The Quirindi Under 14 girls had their final Northern Junior League round of the season at Coffs Harbour on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd July.
The girls played all of their 3 games on Saturday which is a challenge in itself .In the first game against Coffs Harbour , Quirindi made a strong start against the leaders of the competition and Coffs were only leading by 10 at half time. Brianna Clark and Jamiah Hunt lead the scoring during the game with 8 points each. Adelaide Eade had a great game and was strong in defence and getting the ball down to the Quirindi end. Unfortunately Maddy Carter had an early exit from the weekend, badly injuring her ankle in the first minute of the game and having a trip to hospital. Larni Carter, who plays under 12’s was then allowed to fill in for Maddy during the final 2 games. Coffs Harbour went onto win the game 69 to 23.
With the team is short on numbers Tayah Riley, Bridie Douglas and Jessica Golland “played up” from the Under 12’s for the weekend. The girls proved to be a valuable asset to the team when Coach Sonja was looking for “subs” for the regular players. The second game was against Port Macquarie and the girls were once again strong at the start. Tayah Riley’s confidence grew and she top scored with 10 points. Emma Golland was consistent in defence and scored 5 points. In the end Port Macquarie won the game 67 to 35.
The final game against Tamworth was our closest and highest scoring game. Indiah Nean played well and made some nice baskets, scoring 5 points. The team was well supported by the younger girls who had their first taste of Under 14’s in preparation for next year. Quirindi were defeated by Tamworth 59 to 39.
The Under 14’s team: Adelaide Eade, Indiah Nean, Brianna Clark, Emma Golland, Jamiah Hunt and Maddy Carter should be very proud of their efforts over the Northern Junior League season. With only 6 players and limited time to train together, it was always going to be tough. The girls always tried their best and put in 100% effort. Thank you to Sonja Taylor for coaching the girls and offering support and skill development over the year and also to Cassidy Carter for assisting.
Thank you girls for doing Quirindi Basketball proud in 2017!!!
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