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Defence ripped apart by Thunder

ON TARGET: Bendigo Braves guard Grant Johnson.
Nanjing Night Net

THE Bendigo Bank Braves defence was ripped to shreds by North West Tasmania Thunder in Saturday night’s basketball clash.

Bendigo’s first leg of the Tasmanian double tipped off with a 22-point win on Hobart’s court on Friday night.

The momentum rolled on in the opening quarter against Thunder at Ulverstone.

Bendigo led 35-30 at quarter-time.

From there it was North West Tasmania which took complete control.

Thunder won the next three quarters –27-13, 28-12 and 30-13 –to complete a 115-73 victory.

The Braves battled to lessen the impact that Fred Hunter, 25 points; Garrett Jackson, 23; and Mason Bragg, 19, had on the match.

Leading scorers for Bendigo were Grant Johnson and Josh Wilcher, 13; Michael Vigor, 12; Tony Lewis, 11; and Jordan Vandenberg 10.

The Ben Harvey-coached Braves are at home next Saturday to play Canberra.

Tip-off is at 8pm at Bendigo Stadium.

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