Dominant win for strong College A

Dani Gray
Dani Gray
In a day of large scorelines, the match between Markham's College A and Physed B was no exception.

College took the win 65-49.

The first four minutes of the game set the tone for the entire match, with College going out to a 5-0 lead before Physed got themselves on the scoreboard.

The middle period of the first quarter continued in the same way.

College continued to pump up the score, and with five minutes to go had a buffer of 14-4 before Physed even properly got itself going.

The final five minutes of the quarter saw Physed find some momentum and bring itself back into the game to go into the break down by seven - 19-12 to College.

New recruit for College A Grace Namana, at goal shoot, proved a valuable asset, slotting into the attacking end effortlessly.

Her connection with Kiana Pelasio at goal attack looked like it had been building since the beginning of the season.

In reality it was the first time they had played together in an actual game.

Not only was the attacking end for College looking settled, but its defence looked dominant too.

It picked up several tips and intercepts, with all of the defensive players contributing.

With College looking impressive throughout the second quarter, it went into the long break with a 13-goal lead, 36-23.

Connection in the attacking end for College grew in the third period.

Some fantastic long feeds went in to Namana under the post from not only the wing attack and centre - Kenzie Findlay and Dani Gray respectively - but also Katie Begbie at goal defence.

In this quarter alone, College picked up five intercepts between Begbie, Gray and Findlay, as well as several tips to keep the score in its favour.

With one period of play to go, College held an impressive 21-goal lead, at 53-32.

The final quarter went in the favour of Physed B, with the team really lifting their performance for the final 15 minutes.

Physed showed some good patience on attack to get the ball into their shooting circle where Bella Masani, goal shoot, slotted 15 from 17 in the final quarter.

Where College dominated in the third quarter picking up several intercepts, Physed took over that role in the last period of play, with their own defensive unit picking up three intercepts.

But the deficit at the beginning of the quarter was too much to reel in, and College took the victory 65-49.

In other matches Southern Magpies beat Physed C 56-26, while Physed A dominated Physed Blue 70-24. The game between South Pacific Titans A and St Hilda's Senior A has been rescheduled for within the next two weeks.

 - BRIDGET THAYER
 

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