Warriors find their fighting spirit against Lions

Woodville’s final game at St. Clair Recreation Centre was the perfect send off as the Warriors knocked off Central District Lions with a comfortable 101-64 victory.

Their win was on the back of a dominant second period which saw them outscore the visitors 35-13, and with a 67-35 halftime lead they never looked back. Their big win was on the back of a game-high double double to Jennifer Monroe, who was easily the most consistent with 23 points and 16 rebounds.

It was a see-sawing start as Woodville opened up a small lead in the opening stages, before the Lions put on 11 unanswered points for an 11-5 lead midway through the first. It was their best run of the game but it was quickly bettered by the Warriors who piled on 13 straight points with Ashley Claussen and Aimee Herriman combining for 22 points in the opening period.

Claussen and Herriman’s hot start set the tone as the duo both finished with 21 points for the game. For Central Districts, they struggled to find consistency and while they had flair and pace the finishing was lacking.

Most notably they were 7-for-23 from outside the arc and when they really needed the points they could not buy a basket. Contrastingly, everything went the way of Woodville in the second when they were 7-for-10 with three’s. In particular, Jasmin Howe was at her dominant best with 11 of her 15 points helping set up Woodville’s 35-point term.

The second half was a far closer affair as consistency appeared in the Lions’ game, and the speedy Erin Schrapel and Rhianna Stringer brought the best of their side. Schrapel finished with a team-high 18 points while Stringer had a double double (11 points, 13 rebounds) and it was clear the Lions had the top end talent. However their depth could not match the home side’s and with three Warriors scoring over 20 points there was never going to be a comeback.

With the second half seeing the teams go shot for shot, it was some smart coaching which kept Central Districts at bay. Monroe, Herriman and Claussen may have been the top performers, but their bench was crucial with 23 points, compared to just 10 on the other side.

Ultimately the Lions could not find the momentum they needed to control the game and while both teams made mistakes it was Woodville who dictated the tempo and put on the pressure. They now take that momentum into their final game of the season, an away trip to Forestville, while Central Districts return home with the hopes of knocking off fourth place Norwood.




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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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