Echuca 41 defeated Tungamah 31.
With windy conditions proving to be a challenge particularly when shooting, all Tungamah goalers worked well and adjusted to each combination.
Molly Burke was moving well in the ring using the angles to work the ball in.
Throughout the mid court Chelsea applied lots of pressure that enabled the defenders to get some intercepts.
Molly Giggins was always an option down the court making sure the team was settled.
While there were many positives unfortunately the unforced errors got the better of the team giving Echuca extra opportunities to score.
The girls kept pushing through the game and didn’t put their heads down once.
Awards: Judd’s Mensland - Molly Burke, Thyme for Coffee - Chelsea Marks, best on - Molly Giggins.
Tungamah 19 lost to Echuca United 33
The arctic conditions didn’t show, they were greeted with sun and wind.
A strong start to the game, with Jo debuting in goals with Hannah. Mackenzy and Tania combined for the first time in defence getting their hands to a number of balls.
Amy, Bec and Teags brought the ball up the court well, working well and feeding into the shooters.
Chloe stepped into the court making an impact with her first few shots.
Another strong game, few overthrows although we are sure that was from the gale force wind. They will continue to develop and get stronger as a team.
Well done girls.
Awards: Burramine Homestead: Tania Harvey, D & D Roast: Tegan Whinray, Brewer: Chloe Bogle.
Tungamah 5 lost to Echuca United 67.
This was a tough game against a very good opposition.
There were some great intercepts in defence by Amber Peachey, Josie Nunn and Kait Megarrity.
The midcourt of Bernadette Attwood, Isobel Connell, Jessica Haebich and Caity Whitelock kept running and offering options.
Danielle Sidebottom, Lani Crawford and Remi McPherson continue to work hard in and out of the ring.
Every player kept their heads up and supported each other for the whole game.
Tungamah 20 to Echuca United 55
The girls were feeling a bit nervous as we knew Echuca would be a tough side.
They had a great start only 3 points down at the end of the first quarter.
Sarah led the defence making Echuca work hard for each goal.
Katie was ready for every ball that slipped through being a great backup.
The wind made passes a bit of a challenge so had to keep them short and sharp.
Loving our positivity and keeping our heads up even when it gets tough.
Awards: Celebrations - Sarah Duffy, TFNC Ball vouchers - Danielle Lawrence, Thyme for coffee - Katie Jarratt.
17 and Under
Tungamah 16 lost Echuca United 22
Not knowing what to expect other than playing the top side, the girls played an exceptional game.
No doubt they surprised their opponents.
The wind stayed around from start to finish so there was no advantage to either side.
The pressure applied throughout the first three quarters saw the ball turned over on numerous occasions and flowing through mid-court to the shooters.
Defence worked tirelessly rebounding.
13 and Under
Tungamah vs. Echuca
The Coach is very proud of how all the girls played, kept their heads up and put pressure on the ball for the whole game.
There was plenty of on court encouragement on the court between the girls which was good to see.
The talking keeps improving each week these girls improve more and more.
No matter what positions play in they always push themselves.
Many thanks to those that contributed to the Biggest Afternoon Tea, a total $515.75 was raised, which will be donated to cancer research.
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