The Maryborough Lady Blazers have secured a spot in qualifying finals after a weekend which proved to have its ups and downs.
While the Blazers were thoroughly trounced by Bendigo on Saturday, Sunday proved to be more successful as the Blazers took a 15- point victory over Kyneton.
Saturday’s clash with the Braves was always going to be difficult as Bendigo sit comfortably on top of the ladder after suffering just one defeat this season.
While the Blazers had the homeground advantage at the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre at the weekend it was not enough to stop the Braves taking a huge 46-point victory.
The Blazers held their own in the opening minutes of the game, with Claire Blower putting the first score on the board. While Bendigo quickly matched the score, a two-pointer from Quetta Holloway-Jinks soon had the Blazers in front 3-2.
The close battle continued for most of the first quarter, with Maryborough matching the Braves’ score 5-5 with just over five minutes left on the clock.
However, it was to be the last time the Blazers could come near Bendigo’s tally as the Braves began to stack on the points.
Maryborough slowly put some points on the board during the second term, increasing its score from 13 to 30, but it wasn’t enough to match the Braves who more than doubled their score over the quarter.
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