Blazers sides prepare for first round of finals

The last home and away round of the CBL wrapped up at the weekend, with both the men’s and women’s Blazers now headed for finals after highly successful 2019/20 seasons.

The men’s side came in hot for its clash with the Kyneton Tigers in round 14 off the back of two consecutive wins over Castlemaine last Saturday and Swan Hill on the Sunday.

The Blazers took off from the moment they got on the court, scoring five points in less than a minute after play began thanks to some quick work from Dale Hickey and Harry Butler.

Kyneton responded with six points of their own but Maryborough soon held them scoreless, increasing their own score by nine points while keeping the Tigers at bay on eight.

Both sides will be determined to get in the finals, with the women set to take on the Echuca Pirates at home tomorrow.

The Blazers have met the Pirates three times already this season, with Echuca just narrowly winning two of those matches, and it’s anyone’s guess which way things will go tomorrow.

The men’s side will do battle with rivals Castlemaine, a side Maryborough has defeated both times they met this season in rounds two and 13.

That knowledge should give the Blazers the edge they need to defeat the Cannons and head straight for the grand final the following weekend.

Both finals will be played at the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre this Saturday with the women’s at 6 pm and the men’s at 8.

For more on this story see Page 30 of The Advertiser, Friday, January 31

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