THE Albury-Wodonga Bandits’ hopes of sneaking into the SEABL play-offs took another blow last night with the club falling to Bendigo.
In the opening match of a away-home weekend fixture, the Braves proved too good for the Bandits, winning by 17 points, 98-81.
Former Bandits playmaker Jazz Ferguson struggled, notching just 12 points while his opposite number, Jermel Jenkins tallied 20.
Meanwhile, the Lady Bandits put up a spirited fight against the WNBL-stacked Lady Braves.
Down by more than 20 points, the Border side won the second half to fall by just 12 points, 65-53.
Both line-ups return to Lauren Jackson Sports Centre tonight to face Ballarat from 6pm.