90 sec statement - Wodonga Wolves excite in NECBL grand finals
Posted February 09, 2015
CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:35): All around this wonderful country of ours sport brings people and families together, especially so in Wodonga. I was fortunate to be part of a wonderful night of sport on Saturday at the Wodonga Sports & Leisure Centre. The Wodonga Wolves played off in the women's and men's north-east country basketball league grand finals. What an exciting few hours they were. The stadium was packed with supporters getting right behind both games. The atmosphere was electric.
The Lady Wolves gave it their all throughout the match. They fought to the bitter end and should be proud of their efforts. Unfortunately, the Shepparton Lady Gators were too good, winning by nine points. Special mention goes to coaches Phil Brown and Craig McClanahan and manager Vicki Northey.
In the men's game the match went down to the wire. The thrilling conclusion saw the Wolves get up by two points over the Seymour Blasters after 17-year-old Trent McMullan took the game on and showed great composure to shoot the winning shots. Special acknowledgement goes to coaches Troy Crawford and David de Koeyer and manager Greg Sharp.
It is volunteers who are the backbone of these events. They did a terrific job on Saturday night. Special thanks go to Trevor White for making me so welcome. Thank you, team.