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Lakers dominate

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June 24, 2017

Sharni Lloyd calls for the pass in to the ring.

Bree D’Andrea gets the ball out of defence.

Katie Sullivan asses her options in attack.

Lucy Zotti was outstanding in defence in the Lakers’ B-grade.

Casey Drummond pressures her opponent in the B-grade.

Tahnee Biggs looks to pass in to attack in C-grade.

Rachael Mundy defend her opponent.

Sarah OíSullivan fires off a pass.

Nagambie was near faultless in its huge 75-17 win over Girgarre on Saturday.

Aside from a leaky defence in the opening term — Girgarre scored 10 goals for the quarter — Nagambie was clearly a class above.

Coach Abby Misiti asked her charges to tighten up their defensive game at quarter-time and the Lakers did exactly as their leader asked, allowing the Kangaroos just seven more goals for the entire match.

Morgan Zotti, in her first season at the Lakers, led the charge at wing-defence, taking intercept after intercept to restrict the opposition’s chances.

‘‘Morgan was just relentless, she had hands to everything and was taking intercepts and causing turnovers all over court,’’ Misiti said.

‘‘She has so much potential.’’

Despite having the game in the bag early, the Lakers didn’t take their foot off the pedal at all, finishing with a 21-3 final term.

Bianca Willis was brilliant in shooter for the Lakers, potting goals from every angle in the ring to help her Lakers amass an impressive 75 goals for the game.

‘‘I was really pleased with the whole team on Saturday, we’ve been working hard to put four quarters in and they did just that,’’ Misiti said.

‘‘The only downfall was probably defensively we were a bit flat at the start and we conceded 10 goals, which is too many.

‘‘But the girls really responded to that and only allowed them to score another seven goals for the rest of the game.’’

The Lakers will take on Lancaster this week, in what should almost certainly be another win.

‘‘We’ll work on some goals at training, there’s a few things I’d still like to improve,’’ she said.

‘‘We still need to work on converting turnovers and looking after possession, we throw it away a bit.’’

B-grade

It was another convincing win from the B-grade girls, with everyone giving 100 per cent from the start.

It was a great defensive game, with intercepts and rebounds at every opportunity.

The team moved the ball well throughout the midcourt with Bree, Rylee and Hannah goaling beautifully.

The awards went to Casey Drummond and Bree D’Andrea.

Score: Nagambie 77 d Girgarre 26.

C-grade

A wonderful team effort in all quarters.

A strong defensive game created many opportunities for our fast-moving attack.

It’s very pleasing to see the girls adapting well to many positional changes.

A special congratulations to Holly Ponyiczky, who played her 50th game for the Lakers.

Awards went to Krystie and Holly.

Score: Nagambie 88 d Girgarre 7.

Under-17

An excellent first quarter set the girls up with a convincing lead, and they worked hard each quarter to extend it.

Tasman, Maddison and Alicia, who all received awards, were standouts in a terrific team effort.

Congratulations to Tasman for playing her 50th club game this week.

Score: Nagambie 49 d Girgarre 25.

Under-15

The girls had a tight win over Girgarre.

Ada worked hard all game in defence, creating plenty of turnovers and intercepting the ball beautifully.

Mia played a strong attacking game, positioning well and shooting accurately, while Lexi positioned herself well and took a couple of timely intercepts before going down with an ankle injury.

The awards went to Ada, Mia and Alexia.

Score: Nagambie 35 d Girgarre 33.

— Lower grade reports supplied by Nagambie FNC

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