Rockets second R3 game, their first home game and the crowd grew gradually despite the (early) 11:30 start time. Two team members on the bench after injuries last week.
A nervous start allowed Mavericks to take an early lead as we missed a couple of shots which they converted. Turnovers in defence allowed us to stay close as the first quarter finished with Challengers 2 goals down.
We were consistent in scoring 8 goals per quarter, pressure in defence resulted i…n a couple of held balls and some well timed intercepts keeping the score within reach, half time 19-16, Q3 25-24, full time 35-32.
A confident R3 debut for Paige Griffiths and Emme Hale at GD, audibly led by GK Viki Dean. A close finish and well earned 2 points. With more accuracy in the circle and better timing through court to allow us to give the first time ball we could have 5 points from this game next time.
Squad: Viki Dean, Becca Everitt (c), Rachael Onions, Courtney Handley, Chloe Williams, Jemma Moore, Linzi Dyer, Isabel Powell, Paige Griffiths, Kate MacNamee(inj), Megan Walker(inj).
Shooting: Izzy 13/24, Paige 13/16, Linzi 6/15.
Opposition player of the match-Jemma Moore
Thanks to Suzann for scoring and Kathy for helping with stats. Big thanks to Challengers supporters too.