Warrnambool Mermaids got back on the winners' list on Saturday night much to the delight of coach Lee Primmer.
The Mermaids scored an impressive 60-50 Big V division one win against Craigieburn on the road.
The women's team is sitting eighth on the ladder with three wins and eight losses.
Primmer felt the Mermaids were in control most of the game.
The coach felt shutting down former Mermaid, Darcy Saunders, would go a long way to winning.
"I knew if we could keep her around the 10-12 points, we'd have a really good chance of winning the game and we did, we held her to seven last night," he said.
Primmer praised Amy Wormald who played on Saunders and also shot 14 points and claimed 12 rebounds.
Molly McKinnon (17 points) and Grace Rodgers (10 points) also returned to the line-up on the weekend and found the hoop.
Meanwhile, teenager Cigi Lual showed plenty of promise.
"In the third and last quarter, she's a 14-year-old girl coming on and playing defence and got a couple of rebounds which were big time," Primmer said.
"I thought she was really good for us."
Primmer said Louise Brown suffered an eye injury.
"She was giving us a great contribution in the second quarter and she just stepped on the court in the third quarter and got a smack in the eye," he said.
"And her eye was split open and she had to come off and never went back on."
Primmer said the Mermaids would keep working on offence.
"We've got to work on every single offensive set we go through - we can get better and better and better," he said.
"We're still incredibly young."
Primmer said Matilda Sewell missed Saturday's clash with a rolled ankle.
The Mermaids face Melbourne Uni this Saturday in Melbourne.
Meanwhile, an undermanned Warrnambool Seahawks went down 87-72 to Coburg at Coburg on Sunday in their division one clash.
The Warrnambool side was without late exclusions Simon O'Keefe and Malakye Cunningham who are injured.
Coach Alex Gynes and veteran Tim Gainey were also unavailable for the game.
The Seahawks struggled to keep up with the Giants in the first three quarters but then stormed home with 33 points in the final quarter. The Giants only managed 19 points.
James Mitchell top-scored with 20 points while Riley Nicolson had 14 and Adam Lawson shot 12.
Gynes said the team battled hard and never gave up.
The Seahawks are 10th on the table with five wins and seven losses. They have a double-header this weekend.
They have bottom-placed Melbourne Uni on Saturday in Melbourne before returning home to play Camberwell at The Arc on Sunday.
Keysborough leads the division one ladder with Bellarine second and Corio Bay third.
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