Fast starting Sabres too strong for Warriors Women

An inspired first quarter from Hannah Richards set the tone early, as Woodville never fully recovered, the Sabres recording a crucial 27 point victory in front of a strong home crowd.

Richards was proving difficult to stop, finding plenty of space under the rim- picking up 12 points for the quarter. Sturt’s high tempo play had the Warriors on the back foot, forcing a timeout just a minute and a half into the contest.

Sarah Elsworthy ran the Sabres offence, using her great vision and passing to find open teammates- collecting six assists to go with her nine points in the first half alone.

Woodville provided little resistance, with Jennifer Monroe scoring all of the Warriors meagre seven first quarter points, trailing Sturt by 16 at the first change.

Kayla Matthews began to work into the match, providing important run and a sharp shooting option from the outside the arc. She netted her second three of the game early in the second quarter, eventually finishing with four long range efforts at over 66 percent.

Whilst Woodville began to get their hands on the ball more often, partly due to Monroe’s impressive eight rebounds for the half, they struggled to inflict any scoreboard pressure- shooting at just 28 percent.

Sturt skipped out a 25 point lead on the back of a 12-0 run to start the third, with Captain Caroline Burgess featuring prominently, as the Sabres pressure continued to cause numerous turnovers and poor shots.

Ashley Claussen tried her best to lift her side, nailing a classy long-range three. Claussen had an excellent 13 point second half, but overall Woodville’s offence was patchy at best.

As the last quarter began to lose some heat, as both sides made full use of their benches, there were easy opportunities for those willing to push into space.

Matthews and Gibbons picked up some nice threes, whilst Jessica Von Einem and Claussen (15 points, 10 rebounds) answered for Woodville.

Sturt never looked threatened and ran out comfortable winners, backing up their comprehensive win over the Lions in Round 15.

Elsworthy was arguably the Sabres best, finishing with a team orientated 10 rebounds, nine assists and 15 points.

Burgess (14 points, 10 boards) was also very good, recording a double-double as she pulled down a number of crucial boards, as Sturt outrebounded Woodville easily.

Considering the jam-packed schedule, Sturt can take great heart from a four-quarter team performance, moving a step closer to securing a finals berth.  




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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
2017 Premier League Women
Total Defensive Rebounds
2017 Premier League Women
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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