THE Korumburra Wildcats Under 14s slipped as much as 13 points behind the visitors from Warrandyte in the third quarter of their match last Friday night at Korumburra but gradually pegged them back and went on to a thrilling win.
The side was well served by Lachie Rathjen from Foster, Brodie Mabilia from Wonthaggi and Flynn Materia from Leongatha but with all boys, coming on and off the court, playing their roles in a solid team effort.
With a purple patch of scoring late in the third quarter, the Wildcats surged up to and past the visitors to lead by four at the last change setting up a ding-dong battle down the stretch.
In the end, the home side won by five but at no time was it a certainty as both sides had their runs of scoring.
The Under 16 Wildcats team, playing Pakenham, weren’t quite so fortunate and went down on the night.