U14 Girls: All the action from the Club Championship

U14 Girls: All the action from the Club Championship

Read a wrap of the first day's action from Perth.

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Game 1 – Pool B – NT North vs. Cockburn

Nerves were a factor early in the game with both teams finding their way on both ends of the floor. The height of the Cockburn girls was too much for the NT bigs with NT getting into foul trouble early in the second half this enabling Cockburn to get to the offensive glass. Some easy baskets gave them the edge and Cockburn came away with the win.

Final Score: Cockburn 53 defeated NT North 44

Game 2 – Pool B – Bulleen Boomers vs. Hills Hornets

The Hills Hornets looked to control the game from the starting jump ball. The NSW-based team produced some quality baskets throughout the game and were able to maintain their lead coming into the 4th quarter. However the Bulleen Boomers weren’t going to let the lead slip away too much and were able to rally a last ditch effort towards the end of the game. However it was Hills that showed strength in the end, running out winners by 6 points.

Final Score: Hills Hornets 48 defeated Bulleen Boomers 42

Game 3 – Pool B – Logan Thunder vs. Northern Tasmania

This game was a defensive struggle right from the beginning. Locked in a defensive effort both teams found it hard to get an open look and at times baskets were hard to come by. The Thunder's triple threat of Ashley Joyce, Rhianna Moyle and Maggie Pitt found their fast pace, keen shooting eye and intense defense locked down the Tassie’s proving they could get a hard fought 10 point win.

Final Score: Northern Tasmania 24 defeated Northern Tasmania 14.

Game 4 – Pool D – Eastern Mavericks vs. Wanneroo Wolves

Defensive pressure from the Eastern Mavericks gave them a 17 to 2 quarter time score. A stronger performance from Wanneroo had them back in the game but finished the half down by 12. Eastern Mavericks put the pressure back on to take a 29 point lead into 3/4 time. The Wanneroo girls tried hard but the intensity of the Eastern Mavericks was too much.

Final Score: Eastern Mavericks 66 defeated Wanneroo 34

Game 5 – Pool D – Ballarat Miners vs. Illawarra Hawks

It was a dominant display from Ballarat in their first hit out of the tournament. The Miners broke away early in the game to lead 16 – 9 at the first break. Jane Swift and Elizabeth Werry for Ballarat produced some quality minutes, including a huge 3 point bomb by Swift which continued to push out the Miners lead. While Illawara showed glimpses of hope through Molly Dugan, who produced some much needed firepower, it was Ballarat’s for the taking and they ran out winners 44 to 27.

Final Score: Ballarat 77 defeated Illawarra 27

Game 6 – Pool D – Canberra Nationals vs. NT South Suns

ACT were bigger and stronger than NT South and held them to 7 points at half time. Their 34 point lead was never dented, dominating all the way to the end and a convincing 82 point thumping. Amy Charlton and Bridget Charles were influential in the Nationals domination while Alexandria Habets and Danielle Braun were the strongest contributors for NT South.

Final Score: Canberra 92 defeated NT South 10

Game 7 - Pool C - Southern Tasmania Chargers vs. Lakeside Lightning

Lakeside started well and had a 7 point lead at 1/4 time. Southern Tasmania rallied in the 2nd quarter and reduced the lead to 2 points. At half time Amie Nash from Lakeside had been the outstanding performer of the half. In the 2nd half Southern Tasmania increased their defensive intensity, making it harder for Lakeside to score. Nyandeng Guot and Erin Stephens for South Tasmania had a strong second half in which turnovers hurt Lakeside in a 5 point loss.

Final Score: Southern Tasmania 48 defeated Lakeside 43

Game 8 – Pool C – Diamond Valley Eagles vs. Forestville Eagles

In the battle of the birds both teams started well with the inside presence of Lauren Scherf keeping Diamond Valley keeping them in the game. The second 1/4 was an even affair with Forestville up by 1 at the half. The 3rd quarter remained high until Diamond Valley chipped away and managed to tie the game with 1 minute left. Forestville held their nerve and came away with a gritty 2 point win.

Final Score: Forestville 47 defeated Diamond Valley 45

Game 9 – Pool A – Dandenong Rangers vs. North Adelaide 

Dandenong went into the game as favorites and their size and athleticism proved tough for their smaller North Adelaide opponents. Gallant efforts from North Adelaide and some sharp shooting from the perimeter were not enough with Dandenong running away with the game.

Final Score: Dandenong 77 defeated North Adelaide 33

Game 10 – Pool C – Newcastle Hunters vs. Townsville Flames

Townsville were able to lock down defensively in the first half making it hard for the Hunters to get an easy basket. The Flames finished the half well with a three point play to give the Northeners a 16 to 9 lead going into the main break. Newcastle’s Sophie Parente put up a good fight throughout the game and provided a huge defensive presence inside.

Final Score: Townsville 39 defeated Newcastle 29

Game 11 – Pool A – Perry Lakes Hawks vs. Sutherland Sharks

Host team Perry Lakes Hawks started the match slow against the Sharks trailing 7 to 1. The Hawks shook the slow start to trail by 3 at the half. The third quarter was a tight contest and the scores locked up at the end of the 3rd term at 36 all. This was one of the tightest matches of Day 1. The Sharks were in the lead by Gabrielle Turnball, Cerara Leavai and Courtney Hunt in a nail biting five point game.

Final Score: Sutherland Sharks 56 defeated Perry Lakes Hawks 51

Game 12 – Pool A – Traralgon T-Birds vs. Ipswich Force

A very physical first half with both teams trading baskets with a half time score of 25 to 28. Ipswich controlled the tempo in the second half. A coast to coast lay up from Danni Pearce combined with a long basket from Jayde Travis put Traralgon ahead in the dying minutes. Ipswich however were able to came back and tie the scores at 53 apiece. While Hanna Tusa for Ipswich put up a gallant fight it was still not enough and the T-birds ran away with the win in Overtime.  

Final Score: Traralgon T-Birds 65 defeated Ipswich Force 62

Photos courtesy of Kangaroo Photos