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Charity golf and bowls

Preparations are gathering pace for the annual Wisemans Ferry Police and Citizens' Charity Auction and Golf and Bowls Day on November 13.

The Australis Retreat in Wisemans Ferry will again host the event. All proceeds go to CareFlight.

Golfers tee off from 7am and ambrose competition is available. The $40 registration fee covers a round of golf, breakfast, lunch and entry in the charity auction at Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club from 2pm.

Bookings start from August 1, contact 9843 5100.

Hornets go down

The Hills District Hornets' chance of reaching the Waratah Basketball League finals ended when Penrith Panthers beat them 91-84 on Saturday. Penrith began brightly with US import Ben Ellsworth controlling much of the game. Ellsworth had the Panthers cruising in the first-half with 19 points.

Hornets players Josh Chapman (13) and Paul Brotherson (12) kept the visitors narrowly behind at half-time 42-37. The turnover count slowed for the Hornets in the third term and they lost their composure to the Panthers' stronger defensive players.

In the third quarter, Panthers Rob Crane scored 17 points and Ellsworth 29.

The Hornets closed the gap to four in the last quarter but the Panthers held on to win.

Demons' run ends

The Pennant Hills Demons' winning run came to an abrupt end on Saturday with an eight-point loss to Balmain Dockers.

The Demons started strongly with four goals and four behinds in the first quarter.

Momentum switched in the second half with the Dockers building up a 12-point lead at half-time.

In the third quarter the Demons kicked ahead to lead by 13 points. However, the Dockers sealed the game in the last quarter to win 12.10 (82) to 10.14 (74).

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