Werribee Devils are on a roll in the Big V basketball women’s division 1.
The Devils took to the road for a third straight win, beating Warrnambool Mermaids 75-63 at the Arc Sports Stadium on Saturday night.
It took a while for Werribee to shake off its stubborn hosts. The Devils edged ahead bit by bit the longer the game wore on before pulling away in the fourth.
Sam Moodie had a double double 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Devils.
Jessica Slade produced 16 points and nine rebounds, while Georgia Tauschke and Jessy Price scored 13 apiece. Import Alyssa Bennett had a stunning game with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and six steals.
The Devils have moved up to sixth on the ladder with a 7-6 record ahead of the Queen’s Birthday break.
In men’s state championship, it was a good weekend for the Werribee Devils, but it was oh-so-close to being a great weekend.
The Devils kick-started the weekend with an 86-73 win over Blackburn Vikings at the Knox Basketball Stadium.
Import Konor Kulas left his stamp all over the win with 27 points and 17 rebounds.
Devils captain Paul Elderkin came up big with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Bryan Nagy had a double double, 13 points and 12 rebounds.
With the game they expected to win in the bank, the weary Devils came out on Sunday in search of an upset win over ladder leader Ringwood Hawks, but they fell agonisingly short in a 116-112 loss at Eagle Stadium.
It was another Kulas’ special for Werribee, with the American scoring 40 points to go with 11 rebounds. Kulas shot 71 per cent from the field and went to the free throw line 19 times for an impressive 89 per cent success rate.
The costly loss leaves the Devils in ninth place with a 5-10 record.