North Women's Premier League Move to Equal Top of Premiership Ladder
It started with a lot of turnovers, but our regular starting five, fought hard to finally score with Norrisha making her shot, being fouled and then making the bonus. Opal took a nice rebound and scored and Lauren was applying a lot of ball pressure as usual. Jo came on and showed strong hands and determination like only she can. A nice pass from her to Tayla resulted in a layup. Courtney came on and Forestville continued to foul and at five fouls, Kirsty went to the line and made one from two. Jo made a strong block and finished it off with a stylish layup. Courtney scrambled for the ball and Jo made another terrific layup. Forestville had been playing hard and at the end of the quarter the score was 16 to 18.
Kirsty took a great shot and then Sophie stepped onto the court. Norrisha had her turn running the floor and Sophie shot well under pressure. The shouts from the sideline alternated between ‘lift your shot’ and ‘relax!’ This was highly relevant given the mounting fouls and shooting opportunities. Taylor left the bench, followed shortly by Georgia. Opal made a nice three and Jo continued to score. Late in the quarter Georgia was fouled and made one from the two. By half time the Rockets had had a scoring frenzy and the score was 36 to 29.
Opal opened the third quarter with 2 quick scores and great team work assisted to Tayla to score too. Lauren continued with strong defensive pressure and caused a Forestville 8 second violation. Tayla was shooting well, this time with an assist from Kirsty, and at both ends Norrisha continued to take sneaky rebounds. Georgia made a quick grab and followed it up with a strong block. Jo was flattened and made them pay with both shots going in. Georgia made a quick intercept and the score was 52 to 43.
The pace picked up in the last quarter with Lauren making a steal and running in for a nice layup. Tayla blocked; Sophie made a smooth long shot; Kirsty played hard defence and Olivia left the court with 5 fouls. Norrisha crumbed for the ball and Tayla continued to score.
It was an exciting game and the girls played very well to have a sound win 68 to 61. The top scorers were: Jo & Opal with 18 pts, Tayla C with 14 pts
The most assists were from Norrisha with 7 and the most rebounds was also Norrisha with 12 rebounds and Jo had 10 rebounds.