Sport

Physical game

By Benalla Ensign

A-grade

After nine weeks the Panthers have finally pulled together as a team and found what is needed to be competitive.

It was a fast and physical game that the girls fought out until the final whistle.

The second quarter found a few ball-handling mistakes from the Panthers in which King Valley took full advantage of.

The girls came back out with a can-do attitude, Alara Jones and Georgia Spencer worked well together to put a total of 42 goals on the board.

The mid-field worked hard to help feed the goalers, applying pressure down the court when needed.

Rhiannon Teichert and Bernie O’Brien worked hard in the goal circle against a fast-moving pair, they worked well to get rebounds.

Final score 60-42. Awards went to Alara Jones Georgia spencer Elyse Felstead

B-grade.

This week saw the B-Grade side tough it out against King Valley and come out with a hard-earned win, with a final score or 48-43.

Some really solid work came from the entire team and enabled the girls to run out the game.

The mid-court pressured every pass and pursued any loose balls that came their way, which proved vital.

Again, solid defence can be attributed to the win and the girls down that end should be pleased with their efforts.

The win will hopefully give the side some continued momentum moving forward into the end of the season.

Awards went to Kellie Holmes, Sarah Terry and Grace Bekins.

B-reserve

The girls came out fighting against a strong King Valley side on Saturday.

The Panthers went hard for the ball throughout the entire game, unfortunately the end score did not reflect the hard work the team had put in.

King Valley had strong defensive pressure, with the Panthers goalers having to work hard for every goal.

Treena Mcnair and Kellie McGill worked well in the ring, with accurate shooting throughout the game.

Jessica Rigby showed her athleticism with hard leads, strong defence and fantastic pressure through the mid court.

Overall a fantastic team effort that unfortunately was not demonstrated in the score line.

Awards went to Jess Rigby, Sam Palmer, Treena McNair and Alysha Hocking

Under-17

The Panthers came out strong in the first quarter and played some really tough defence.

Unfortunately, however, they were unable to keep King Valley down for long.

The second-placed team ran away with a convincing win.

Lia Greenhalgh (BOC) had a fantastic game in defence with the support of Casey Trethowen giving her all in wing defence.

Up the other end, Chelsea Mackinnon moved well in the goal ring against some very strong defenders.

Score 69-20.

Under-15

The Under-15s are still struggling to adapt to a new game style with one of there main goalers out for a few more weeks.

Having said that, there were some great passages of defensive play against a tall King Valley side.

Chanelle Lober (BOC) played well in the mid court putting plenty of pressure on the opposition.

Kayla Gracie and Leah Mafrici also played well up either end of the court.

Score 25-10