Hucclcote Stars 60 v Almondsbury 41
A strong squad of 8 plus the coach !! travelled to Almondsbury for what was anticipated as our toughest opponents yet.
The first quarter was tight with both teams starting hard. Some unforced errors from Hucclecote allowed Almondsbury to stay in touch with Cote. Slick feeds from Michelle at WA found Paige and Gemma who were dictating play to a strong Almondsbury defence. End of Q score 16 - 10 to HNC.
In the 2nd quarter Hucclecote tidied up their game and pushed further ahead. With fewer mistakes they took their lead to 13 goals. Beth and Thea worked relentlessly in midcourt making the opposition work hard to get the ball through court. Their tenacious marking forced errors which HNC took advantage of. Scoreline 38 - 25
For the remainder of the game HNC continued to build on their hard work from the 1st half. As Almondsbury tired and dropped their game Hucclecote at times look like they would follow suit but they stuck to task and re-gained control quickly. The defensive trio of Katherine, Amy and Lucy punished Almondsbury taking 7 clean interceptions. Almondsbury bought on fresh legs and tried different combinations but Hucclecote had already stamped their foot of authority on this game. Final score 60 - 41
Squad: P Reed, G Gray, M Dowle (c), T Thomson, B Webb, L Werrell, A Beales, K Chadwick
Shooting Stats: 60/79 78% , Paige Reed 37/47 79%, Gemma Gray 23/32 72%
Nominated Player: Paige Reed
Players Player: Katharine Chadwick