KNOX Raiders women collected their 15th win for the season, easily accounting for cellar-dwellers Albury-Wodonga Bandits in the South East Australian Basketball League on Saturday night.
It was a sluggish start by the Raiders as the Bandits took it up to them in the opening term, late points in the quarter by Shanae Greaves moving the score to 20-17 at the first break.
A 21-6 run in the second quarter provided the Raiders with a buffer, as they streamed away to a 16-point lead at half-time.
A comfortable lead meant less reliance on import Amy Denson and playmaker Kelly Wilson, as bigs Greaves and Emily Fryters built up their scoring tally in the third quarter and helped the Raiders to a 22-point lead.
The Raiders continued their resilient defensive effort in the final quarter, only conceding nine points for the quarter and winning by a whopping 32 points, the final score 86-54.
Greaves finished with a season-high 21 points, while Fryters and Denson both had double-doubles, Fryters finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Denson 13 points and 12 rebounds.
The Raiders pushed their season record to 15 wins and just one loss.
The Raiders host Ballarat at the State Basketball Centre at 12.30pm on Sunday.