IT wasn’t exactly how they’d planned to end the year.
The Wodonga Wolves men fell twice over the weekend, the first time last year’s CBL runners-up have suffered back-to-back losses this season.
The club’s last, and only loss, was in round 4 to Maryborough.
On Saturday night at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre, Shepparton proved too strong for the Wolves after building on a strong second quarter.
Gators’ stars Matthew Bartlett and John Woodcock combined for 43 points in the 81-60 win.
For the Wolves, former Bandit Dylan Webb fought hard for 19 points while Kyle McMullan added 17.
Yesterday, against Seymour, the score was closer but the result the same as the Blasters took out the win 67-75.
Jon Lindhe was the Wolves’ best with a match-high 26 points while Tepuao Silver led Seymour with 24.
It was a happier Wolves’ camp in the women with the Lady Wolves taking down Shepparton 66-45.
Rachel Jeffery (14 points) led a balanced attack for the Lady Wolves who remain unbeaten atop the CBL North East conference ladder.
Both teams resume on Saturday, January 4, with away fixtures against Echuca before home clashes against cross-Border rivals Albury on January 5.