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Horsham Hornets looking strong heading into Christmas break

IN FORM: Horsham Lady Hornet Caitlin Story looks to make some space between herself and her Warrnambool opponent during the Hornets’ seven-point win on Saturday night. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

IN FORM: Horsham Lady Hornet Caitlin Story looks to make some space between herself and her Warrnambool opponent during the Hornets’ seven-point win on Saturday night. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By SARAH SCULLY
Horsham Hornets men’s and women’s teams will enter the Christmas-New Year break on a high note after recording wins against Warrnambool at the weekend.
The Lady Hornets’ seven-point triumph over the Mermaids, 69-62, was an improved performance after the Warrnambool team got the better of them a week earlier.
Coach Gareth Hiscock was pleased with the hard-fought victory in a close contest.
“It was a 20-point turnaround on the week before, which was good,” he said.
Ema Iredell continued her rich vein of form, top scoring with 23 points.
“Ema was outstanding again. She’s playing as well as she’s ever played,” Hiscock said.
“Caitlin Story was also good again and Georgia Hiscock got back a bit of form.
“Having Sophie Alexander back was also a plus. She probably had her quietest game for the season, but everyone stands up a bit taller when she’s on the court.”
Hiscock said the break came at a good time after a hectic month.

Horsham Hornet Ema Iredell continued her outstanding form against Warrnambool at the weekend. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Horsham Hornet Ema Iredell continued her outstanding form against Warrnambool at the weekend. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES


“We’re definitely ready for it,” he said. “It’s going to be tough when we come back because the competition has really evened out.
“Millicent is probably the only team safe on top of the ladder, but the remaining three spots will be decided between four teams.
“The first two to three games back will be crucial to see who makes finals.”
The Lady Hornets are in fourth spot.
The Hornets men’s team continues to lead the south-west conference ladder following a 19-point victory over the Seahawks, 86-67.
Damien Skurrie, 24, and Tim Pickert, 15, led the way.
Stawell Wildcats got within a whisker of their first win of the season, falling short of the Seahawks by a point on Sunday.
Warrnambool held on in a nail-biter, 77-76, despite the efforts of Stawell’s Paul Summers, 17, and Jake Stainsby, 12.
The Wildcats women fought valiantly against the Mermaids, with Grace Bibby, 13, and Julia Maasland, 10, among the standouts.
Despite the Wildcats’ efforts the Mermaids claimed the win 79-41 to keep fifth spot.
The 2016-17 Country Basketball League season resumes on January 7.

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Posted on Dec 21 2016

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