New-look Boomers too good

South Western Times - - Sport - Dawn Te­strow

THE Ea­ton Boomers got a moral­boost­ing 17-goal win over South Bun­bury at the week­end.

With a new line-up, the Boomers proved too strong for the Tigers, claim­ing a 59-42 vic­tory.

Boomers shooter Belinda Lowe pro­vided height to pass into the goal cir­cle and was backed up by the speed and ac­cu­racy of Chan­tal Han­son.

Tia Wal­lace was moved out of her nor­mal de­fen­sive po­si­tion into cen­tre and found space for some ex­cel­lent drives onto the top of the cir­cle to feed her shoot­ers, while also us­ing her de­fen­sive skills to take some timely in­ter­cepts.

The Boomers were up by nine goals at the first break, but South Bun­bury showed de­ter­mi­na­tion in the sec­ond quar­ter and matched the Boomers goal-for-goal with Sally Ka­vanagh show­ing some form in goal at­tack.

Han­nah Wheeler worked hard in cen­tre and wing de­fence for South Bun­bury, but with the Boomers bring­ing on fresh legs at half-time they had a handy lead go­ing into the last quar­ter.

Goal shooter Tea­gan Bul­man worked well with Ka­vanagh and with this duo fir­ing, South Bun­bury outscored the Boomers in the last quar­ter but could not make up the deficit.

Bus­sel­ton came from be­hind in the sec­ond half to beat Har­vey-Brunswick-Leschenaul­t by three goals in a tight con­test.

The Lions started strongly and looked as if they would win un­til the Mag­pies fired to grab a 44-41 win.

The Lions started strong with goal at­tack Myra Ugle and shooter Re­nee Cashell on fire in the goal cir­cle and Eleanor Yates and Sheri­dan Duke hold­ing their own in de­fence.

There was a great bat­tle in the cen­tre court be­tween Bus­sel­ton’s Belle Han­cock and Lion Jess Repa­choli, with both play­ers driv­ing hard and tak­ing the ball with strong hands.

Bus­sel­ton were down four goals at the long break so changes were made and they worked, the Mag­pies outscor­ing the Lions by 15-9 to take a two-goal lead.

Bun­bury de­feated Carey Park by 24 goals in the fi­nal match of the round .

The Bull­dogs had an amaz­ing first quar­ter to lead 21-5 at the break and never looked back on their way to a 57-33 win.

Cas­sady An­der­son and Cass Shine shot ac­cu­rately for Bun­bury while Leah Pitts and Chelsea Slater were strong in de­fence.

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