Top Spot Rockets Dish Back-to-Back Losses to Panthers

North Adelaide: 120 | South Adelaide: 108

After being removed from post-season contention after a Saturday night loss to the Bearcats, the Panthers travelled to Hillcrest to take on the red-hot Rockets. In what was an abnormally high scoring contest despite the defensive presence both clubs combined for 238-points.

The Rockets and Panthers started the contest very well being separated by no more than 7-points throughout the opening term. Despite the offensive activity, North Adelaide import Aric Miller struggled with fouls checking out early with 3 in the first term alone.

Eian Davis was outstanding for the Panthers scoring a game high 37-points (88% FG) and another game high of 11-assists. His actions on the court demonstrated his personality and swagger which helped convert on the scoreboard. Despite E-Davis’ early efforts, the Rockets were up 7 at the break.

In a great display of defence converting into offence was a Mapunda block resulting in a delicious hook shot by Adam Schild. After some efforts by Panthers’ Caleb Davis and team, South Adelaide were only down 6 at halftime.

Caleb Davis too had a big day on the court totalling 31-points alongside Eian Davis’ 37. Alas this was not enough to overcome the Rockets in the long run. 

Mapunda was one of four players who scored more 20 or more points for North Adelaide with bench player Darcy Aistrope leading the Rockets with 27-points off 62% FG.

After riskily checking back into the game despite foul trouble early, Aric Miller played in the remainder of the contest which resulted in a strong dunk cancelling out a missed one earlier, where he fell and landed hard. Miller picked up his final foul early in the fourth quarter and was forced to check out for the last time.

Despite E. Davis seeming that he was uncontainable, the Rockets were still up 12-points heading into the final term after Adam Schild put away another 2-points off second chance efforts which beat the buzzer.

Brad Jonnek continued his good form of play scoring 21-points and 5 assists which included a delectable dish to John Wernham while facing the wrong way.

Eian Davis met the same fate as Miller fouling out in the final term with over 6 minutes remaining with South Adelaide trailing 98-91. Davis was one of three players to foul out for the Panthers including Shane Boal and William Pongrac.

Mapunda helped his team get over the line by scoring the last 4-points for the Rockets including a beautiful Isolation play, resulting in a bonus attempt at the stripe where he was unsuccessful.

Despite the persistent Panthers, the Rockets closed out the contest by 12-points thus keeping the gap between them and the lurking Tigers at 4-points. 

With a chance to extend their table lead, the Rockets visit the Tigers in their 2nd meeting for the year. Last time these clubs met, the contest went to double overtime in an absolute thriller! Despite being out of postseason contention, the Panthers host the Mavericks at Marion for a chance at redemption. 




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2017 Premier League Women
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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
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87.76
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35.33
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