Home' The Bunyip : May 28th 2014 Contents THE Central Districts Lions men
had a big win in bizarre circum-
stances at STARplex on the week-
end, defeating South Adelaide by
28 points in a game that included
With two minutes to go in the third
quarter and the Lions leading by 18
points, the power went out, sending
all present into a state of confusion.
"It was a weird one," Lions' coach
Scott Whitmore said.
"The game nearly got called off.
"STARplex staff said 'we have lost
everything', only a couple of emer-
gency lights came on, and there were
a couple of hundred people sitting in
"Everyone was checking the by-
laws on their phones and trying to
work out what was going to happen.
"Usually, if you are past the half-
way mark and an act of God stops
play, the result stands."
After 20 minutes of darkness, it was
decided the game would be called off
and the result decided by the league
during the week, before the lights
came back on and play continued.
On either side of the interruption,
the Lions played some impressive
basketball, skipping out to a 26-point
lead at half-time despite coach Whit-
more frequently using his bench.
"We were doing a really good job,
we were playing well (before the
blackout)," Whitmore said.
"I got to use 12 players before half-
time, which was good.
"It was really good to give the guys
Kyle Miller, who was back to his
brilliant best with 18 points, nine re-
bounds and seven assists, was a key
reason behind the Lions' dominance,
while Chris Clausen played a tough
The Panthers fought their way
back into the game during the third
term and, if anything, the halt in play
helped the Lions, who finished the
game off strongly.
"Our guys responded well after the
lights came back on and kicked on,"
"Defensively, to hold a team to 64
was a pretty good effort."
The Lions restricted South play-
maker Shane Boal, who is averaging
20 points a game, to just three points,
while Jordan Centernera (17 points)
earned praise from Whitmore for his
Captain Luke Frost made a wel-
come return from shoulder surgery
and got through the game unscathed,
while Clausen finished with a game-
high 26 points.
The Lionesses suffered one of their
worst losses of the season, falling to
the Panthers by 51 points.
Casey Banwell shot seven points
and Jordan Smith had five rebounds.
This week's games: Central Dis-
tricts v Southern Tigers at STARplex
-- women: 6.30pm; men: 8.15pm.
GUMNUTS posted a huge vic-
tory over Trinity in the Gawler
& District Netball Associa-
tion on the weekend, comfort-
ably winning 51-25 in perfect
Gumnuts started the game con-
fidently and, although ball posses-
sion was shared equally throughout
the first quarter, it took a seven-goal
advantage into quarter-time.
From there, the experienced
Gumnuts' side built its lead at ev-
However, the young Trinity side
refused to give up, with Alyssa
Rickard-Bennett giving her all in
both centre and wing defence.
In the end, the Gumnuts' de-
fence line, consisting of Vicki
Paradis, Leah Russack and Kelly
Ellery, proved too strong for
Trinity, which had difficulty
At the other end, the Gumnuts'
goalies ensured their defence was
rewarded for their efforts.
Jess Tester and Charmaine Wood
were amongst the best for Trinity
and have impressed since being
promoted from the B grade.
St George's triumphs
St George's White held off Vir-
ginia by seven goals, despite a late
comeback sparked by goalies Jess
Clifford and Megan Birch.
It was a strongly contested game
from the start, with the accurate
shooting of St George's White's
Renette Ward and Meaghan Hut-
ton ensuring their team secured a
two-goal lead at quarter-time.
Virginia's Farley Cain rebound-
ed well at wing defence, as did
circle defenders Sarah MacKenzie
and Lisa Catanzariti.
Virginia was no match for St
George's White, however, which
increased its lead at every change
and led 35-22 at the final break.
A solid comeback from Virginia
reduced the margin but it was too
late to force an extraordinary up-
set, with St George's White win-
Lutheran and St George's Black
played out an absolute thriller
in the final A grade game of the
round, with Lutheran sneaking
home by three goals.
Lutheran got off to a fantastic
start and was leading by 10 goals
at quarter-time, before St George's
Black found its feet in the second
and third quarters.
Black developed a real rhythm
in the final term, outscoring a Lu-
theran side appearing to tire, but
Lutheran's goalkeeper Nicole Har-
ris was the ultimate difference in
the 39-36 win.
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THE Barossa Marathon was a
success on the weekend, with al-
most 1700 runners converging on
Tanunda for the event.
Competitors had the choice of the
42.2km marathon, a 21.1km half
marathon or a shorter five or 10km
Proceedings kicked off at Faith Lu-
theran Secondary School, with the
track stretching to Penrice Road at
Nuriootpa and back.
According to SA Road Runners
Club general manager Donna Evans,
the event ran smoothly and the num-
ber of participants met expectations.
"We were really happy with it," Ms
"Numbers were about static on the
year before, we got lots and lots of
good feedback and all in all it was a
The 21.1km track, which full mar-
athon runners completed twice, was a
hit and Ms Evans has high hopes for
the event's future.
"We are getting a lot of positive
feedback through the office and most
of it has been about the course," Ms
"We spent a lot of time working
with the Barossa Council to try and
get it right in regards to road closures
and ensuring a good track for run-
"That will be the course going
forward and I think because of that
numbers will increase dramatically in
the coming years."
The men's marathon was taken out
by Stephen Barter and the women's
by Susan Petterson, while Barossa lo-
cal Chloe Roesler impressed with a
third placing in the women's event.
-- Sam Agars
HUMMOCKS defeated Two
Wells by 11 goals to take top
spot on the Adelaide Plains
Netball Association ladder on
The top-of-the-table clash was
always going to be a well-fought
match, but Hummocks capital-
ised better on its opportunities.
Sarah Young was the standout
for the Eagles and Mia Darling
had an excellent game for the
Balaklava had a comfortable
win over Hamley Bridge, beat-
ing the Bombers by 15 goals.
It was the first win of the sea-
son for Balaklava, while reigning
premier Hamley remains winless
after seven rounds.
Balaklava's Carly Friedrichs
was brilliant all day and Alison
Schahinger stood tall for Ham-
ley.Long Plains had no problems
accounting for Virginia and
cruised to a 35-goal victory.
Leah Tynan was impressive for
Longies, while Virginia's Cassan-
dra Glenn worked hard through-
out the match.
A1: Hummocks 43 (S. Young)
d Two Wells 32 (M. Dar-
ling); Balaklava 58 (C. Fried-
richs) d Hamley Bridge 43 (A.
Schahinger); Long Plains 63
(L. Tynan) d Virginia 28 (C.
Hamley Bridge 0
Hamley Bridge 4
Hamley Bridge 2
Hamley Bridge 2
Two Wells Away 12 61.89%
Two Wells Home 10 55.87%
Hamley Bridge 2
Long Plains 6 55.33%
Hamley Bridge 8
Hamley Bridge 7
Hamley Bridge 8
More G&DNA in Club Notes - pg 8
Lions see the light
St George's goal-attack Rachel Sharmen prepares to shoot over the top of Xavier
defender Paige Mudge in the G&DNA on Saturday.
PHOTO: Lauren Gauci
Barossa Marathon success
checking the by-laws on
their phones and trying to
work out what was going to
" SCOTT WHITMORE
Two Wells' Brooke Schuit lines
up the goals as Hummocks
player Katrina Price leans in
to defend in the APNA on the
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