|Team||Date of Game||Result||SASC Player of the Match|
|Scots All Saints Diamonds||Report|
|Scots All Saints Emeralds|
|Scots All Saints Lions||Bye|
|Scots All Saints Leopards||Bye|
|SASC 1st V Girls||5 November||W: 35 – 34||Loren Cant|
|SASC Zero||5 November||L: 21 – 61||Holly Stokes|
|SASC 1st V Boys||5 November||L: 37 – 53||Oscar Stocks|
|Scots All Saints Hurricanes||5 November||W: 69 – 18||Jacob Brown|
|Scots All Saints Typhoons||6 November||L: 33 – 6||Fergus Campbell|
|Scots All Saints Pumas||6 November||W: 35 – 30||Lincoln Craft|
|Scots All Saints Cyclones||6 November||L: 30 – 20||Laura Scott|
|SASC 2nd V Boys||6 November||D: 26 – 26||Thomas Woods|
|SASC Highlanders||6 November||W: 25 – 20||Rowan Savage|
|SASC Celtics||6 November||L: 25 – 7||Sean Huang|
|SASC Mules||6 November||L: 20 – 25||Toby Dickenson|
|SASC Hawkes||6 November||L: 57 – 18||Eliza Shoenmaker|
|SASC Avo-Cardio||6 November||W: 58 – 4||Isabella Taylor|
SASC 1st Girls
Our team has been improving remarkably over the last few week and this was an opportunity put these gains to the test. With one of more experienced players, Phoebe, playing for our opponent we were starting a bit under-strength. Our opposition were also short players and a big thank-you to Tara Molkentin for filling in – she is no doubt a future champ! The games started with us focussing on our game plan. Passing the ball around in offence, taking open shots and working hard to secure offensive rebounds. We jumped out to an early lead which would have been bigger but for some inaccurate shooting. Jenna continues to amaze with her shot-blocking ability and was dominating the inside game. Defensively, our strategy of sagging back and protecting the key was working a treat. As the game went along, we gained confidence and were able to pick off passes coming out of our deep-set defence and generated some fast breaks. Our opponents switched to a match-up defence and limited the open shots we had been enjoying.
We didn’t exploit the weaknesses we could have as Liddian had a clear advantage over a much smaller opponent. Lucy found her confidence shooting in the key and Lauren started picking off a number of passes. Sophie got out on the fast break while Poppy showed her toughness grabbing some vital rebounds in defence. Captain Callie showed her experience guiding her teammates around the court and keeping the offence moving. Things were progressing nicely until they then threw a full court press against us which will always cause troubles for a team without a lot of confident ball carriers. It was here that our netball expertise came to the fore and we enjoyed some easy shots as we quickly passed the ball down the court. As the game entered the final stages we enjoyed a reasonable 10-point lead. But no-one told our opponents they were going to lose and they pressured us hard for the last couple of minutes. An outside jump shot to Phoebe (yes, she did have her foot on the line – phew!) and a steal of an inbound cut our margin to one in the dying seconds. Despite throwing the ball away again we managed to marshal our defence and hang on for a one-point win. Plenty to be pleased about with an inexperienced team who come to training and games every week with a positive attitude and commitment to improving. We’ll work on our finishing close to the basket and add some more structure to our offense as we look towards building on an impressive start to the season.
Final score: 35-34
Best Player: Lauren Cant
Michael Germech (Coach)
SASC Zeros V Goldminers
The Zero’s came out strong this week keeping the game tight for the first ten minutes. Our opposition eventually found their form and started to mound some pressure and points. We worked hard throughout the game with Holly Stokes, Felicity Webb and Matilda Proctors securing key rebounds. Shooting was led by Holly Stokes with key baskets in the paint supported by Lana Eastment. Out guards Sophie Hillsdon and Megan Redpath were stellar in defense. Off the bench Ally Cranston and Montana Ardley will superb in support. We had plenty of chances in the game to secure points but the bounces just didn’t go our way. This week we will focus on shooting and work towards our Term goal of scoring 40 points in a game. Great performance by all the girls.
Final Score: Zeros 21 V Goldminers 61.
