Date: Saturday 31 January 2009
Name of Team: Storm
Name of Opposition: Old Chelts 3A
Final Score: WIN 32-25
After beating Old Chelts Division 1 team in the Bateman Cup on Tuesday night, it was time to face their 3A team in the league, with Beth making a welcome return to the squad. After a slow start to the game Storm found themselves 9-6 down on first quarter, as the team struggled to find rhythm to their passing and consistency in the shooting circle. Beth and Sam came into the team in the second quarter and while Old Chelts were limited to shooting largely from distance, Storm continued to find it harder than normal to get shots on goal, but did manage to cut the deficit to 14-13 by the mid-point. For the third quarter Fran came into the shooting circle and despite some attentive defending, Storm managed to level the game at 20-20. However, it was in the final quarter that the team demonstrated why they are unbeaten and at the top of this league, as they took a two goal lead from the first two plays of the quarter. While they then traded goals in the next run of play, with Old Chelts being kept in the game by some accurate shooting from distance, Storm never looked like surrendering the lead. In the final period of play the defence turned ball and quick inter-play up court saw the shooters take the game away from their opponents. Another good win.
Squad: Hannah Jones, Eleri Sewell (C), Ella Gardener, Becky Mogg, Fran Preedy, Lily Simmonds, Iona Wong, Beth Perry, Sam Hogg