Toucans stay third
PUBLISHED: 15:18 11 November 2010
Division One: Flamingos 37, Wasps 30; Bo-Peeps 31, Weather Girls 27; Keeley’s Angels 33, Visions 24.
At the top of the table the game of the night was between Flamingos and Wasps.
Flamingos started the stronger and, at quarter time, led by 8-5. With Nicky Field playing well, Wasps had pulled the deficit back to a single goal at half way, 16-17. Sonia Yorke got Flamingos working harder in quarter three and they went 30-22 ahead and, although Wasps had slightly the better of the final period, it was the third quarter spurt that won it for Flamingos as they finished victors by 37-30.
With Tracey Moran playing well at centre for Keeley’s Angels they held off the challenge of Visions to remain in second place. The first quarter was close with Angels edging it 8-6, before moving 19-12 up at half time. The third quarter also belonged to Keeley’s as they moved further ahead at 28-16.
With Kate Pilkington doing well at GA for Visions they outscored Angels in the final period to close the gap and ensure a point from the 24-33 defeat.
The final game of the evening saw the bottom two sides up against one another and, at the end of the first quarter, Bo-Peeps and Weather Girls could not be separated, with the score at 8-8. With Becky Macey having a good game for the Weather girls they crept 16-15 ahead at half way, before Bo-Peeps edged 24-22 ahead going into the final period. With Poppy Williams playing well, the Peeps kept up the momentum to finish victors by 31-27 and move up to fifth place, leaving the WGirls at the foot of the table.
●Division Two: Sidmouth Toucans 13, Lyme Bay 10; Hi Q 43, JD Tyres 17; Tip Top Trees 33, NAS Vehicle Repairs 16.
Hi Q beat bottom placed JD Tyres. Both centres had good games in this match, Stacey Salter for Hi Q and Amy Phillips. Hi Q were in control throughout and recorded a fine 43-17 win they kept them on top of the table.
3Ts also denied NAS a point in their match – although NAS just missed gaining one by a single goal! The third quarter was the clincher as Tip Top Trees outscored NAS by 10 goals to 1. The final period saw an NAS revival as they outscored 3Ts, but just fell short losing 33-16.
Sidmouth Toucans and Lyme Bay had an uncharacteristically low scoring game. Jo White of Toucans left the court injured after five minutes to be replaced by Anna Rowson, who was player of the game for Sidmouth. Vicky Pearce got the player award for Lyme Bay, but Sidmouth were reduced to six in the final period when their GK left the court. The 13-10 scoreline saw Toucans maintain their third place, but saw Lyme move up a place.
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