Senior Championship Weekly Wrap
Our SEABL Women bowed out of their first Final Series ever when they were defeated by reigning Premiers Geelong SuperCats in the Elimination Final on Saturday night.
In front of a large vocal crowd, the Eagles started well when Maddison Rocci nailed a 3-pointer to get the Eagles on the board and with scores at 9-12 halfway through the 1st quarter, the crowd was right behind the team. From then on, the SuperCats took total control of the game to lead by 14 points at quarter time.
The 2nd quarter saw the SuperCats apply a huge amount of pressure defensively with the Eagles struggling to get any momentum on the scoreboard whilst the SuperCats were able to capitalize at the other end to lead at half time 53-26.
The Eagles were able to lift their intensity in the 3rd quarter and look more potent under the ring. They put 20 points on the scoreboard for the quarter but could not make any ground up on the SuperCats who in the end added 24 themselves to have a commanding 33 point lead going into the final term.
With a 19-15 scorecard in the last quarter, the Eagles won the quarter but the SuperCats ran out victorious by 27 points. The SuperCats showed their finals experience throughout the match and will now meet Bendigo next week in the Semi Finals after Bendigo lost for only the first time all season against Launceston.
For the Eagles, skipper Abigail Wehrung put in a brave performance with 20 points & 6 rebounds whilst Chevannah Paalvast was the only other player in double figures with 11. It was no doubt a disappointing way to finish for the Eagles but they can be proud of their debut season in the competition and no doubt come back bigger and better next season.
Eagles 65 def. by Geelong SuperCats 92