Magic, Dandelions remain unbeaten

Georgia Te Au
Georgia Te Au
The South Pac Magic and Falcons Dandelions will take unbeaten records into their match-up next week.

Both sides moved to three wins from as many games in women’s club basketball on Tuesday night.

The Magic overcame a slow start to beat the Andy Bay Falcons 67-38, while the Dandelions beat South Pac OGHS 83-40.

In the late game, Ajax moved to two wins with a 54-39 victory over Varsity.

The Falcons threatened an upset early on, holding the Magic to just seven points in the first quarter and taking an 11-7 lead.

However, the Magic responded by giving up just eight second-quarter points, while piling on 22 itself.

Georgia Te Au hit twice from deep as she chipped in with eight of her game-high 13 points in the period.

That took it to 29-19, before the Magic pulled away after halftime.

Millie Simpson (12 points) scored eight third-quarter points, before a third three-pointer from Te Au took the score to 50.

Stirling Walker-Pitman reached double figures, too, in the fourth quarter, as the Magic stretched out what ended as a comfortable win.

Tarryn Dickson top-scored for the Falcons with 10 points.

Annabelle Ring.
Annabelle Ring.
Sereana Rokotakala and Annabelle Ring were once again influential for the Dandelions.

They had 19 and 18 points respectively as the side took a big win over OGHS.

It increased its lead by just over 10 points each of the first three quarters to lead 71-32 at the end of the third quarter.

OGHS kept the fourth quarter to 12-8 but was unable to close the gap.

Forward Abby Harris showed plenty of class for OGHS with 16 points.

In the late game Ajax held Varsity to two third-quarter points to notch its first win of the season.

It trailed 23-20 at halftime after a scrappy first half.

A run of baskets to Tracey Kelly helped it take the lead, before Nicole Ruske found her groove and gave Ajax a 39-25 lead at the final break.

Ruske continued to be influential down the stretch, scoring 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter to hold the double-digit lead.

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