Junior women win their first game in the Strathclyde League!
November 6th, 2015 - The under 18 girls travelled to Renfrew on Friday night for their first game in the Strathclyde League. The girls were in control of the game from the tip off showing that their hard work from the last season is paying off.
The Colliers rebounded and ran the fast break really well with all 6 players converting lay ups, led by captain Niamh Shannon who scored 10 points in the first quarter and Tina Palli who scored 10 in the second. The first quarter ended 22-16 to Colliers.
The Colliers continued to run and move the ball well in offence, while Katie Burn and Rochelle McLean set the tone for the team on the defensive end. This defensive intensity held St Mirren to 11 in the second quarter, finished the half time 45-27.
St Mirren came out of the half time break playing strongly but they could not contain the Colliers for long. Amy Poulton and Carla Crowther dominated the scoring in the second half by converting the opportunities Colliers got through forcing turnovers and getting rebounds.
Despite having only 6 players, the team worked hard the entire game on both ends of the floor and shared the ball well with all players contributing to the win.
Top scorers were Niamh Shannon and Tina Palli with 24 points each and Amy Poulton with 16 points.
FINAL SCORE: SL Colliers 92 – St Mirren 58
Team captain Niamh Shannon said: “I really enjoyed the game, I found that we played really well as a team on both offense and defence and continued running throughout the whole game despite only having 6 players.”
“We were all really positive throughout the game which I think was reflected in our performance, and it was nice to get our first win.”
The under 18 women’s next game is Friday 20 November at Cleveden Secondary at 6.15pm against Glasgow Fever.