Lapses cost Break­ers

Benalla Ensign - - Communityvoice - By Ge­or­gia Smith

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.

Women’s golf

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.

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