Fitness battle

Depleted and tired, Lady Warriors unable to match Blazers in fourth quarter run

WANGARATTA Lady Warriors coach Jason Bannerman is not pushing the panic button despite his side falling to its second straight Country Basketball League defeat on Saturday night.

The Lady Warriors travelled to Maryborough on Saturday night but with just seven played making the trip, they struggled to run out the game, eventually going down 72-59.

Key tall Olivia Lindsay again missed with an ankle injury, mid-sized players Caitlyn Cose, Holly Judd and Chaye Crimmins also didn’t take the court while star guard Paige Zamperoni was battling a head flu.

Larissa Laverty continued her strong season with 18 points while Alana Sutton (12 points) and Naomi Amos (11) also stood up in the defeat.

While disappointed with the loss and the fact he is yet to have a full squad at his disposal, Bannerman is remaining calm.

“We’re not panicking at all,” he said.

“This is just a little setback and if ever you wanted to lose it would be now rather than before finals.

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