Basingstoke 2 vs The Witches
In what was no doubt the toughest game of the summer league so far, Basingstoke 2 got off to a strong start against the Witches. After some great teamwork in the circle from Jen C and Nat, the goals were flooding in, and with some great defence from Jen L, Michelle and newcomer Sophie the team finished the first quarter with a strong 10 goal lead.
The second quarter stayed strong with the girls getting into the pace of the game. In attack, Teresa and Jen C fed some great lobs into the circle, with only a few 'she's had too much weetabix' moments! There were lots of 'almost' interceptions with the team flying around all over the court - if only we were all a few inches taller. Shout out goes to Michelle who despite having a shooter remarkably taller than her was getting some serious air and stealing those balls!
By the third sitting, the opposition seemed to have sussed Basingstoke and were predicting a lot of their plays, forcing the girls to switch up their strategy with some clever passing into and around the circle from Siobhan and Leanne. The scoring seemed to slow down but good defensive pressure from all the players stopped the WItches from closing in too much.
The fourth quarter saw for some tense moments with the Witches closing the goal difference at one stage to only 2 points. After some slightly questionable passes and a rather scrappy sense of play, the girls managed to pull it back thanks to some solid shooting from Siobhan and Nat aka 'Freaky arms', leaving a final score of 45-41!
Three wins in a row - great work girls!
Final Score: 45-41
Post written by Leanne Longhurst