Emeralds went out with a mixed team this Saturday, some of whom were playing their first senior game. The Defence, Jess Bull, Grace Morris and Angel Finka, worked really hard against strong and experienced players, but unfortunately Challis shooters were on very good form and won the game 54-24. Throughout the game the centre court including Hollie Davies, Rhiannon Crabtree, Elizabeth Purchase and Courtnie Phipps linked well to the shooters who consistently shot throughout the game leading to Shell Jenkins receiving player and umpires vote.
Emeralds played Newbarn and had a steady start to the game.
In the second quarter the defense was excellent and only let in 2 goals. Emeralds pulled ahead.
The third quarter started strong with good link up play between the centre court allowing accurate passing between defense and attack. In the final quarter Emeralds continued to play well with brilliant movement from the shooters to win 36-31. Player of the match went to Katie Rowles and Umpires votes went to Lilly Paul.
Emeralds played their first game of the season against Kingfishers from Keinton NC. They started strongly with good shooting from Shell Jenkins and Katie Rowles. In the 2nd quarter Emeralds defensive players Rheanne Lee and Jess Bull gained lots of valuable interceptions and limited the opposition’s scoring. The link up play between centre court worked well and resulted in fast accurate passing throughout the court. Emeralds continued to play with precision and forced errors for the opposition. A brilliant start to the season with Emeralds winning 38-11. Jess Bull was voted player of the match, with Michelle Jenkins and Katie Rowles voted umpires player.