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A Grade

Mul­wala 77 de­feated Rum­balara 28 This week saw a much im­proved and more con­fi­dent A grade side take to the court ready to ap­ply their train­ing to a match sit­u­a­tion.

Lau­ren, Maddi and Nat drove strongly, hit­ting the ring to per­fec­tion and hold­ing space which al­lowed easy ac­cess to the goal ring.

Jordy and Steph ce­mented a strong lead by half time, com­bin­ing well and con­vert­ing vir­tu­ally ev­ery shot at goal.

Hayley, Cara and Rorri worked over­time in de­fence, caus­ing is­sues for the Rumba at­tack­ers. Chloe joined the goal­ing team for the sec­ond half, hold­ing her own and pro­vid­ing a strong tar­get in goals, while Steph tried her hand back in de­fence.

The girls im­pressed this week with an ex­cel­lent work rate and main­tain­ing their in­ten­sity for all 4 quar­ters.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Jordy McCarthy, La Porchetta – Maddi Giss­ing, B.E. Wear – Lau­ren Pitches

B Grade

Mul­wala 49 de­feated Rum­balara 35 In what would prove to be a tough en­counter, Rumba jumped to an early lead, catch­ing the Lions by sur­prise.

They quickly re­grouped, set­tled and started to em­ploy the strate­gies from train­ing to take the lead go­ing into the first quar­ter break.

Tayla came on into goals, hold­ing and shoot­ing with great ac­cu­racy and the Lions surged ahead to gain a com­fort­able mar­gin by half time.

The pres­sure from Rumba, how­ever, was re­lent­less and the Lions had to main­tain their work rate and com­po­sure, not suc­cumb­ing to the phys­i­cal­ity of the game.

Once again, Brit and Amy were staunch in de­fence, bat­tling hard all day to the turn the ball over and run it out of de­fence for a wel­learned win.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Brit Han­ley, Win­gates – Amy Sher­lock

C Grade

Mul­wala 42 de­feated Rum­balara 36 The Lions faced another week go­ing into the game two girls down against a very phys­i­cal Rum­balara.

It was neck and neck all day with both teams fight­ing hard to gain the lead.

The de­fen­sive pres­sure was fan­tas­tic all the way down the court, while the at­tack­ers worked hard all day to get the ball through the hoop.

Well done on a hard fought win un­der tough con­di­tions.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Bri­anna Ma­gro, Mul­wala Phar­macy – Lisa Weir

C Res Grade

Mul­wala 55 de­feated Rum­balara 14 Mul­wala came out play­ing their own game and con­tin­ued it through­out the en­tire match.

Brooke and Stassy moved well in goals and shot beau­ti­fully all game.

The de­fen­sive end worked well to shut down the Rumba at­tack to come away with a strong win.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Stassy McCarthy, Judds Mens­land – Brooke Matthews

17 & un­der

Mul­wala 61 de­feated Rum­balara 19 Af­ter hav­ing a week off the girls came out on the hunt for a win.

Hol­lie and Delya­nee worked over­time in at­tack, com­ing to­gether as a strong goal­ing com­bi­na­tion us­ing their holds, front cuts and ac­cu­rate shoot­ing abil­ity to their ad­van­tage.

Abbey Hicks show­cased her high level of fit­ness, run­ning cir­cles around her op­po­si­tion and feed­ing ac­cu­rately into the ring.

The Lions played their own game, ig­nor­ing all phys­i­cal­ity.

De­fen­sive pres­sure all over the court pro­vided each girl with mul­ti­ple in­ter­cepts re­sult­ing in a well-de­served win.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Hol­lie McNa­mara, YMGCR – De­laynee Moon, BrewIt – Abbey Hicks

15 & un­der

Mul­wala 43 de­feated Rum­balara 13 The Lions came out with a fire in their stom­achs and ea­ger to fin­ish with another win. They held their heads high and played their own game.

The ac­cu­racy of all three shoot­ers, com­bined with plenty of turnovers across the court, en­sured a strong win.

Ex­cel­lent team work with heaps of pos­i­tive talk kept team morale high. Very proud of how Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Chelsea Kirchen, YMGCR – Paige Ben­jamin, BrewIt – Cheyenne Nixon

13 & un­der

Mul­wala 40 de­feated Rum­balara 11 Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Freya Fletcher, YMGCR – Abbey Matthews , McDon­alds – Lau­ren Hef­fer.

12 & un­der

Mul­wala 2 de­feated by Rum­balara 32 This was the tough­est game that the young Lions have faced so far this sea­son, but the girls walked away from it learn­ing lots and main­tain­ing their pos­i­tive at­ti­tude.

With speed, mas­tered pas­sages of play and lots of talk, Rumba took the Lions by sur­prise, rat­tling them from the start.

Af­ter quar­ter time the Lions went out more set­tled and knew that they just had to play their game and work on keep­ing to their space on the court.

Rumba kept con­vert­ing goals at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity, re­sult­ing in the mercy rule be­ing im­ple­mented.

With some prac­tice of plays down the court, the girls will be sure to have a dif­fer­ent re­sult next time they meet Rumba.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Reese San­der­son, YMGCR – Bria Seamer, McDon­alds – Emmy Git­tins.

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