Werribee Devils came away from a double-header weekend of women’s Big V division 1 basketball with two important wins that have moved them to the brink of the top four.
The Devils travelled to face Geelong on Saturday, returning with a hard-fought 68-63 win.
On Sunday, at home, they had a more comfortable time of it against Western Port Steelers in the form of a 76-57 triumph.
The Saturday game was tight throughout as the Supercats put up a strong fight in front of their home fans, but the Devils were able to make the hosts pay more on their turnovers.
The Devils scored 12 points from turnovers compared to the Supercats’ four.
Georgia Tauschke produced a fantastic all-round game for the visitors with 17 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.
Sam Moodie (15 points, 17 rebounds) and Alyssa Bennett (11 points, eight rebounds) also did good work.
In the Sunday game, Jessy Price topped the scoring with 19 points and had seven assists, while Danni Pisano and Bennett both collected 17 points.
It was a dominant performance across the board, with the Devils collecting more rebounds, blocks, steals and assists, while also giving up less turnovers as the Steelers struggled.
The Devils are a game behind Whittlesea on the ladder ahead of this weekend’s clash with Chelsea.