Suns women on the board
THE Coffs Harbour Camera House Women's State League basketball team hit the road last weekend to bring home their first, well deserved win 79-54 over the southern team Wagga Wagga Blaze.
With a clear sense of expectation and measured optimism, the Camera House Suns travelled to the central venue in Sydney to play a team of unknown form.
As expected the Suns' game followed its habitual slow start.
But once warmed to elements, rookie Clare Thom- son controlled all the scoring focus, bringing the Suns ahead in the first quarter 11-7.
Now spurred on, the Suns came alive with great full court defensive pressure forcing turnovers and creating many scoring opportunities to lead at half time 28-15.
With the force behind them, intensity increased as the whole team rose to the occasion and blasted the Blaze off the court, with spectacular basketball.
Under 18 player, Clare Thomson top scored with 31 points.
Without regular forwards, Bianca Graetz lead the team well and handled the onslaught to also manage 14 points.
Experienced guards Nicky Johnston and Lisa Fahey were able to resuscitate with fast feet and quick fingers, to pull off strong games.
Coach Haddon was 'extremely happy to have the first win under the belt' and 'looking to revenge a pre-season loss against the Newcastle Hunters when we play them at home next Saturday night.