U14 Girls: Teams into the business end of of the Club Championship

U14 Girls: Teams into the business end of of the Club Championship

Who's heating up in the finals action... A full wrap from Day 4 at the Championship

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Game – 61 – Hills Hornets v Forestville Eagles

In a nail-biting battle, where Eagle 22; Brianna Walters and Hornet 14; Taylor Johnston truly shone on the court, the game was pushed into the final quarter at 41 all. The 2009 Championship’s first triple overtime saw Morgan Amy of the Eagles score one on her second free throw, provoking the Hornets to sting with four points of their own, taking the game by three.

Final Score: Hills Hornet 45 defeated Forestville 42

Game – 62 – Ipswich Force v Wanneroo Wolves

Ipswich controlled the first half through hard interior work from Hanna Tusa, who seemed unhampered by her injury. The Force’s 12 point half time lead evaporated to one of 2 at the final break as Wanneroo tightened the screws, lead by Savannah Bafford, The back-and-forth game was eventually won by the Force thanks to a clutch free throw and put back by Khajdeishe Lologa.

Final Score: Ipswich Force 59 defeated Wanneroo Wolves 56

Game – 63 – Perry Lakes Hawks v NT South Suns

Perry Lakes produced a dominant performance early in the match, lead by Holly Harrison. NT South worked admirably to bridge the gap but struggled to make the most of scoring opportunities. The Hawks had a 32 to 7 lead going into the second half. The third quarter showed potential for a comeback by the Suns, scoring 10 points to the Hawks’ 7, but a convincing team effort allowed Perry Lakes to run out winners.

Final Score: Perry Lakes Hawks 54 defeated NT South Suns 24

Game – 64 – Traralgon T-Birds v Eastern Mavericks

Both teams working hard in a struggle for the lead, the score was an even 29-31 at half time. With a measly 3 minutes left in the game, the score was tied up at 54 all. Traralgon score a 2, desperate to maintain the lead but the Mavericks pull through in the final minute finishing 4 points ahead.

Final Score: Eastern Mavericks 62 defeated Traralgon T-Birds 58

Game – 65 – Logan Thunder v Lakeside Lightning

In a tough first half there were almost as many lead-changes as there were fouls. Lakeside took a hard-earnt one point lead into the main break. The second half saw Lakeside break the game wide open due to aggressive full-court trapping and some big three-pointers.

Final Score: Lakeside Lightning 50 defeated Logan Thunder 27

Game – 66 – NT North Geckos v Southern Tasmania Chargers

A truly exciting matchup unfolded as NT got away to an early lead with a dominating performance by Tara Maxwell, Southern Tasmania kept the pressure on all the way but foul trouble gave the Geckos the edge they needed in the paint to come away victorious.

Final Score: NT North Geckos 43 defeated Southern Tasmania Chargers 34

Game – 67 – Bulleen Boomers v Diamond Valley Eagles

Diamond Valley were quick to capitalize on scoring opportunities, mixing a strong defensive game with some great play inside the point. Jade Cleeland of the Boomers kept up the defensive pressure but the Valley’s dominant offensive drives brought them the 12 point victory.

Final Score: Diamond Valley Eagles 62 defeated Bulleen Boomers 50

Game – 68 – Sutherland Sharks v Illawarra Hawks

The two NSW teams faced off in a tough defensive game. Georgia Thomas of the Hawks entered the game in the second quarter, providing excellent court penetration, allowing the Hawks to take and extend a lead. Despite Sutherland’s excellent plays, they were unable to convert under the basket which allowed the Hawks to take a low scoring game.

Final Score: Illawarra Hawks 28 defeated Sutherland Sharks 23

Game – 69 – Northern Tasmania v Newcastle Hunters

The Hunters took an early lead in the opening term due to their full court defence allowing for some fast break opportunities. Northern Tasmania kept up the pressure during the second and third, not allowing the Hunters to run away with the win but were unable to bridge the gap by the final buzzer.

Final Score: Newcastle Hunters 45 defeated Northern Tasmania 61

Game – 70 – Dandenong Rangers v Ballarat Miners

The match began as an even contest, both teams producing strong plays inside the key. Miner Demi King played a strong game, working hard to keep the Rangers in check but Emily Rider’s confident shooting saw Dandenong run out the winners.

Game – 71 – Cockburn Cougars v Townsville Flames

The Cockburn crowd were out in force to support their Cougars. Nicole Pitcher and Lilly Longley worked well in tandem for 14 of Cockburns first half points. Caitlyn Biondi-Howarth and Ashleigh Guy provided the fire power for the Flames as they took advantage of a lack of perimeter defense and some missed shots from the Cougars. Cockburn’s height advantage proved valuable, Lily Longley scoring 21 Points for the winning team.

Final Score: Cockburn Cougars 54 defeated Townsville Flames 45

Game – 72 – North Adelaide Rockets v Canberra Nationals

 This highly contested match saw both teams’ up-tempo basketball styles clash. By the end of the third term, the intensity of both sides lifted and the nationals went into the fourth with a seven point lead. Second chance points and an impressive full court press helped the nationals extend their lead enough to hold what would be the Rocket’s come back at bay and take the win.

Final Score: Canberra Nationals 46 defeated North Adelaide Rockets 40

Final Score: Dandenong Rangers  55 defeated Ballarat Miners 26