IN BRIEF

Panthers beat Hunters

THE Penrith Panthers senior basketball teams have finished the regular season of the 2014 Waratah Championship League by defeating the Newcastle Hunters.

The Panthers' men jumped out to a 28-19 lead in the first term and Newcastle improved but the Panthers held on 85-80.

Angus Brandt led the Panthers with 25 points and 12 boards.

The Panthers' women smashed the Hunters 91-76.

Rohanee Cox finished with a huge 43 points and 11 boards.

Now the women head to Wollongong for an elimination quarter-final.

NSW Women's Cricket

The NSW Women's Cricket team will play two series of matches at Blacktown International Sports Park this summer to defend two trophies.

Each series will be played across a weekend — Friday to Sunday — in October and December.

The schedule pits the NSW Lend Lease Breakers against the ACT Meteors and Western Australia in triple-headers in Mount Druitt, each one involving two T20 matches with a one-day match in between.

The weekends are October 10-12 and December 12-14

The T20 matches are in the domestic WT20 competition, while the one-day matches form the Women's National Cricket League competition.

■ Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert of Ford Performance Racing Pepsi Max Crew will be at Woolworths Plumpton to meet fans on Wednesday, August 20, 3pm-4pm.

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