This week the Blacks ladies took on our long-term rivals in Flinders University. The game was tough and physical after the umpires called everything in the first quarter then let everything go from then on, creating a tight tussle all game. We started on top, up 13-7 at quarter time.
In the second quarter, once again we found our running game, pushing out to be up 29-14, on the back on some of our best man to man team defence so far this season.
The third however, saw Flinders mount a real challenge, getting back to within 8 at three quarter time, with the score 39-31.
Going into the fourth we knew we had to lift, and thanks to Hail Storm Hayley hitting 5 last quarter points and Eager Beaver Dani with 8, we held them off to close out the game 54-42.
Everyone’s favourite Pokemon Evie finished the game with 14, Hail Storm Hayley had 9, Eager Beaver Dani had another good game hitting 12, and myself Tammy Turtle managed to squeeze out 18, 7 of which were free throws which is unknown territory for me! Bee Sting Jaz, and Flexi Lexi worked hard all game, not troubling the scorers but playing an important role defensively.
Grand Final rematch next week against the Flames, bring it on.
By Tam Walker