Division one men
ONE point was all that separated Latrobe City Energy from Mildura Heat in a turbulent BigV division one epic at the Toyota Hothouse on Saturday.
Energy stormed away in the first half to lead by 15 at the main break, but a poor third term saw the Heat draw within four at the last change.
A back and forth fourth quarter had the game on knife’s edge, but Energy clung on to win by a point.
Five Energy players registered double figures on the night, led by Jordan Canovan with 19 points.
United States import Ashton Pitts was immense in defence, racking up four blocks to go with a useful 15 points, a tally shared by Cal Rees. The result leaves Energy third on the cross conference ladder, just two percentage points behind Warrnambool Seahawks.
Division one women
TANARLY Hood and Mikaela Dickson continued their high scoring form to lead Latrobe City Energy to a 17-point victory over Werribee Devils.
Hood’s 23 points and 21 from Dickson, backed by another bag of rebounds from American import Lindsay Horbatuck, were game highlights on the night.
The Energy women also sit third on their competition ladder.