Wildcats could face final CBL game

Contested rebound: Roxane Moos was at full stretch when she pulled in this offensive rebound earlier this season. Picture: Peter Pickering

Contested rebound: Roxane Moos was at full stretch when she pulled in this offensive rebound earlier this season. Picture: Peter Pickering

Stawell Lady Wildcats could be hitting the court for the final time this weekend in the Country Basketball League.

It has been a long hard slog for the Lady Wildcats who are yet to record a win after four seasons in the competition.

Not only have they not recorded a win, but they have been dealt their fair share of big losses.

Wildcats will take on Millicent on Saturday night.

Wildcats met Millicent for the first time last weekend and it took little time to realise that Wildcats were out of their depth.

Millicent moved the ball quickly, made shots and ran the ball well.

Wildcats struggled to stay with them and after a blow out in the first quarter they couldn't fight back.

Wildcats will also be without their second leading scorer Julia Maasland.

On Sunday they will back up with a second game for the weekend when they take on Corio Bay.

Corio Bay were much the same as Millicent.

Stawell coach Grace Bibby said their strength is on the inside.

“We have never really had anyone that can shoot the ball well with a hand in their face,” she said.

“We have to rely on hustle plays, getting our own rebounds and then finishing under the basket. Julia has been huge for us in the last few games and its a shame she won’t be there to finish off a big first season.”

The two games will round out the season.

“It would be nice to compete in what could be our last CBL games,” Bibby said. “It has been a tough year on the court and with a lack of numbers always an issue it is hard to see the Wildcats continuing for years to come. It is a shame because those that have been involved know just how much fun it can be.”

The Lady Wildcats will kick off proceedings at 6pm Saturday night and noon Sunday at the Stawell Leisure Centre.

Both games will be followed by the men.