Seahawks win one, lose one in Country Basketball League double-header

WARRNAMBOOL Seahawks have entered a four-week Country Basketball League break on a sour note.

Colac Kookas had the Seahawks’ measure for the second time this season yesterday, winning 100-81 at St Joseph’s Primary School stadium.

The loss came less than 24 hours after the Seahawks trounced Portland Coasters on the road, 97-52.

Warrnambool coach Barry Brooks said the Seahawks showed glimpses against the Kookas but struggled to peg them back after quarter-time.

“It was a great game, a high-quality game,” he said.

“While we didn’t win, I was happy with the way we went about it.

“We played relatively good defence and really, really good patches of offence.

“It was as good as I want it to be, but it was only in patches.”

Brooks said the Kookas’ offence found ways to score, despite the Seahawks’ promising defensive efforts.

“They shot really well. They had 14 threes they made and we made three,” he said.

Guard Josh Dean and forward James Mitchell were the Seahawks’ best performed players across the double-header.

Dean scored 23 points against the Kookas, while Mitchell finished with 43 points across the two games.

Liam Killey scored 21 points against Portland. 

Terang Tornadoes suffered a 40-point drubbing against league pacesetters Horsham Hornets on Saturday night before collecting their second win of the season against Stawell Warriors yesterday, 69-66.

Tornadoes coach Justin Wallace described the loss to the Hornets as a “disaster”.

Wallace said Xavier Lourey was their only shining light.

“We didn’t shoot well at all,” he said. “We might have shot 25 per cent, nothing dropped.”

Warrnambool Mermaids lost to Portland Coasters Saturday night.

The Coasters won 55-45 on the back of a 16-1 third term blitz. Coaster Brooke Morrissey top scored with 14 points and Seahawk Maggie Baker dropped 12 points. 

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