Aztec Storm 43 Woodley Wildcats 29
Scores by quarter: 19-7, 12-8, 9-10, 3-4
Basketball is a much easier game if you shoot well. In the first quarter we did that scoring 19 points. Becky scored 13 of those, nearly all from outside the zone and it included a 3 pointer. That gave us a 12 point lead at the end of the quarter and provided the platform from which we controlled the rest of the game. The victory was built on another outstanding defensive display. Special mention to Jenny who completely shut down number 18 restricting her to just 2 points from the free throw line in the whole game. However, Jenny’s efforts were supported by a great team defensive performance throughout which prevented Woodley ever getting any momentum and at no time did they ever look like threatening our lead. I thought we showed great intensity right from the start and maintained it right through to the end. We restricted Woodley to just 4 points in the last quarter despite the game being over.
All this was achieved with only 5 regular Storm players plus a far from fit Auriol, and excellent support from Tiz and Silvia who both made a valuable contribution despite both playing a lot of minutes in the Suns game. Its great to have Suns players stepping up in such a difficult game and fitting in so will. Delighted to see both on the scoresheet.
Scorers were, Becky 19, Jenny 7, Nicky 7, Amanda 4, Tiz 4, Silvia 2
Wednesday January 9th Woking Away 8.15 p.m.