Powerful Flames Men too strong for courageous Bearcats

Norwood Flames 95 | West Adelaide Bearcats 88

 

It was a Saturday night to remember for Jerrell Sanders, who collected a mammoth 40 points to lead Norwood to a seven point victory over West Adelaide at the ARC Campbelltown

 

Accurate shooting, from inside and outside, was the difference in a fiery affair. The Webber Brothers collected 35 points and 13 assists for the Flames, whilst Dee Oldham went big for the visitors, with 30 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists.

 

The Flames were much faster out of the blocks, with Sanders daggering an early three to set the tone for his night. Harold Ridgeway (18 points, 10 rebounds) converted a strong rebound for the layup and one to steady the Bearcats, but a huge dunk from the Flames import saw the hosts take a 21-18 quarter time lead.

 

Benjamin Janssan (15 points) was utilised to great effect for Norwood. The substitute immediately impacted the match when he took the field, knocking down three maximums in a see-sawing second term that saw West Adelaide fight back in to the contest from eight points down, only to be denied half-time parity by an outrageous Sanders buzzer-beater from outside the arc under all-sorts of pressure.

 

With the score 43-40 entering the third term, the away side fired up. Plenty of lip could be heard from the players, but they were silenced by a tremendous rejection of Tristan Braithwaite by none other than the American import. Sanders already had 34 points late in the third, as the lead ballooned out to a game-high 15. Lachlan Haufe (11 points) put in a crucial triple for the Bearcats to help cut the deficit to an attainable 10 points, but they had plenty to do heading into the final quarter.

 

Norwood showed great work-rate to begin the fourth period, but Haufe was hot, and shot another two from range to close the gap to eight. His great work was soon undone though, as a poor pass from the West Adelaide youngster handed Sanders an easy dunk and re-established a 10-point buffer for the Flames. Norwood’s shooting was on another level, and the visitors were rarely able to get within touching distance in the last term as a result. The hosts trundled home on the back of yet another Jerrell Sanders special, running out 95-88 winners.

 

The brilliant win was just Norwood’s first of the season, and with a match-up at home against South Adelaide on Tuesday, the Flames will be confident in reaching a 2-2 record. Meanwhile, West Adelaide fall below their opponents on percentage, but will look to bounce back against the 2-1 Sturt Sabres in Port Adelaide on Anzac Day.

 

Round 4: Tuesday, 25 April at 3:15pm

 

Norwood vs South Adelaide @ ARC Campbelltown

 

West Adelaide vs Sturt @ Port Adelaide




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Average Points
2017 Premier League Women
Alex  Wilson
Leader
26.84
AV PTS
Pos Player Team AV PTS 2 Jessica Good Norwood 18.4 3 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 16.38 4 Jo Hill North 14.74 5 Shannon Mckay Norwood 14.67
Average Rebounds
2017 Premier League Women
Jessica Good
Leader
13.5
AV REB
Pos Player Team AV REB 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 11.11 3 Jo Hill North 8.68 4 Caroline Burgess Sturt 8.44 5 Hannah Hank Centrals 7.92
Average Assists
2017 Premier League Women
Jessica Good
Leader
6.05
AV ASS
Pos Player Team AV ASS 2 Kedeisha Kartinyeri Eastern 4.4 3 Alexandra Green Southern 4.33 4 Jo Hill North 4.11 5 Norrisha Victrum North 4
Free Throw Percentage
2017 Premier League Women
Denelle Fawcett
Leader
87.76
FT%
Pos Player Team FT% 2 Jo Hill North 85.23 3 Jessica Good Norwood 82.68 4 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 81.33 5 Shannon Mckay Norwood 78.26
Three Point Percentage
2017 Premier League Women
Alex  Wilson
Leader
35.33
3P%
Pos Player Team 3P% 2 Demi Skinner Southern 35.29 3 Shannon Mckay Norwood 34.65 4 Alexandra Green Southern 34.33 5 Jessy Ward Norwood 32.86
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Pos Player Team TR 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 211 3 Jo Hill North 165 4 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 156 5 Caroline Burgess Sturt 152
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Pos Player Team DR 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 179 3 Jo Hill North 115 4 Caroline Burgess Sturt 113 5 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 110
Total Blocks
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Pos Player Team BL 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 33 3 Tayla Corrigan North 29 4 Chelsea Brook Norwood 21
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Average Points
2017 Premier League Men
Majok Deng
Leader
26.94
AV PTS
Pos Player Team AV PTS 2 Darrius Oldham West 26.23 3 Aric Miller North 24.2 4 Alexander Starling North 23.47 5 Jerrell Sanders Norwood 18.87
Average Rebounds
2017 Premier League Men
Pos Player Team AV REB 2 Majok Deng Forestvill 12.12 3 David Humphries Centrals 10.9 4 Jerrell Sanders Norwood 8.27 5 Darrius Oldham West 8.18
Average Assists
2017 Premier League Men
Kellen Smith
Leader
6.4
AV ASS
Pos Player Team AV ASS 2 Samuel Daly Sturt 5.9 3 Patrick Thomas West 5.8 4 Darren Ng Woodville 4.21 5 Jake Rios Forestvill 3.94
Free Throw Percentage
2017 Premier League Men
Darren Ng
Leader
91.89
FT%
Pos Player Team FT% 2 Lachlan Barker Eastern 84.13 3 Jacob Rigoni Sturt 83.33 4 Darrius Oldham West 82.42 5 Jake Rios Forestvill 80.95
Three Point Percentage
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