Rockies, Tigers split CBL derbies

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The Macedon Ranges Rockies and Kyneton Tigers split the local derbies in the Country Basketball League north-west with finals on the horizon.

In the men’s competition, the Rockies continued on their push to the playoffs defeating the Tigers on Saturday.

After being down by eight points at quarter time the Rockies took control of the game, winning 81-61.

For the Rockies, Josh O’Connell top scored with 24 points, wile Kyle Bravo-Cripps put down 17 for the Tigers.

However on Sunday the Rockies lost to the Bendigo Braves at Red Energy Arena.

It was a tight tussle with the Braves only up by six points at half time, yet, the lead extended to 11 at three quarter time and then 16 at full time to wrap up the game with the Rockies losing 73-57.

Matthew Quinn was the Rockies top scorer with 16.

With just one game to go, against the Melton Thoroughbreds on Sunday afternoon, the Rockies sit in fifth position with a five win four loss record.

The Tigers sit bottom without a win. They face the Bendigo Braves in the final round.

In the women’s local derby, it was the completely opposite story with the undefeated Tigers destroying the winless Rockies on Saturday.

The Tigers won 105-41, in a complete demolition.

Michelle Fletcher was the Tigers top scorer with 27 while Rachel Stewart had 14 points for the Rockies.

The Tigers sit atop the ladder and will finish their no matter the result of the final round top of the table clash with the Braves.

On Sunday, the Rockies were well beaten again this time by the Braves.

Similar to the Tigers game, the Braves were on top of the Rockies all game, winning 120-41.

Cara Beattie top scored for the Rockies with 14 points.