Blazers sides suffer defeats in round seven

The menʼs Blazers also suffered defeat on Saturday, but Patty Jenes and his teammates will have to back it up this Sunday in a game with the Mildura Heat.

The Maryborough Blazers lost their spark at the weekend, with both the men’s and women’s squads suffering defeat on the road in round seven.

Despite both sides starting the season undefeated for several rounds, the women’s team has now conceded three losses while the men were dealt their second of the season at the weekend.

Kyneton got revenge over the Lady Blazers on Saturday night, defeating them 75-59, evening out the score from round one where Maryborough took an eight-point victory over the same side.

The Tigers had built to an eight- point lead at the first break of Saturday’s game, capitalising on their distance shooting to do so.

Things worsened from there for the Blazers who were outscored 19- 8 in the second term to lag behind 39-20 at the main break.

Two of Maryborough’s youngest, Keisha Tonzing and Millie Cracknell, started the all important third term with gusto, shooting a three pointer each to open scoring.

Maryborough went on to outscore Kyneton by seven points in the third, mostly through fouls, which gifted the Blazers eight uncontested points.

Cracknell was the biggest target of the Tigers’ defence, delivering seven free shots in the third term alone.

Scores still sat in the Tigers’ favour at three quarter time, but by the much smaller margin of 54-42.

Kyneton hit the board first in the fourth quarter, but this was quickly answered by Cracknell leaving scores just 10 points apart.

For more on this story see Page 52 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 29

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