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Lady Hornets look to secure grand final berth

Horsham Hornet Jordie MacAuliffe looks to pass during a tournament in Bendigo at the weekend.

Horsham Hornet Jordie MacAuliffe looks to pass during a tournament in Bendigo at the weekend.

By SARAH SCULLY
Horsham’s Lady Hornets will kickstart their campaign for a third straight grand final appearance when they take on Portland at home on Saturday night.
Hornets coach Gareth Hiscock said he was thrilled to have a full list to choose from for the first time this Country Basketball League season.
He said he would head into the game reasonably confident, although he was expecting another close encounter.
Portland won the first showdown between the sides at the start of November, 62-56, with the Hornets evening up the ledger with a 52-49 win a few weeks later.
Hiscock said his side’s standout players for the season, Sharon Fedke, Annie Brack and Georgia Hiscock, would be vital, however he was lucky to have a strong list to choose from.
“Those three have probably been our best for the season, but everyone on the list is capable of impacting the scoreboard,” he said.
Hiscock said his charges would need to keep Portland’s Alana Strom and Kayla Pickert quiet.
“Alana is probably the best defensive tall in the competition, so she will make it hard for our talls to score,” he said.
“Kayla is their best offensive player, so we will need to shut her down as well.” Hiscock encouraged Wimmera residents to attend the game at Horsham Basketball Stadium to help cheer the Hornets to victory.
“Hopefully the crowd does turn out and get around us,” he said.
“It’s well known having the crowd behind you at Horsham is like having an extra player on the court.”
Tip-off is at 7pm.
The winner of the match will meet the victor of the semi-final between Mt Gambier and Colac.
Horsham Basketball Stadium will host the south-west conference grand final on February 6.
Wildcats
Stawell Wildcats battled hard against Timboon at the weekend but it was not enough to stop the Taipans from claiming their first win of the CBL season. The match, at Stawell Leisure Complex, was hard-fought, with both teams dropping 13 points in the opening term.

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