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
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
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.