Week 7: LB Comets 34 – 35 Black Pearls
Comets played this league match in the early slot against Black Pearls on a bright, sunny, breezy, chilly (yes all of those), in fact it was so bright that it was very difficult to recognise anyone as the ball was coming down the court – they appeared as silhouettes with the sun behind them!!The first quarter was pretty evenly balanced with Pearls being slightly more efficient at converting their opportunities with the score after Q1 at 7 – 9. At the start of Q2, Pearls took to the court with 6 players (due to an injury) so Caryn at WA was without an opponent (probably a good thing). However, Shelley didn’t realise until late on in the last few seconds of the game that the opposition were one player down! Anyway Comets played very competitively with a good conversion rate – score at the end of Q2 at 17 – 13 to Comets. Q3 was evenly fought with quality feeds in from Anita (C) and Caryn to Jenny (GA) and Chris (playing up as GS) – the third quarter score was 26 – 24 to Comets
Julie as Captain, with wise words, encouraged Comets to keep the ball safe and not to take any risks and for the shooters to shoot from close to the post. Therefore the last quarter was again very competitively played, however, Pearls were very adapt at keeping with their game plan of a short passing/moving game with the shooters using the D edge feeds very efficiently and coming out winners. Final score was 34 – 35 to Pearls.
An excellent Comets team effort with Shelley, Julie and Pat working tightly in defence, Anita was a proper demon at C with lots of reverse arm cheeky interceptions and the slightly unusual combination of Caryn, Jenny and Chris playing well in attack.
POM was Anita and big thanks to Celia for scoring/subbing