B reserves: Lock def Ramblers 34-31
THE game began with numerous turnovers before nerves settled and Ramblers scored.
Goal defenders Maddisen Kammerman and Gemma Crettenden were intercepting well and whole court pressure from both teams created opportunities for goalies. Ramblers' goal attack Tess Redden was shooting accurately. Lock's Jo Humphries was driving to the post and it enabled her some close opportunities to score. The first break saw the teams even at seven all.
The experience of Lock's Jane Pearce at wing attack and Anne-Marie Baines in goals enabled Lock to score the first two goals of the second quarter.
Ramblers young gun Sally Cabot created room on the circle and shot a Gretel Tippet-style goal.
Lock edged out to a two-goal lead thanks to a Maddisen Kammerman intercept and the shooting of Baines and Humphries.
Baines continued to lift and was shooting her well-known long bombs while Ramblers' Cabot was keeping her team in touch. Scores were level at half time, 16 all.
As the goals see-sawed the errors began to creep in and play became scrappy.
Lock were up by two at the last change.
Ramblers' goalies stood tall and their team drew level. Humphries stepped up to push Lock out to a four-goal lead, assisted by Pearce.
A lovely long pass from Darcy Crettenden to Redden kept Ramblers in touch but Lock were victors.
Best: Lock: Maddisen Kammerman; Ramblers: Darcy Crettenden.
D grade: Tumby Bay def Ramblers 50-22
Tumby took a five-goal lead before Ramblers scored.
Great pressure on both teams forced them to use every inch of the court. Tumby had a big lead at the first break 13-4.
Kelli Anesbury was providing an easy flow and collecting intercepts for Tumby. Ramblers struggled to provide forward options.
Ramblers had to make changes due to injury and Bianca Evans brought some consistency in the goal ring but Tumby still charged ahead up by 20 goals at half time.
Tumby goal defence Jasmin Trezise was working hard. Goalies Asha Trenberth and Sarah Lawrie continued seamlessly. Tumby were up 39-13 at the last break.
Ramblers changed goalies again with Holly Crettenden and Sally Cabot adding to their highest scoring quarter but Tumby continued to dominate.
Best: Tumby Bay: Sarah Lawrie, Mia Challinger; Ramblers: Lyla Speed.
E grade: United Yeelanna def Lock 35-27
After the nerves settled for both sides the goals started flowing evenly.
Lock wing attack Ella Wheare and wing defence Madison Glover were having a great tussle early. United Yeelanna got the early lead at the first break 10-8.
Yeelanna got the first few goals of the second quarter before rain slowed play.
Yeelanna got a bit bigger lead and tried a few risky throws that did not pay off into the ring while Lock played like they had nothing to lose and their long bombs were coming off.
Lock fought back to be down 19-14 at the break.
Lock got the first couple of third quarter goals with good movement from Georgia Kay and Baines.
Lock stayed with the Eagles until they stepped up a gear and got a five-goal lead late in the third.
More shooting brilliance from Baines kept Lock within three goals, 25-22.
Yeelanna got a few quick goals at the start of the last, giving them a hard-to-catch lead. Despite a great effort from the young Lock girls, they could not quite peg them back.
Best: Mikala Baines and Riley Modra.