Date Played: 06/05/2017
Kia Ora 1 vs SMOG5
Kia Ora Score: 51
Opposition Score: 51
If this game is a sign of the season to come we are in for some epic battles! This one was a see sawing match, a slow start followed by a fight back, followed by a SMOG break away, then ours and so on and so on until the whistle blew on a 51 all draw! What a nerve racking end to the game, we were all willing the ball to go thru the hoop one more time. I think Abbie needs to take responsibility for calling the win with 2 minutes to spare only to see it slip away!
A highlight was our fight and determination and once again we showed we can learn on court and switch up our tactics. We shot and rebounded well again (particularly Kate with 89% shooting), we were much stronger on our centre passes and we picked up a lot of ball on defence once we settled into our combos.
Sophie had an absolute blinder this week, she controlled the attack end, hustled on defence and ran till she couldn't run anymore! My highlight was her three foot mark intercept, quite impressive for someone of Sophie's height (or lack there of!!).
And some thanks:
Work on our decisions under pressure so when we face a similar situation of 1 goal up, 40 seconds to go and possession we come through for the win!