ball competition. 39 B. Booker, 37 B. Convery, N. Cook, R. Decrespigny, B. Hollins, 36 K. Dosser, D. Dunster, C. McMahen, J. Mellington, K. Muir, G. O’Brien, 35 J. Dalton, D. Wittingslow on c/b . Results: Nearest the pins. 3rd Golf Shop: Graham Squires. 8th Golf Shop: Steve Smith. 12th Ray White: Ken Levy. 13th Fruits ‘n’ Fare: Graham Squires. Ball Competition. 40 K. Levy, 39 R. Allan, A. Bailey, W. Booker, G. Harrison, I. wise, 38 R. Arthur, R. Close, G. O’Brien A. Papworth, A. Williams, 37 G. Squires c/b.
We had a couple of lapses in concentration but were right in the game.
A stableford event was played on Saturday, December 15, with 18 players.
Division one winner was Jenni O’Brien with 39 points. Division two winner was Anne Brown with 33 points.
Ball competition H. Crilly 37, H. Briggs 35, J. Rubira 33, E. Madden 32c/b.
NTP 3rd A. Brown, MilnerWatson Pharmacy 8th R. Watkins, Ray White 12th H. Briggs, Golf Shop 13th S. Oakley, 14th C. Garratt.
This week a stableford round will be played on Thursday and a four person Ambrose event on Saturday.
The club hopes all golfers enjoy a happy Christmas and good golfing next year.