Surrey Storm claimed a resounding 70-42 victory over Celtic Dragons at Surrey Sports Park
Saturday’s defeat by Benecos Mavericks did not dampen Storm’s spirit, coming out fighting from the very first whistle.
Starting off very strong, Storm scored four goals before Dragons had the chance to get on the scoreboard. They did not stop and kept up their strong attack throughout the quarter, ending it with a score of 19-7.
The pressure continued in the second quarter. The defensive unit caught many rebounds and interceptions, which were brought up the court and safely converted into goals. It was extremely difficult for Dragons to get the ball into their shooting circle and they went into half-time leading 33-17.
The third quarter got off to a fast start, with both teams quickly converting their centre passes into goals, adding to the score.
The whole team then began to apply more defensive pressure, forcing turnovers in Storm’s favour who then began to score goals in quick succession, taking a 56-28 lead into the final quarter.
The pressure was on Dragons from the start of the final quarter. With some changes made throughout the quarter, Storm managed to hold on to and expand their lead throughout. Although Dragons did not make it easy for the girls, their cohesiveness was visible on court today. Through their strong work as a team, Storm won the game with the final score of 70-42.
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|Charmaine Baard||Goal Attack||1||1|
|Sigi Burger||Goal Shooter||57||60|
|Jade Forbes-Wattley||Goal Defence||0||0|
|Katie Harris||Goal Attack||10||12|
|Katy Holland||Goal Defence||0||0|
|Lorraine Kowalewska||Goal Keeper||0||0|
|Emily Porter||Goal Attack||2||2|
|Jo Trip||Goal Defence||0||0|