Werribee Devils’ double delight improves ranking

Werribee Devils guard Daniella Pisano plays strong defence on a driving Whittesea Pacers forward Giulia Dinunzio. (Mark Wilson)

Werribee Devils have catapulted back into the top half of the ladder after its best weekend of the Big V basketball women’s division 1 season so far.

The Devils won both games on a double header slate to jump from third-last and into sixth on the standings.

On Saturday night, Werribee was far too good for the Hawthorn Magic, victorious 80-59 at Eagle Stadium.

The Devils backed up a day later to beat Whittlesea Pacers 64-56 on their home court.

It extended the Devils winning streak to three games.

Import Alyssa Bennett had a major say for the Devils against Hawthorn, posting 19 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

Sam Moodie, with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Jessica Slade, with 15 points and eight rebounds, were strong offensively for the Devils, while Daniella Pisano impressed with seven points and nine assists.

Werribee kept its momentum going on its trip to Whittlesea on Sunday. Price was at the forefront for the Devils, posting 25 points and five assists off the bench, including three three-pointers.

The Devils will be seeking to keep the streak alive when they host second-placed Casey Cavaliers at Eagle Stadium on Sunday.

In the men’s state championship, Werribee Devils had an impressive 105-91 win on the road over Keilor Thunder.

Konor Kulas was lethal for the Devils with 42 points to go with 10 rebounds.

Deng Chan double doubled with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Mark Berezdecky had a big influence off the bench with 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

The Devils have moved up to eighth on the ladder ahead of an important double header weekend, which sees them play Hume City Broncos away on Saturday night and Knox Raiders at home on Sunday.