Slow start is costly

July 27, 2017

Jacquie James focused on keeping the ball moving down the court, resulting in a best on court performance.

Playing-coach Molly Boyle grabs a loose ball, creating a turnover.


The Tatura girls were slow to start with Seymour having seven goals on the scoreboard before Tatura could manage one.

Georgie Devine was strong in defence, putting pressure on Seymour’s accurate shooters, as well as taking several intercepts.

Stephanie Hicks applied strong pressure down the midcourt and also provided a strong link between the defence and attackers.

Kiara Gagliardi fed well into the goal circle, offering opportunities for the Tatura goalers to put the score on the board.

The third quarter was Tatura’s best, in which it shot nine goals to Seymour’s 10.

Tatura was unable to make up for its bad start and went down by 20 goals.

Seymour 55 defeated Tatura 35

Best players: Georgie Devine, Stephanie Hicks and Jorja Hoskin.


Tatura was vibrant and came out firing.

The Lions matched the intensity and made it an even contest.

Strong rebounds in defence allowed the doggies to capitalise and get within three goals.

The last quarter went all Seymour’s way as it shot accurately and was strong down the court.

Seymour 33 defeated Tatura 18

Best players: Emily Power, Sarah Clack and Sarah Nihill.


Tatura started the game off well, led by Chloe Lowden who was making space and shooting accurately in the ring.

At the other end of the court, Jade Kay worked hard in the defensive circle taking intercepts and rebounding the ball, as well as making space down the court which allowed the Tatura girls to finish off some great passages of play.

Stephanie Brisbane worked hard for four quarters, making it difficult for her opponent to get the ball.

Although they fought until the end, Tatura was unable to come away with a win .

Seymour 44 defeated Tatura 27

Best players: Chloe Lowden, Jade Kay and Stephanie Brisbane.


This game was a fast and physical one which saw all of Tatura’s players apply defensive pressure down the court. The defensive work of Molly Boyle and Maddi Davis was strong against tall Seymour attackers, both able to rebound the ball on numerous occasions.

This allowed Tatura to work the ball down the court, led well by Jacquie James who fed the ball hard and fast into Tatura’s attackers, where goalers Roey Johnstone and Emma Ryan shot accurately.

Tatura had a two-goal lead going into the last quarter and was looking like it would play a strong quarter. But Seymour came out firing and increased its intensity which saw it shoot 14 goals to Tatura’s seven, and Seymour took out the game by five goals.

Seymour 35 defeated Tatura 30

Best players: Jacquie James, Molly Boyle and Maddie Davis.

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