U16 WOMEN NATIONAL LEAGUE DIV.1
Mariner Centre (Falkirk) – 8/2/2014
FALKIRK FURY 32-84 STRILING WEST LOTHIAN
Our girls were up 6-21 after the first quarter, becoming the second time this season to lead by 15
points or more after the opening frame looks like we are improving our warm-up routine.
Mili Bolaitiki returned after a game absence and the team responded by taking apart the Falkirk
Fury 32-84 at Mariner Centre, our second largest margin of victory in the season. Wolves improved
to 10-1, while Fury slipped to 1-10.
Turning point of the game was the start of the second half. Allison assisted on Gray's layup 10
seconds into the game and it was all downhill for Fury from there. Our young women scored the
game's first 13 points as the home squad missed its first six shots and committed a pair of turnovers
in that span. By the midway point of the third quarter, we already had a 30 points gap being focused
on defence and not being influenced by the crowd at all.
Teamwork was the key word again with every player with offensive performance and eight of them
scoring more than seven points. Very remarkable were Erynn Legge’s numbers with 7 points, 8
rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and a great defensive job.
It totally looked like our players forced the home team to run out of gas quick. The pace was
almost too fast with 38 points coming from the bench.
When you're up by 35 points halfway through the third quarter, you can get a little creative. That's
what the Stewart-Forde-Bolatiki triangle did on some fastbreak situations bringing the crowd to their
Despite all the highlights, our team nearly had a real problem on their hands. A really tall Fury
team was fighting hard and winning the rebounding battle until the Wallace-Gray duo stepped up.
Great consistency and clever positioning gave us a solution on that issue.
What’s next? One of the key games of the season, Saturday 22nd at The Peak’s show court (Stirling), our team will be facing Glasgow Rocks (currently third and last season’s Playoff Champions). A win will assure us the second place for this season’s Playoffs.
Report by Luis Romero.