Mavericks Women hold off a late Panthers charge

South Adelaide Panthers 57 | Eastern Mavericks 67

The Mavericks did just enough to see off a persistent South Adelaide, scraping home by 10 points, despite leading by over 30 points during the second half.

It was the Panthers that initially started the match with good energy, aiming to quell Eastern’s run by pressing up on the ball carrier and double teaming at every opportunity.

This did work briefly, but the Mavericks were able to think through their offence and get some easy points over the top.

Alex Wilson was at her lively best with eight first quarter points, proving deadly accurate from the line- converting all of her chances.

As South struggled to penetrate the arc with any conviction, Eastern was firmly in control taking a 12 point lead into the first change.

The second quarter progressed in a similar fashion, as the Panthers couldn’t get their passing game into swing, working more as individuals than a cohesive team- with just three assists compared to the Mavericks ten for the half. 

Despite scoring just seven points for the quarter, it was South that actually put up more shots but a paltry 18% conversion rate was really hampering their efforts.

In stark contrast, Eastern looked sharp and swung the ball effectively with speed. Kedeisha Kartinyeri was causing headaches, driving hard into the key and finishing off some nice moves.

Both she and Wilson had 12 points to the half, as the lead pushed out to a worrying 27 points.

As the Mavericks continued to force turnovers and travels, the match threatened to get blown out.

However, South started to find a new gear and slowly began to claw back the margin. Teonna Campbell (14 points, nine rebounds and six steals) began to assert herself, finding space within the key- culminating with a classy one-handed jumper. Phoebe Wittwer-Smith (14 points, 11 boards) was also showing positive signs, battling hard under the rim and winning some crucial boards.

When Maddie Cunningham (12 points) picked Kartinyeri’s pocket, South had cut the margin to less than 20.

It ultimately proved too little, too late for South, as the clock became another enemy- with Eastern outlasting the plucky Panthers side.

Whilst it would be pleasing for South’s coaches to see a response like that, when there is little to play for, they’ll be left wondering why they have struggled to string together consistent performances over this season.

Conversely, the Mavericks found a way to win ugly- holding firm late on, after worryingly switching off and allowing South back into the match.

Wilson was again Eastern’s best, with a 23 point, 11 rebound double-double. She was nicely complemented by the tireless Kartinyeri (17 points, five assists, five boards) and Shayde Quintrell, 11 rebounds and seven points. 

Going into the final minor round, we await a tantalising clash between the Mavericks and Tigers to decide who will earn the all-important top spot and be in the box seat to take out the championship.     




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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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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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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%
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Three Point Percentage
2017 Premier League Men
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