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Injuries to sting Lady Hornets

Ella Bibby, pictured in action during the 2015-16 Country Basketball League south-west conference grand final, will be unavailable this week. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Ella Bibby, pictured in action during the 2015-16 Country Basketball League south-west conference grand final, will be unavailable this week. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By SARAH SCULLY
Horsham’s Lady Hornets have been dealt a blow, with captain Annie Brack and guard Shannon Reinheimer out of contention after suffering serious injuries.
Coach Gareth Hiscock said Brack would miss the rest of the 2016-17 Country Basketball League season because of stress fractures in her feet.
“Shannon has a broken thumb, so we’re not sure how long she’ll be out for,” he said.
“Ella Bibby is unavailable this week and having her and Annie out mucks us up with height, so the girls will have to play well.”
The Hornets will meet lower-ranked Colac at Horsham Basketball Stadium on Saturday but face a significantly tougher challenge against Mt Gambier at home on Sunday.
The Hornets went down to the Lakers by nine points in round four.
“Even though Millicent is undefeated, Mt Gambier is the toughest team I’ve seen so far this season,” Hiscock said.
“We’re going to have to play at our best.”
Horsham is sitting third on the south-west conference ladder with five wins from seven matches.
The Hornets are coming off a comprehensive 52-point win over fellow Wimmera outfit Stawell Wildcats at the weekend.
The Hornets led at each change, with a strong spread of scorers indicative of the team’s depth.
Ema Iredell, 20 points, and Georgia Hiscock, 18, led the way, with Sophie Alexander, 16, and Gabby O’Brien, 10, also reaching double figures.
Wildcats coach Grace Bibby, 18, was Stawell’s best performer, with support from Julia Maasland, 10.
Hiscock paid tribute to the oppostition for coming a long way since the teams met for the first time this season in round two.
The Wildcats bettered their result by 36 points this time around.
“Stawell has improved out of sight since the first time we played them,” he said.
“Grace has done a lot of work improving their defensive structure. It is a credit to her.”
The Lady Hornets will take to the court against Colac at 6pm on Saturday before backing up against Mt Gambier at noon on Sunday.
Men
The Hornets men will also contest a double header against Colac and Mt Gambier at the weekend.
Horsham is in strong form on top of the ladder but will not discount its opponents at the weekend.
Mt Gambier is the only team to get the better of the Hornets this season, winning by eight points in round four. Colac, second last, got within 16 points in round three.
The Hornets enjoyed a convincing 51-point win over Stawell on Sunday. Youngster Matty Lloyd, 20, and Tim Pickert, 19, led the scoring, while Stawell was best served by Paul Summers, 17, and Aidan Marr, 11.
The Hornets will meet Colac at 8pm, Saturday, and Mt Gambier at 2pm on Sunday.
Stawell will go head-to-head with Mt Gambier at 8pm on Saturday and Colac at 2pm, Sunday, at home.

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Posted on Nov 30 2016

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