18 and Under Match Report by Tanya Dean (Head Coach) and Vanessa Casement (Assistant Coach)
The team came prepared for a hard game against Fremantle and the girls started strong. Holli was quick out at the centre pass and her vision down court saw a quick pass to a perfectly timed lead from Alyssa connecting into Tiala in text book play.
Our whole court defensive 1 on 1 pressure saw a number of turnovers from the team and by half time we trailed Fremantle by 4 goals. Some changes saw Charlotte Sarre from 16.2 join Lauren in circle defence to provide a strong defensive unit. Our shooter and centre court connection was well timed and our patience in ball placement saw us even at 3 quarter time.
Fremantle came out strong in the last quarter outscoring us to win by 8 goals.
A special mention to Penny our Team Captain who ran centre for the whole game taking numerous intercepts.
Tonight saw an amazing team effort on court. It was impressive to see the girls backing each other up and were patient with their passing. Unfortunately we were not able to walk away with the win but Vanessa and I were extremely proud of how hard the girls worked on court and there were a lot of positives to take away from the game.
Round 5 Results
14 & Under Division 1 PNA (32) DEF BY Southern Districts (37)
14 & Under Division 2 PNA (14) DEF BY Wanneroo (50)
16 & Under Division 1 PNA (30) DEF BY Fremantle (57)
16 & Under Division 2 PNA (16) DEF BY Fremantle (63)
18 & Under Division 1 PNA (40) DEF BY Fremantle (48)
Opens Division 1 PNA (55) DEF Wanneroo (30)