Mixed re­sults at home

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Ararat Red­backs will en­joy a week’s break to re­group for matches against Mil­li­cent and Mt Gam­bier af­ter record­ing mixed re­sults at home at the week­end.

The Ararat men had a tough en­counter with south-west con­fer­ence lad­der leader Mt Gam­bier at Ararat Fit­ness Cen­tre on Satur­day night.

The reign­ing pre­mier proved too strong for the com­pe­ti­tion new­comer, tri­umph­ing 103-80 with just six play­ers.

Del­lon Brown fin­ished with an im­pres­sive 45-point haul to pro­pel the Lak­ers to vic­tory but the Wim­mera out­fit was far from dis­graced against its higher-ranked op­po­nent.

Ararat’s Zac Dun­more con­sol­i­dated his pre­vi­ous strong form, drop­ping 24 points as his side’s high­est scorer.

Har­ri­son Cronin chipped in 12, with eight other play­ers con­tribut­ing to the fi­nal score.

The Red­backs bounced back on Satur­day to record a thrilling five-point vic­tory over Port­land.

Ararat had a nar­row lead all game and was 11 points up at the fi­nal change be­fore the Coast­ers put their foot down to try to claim their first win of the sea­son.

Port­land over­took the Red­backs with less than three min­utes on the clock, but the home side re­fused to con­cede and dug deep to get over the line.

The win saw the Red­backs re­tain third spot on the con­fer­ence lad­der.

Ararat’s women’s side was com­pet­i­tive against Port­land for most of the game, al­though the Coast­ers’ ex­pe­ri­ence en­abled the team to pull away in the third quar­ter to estab­lish a healthy buf­fer.

The Coast­ers fin­ished the match with 52 points to tri­umph by 24 points.

The Red­backs women will be back in ac­tion on Novem­ber 25 when they take on Gee­long Su­per­cats in Gee­long.

Men Mt Gam­bier Lak­ers d Ararat Red­backs 103-80 Ararat Red­backs d Port­land Coast­ers 81-76 Women Port­land Coast­ers d Ararat Red­backs 52-28 ON THE MOVE: Ararat’s Jesse Poul­ton looks to get around his Port­land op­po­nent at Ararat Fit­ness Cen­tre on Sun­day....

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