Werribee Devils face uphill battle

Werribee Devils
Werribee's Georgia Tauschke. Picture Shawn Smits.

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.

Hume won through to the semi finals, with a 88-72 win against McKinnon Cougars.