Nagambie got off to a strong start against Lancaster on Saturday, and it continued throughout the game to run away as an easy winner.
Opening up an early nine-goal lead, the Lakers shot 16-7 in the the first quarter.
Great defensive pressure kept the Wombats quiet while a superb turnover conversion rate set up a big win for the Lakers, who led by 21 at half-time.
In the absence of their coach Abby Misiti, who’s awaiting the birth of her second child, Lakers captain Katie Sullivan and Bianca Willis took the reins on Saturday.
The girls doubled down in the second half, restricting Lancaster to just 19 goals while Nagambie shot its way to a 37-goal victory.
‘‘From all reports it was a very consistent game and they managed to put a good four quarters together,’’ Misiti said.
Sharni Lloyd again played a very consistent game in attack and defence while Sarah O’Sullivan ruled the midcourt.
Coming into the back half of the season, and with a string of quality opposition ahead of them, the Lakers will be looking forward to testing themselves in the coming weeks.
‘‘We’re looking forward to some tough hitouts,’’ Misiti said.
‘‘We’ve been really looking forward to this Murchison-Toolamba game, they’re fourth and have recruited very well in the off-season.
‘‘They’ve only lost three games early in the season, so they’re a bit of an unknown and they’ve had some similar scorelines to us.’’
After the Murchison game Nagambie has the bye before taking on the undefeated Avenel, which got the better of it in round one.
Score: Lancaster 33 lt Nagambie 70
Awards: Sharni Lloyd and Sarah O’Sullivan.
A great first quarter from Nagambie set the tone for the rest of the game against Lancaster.
Fantastic pressure across the court gave Nagambie plenty of opportunities to intercept and create turnovers.
Thanks to Kristy, Trishy, Bec and Keels for filling in.
Awards went to Casey Drummond and Kelly Turgoose.
Score: Lancaster 23 lt Nagambie 42.
After a slow start Nagambie eventually found its groove against Lancaster.
Bec Comi’s incredible shooting put Lancaster on the back foot while Sarah Winter-Irving took intercepts all over the court.
The midcourt worked hard to force turnovers and Lancaster had to work hard at every centre pass.
Nagambie’s defensive combination of Keely, Trish and Jacki did a great job keeping the opposition to just 11 goals for the match.
Awards went to Comi and Kelly Ryan.
Score: Lancaster 11 lt Nagambie 66.
In a second versus third encounter, Nagambie was expecting a close and tough encounter against Lancaster.
Nagambie started the game well, scoring well and creating a number of intercepts in the first quarter.
The Lakers made two changes at the break in order to settle the team down a bit and create more drive down the court.
The girls had to attack and defend consistently for an entire four quarters in order to get over the line.
Awards went to Alicia McLeod and Maddison Biggs.
Score: Lancaster 35 lt Nagambie 52.
The Lakers couldn’t find their groove against a strong Lancaster team.
A cold and slippery court added to the Lakers’ woes as they struggled to find the scoreboard.
The girls will keep training hard and working on becoming more consistent, especially when put under pressure.
Awards this week went to Ada Winter-Irving and Amelia O’Brien.
Score: Lancaster 45 d Nagambie 10.
— Lower grade reports supplied by Nagambie FNC