photo credit to BWB.
Women’s League 2016/17 : Weekend Photo’s Round 1
Women’s League 2016/17: Weekend 1 Highlights
Women’s League 2016/17: Weekend 2 Highlights
Women’s League 2016/17: Weekend 3 Highlights
Women’s League 2015/16: Weekend 3 Highlights
Women’s League 2015/16: Weekend 2
17 January 2016 – 11:00 Division 3 – Eastern Blue Stars v Spitfires
The opening quarter of the game between the Eastern Blue Stars and Spitfires saw the Stoke team quickly bounce back from the previous evening’s tough loss, earning a 16-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Eastern Blue Stars continued to fight at both ends of the court, but the second quarter ended with Spitfires ahead by 20-4.
A strong third quarter by Eastern Blue Stars saw the team double their points, but Spitfires entered the final 10 minutes of the game with a 26-8 advantage.
There were just two points between the teams in the final quarter; but Stoke Spitfires maintained the upper hand as they played their way to a 34-12 victory.
16 January 2016 – 15:00 Division 3 – Angels of the North 4 v Eastern Blue Stars
A fantastic start by Eastern Blue Stars saw the team race to a 6-0 lead against Angels of the North with just under four minutes played and, from there, Blue Stars worked their way to a 12-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Angels, however, continued to fight back in the second: quickly earning their place on the scoreboard (4-14). Eastern Blue Stars, however, held their nerve to take a 21-4 advantage into half time.
Another gritty quarter then ensued; Eastern Blue Stars overcame another solid performance by their opponents to move ahead by 31-6 with just 10 minutes left on the clock.
Angels continued to make their opponents work for every point in the final quarter, but Eastern Blue Stars continued to push ahead to take a 37-6 victory.
Women’s League 2015/16: Weekend 2 Highlights
21 November 2015 – Eastern Blue Stars v Melton Stallions
Today was the start of the eagerly awaited 2015/16 Women’s League season for Eastern Blue Stars as the team travelled to the Wildcats Arena in Nottingham high with confidence after a good off-season and new coaching set-up – hopes were high for a win. The ladies started the game well, jumping out to an early lead with some quick scoring from Kate Parish and Fiona Carey, and player/coach Emily Scrivener also getting on the score sheet the first quarter ending 8-8.
At quarter time a sub was made to allow Polly court time in place of Becky and again the girls started well although only scoring two baskets in this quarter. They defended well to limit the opposition to only two baskets before the half time buzzer went with a score of 12-12.
The second half started with Blue Stars conceding some early points before coming back at their opposition. Sadly, towards the end of the quarter the team started to tire and Stallions managed to edge further ahead, ending the third quarter with an 8 point lead.
Blue Stars began the fourth quarter with their starting five back on still in a buoyant mood, starting the period strong. Despite conceding early the team went on a run of five unanswered baskets shared between Kate, Emily, Fiona and Becky to pull ahead. With only moments left, mistakes crept in and Stallions were able to level the game and that was how it stayed until the final buzzer final score after 40 hard minutes all tied at 26 apiece.
Five minutes of overtime was to be played to determine the winner. For the first few minutes the game was fairly level until Blue Stars got caught out and gave a foul which sent Stallions player/coach to the free throw line to secure one of the two free shots making it a 1 point game to Blue Stars. Unfortunately, Blue Stars were unable to hold the slender lead giving away the ball on a couple of occasions that proved costly. At the final buzzer Blue Stars had given everything they possibly could to try and regain the lead, but to no avail eventually losing the game 32- 28.
Although the game ended in a loss, the team must take heart from the performance, having played with only one sub. Tomorrow they are back on court to face Stoke Spitfires in their second game of the weekend.
Well done ladies we will get the win next time!
BWB Women’s League 2015/16: Weekend 1 Highlights
Photo credited to BWB.