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St George's wins in cakewalk
HAMLEY Bridge put up a
good fight in its top-against-
bottom clash with Hum-
mocks in the Adelaide Plains
Netball Association on the
weekend, getting within 10
goals of the Eagles.
Alison Schahinger led the way
for the Bombers, who are still
yet to win a game this season
but look to be getting closer to a
Bonnie Nicholls was again
good for Hummocks, continu-
ing what has been a consistent
Mallala notched a solid eight-
goal win over Long Plains to
consolidate its grip on third
spot, with Michelle Harwood
Tori Doherty battled hard for
Longies, who sit in fourth place
with a two-game buffer on Bal-
aklava and Virginia.
The Rams went down by
16 goals to the Peckers on the
weekend, despite the best efforts
of Cassie Glenn, who was out-
Sophie Cocks was the Peckers'
A1: Hummocks 43 (B. Nicholls)
d Hamley Bridge 33 (A. Scha-
hinger); Balaklava 46 (S. Cocks) d
Virginia 30 (C. Glenn); Mallala 56
(M. Harwood) d Long Plains 48 (T.
Two Wells 12
Long Plains 8
Hamley Bridge 0
Two Wells 14
Hamley Bridge 6
Long Plains 2
Two Wells 14 (64%), Mallala 10
(64), Hummocks 10 (56), Virginia
10 (49), Long Plains 6 (39),
Hamley Bridge 2 (40), Balaklava
Two Wells 14 (73%), Mallala 12
(71), Hummocks 10 (73), Virginia
8 (46), Long Plains 4 (30), Hamley
Bridge 2 (29), Balaklava 2 (29).
Two Wells Away 16 (63%), Two
Wells Home 12 (59), Mallala 10
(58), Hummocks 8 (52), Long
Plains 4 (44), Hamley Bridge 2
(36), Virginia 0 (35).
Mallala 16 (68%), Long Plains 8
(56), Two Wells 7 (41), Balaklava
Mallala 12 (67%), Long Plains
12 (56), Hamley Bridge 12 (53),
Hummocks 6 (47), Balaklava 6
(47), Two Wells 2 (41), Virginia 0
Balaklava 16 (70%), Mallala 11
(67), Hamley Bridge 11 (60), Long
Plains 6 (34), Hummocks 4 (36),
Virginia 2 (43), Two Wells 2 (31).
Mallala 14 (79%), Hamley Bridge
12 (51), Hummocks 8 (42),
Balaklava 8 (39), Long Plains 6
against top side
Lions' streak ends
THE Central Districts men's
six-game winning streak came
to a grinding halt in the Central
Australian Basketball League on
Saturday night, with the Lions
going down to Forestville by 15
points at Wayville.
It was a tough night for the Lions,
with nothing going right, as they
lost every quarter.
The absence of import Kyle Mill-
er, who has briefly returned to the
United States while his partner has
a baby, was compounded by the fact
Matt Atkins played less than seven
minutes due to a migraine.
Throw in that Chris Clausen
had spent most of the week strug-
gling with the flu and it gives an
indication of what Central was up
However, it started reasonably
well and trailed by only one point
at the first change and four at half-
A poor third term proved costly
for the Lions and the team turned
the ball over 24 times throughout
the night, leaving coach Scott Whit-
more searching for answers.
"They decided to go small
and we decided to go big and we
just didn't play very well," Whit-
"We didn't react to adversity too
well at certain parts of the game and
probably let some umpiring deci-
sions get to us that we probably nor-
Ky Oliver and Jordan Centernera
stood up to fill the void left by Mill-
er and Atkins and did an admirable
job, while Clausen was still service-
able despite being under duress,
scoring 16 points and grabbing 10
Whitmore was realistic after the
match and refused to look into the
loss too much.
"We just had too many passengers
on the night," Whitmore said.
"It was one of those nights, we
recognise that, and we look forward
to Norwood this week."
The Lionesses' season went from
bad to worse with a massive 60-point
loss at the hands of the Eagles.
It was a complete drubbing, with
the Lions failing to reach double fig-
ures in any of the first three quar-
Aimee Herriman battled hard and
finished with seven points and five
rebounds, while Caitlin Arnold was
prominent around the boards and
pulled in six rebounds.
This week's games: Central Dis-
tricts v Norwood at Mars -- women:
6.30pm; men: 8.15pm.
ST George's White made light work of
an undermanned Gumnuts in the Gawler
& Districts Netball Association on the
weekend, winning 57-23.
With Shelly Tester and Vikki Paradis un-
available, Gumnuts were reduced to seven
players, although the return of Emilea Mysko
gave it a boost.
With the shooting combination of Mel
Heerebout and Janine Herrmann on fire, St
George's White controlled the contest.
The pair was unstoppable and rarely missed,
with the Gumnuts' defence unable to slow
down the White scoring rate.
The Gumnuts' defenders battled coura-
geously but their efforts were unrewarded,
with goal combination Amy Simpson and
Charmaine Wood shooting inaccurately
ST George's Black flexed its considerable
muscle against Virginia on the weekend,
playing a free-flowing game on the way to
a 58-26 victory.
St George's Black started strongly to lead
16-6 at the first change and never looked back,
consistently increasing the margin.
The score line did not reflect the effort put in
by Virginia, which was well served by defenders
Lisa Catanzariti and Sarah MacKenzie.
However, a number of missed
goals hurt Virginia and the defensive pressure
of Black forced them into numerous turn-
Michelle Dimasi was also good for Virginia,
providing drive through the centre and feed-
ing the ball to Megan Birch and Jess Clifford
LUTHERAN proved far too strong for
Xavier in the final match of the round,
winning 56-23 on the back of a classy
The Saints entered the match looking for
an upset win to move into the top four, but
the absence of a number of key players hurt
It was goal for goal early in the first quarter
but Lutheran gradually got on top and fin-
ished the quarter with a 19-9 lead.
Accurate shooting by Lutheran's Stacey
Young saw the lead steadily increase and it was
in a commanding position at the half, leading
Xavier shooters Alex Vickers and Cassie
Wing lifted in the second half but were unable
to match their opponents for height and Lu-
theran coasted to a comfortable victory.
Central Districts player Luke Frost dribbles towards the basket in the Lions'
loss to Forestville on the weekend.
PHOTO: Kathleen Sanders
Lutheran Purple wing attack Gemma Creadicon looks for an option as Gumnuts player Bronte
Patterson defends in the G&DNA on the weekend.
PHOTO: Gary Hogarth
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