Mr. D. Bailey (Coach)
The Mules have been working at training and in games over the last few weeks to tighten up their defence and improve their shooting. The game against an older team gave us an opportunity to test out how well this was going. The game started with neither team being able to score. Our biggest problem was turning the ball over at the top of the key. Defensively, we held a tight structure and limited the shots they were able to take and grabbed most of the rebounds on offer. Speed up and down the court is an advantage for us and we were clearly able to limit the fast break points scored against us – something that has been a problem in the previous games. As the game went on we were able to find a few open baskets of our own as well as a couple of outside shots. For most of the game we were never more than a few points behind and played better and better as the time ticked down. A couple of lucky baskets put us down by 9 points but we stuck to our plan and pulled the margin back to only 5 at the end of the game. Definitely signs this team is improving and is getting closer and closer to pulling off a win.
Best player: Toby Dickenson
Final score: 20 – 25
Michael Germech (Coach)
Diamonds played a good game on Wednesday at 6pm. Whilst the game was not ours to win, lots of skills were learnt and everyone gave 100%. It was fantastic to see so many of the team getting into the competiveness of the game, whilst still showing great sportsmanship. Well done, Diamonds I am proud to be your coach.
Maggie Walsh (Coach)
|Team||Date of Game||Result||SASC Player of the Match|
|SASC U’10||7 November||Report|
|SASC U’11||7 November||L: 6/98 – 7/ 87||Benjamin Anderson|
|SASC U’13 Red||7 November||W: 3/169 – 7/80||Angus Argent – Smith|
|SASC U’13 Blue|
|SASC U’14||7 November||Patterson Able|
|SASC U’15||7 November||W: 5/121 – 4/120||Noah Siede|
|Opens||7 November||W: 1/90 – 7/83||Ben Radford N/O|
The u/7s played exceptionally well in the Friday night competition this week taking a well-deserved win, against Rugby Union. All 6 of the boys showed leaps and bounds of improvement when it comes to batting and bowling and ultimately showed off some fantastic skills in the field as well. This means the u/7s have won 2 out of 3 games and are rapidly improving their individual skill set and teamwork skills.
James Worthington (Coach)
Another game was played on Friday night with our energetic new captain Lucas taking the reins this week of the side. Up against us today was a robust St Pat’s team. With his confidence brimming for a great game today he went out and successfully won the toss electing to bat first. As our pairs went out to bat, it was clear to see that the running between the wickets had drastically improved and their confidence with this was on show. Working their way into the game they were tasked with combatting the strong bowling attack of St Pat’s. Although with the determination they had shown in previous weeks they were able to work hard during the innings and give us a total that we felt, we could defend.
Heading out to the field, the kids were still energetic and excited to get their chance to make a mark on the game. All the kids were able to give it their best and start to take some wickets. As the innings progressed, some strong batters from St Pat’s came to the crease and showed determination of their own with precision in picking gaps in our field to score runs with ease. Towards the end of their innings, our very own Vesper was able to grab herself a few wickets and bring to the game back to even. However, as was the case with their bowling, their batting proved too strong. They were able to stride to the finish by chasing down our total.
Despite not getting the win, the kids still had a great time and showed significant improvement in their skills and execution of a plan. This is great to see as we go into next week’s game.
Josh Willcox (Coach)
SASC Under 10s played City Colts at Learmonth Park on Saturday. Ben and Kobe opened the batting with Ben hitting a nice boundary to finish his innings. Amtoj and Charlie came in next with Charlie timing the ball nicely to make 12 from his 13 balls. Mason and Iggy worked well together with Mason hitting a cracking cover drive and Iggy also hit a pair of powerful boundaries. Rory 9 and Jenson 17 also combined well whilst Nick worked a nice single. SASC finished with 82 from their 20 overs. With the ball we’ve been working on cutting down on our wides and we certainly did that as we reduced the number of wides from 35-22. Kobe played a big part in this as he opened the bowling and didn’t give away any extras. Rory also bowled with a good high action and accuracy. Jenson, Nick, Mason and Rory picked up wickets and Amtoj bowled with increased accuracy. All in all, it was a much improved and accurate bowling performance. Colts managed 118 in reply.
