Tiger Women Knock Rockets Off Top Spot

Final Score:

North Adelaide- 56

Southern Tigers- 67

In a top of the table clash the Southern Tigers travelled to Hillcrest to face off against the hot North Adelaide Rockets. Both clubs were sitting at 6 wins with 1 loss coming into the fixture with the Eastern Mavericks trailing with the same record but 3rd on percentage. 

After a good opening, few moments from both sides demonstrating an exciting contest, both clubs began and continued to struggle from the field throughout the opening term. With both shooting poorly, the Tigers slightly edged out their opponents in the FG% category (30% to 36%) allowing a slender 6-point lead at the first break. The Rockets appeared to miss the absence of Jo Hill on the floor although gave the Tigers a run for their money throughout. 

Shooting woes continued for both clubs heading into the second term until Tara Dodman scored the opening 2. Prior to thquarters opening basket, Norrisha Victrum displayed her flashy handles by sending Alexandra Green to the floor. The term showed promising signs for both clubs as they demonstrated some of their players’ talents on the court including an exciting off the dribble basket by Opal MaderThe Tigers’ margin was slowly diminishing throughout the quarter, although they extended it back out to 8 heading into halftime.

The halftime break appeared useful for the Rockets women as they fiercely came out wanting to take the lead. Tayla Corrigan also showed her value by being North Adelaide’s defensive anchor in the paint. Corrigan recorded 3 blocks for the evening and one was on the oddly quiet Molly McKendrick. McKendrick had a smaller impact on the game compared to her other rounds, although demonstrated her worth by recording a double double (15-points and 10 rebounds).

Southern Tiger Alexandra Green matched her season averages by recording 16-points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds. Excitingly, Green got her revenge on Victrum in the 3rd term with a huge 3-pointer with her strong defence applied. This was only one of her highlight plays as she also showed off some of her flashy handles leaving Kirsty Williams on the floor.

Despite North Adelaide pushing for a lead heading into the final term, the Tigers were still in control, but by only 1-point.

North Adelaide’s Tayla Corrigan was having an excellent defensive game, although it also left her in foul trouble early in the final term. Despite McKendrick having less of an impact in this contest, she reminded everyone that she was in attendance by going to work in the post. North Adelaide weren’t disheartened in the final term despite being down andwere able to draw a charging foul and eventually cut the margin down to 7. The slow start looked to hurt the hosts as the Tigers converted some clutch plays to allow a 9-point victory. 

With this victory, the Tigers claimed top spot on the Premier League table and host the Eastern Mavericks in another top of the table clash. On the Contrary, the Rockets look to redeem themselves against West Adelaide on the road in the first leg of the back-to-back weekend.  

 

Notable Performances: 

North Adelaide Rockets:

Opal Mader: 15-points and 6 rebounds

Tayla Corrigan: 14-points and 3 blocks

Courtney Hanson: 12-points

 

Southern Tigers: 

Alexandra Green: 16-points

Mollie McKendrick: 15-points and 10 rebounds

Tara Dodman:13-points and 5 rebounds




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2017 Premier League Women
Alex  Wilson
Leader
26.84
AV PTS
Pos Player Team AV PTS 2 Jessica Good Norwood 18.4 3 Ashley Claussen Woodville 17.72 4 Jennifer Monroe Woodville 17.56 5 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 16.38
Average Rebounds
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Leader
13.5
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