Men power through

Struggle: Rohanee Cox drives into trouble against the Hornets on Saturday night. Picture: Noel Rowsell, Photo Excellence

Struggle: Rohanee Cox drives into trouble against the Hornets on Saturday night. Picture: Noel Rowsell, Photo Excellence

THE Penrith Panthers failed to make ground in either the men's or women's divisions of the 2014 Waratah Championship League competition over the weekend, finishing with one win and one loss respectively in each division.

Sydney Flames WNBL forward Casey Samuels (Hills District Hornets) set up her team's 78-68 win over the Panthers women's team on Saturday night in the opening quarter, and the Panthers could not recover.

Sunday's clash with the Maitland Mustangs would prove more fruitful for the Panthers, who dominated on the day to score a solid 83-64 win.

Hills District also dominated the early stages of their clash of the men's game and refused to take their foot off the accelerator, cruising to a 99-73 win. Penrith were in terrible shooting form against the Hills Hornets and did not improve in the first quarter. The second quarter saw Panthers hitting the court dominating from the outset to set up a 38-26 half time lead.

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