A 50/50 split in results is what the Maryborough Blazers took away from round three, with the women’s team conceding its first loss of the season.
Both the men’s and women’s teams headed to Bendigo Stadium last Saturday night for a double header against the Braves in respective top of the table clashes.
For the women, a 78-57 loss was the first for the blue and gold this season with the side defeating its round one and two opponents and the men undefeated as well.
Bendigo’s Lady Braves got off to a flying start on Saturday, nailing the first three scoring shots of the game to lead 8-0 early on.
Maggie Tranter kept Maryborough in it as the only one to hit the board until the six minute mark.
Tranter saw the side to 7-10 and Keisha Tonzing took over with back- to-back baskets seeing the Blazers to their first lead of the game 11-10.
Both sides fought hard to build in the last five minutes and the Blazers nipped right at the heels of the Braves until time expired, trailing by just three points at quarter time.
Bendigo amped up its attack in the second term, outscoring Mary- borough 20-11 to establish itself as the clear game leader by half time.
For more on this story see Page 29 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 1