Road Warriors

Ladies come away with hard fought win over Pirates at Echuca

WANGARATTA Lady Warriors remain entrenched in top spot on the Country Basketball League North East ladder following their fifth straight win, defeating Echuca by 12 points on Saturday night.

It certainly didn’t come easy, with the Lady Warriors trailing the Pirates late in the second quarter before a rev up from coach Jason Bannerman.

But while they were taken outside their comfort zone, Bannerman said his charges responded to the challenge in the second half.

“Echuca edged in front in the second quarter they were up 30-28 with a minute and a half to go before halftime,” he said.

“I called a timeout and gave the girls a bit of a pep talk we were really getting sucked into playing their game.

“To Echuca’s credit their young players and their runners were doing a great job.

“We managed to go into halftime up 33-30, which was a great turnaround, and from there the girls slowly pegged away in the second half.

“They stuck to the task and started to make better decisions, and the results showed on the scoreboard.”

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