Mavericks vs. Flames - Women's Semi Final 1 Preview

It was a thrilling start to finals and now fans can expect another great weekend of action as the Eastern Mavericks and Norwood Flames clash in a must-win semi final.


Four Flames reached double figures in their 69-65 elimination final win over Sturt with Marisa Stabile notching 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Jess Good had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Norwood coach Darren Golley was pleased with the performance.


“It was key for us to get a good start early,” Golley said.


“I was very keen on that and it dictated how we played the game out.


“Having a quick, good start put us in good stead and I think we pretty much controlled it throughout.”


Having lost both encounters to Eastern this year, and only taking in eight players to their first clash, Golley has since worked on strengthening Norwood.


“Over the course of the year we have built our depth pretty well,” he said.


“With Jessy Ward and Meg Pritchard coming into the group it gave us that extra depth.


“It means not only does our opposition have to look after Jess Good, who takes their best defender, then you’ve got Chelsea Brook and Shannon McKay on the wing.”


Meanwhile, Mavericks’ coach Nathon Jones was left frustrated as Eastern lost 76-67 to North Adelaide with Alex Wilson collecting 29 points and 12 rebounds, while Brooke Basham was the only other Maverick to reach double digits with 14 points.


“We didn’t take care of defence enough in the first half,” Jones said.


“First quarter was okay but they got away from us a bit and there was some tentative play.


“We’ve been addressing it during the week but it was really just a lack of our normal cohesiveness.”


Much like Golley, the focus for Jones is a strong start after North Adelaide won the second period by the decisive nine points.


“It’s been such a tight competition so every game is winnable or losable,” he said.


“We’re going in with that mindset as normal but we do need to bring the intensity early and not wait to build
up since we won’t get a second chance.”


The Mavericks have also faced some late-season injuries.


“We had two players not play through injury and one through sickness,” he said. 


He was hopeful Shayde Quintrell would be available against the Flames.




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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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