CBL Round 9 Review

KORUMBURRA had a dominant weekend as they picked up 4 wins from 4 matches against Bairnsdale and Sale.


The Wildcat men picked up their first and second win of the season with convincing margins with Korumburra’s Lauchie Thomas netting a round high 32 points against the Bullets. Jamie Lee Jeffs scored the game high with 27 points against Bairnsdale.

Moe continued Bairnsdale’s woes picking up 2 wins as did Warragul as they defeated Sale in both matches.

Churchill defeated Traralgon for the second time this season with Jordan Canovan scoring a game high 28 to give the Blue Devils the 16 point win.

Traralgon and Maffra split their meetings as the Traralgon women kept Maffra’s 3 game losing streak alive with a 10 point margin and the Maffra men handed the T-Birds a 16 point loss which sees the Eagles take 2nd spot on the Gippsland ladder and Traralgon in 4th place and in danger of dropping out of a finals position with only a handful of games remaining.

Myrtleford men picked up their first win of the season as they defeated Wangaratta by 18 points with Myrtleford’s Jalen Barker leading the scoring with 30 points. The win halts a 5 game losing streak for the Saints. The Wangaratta women were successful against Myrtleford with a 16 point win which keeps the Lady Warriors hot on the heals of Wodonga for top spot on the ladder.

The Lady Wolves got their revenge against Wallan as they defeated the Panthers by 29 with Breanna Green top scoring with 22 points. In the mens match Wallan reduced the margin of 31 in the previous meeting to just 3 points.

Shepparton had two comfortable wins against Echuca as the men won 108 to 54 with Matthew Bartlett scoring a game high 29 which included 7 3-pointers for the Gators. The Lady Gators won their match 67 to 46.

Wangaratta and Seymour split their matchup as the Wangaratta women won by 45 with Catherin Guest top scoring with 28 and the Seymour men defeated the Warriors by 33 with Robbie Sartori scoring 20 points for the Blasters.

Wodonga continued their fine form with 2 more wins against Echuca. The Lady Wolves winning 86 to 45 and the men winning 76 to 54.

Bendigo came away from their trip to Mildura with an 8 point loss with Tanner Rayner netting a game high of 19 points in the loss. Swan Hill did not enjoy their weekend with 4 losses on the road to Maryborough and Horsham. Against Maryborough the Swan Hill teams were both defeated by 14 points and against Horsham the women were beaten by 29 points with Emalie Iredell scoring 23 points for the Lady Hornets and the men by 30 with Hornet Tim Pickert scoring 27.

Portland went 1 and 3 for the weekend as they were successful in a nail biter against the Colac women, winning 74 to 70 with Courtney Gadsden top scoring with 21 in the win.

The Colac men returned the favour with a 16 point win over the Coasters with Jacob Pupavac (24) and Lewis Varley (18) combining to lead the Kookas.

On Sunday, Portland went to Millicent and left with 2 defeats. The Magic were too much to handle as the women now see their winning streak sit at 4 winning 61 to 35 and the Millicent men with a 12 point win hold on to 3rd place on the ladder with Terang and Ararat one win behind with a game in hand.

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