Good game tonight against Wantirna South Devils Reserve, we took the win 71-52. It wasn’t our most consistent performance but we did have times of fantastic, positive play. Once we settled into our own game we drove ahead to take a good lead. Mandy Bell was good in defence, playing very tight in GK in the 2nd quarter but unfortunately had to come off with an ankle injury. Ally Forrest jumped into GK and did a great job, taking heaps of interceptions; impressive effort for a mid court player, playing totally out of her usual position. Talking defence, Amy Hazard totally smashed it in GD, this girl never stops working!
Carla Alexandra, who’s had a pretty terrible week and who played despite not feeling well, managed to play a full game in WD. Great game Carla, you got your hand to lots of balls and great back up in defence.
Emily Barrie rescheduled her night to play (thanks Em) and had a ripper game in GA. Emily and Julia have lots of playing experience together and you can see it on the court. These two girls play very well together – 71 goals scored tonight! Sharmini Philp had an excellent game in WA and the combination of Sharmini and Ellie Ingwersen in the mid court really improved our drives and feeding to the ring.
Only 3 more games till finals!!! So far we’ve had some really great games and I’m looking forward to seeing you all bringing your best to finish the season and move into finals.
Boronia HAWKS 71 d WS Devils Reserves 52
J.Rush 60 E.Barrie 9, S.Philp 2, E.Ingwersen, M.Hutton, C.Alexander, M.Barrie, A.Bell, A.Forrest, A.Whittle.
Wow! What a win against Norwood. We started strong and finished strong. Once again our defenders (Janae and Inga) were tight, turning over many balls and rebounding missed shots. Mid court (Ti, Stacey and Sarah) were always there to pass to and put pressure on when defending. Our goalers (Jess, Casey and Chanelle) work so well together. Doesn’t matter what combination we have in goals. A special mention to Chanelle this week, she played a different position every 1/4 and smashed it. She is such an asset to our team!
Boronia Gold 39 d Norwood Woodettes 18 J. Hall 19, C. Hahn 12, C. Barnard 5, S Grigg 3, I. Baselier, T. Parker, J. Griffin, S. Shillingford
This week we take on 4th who have been sitting in the top 2 all season until now. It will be a tough game but a good eye opener to what we should expect in a few weeks in finals.