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Game four-(4) Vs Balwyn 5 at the home of Knights basketball the Space Centre – With Lexi sidelined with a squashed ankle courtesy of Warrandyte 3 last week we started the game with 7 players. The girls are now starting to find some confidence in themselves and their teammates as this group starts to come closer together. At the start of this game the intensity was slightly down as both teams settled into the game, the girls found top gear soon after and produced a very solid team performance to take the lead and they were never headed as they worked their way to a very impressive win by 10 baskets or so.

 

I am sure the people that were able to watch the game live would be impressed by the teams early season cohesion.  There were a number of game/play highlights with the one that stuck in my mind was  Robbo’s pass to Nicola in the key while she was lying flat on her back  – Nicola accepted the pass and knocked another one home as the crowd rose as one – well played girls!

 

In such a good all over team effort it is always hard to single out individuals, so working down the list this is how I saw it;

 

  • Nicola – Played a fantastic game today she was the team high scorer and was instrumental in transitional movement- Great game today Nicola your team involvement and individual efforts were first class well done!
  • Robbo – The team pressure player was on today with her pressure acts forcing turnovers in defence, while she was locking the ball in our offensive zone keeping the heat on Balwyn at all times –Well played again Robbo keep up the good work!
  • Alice/Nemo – both played very solid games in point guard structure – both of you girls are proving to be very reliable as you sure up our protection form the point, keep up the good work girls!
  • Felicity/Mia – well done girls on your team support roles today, working well with the group these girls worked well in transition and when there was a 50-50 ball both girls won more than their share with strong hands and good body positioning well done girls!
  • Ruby – was in everything today, good in transition and offensive swing, Ruby is fitting in to the team nicely –keep up the good work Ruby!

 

Moving forward, the thing to remember here is not to get too carried away with a result like this.  We are still have two-(2) grading games to go and you can bet your bottom dollar the league will be keen to make adjustments to any lopsided result so expect a different level of opposition next week.  Anyway it will be just another challenge we can all look forward to as there is no limit on this team, girls it is up to you as to how far you want to take this..   Remember do some work at home on your ball skills 10 mins a day will make all the difference!

 

Onto training – let’s have a full turn out this Wednesday so we can all work on the team plan and our individual games,    

 

Please bring the following;

 

  • Size 6 basketball
  • The shoes that you play in
  • Drink bottle

 

Go Knights!!!

 

Larry

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