By Lance Jenkinson
Werribee Devils will need to go back to the drawing board to get their Big V women’s state championship playoffs back on track.
The Devils were demolished 88-62 by Keilor Thunder in the qualifying final at the Keilor Basketball Stadium on Sunday.
Reece Potter’s Devils will live to fight another day courtesy of the double chance they earned during a superb home-and-away campaign.
Werribee was competitive in the first half and trailed by just three at half-time.
The second half turned ugly though for the Devils as they were out-scored 49-24 in the final two quarters.
The Devils were not helped by their poor shooting, hitting just 16-from-61 (26 per cent) attempts for the game.
Even the Devils stars were not exempt with Alisia Jenkins, Alexyz Vaioletama and Sarah Elsworthy combining to shoot 9 from 40 from the field.
Vaioletama had the best all-round game for Werribee with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Georgia Tauschke top-scored for the Devils with 15, including seven from seven from the free throw line.
Werribee will square off with Hume City Broncos in a cut-throat semi-final at Eagle Stadium on Saturday night.