Ea­gles girls give their best all week­end

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT - By GREG CAMERON

THE Mans­field un­der 16 basketball girls went to the Wodonga Ju­nior Basketball Tour­na­ment with high hopes of go­ing one step bet­ter from the pre­vi­ous tour­na­ment they at­tended there.

With their first game against De­niliquin, the girls put in a team ef­fort where they all played well and came out on top with a six point win and con­fi­dence to boot.

Mans­field 19 to De­niliquin 13.

Af­ter a six hour wait un­til the next game the heat had started to af­fect the girls as they lined up for their game against Myrtle­ford.

The first half wasn’t their best as they let Myrtle­ford take con­trol, lead­ing quite com­fort­ably for most of the game.

How­ever, the girls dug deep with 10 min­utes to go whit­tling away at the score.

As the clock ticked away with mere sec­onds left they were within a point, but luck wasn’t with them and Myrtle­ford went on to win by that soli­tary point, Myrtle­ford 17 to Mans­field 16.

An hour and a half later in the evening their last game was against Echuca.

This game was go­ing to test them as Echuca was a rough team who didn’t mind dish­ing out a hard con­test.

The girls matched it with them for the first half with the score very close.

In the se­cond half the phys­i­cal toll was start­ing to show as the girls started to make ba­sic mis­takes let­ting Echuca run away with the game, Echuca 24 to Mans­field 10.

On Sun­day the team fronted up in the morn­ing against Tu­mut for the last game.

The girls all set them­selves a goal that they could in­di­vid­u­ally achieve, and they all had a red hot go at it.

The score might have been in fa­vor of Tu­mut but it did not re­flect what hap­pened on the court.

Mans­field gave Tu­mut a hard fought match even though it was a loss, and the beam­ing smil­ing faces when they fin­ished just showed how much they en­joyed the games and com­rade­ship be­tween them. Tu­mut 23 to Mans­field 9. It was a great week­end thanks to the fol­low­ing girls Tilly Ap­pleby, Shan­non Cameron, April Lachal, Rose Hood, Chloe Mor­row, Caitlin Wil­cox and Bethany Vo­gelzang.

On The Courts By JOHN EISNER WHERE ARE YOU: Jess Harris looks down court for a pass op­tion in the re­sump­tion of the Mans­field women’s bas­ket­ball match last week.

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