Southern Women overcome West Adelaide in see-sawing affair

West Adelaide Bearcats 59 | Southern Tigers 69

 

In an effort that could only be described as “hard-working”, Southern staved off a credible West Adelaide threat to take the spoils on a frosty Saturday Night.

The visitors’ strengths were obvious, as two veterans in Mollie McKendrick (14 points) and Tara Dodman (11 points) highlighted their side’s power in the paint in a 10-point victory.

The Bearcats, who have recently struggled to find scoring avenues, were able to stay in touch early, thanks to a three-pointer and a smart lay-up-and-one from Jasmin Fejo.

Despite this, turnovers were a far-too-common occurrence for the hosts and the Tigers made them pay, building a 13-point quarter time lead.

The visitors continued their solid start early in the second term, with McKendrick dominating underneath the basket.

West Adelaide’s struggles have been well documented this season, so a crowd-rousing fight back was not particularly expected.

But much like this season has brought the unexpected, this match threatened to turn on its head.

Down 15-30, the Bearcats stormed back to find themselves down by just four at the half, with Vordermaier (13 points) and Nagy (12 points) both contributing.

Tara Dodman stepped up early in the third with an important basket from the arc, and slow offence from the hosts allowed the Tigers to consolidate their lead.

Alexandra Green, who had herself a day out with 11 points, eight assists and five steals, scored a wonderful layup and-one whilst falling to hand her side a commanding 53-41 lead at the final change.

This margin grew to 17 points midway through the final term but the pendulum, which must have been fairly fatigued at this stage, swung yet again.

Three minutes of madness saw the home side score 12-straight points to close the gap to just five, and have fans dreaming of an upset in the final two minutes.

It was not to be, as Dodman scored a pair of clutch baskets to drag her side past the persistent Bearcats.

The victory puts Southern on top of the ladder with just four rounds remaining, albeit on percentage, whilst West Adelaide’s mathematical finals hopes are no longer after the defeat.




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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
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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
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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
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