Tough gig for Saints’ girls: White Hills af­ter Huntly loss

McIvor Times - - SPORTS - By DAR­REN LEWIS

WALK­ING over to the net­ball courts at Huntly on the week­end we were all greeted by a sea of pink stream­ers and notes.

Huntly was cel­e­brat­ing its pink day and on be­half of the club we would like to thank them for pro­mot­ing such a wor­thy cause.

A very strong Huntly A grade com­bi­na­tion was al­ways go­ing to be a tough ask, but af­ter Mounts the pre­vi­ous week the team was ready.

But an­other slow start put them on the back foot – a mis­take that must be rec­ti­fied be­fore the girls front up against the pow­er­ful White Hills this week­end and con­tribut­ing to the 31-56 loss.

An­nal­yse Car­roll and Fe­lic­ity Hasthorpe pre­sented un­der the goal at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity but had to work hard against a strong Huntly de­fen­sive unit.

Coach Lor­rae Closter was busy all day in cen­tre and tried to get the team back into a win­ning po­si­tion but the slow start had given Huntly too much of a break.

The over­worked de­fence was well led by Tanya O’Hal­lo­ran but the height of the Huntly shoot­ers was al­ways a chal­lenge.

In a re­ally pos­i­tive sign the last quar­ter be­longed to Heath­cote, and if they can jump out of the blocks and get an early ad­van­tage the team is not far from claim­ing a big scalp.

Tyler McKe­own con­tin­ued her great start to the year with a best on court per­for­mance in wing at­tack.

Play­ing a dash­ing game from wing at­tack, Tyler McKe­own was the best Saints player on court in the week­end’s game against Huntly.

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