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Sydenham unprepared for razor sharp Tomahawks
7:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Sport
Sydenham Gems 30, Tomahawks 32
GEMS’ game against Tomahawks from Paulton turned out to be an unexpectedly difficult match.
Gems showed good strength in the defensive circle, and the ball moved swiftly up the court.
However, their shooters could not find their target despite strong movement to find space and eventually losing focus to lose the game by two goals.
Amy Witcombe was player of the match.
Sapphires 22, Wyndham 48
SAPPHIRES, with key players missing, started off well against a strong Wyndham side, with some great shots being converted by Paige Pople and Emma Jayne Brown, however Wyndham managed to take the lead at the end of the first quarter, with the score being 12- 8.
The second quarter saw Wyndham get into their stride, and despite some great defensive pressure from Nic Hale and Sue Bushnell, Wyndham managed to extend their lead.
Despite good team effort and good play from Mikki Hole and Claire Tottle, Wyndham continued to extend their lead.
Players of the match: Carly Martin and Sue Bushnell.
Sydenham Rubies 49, Walton 53
RUBIES and Walton Blacks were evenly matched during the first two quarters.
Accurate shooting and movement in the circle from Hannah Read and Abi Ridler helped Rubies stay within a few goals.
Laura Coombes, Jess and Emily Hoare fought hard in defence to turnover Walton’s centre passes, with Mikki Hole and Sammie Brown helping to bring the ball down to the shooters.
Player of the match was Laura Coombes.
Emeralds 30, Vipers 34
THE first quarter finished 6-1 to Vipers, but Emeralds had a change around of positions, with Lynne Cornish moving from defence to attack.
Georgia Edmundson made timely interceptions and linked well with Michelle Martin and Steph Riordan as Emeralds began to get into the game. The second quarter ended 19-12 to Vipers.
Hannah Wallis linked up really well between defence and attack and Emeralds ended the quarter trailing by three.
In the last quarter, Emeralds capitalised on Vipers’ mistakes but they were unable to find the winner.
Lynne Cornish was player of the match.
Purnell 56, Ambers 28
Ambers started off slowly but with some accurate shooting from Steph Riordan and Michelle Parr ambers finished the first quarter trailing 15-9.
Purnell dominated the game with accurate shooting and good passing through the centre court, but the Ambers defence of Debbie Prescott and Katie Dennison continued to work hard and never gave up throughout the game with some good interceptions and passing between them.
Player of the match went to Debbie Prescott.