Werribee Devils break drought with solid victory

Werribee Devils guard Jessy Price. Picture Shawn Smits.

Werribee Devils are back on the winners’ list after snapping a five-game losing streak in the Big V basketball women’s division 1.

The Devils rough trot came to an end with a runaway 92-65 victory over Geelong Supercats at Eagle Stadium on Sunday.

Holding a slender eight-point lead at three-quarter time, the Devils ran riot with a 32-13 run in the fourth quarter to secure an important win.

Georgia Tauschke had a monumental game for Werribee. Tauschke finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six steals, proving her worth on both ends of the court.

Her long range shooting was a weapon too, hitting six-from-eight from beyond the three-point arc. Alyssa Bennett had a solid outing. The import finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Jessy Price was outstanding off the bench, finishing with 18 points and seven assists.

Others Devils to impress were Sam Moodie and Jessica Slade, who had 12 points apiece.

Werribee (2-5) is hoping this win can spark a run on the positive side of the equation.

The Devils will look to keep the ball rolling on a double header weekend when they lock horns with Hawthorn Magic (2-5) on Saturday night at Eagle Stadium and Whittlesea Pacers (6-1) at Mill Park Basketball Stadium on Sunday.

In the men’s state championship, Werribee Devils lost their fourth straight game, going down 103-93 to McKinnon Cougars at Eagle Stadium on Sunday. The deficit increased for the Devils at the end of every period, but they fought it out to at least win the last quarter.

Skipper Paul Elderkin top-scored for Werribee with 20 points to go with five rebounds and four assists. Konor Kulas was damaging with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Bryan Nagy added 18 with five steals.

Werribee (2-6) will face newly promoted Keilor Thunder (2-5) in a clash of two-win sides at Keilor Basketball Stadium on Sunday.