U16 Nationals - Perth Day 7
CLASSIFICATION FINAL: U16 Women Game 3 – SA Country vs VIC Country
Both Victoria Country & South Australia Country were looking to win this game in an effort to improve their final standings.
It was SA Country that struck first as they raced away to an 8 point lead in the first quarter thanks mainly to some good shooting with 64.3% from the field, including 2 of 3 from long range. Continuing this feat in the second period, SA was able to stretch their lead to 21 points as they headed to a 50-29 half time score line.
SA outscored a now shell-shocked Victoria thanks to their pressure defence and efficient offence. Down by 29 at the last turn, VIC Country staged a mini 6 point break in an effort to jolt a possible comeback. But SA’s accuracy (lead by Olivia Thompson – 29 points @ 83.3%) proved too much for the VIC team as they walked out 33 point victors.
Final Score: 90 SA Country 90 def Victoria Country 57
SA Country – Olivia Thompson 29; Alex Wilson 13; Steph Talbot 10
VIC Country – K Sartori 14; E Fitch 8; S Townrow 8
CLASSIFICATION FINAL: U16 Men Game 4 – QLD South vs SA Country
The scores were 24-21 to QLD at the end of the first quarter. Queensland’s defence stepped up its pressure through the second quarter, forcing SA into turnovers and allowing QLD to regain the lead by 3 points.
The second half remained a tight tussle as there was only 1 in it at the end of the third period. However, a Queensland run in the final period saw them run out 8 point winners. Dylan Rawson for SA Country continued his great form for the tournament with another 29 points.
Final Score: QLD South 80 def. SA Country 71
QLD South – G Scheibner 19; S Turner 15; B Tarca 12
SA Country – Dylan Rawson 29; Chad Wingard 19; Cameron Kennedy 10