U17 take out both matches

3QS_1875

QUEENSLAND 39 def SOUTH AUSTRALIA 27

By ROMY JOENG

An explosive start to the match with Queensland getting away to an early lead before South Australia quickly hit back to level the match up.

Lenora Misa made a great start in defence for Queensland while while Abigail Latu-Meafou was doing her bit at the other end with great movement and shooting.

After a goal-for-goal quarter it was Queensland that held a slight 9-8 lead at quarter-time.

SA started the second quarter with Sarah Raper going back to goal keeper, Millie Basedow moving to the goal defence and Georgia Brown coming off the bench into wing defence.

Basedow had an instant impact with great defensive pressure causing offensive errors for Queensland, but SA couldn’t capitalise as they went into half-time trailing 17-14.

After the main break South Australia made more changes with Lauren Bowshall coming into goal shooter, Rachel Weideman coming into goal defence and Emily Hunter taking the wing attack position.

But it couldn’t stop Queensland, who extended its lead to 10 goals at the final break.

SA once again made a couple of changes with Charlee Hodges moving into wing attack to allow Stephanie Sarro into the goal attack position.

Both Queensland shooters Latu-Meafou and Alexia Baker stood out with accurate shooting throughout the quarter and backed up by good defensive pressure by their defenders helped their side to record a 12-goal win.

Queensland shooting stats
Abi Latu- Meafou 29/33 (88%)
Alexi Baker 10/13 (77%)

South Australia shooting stats
Charlee Hodges 11/13 (85%)
Lauren Bowshall 7/7 (100%)
Rebecca Hampton 6/7 (86%)
Stephanie Sarro 3/4 (75%)

 

QUEENSLAND 37 def TASMANIA 24

By LAUREN BORDIN

Queensland defeated Tasmania comfortably in a game where both teams were evenly matched in the midcourt, making it difficult for either team to get the ball through the centre third.

However Queensland was able to claim a six-goal lead at the end of the first quarter due to strong driving and accurate shooting from goal attack Binnian Hunt.

Excellent reading of the play by Tasmanian goal defence Nikki Miller and wing defence Dana Lesler caused turnovers in Queensland’s attacking third.

But no goals came easy from these turnovers, as Queensland’s defensive pressure meant Tasmania was forced to pass the ball around its third several times before getting the ball in the goal circle.

Precise shooting by Queenslander’s attackers continued and they helped grow the team’s lead to 10 goals at the half-time break.

Tasmania made two line-up changes going in the second half, with the fresh legs of goal attack Deanna Wadley paired with the run of wing attack Laura Negri helping to increase the time the ball spent in Tasmania’s attacking third dramatically.

Despite this, Queensland continued its full court consistency and were again able to increase their lead to 14 going into the fourth quarter.

Queensland continued to push to extend its lead in the final quarter, as direct passes quickly got the ball into the goal circle where Hunt and Clare Frost converted to guide their state to a 13-goal win.

Queensland shooting stats
Clare Frost 22/23 (96%)
Binnian Hunt 15/22 (68%)

Tasmania shooting stats
Hannah Lee 11/16 (68%)
Deanna Wadley 6/10 (60%)
Natalia Ayesu 5/8 (63%)
Hollie Moore 2/5 (40%)

 

Ladder after Round 4

Team

Pld

Won

Lost

Drawn

For

Against

Points

Victoria

4

4

0

0

156

74

8

New South Wales

4

4

0

0

167

86

8

Queensland

4

4

0

0

144

96

8

ACT

4

2

2

0

111

111

4

South Australia

4

1

3

0

118

125

2

Western Australia

4

1

3

0

109

128

2

Tasmania

4

0

4

0

77

161

0

Northern Territory

4

0

4

0

63

164

0