Anthony Roohan (Coach)
travelled to Lithgow. SASC started well with the ball with Tim Anderson claiming a wicket early. Unfortunately, they were outclassed on the day due to Lithgow’s solid bowling line up. SASC were unable to replicate Lithgow’s batting losing a few successive wickets in the top order. Player of the match goes to Patterson Able for his consistent bowling.
Shannon Rendell (Coach)
The Under 15s played an absolute thriller on Saturday morning. We batted first and made 121 off our 25 overs. Noah Siede opened the batting and scored 47, not getting out until the final over. Archer Carrol contributed 26 batting at number 3, helping to accelerate the run rate. 121 is not really enough in this format and the side knew that they would have to perform incredibly well in the field to defend that total – especially in lieu of being one player short. Zane and Lachie kept the runs down in their opening spells, but the Stannies openers batted very well to see off our first 5 bowlers. Jayden then stepped up and got both of them out in a match turning spell, aided by two excellent stumpings by wicket keeper Lewis. Some big hitting from the Stannies middle order, and a few more wickets from our bowlers set up a final over with Stannies needing 4 to win. Lachie bowled a magnificent over, conceding just 2 runs. The boys won by one run in a game that they will remember for a long time!
Spencer Goddard (Coach)
|Team||Date||Score||SASC Player of the Match|
|SASC Sunflowers||9 November||4 – 1||Ash Mullins|
|SASC Andromeda||9 November||Report|
|SASC Whirlpool||9 November||5 – 2||Kate Bartlet|
|SASC Pegasus||9 November|
|SASC Pinwheel||9 November||Report|
|SASC Sombrero||9 November||4 – 3||Lottie Telford|
|SASC Magallenic||9 November|
|SASC Red||9 November||5 – 1|
|SASC Blue||9 November||7 – 2|
|SASC Senior Girls||9 November||12 – 1|
|SASC Jets||9 November|
The pinwheels faced a much tougher task this week versus ‘Not so Fast, Not so Furious’ who started both and furious. Taking a 3-0 lead over the Pinwheels early on with some quick play and great footwork. With the messages of Thursday’s training session still ringing in their ears the pinwheels led a remarkable comeback by isolating defenders and creating numerous opportunities to score out wide. With 5 minutes left to play, Pinwheels had worked their way back to even terms at 4-4 with Ava Purvis scoring a hattrick and Belle Fitzpatrick adding her own scintillating individual effort. With only one substitute in warm weather the pinwheels worked their socks off to continue seeking a winning try but instead fell gallantly to a last minute score by their opposition after concerted effort on their own line. This remarkable improvement since last week is testament to the girl’s work ethic, team work and urgency in attack. Player of the day was Ava Purvis for her three scores.
Rich Freeman (Coach)
The Andromeda girls had a challenging encounter but were more than up to the task. An early score by Floss Jackson – Le Couteur set the tempo for the remainder of the game with SACS attacking relentlessly and defending with spirit. The opposition made several breaks down the wings but the girls worked hard to regain their defensive shape and counter attack. After much probing around the try line Milla Nelson scored a wonderful try slicing through the defensive line at pace. The try scoring efforts were wrapped up by Laura Moorhead after another sustained attack. The early form, teamwork and willingness to attack was great to watch, with Milla Nelson taking player of the day for her repeated attacking efforts.
Rich Freeman (Coach)
Very close game this afternoon against the other Scots All Saints 14’s girls team. With the girls having a sub this week, it really helped with the heat. We worked on communication and defence in training which started to drop nearing the end of the game. Again, we had Eva breaking through the line and shay lee popping through for a quick two tries as well. Lotti was back this week and boy did she make an impact in attack. Taylah and Adina worked very hard in defence and with communication from the wing and link. Harriet and Josie were setting moves left right and centre to try and break that line. The game was one for one the whole way but Eva secured the win for the Sombreros with a mighty dive over the line.
End score was 4-3
Player of the match was Lotti.
Kate Gullifer (Coach)
The Pegasus had another game of strong improvements in all areas this week. In defence they moved and communicated really well, shutting down their opponent’s plays on numerous occasions. In offense the team improved with their bread and butter plays of dumping and arrows. They also showed excellent improvements in terms of completing full sets and their overall ball control.
Individual stand out plays go to Claire Thomas, Amelia Davies, Sophia Burke and Eden Azar.