Warriors Top 2nd Seed Eagles in Close One

Woodville: 73

Forestville: 69

Round 9 action saw the 8th seed Woodville Warriors host the 2nd seed Forestville Eagles in an exhilarating contest. A win here, would have given the visitors the top spot after a North Adelaide loss in Port Adelaide.

The entertainment began not long after the opening tip as there was a demoralising block against the Eagles at the rim leaving fans electric. The contest was evenly matched throughout the game with neither team taking a lead larger than 9-points.

The first term saw many highlight plays including Majok Deng (19-points and 14-rebounds), Luke Stanbridge (18-points and 14 rebounds) and Daniel McKee (10-points) finishing their plays despite defensive contact. At the first siren, the Eagles had a buffer of 2-points with just under half of their 15 from Antonio Garrett.

The second quarter was a pleasant one for the Warriors as they opened with a triple and now the lead thanks to Chris Clauson (13-points and 5-rebounds). The quarter saw the trading of buckets as well as an exciting coast-to-coast play by Deng for two.

Daniel Carlin was ferocious inside with a physical dunk, which left the ball rattling around the rim then falling. After a string of offensive rebounds in the final seconds of the half, Carlin helped put the Woodville boys up 4-with a jumper for a deuce.

Antonio Garrett continued his great gameplay with a fantastic, fast-paced, up and under layup through contact for a 3-point play. The Eagles found themselves in trouble early with 4 team fouls with over 8 minutes remaining. That 5th team foul came a few moments later.

A defensive lapse by the Eagles saw Christopher Clauson show his ‘hops’ with a nice dunk and the 47-40 lead.

The Eagles were not caught sleeping on the defensive end later, with Deng sending the ball to his bench with a nice block. Later he also showed some strength by finishing his layup despite the hard contact. With this conversion, he cut the margin down to 2-points.

A beautiful act of defensive precision was enacted by Michael Harris after turning the ball over. He hustled back on defence and received a nice chase down block for his efforts.

Deng opened the final term after he caught the Warriors sleeping defensively. This basket gave them the lead after being tied at 3-quarter time.

Majok Deng also left the floor for a few moments after sustaining an ankle injury, which left him limping up the court before laying at mid-court for a substitution. He eventually returned to the floor. 

A crucial turnover by Woodville’s Jason Luhnow in the final 30 seconds saw their lead down to 3 after Michael Harris scored the quick 2-points. Christopher Clausen showed some supreme hustle in the final 30 seconds of the contest by grabbing his own offensive rebound before being fouled to shoot free throws. Clausen sunk 1 of 2 free throws giving them a 4-point lead and making it a 2-possession game.  

With the first leg of the weekends back-to-back in the books, the Warriors travel to North Adelaide to face the Rockets who will be looking for redemption after their Round 9 loss. The Eagles will host the Norwood Flames in the second match of the double header, with a chance to claim top spot if the Warriors overcome the Rockets. 




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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 Ashley Claussen Woodville 17.72 4 Jennifer Monroe Woodville 17.56 5 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 16.38
Average Rebounds
2017 Premier League Women
Jessica Good
Leader
13.5
AV REB
Pos Player Team AV REB 2 Jennifer Monroe Woodville 11.17 3 Teonna Campbell South 11.12 4 Alex Wilson Eastern 11.11 5 Jo Hill North 8.68
Average Assists
2017 Premier League Women
Jessica Good
Leader
6.05
AV ASS
Pos Player Team AV ASS 2 Ashley Claussen Woodville 4.83 3 Kedeisha Kartinyeri Eastern 4.4 4 Alexandra Green Southern 4.33 5 Jo Hill North 4.11
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
Pos Player Team 3P% 2 Ashley Claussen Woodville 35.67 3 Alex Wilson Eastern 35.33 4 Demi Skinner Southern 35.29 5 Shannon Mckay Norwood 34.65
Match Points
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Total Rebounds
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Total Assists
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Total Offensive Rebounds
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Total Defensive Rebounds
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Pos Player Team DR 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 179 3 Teonna Campbell South 136 4 Jo Hill North 115 5 Caroline Burgess Sturt 113
Total Blocks
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Total Free Throws Made
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Total Steals
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Total Turnovers
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Total Three Points Made
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Total Personal Fouls
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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 Hamish Staude Southern 6.08 3 Samuel Daly Sturt 5.9 4 Patrick Thomas West 5.8 5 Darren Ng Woodville 4.21
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
2017 Premier League Men
Pos Player Team 3P% 2 Brad Jonnek North 38.89 3 Tristan Braithwaite West 38.54 4 Nelson Larkins Centrals 36.56 5 Patrick Thomas West 34.78
Match Points
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Total Rebounds
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Total Offensive Rebounds
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Total Steals
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Total Turnovers
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Total Personal Fouls
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