Hoppers get the jump on Mt Pleasant

June 28, 2017

COLBINABBIN A grade got the jump on Mount Pleasant in the first quarter to set themselves up for the rest of the game to win 57-36.

Holly Guerra provided excellent drive out of defence and through the centre, the second half seeing Colbo consolidate their lead with Jessie Geary delivering the ball to the goalers with precision.

Best on court went to Brydie Lawford for her relentless attitude in defence and Jessie Geary for her hard work in attack.

In A reserve, Mounts got off to a considerable lead in the first quarter which the Hoppers couldn’t catch, going down 32-51.

A strong game was fought out with Colbo’s defensive pressure an asset to the team.

While they may not have been in the lead, the girls showed spurts of great netball by creating turnovers and a neat flow down the court.

Jamison Lowe was awarded best on in WD and Lily Wareham for her shooting accuracy.

B grade knew that it was going to be a hard game this week against Mounts and despite a hard game didn’t manage to get the win, 32-43.

The Hopper’s second quarter was seen to be their best with five straight turnovers that saw the girls come within five goals of the lead.

Dana Jackson played a strong game in the attack end scoring many goals in the last quarter and Demi Taylor was given best on court for her hard work through the mid court.

B reserve had a tough game, Megan Leask and Shanee Squire playing a great game together in defence to create many turnovers.

Carlie Ryan in WA was always an option when working the ball down to the shooters, but Mounts were ultimately too strong for Colbo, getting away with a win 58-24.

Best on court went to Shanee Squire.

The under 17s produced an all-round team effort to keep the game tight in what was a physical first half.

The Colbo girls continued fighting hard for the ball with defenders working tirelessly, however Mounts got away to an eight-goal lead going into the final quarter.

An injection of speed was added by Lizzy Ingram whose intercepts helped the team to get within two goals, however Mounts proved too strong in the end and came away winners, 49-44.

Abbey Blow was yet again outstanding in centre and earned the Rochester Sportspower best on court award.

The under 15s had another fantastic game again this week, showing consistent defensive pressure down both ends of the court which led to many turn overs and the win, 44-15.

With a solid lead in the first quarter positional changes were made throughout the game, giving the opportunity to try different combinations and positions.

Well done to Anna Lowe who received the best on court award for her strong defence throughout the game, taking many intercepts and creating turnovers.

In keeping warm on a frosty morning the primary D girls got off to a quick start at Mounts, playing another fantastic team game this week with all players shining in both attack and defence.

Zoe and Leila worked well together in goals in the first quarter and again in defence in the second.

Jasmine shot a bag of goals in the second and was strong through the midcourt, Dana and Jo worked well together each end of the court and Summer and Alex worked well through the midcourt.

Abby and Amayha showed their tenacity, never giving up throughout the game.

Best on court went to Leila and the incentive award went to Amayha for her strong spirit in her first game as captain.

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