Braves star Ervin Herron flies high to the basket.
Braves star Ervin Herron flies high to the basket. Tarum Images

Braves face not enough for Bellinger Valley

A turbulent week for the Bellinger Valley has ended in another frustrating defeat.

The Waratah State League side was unable to maintain its first quarter lead to go down 77-65 against a streaky shooting Central Coast at Sportz Central.

The recent dismissal of Jay Jones as Braves coach clearly had an impact on the Bellinger Valley side with the team looking lost and committing silly fouls throughout the match.

Ill discipline would later kill the home side's chance of victory with its three of its best players stuck on the bench in the dying stages after fouling out.

Interim head coach Denise Challinor summed the game up as 'frustrating.'

"The whole game was out of sync," Challinor said.

"We were very messy and struggled to get anything going on offence.

"Credit to Central Coast, we were sloppy on both sides of the ball and they took advantage."

While Challinor refused to comment on the situation surrounding Jones she was confident was still committed to the Braves cause.

"(Commitment) it is not an issue," she said.

"All the boys were highly disappointed with the result and are already talking about how they are going to turn it around.

"We will come back and work hard on all aspects of our game and hopefully turn the season around."

See Wednesday's Advocate for the full story of the Brave's coaching crisis.



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