LIONS HOLD OFF BRAVE TIGERS
HARVEY-Brunswick-Leschenault had a close win over South Bunbury, defeating the bottom-placed Tigers by four goals at the Leschenault Leisure Centre on Sunday.
The Lions strengthened their squad with the addition of Kate Fielding in defence alongside Giselle Taylor and Jess Repacholi, which helped them win 56-52.
The defence transitioned well with the attacking line and Claire Cayley in goal attack played a stand-out game with great movement and accurate shooting.
Sheridan Duke came into the shooting circle with Cayley, while Renee Cashell returned to the court in defence where she immediately picked off three passes.
Small errors from the Lions and accurate shooting from South Bunbury’s forwards put the Tigers back into the game, but there was not enough time to reduce the deficit.
Bunbury defeat a depleted Carey Park who had to play some of their under 18 players by 31 goals.
The Panthers had no luck, with Talicia Jetta suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter of the 6332 loss.
With Chelsea Slater in goal keeper picking off loose passes and Cassidy Anderson playing a smart game in goal shooter, the Bulldogs went on claim a comfortable victory.
Busselton continued their strong season with a 21-goal victory over the Eaton Boomers to finish off the weekend.
The Boomers were never in the match as a dominant Busselton went on to win 65-44.
The Magpies did not play to their best until after the first quarter,with the Boomers’ shooters on top of the Magpie’s defence with good speed, movement and accurate shooting.
When the Boomers brought tall shooter Belinda Lowe onto the court it played right into the hands of the Magpies’ defence, as Riley Culnane continually challenged the high ball feed and Magpies’ shooters Brooke Gibson and Maia Bratten took control to put the Magpies in front by five goals at the end of the first quarter.
The Magpies’ superior fitness showed in the second half and they drew ahead through determined defence and patient attacking to lead by 12 goals going into the last quarter when the Boomers made some desperate positional changes to no avail.
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Sheridan Duke grabs the ball against South Bunbury goal defence Courtney Smaniotto.