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Big second half for Power

Linda Clifford
Nanjing Night Net

ANOTHER step has been taken in Kolora-Noorat’s path to cementing its place in the top three.

At Noorat on Saturday the Power were too good for Russells Creek winning 35-29.

The Kangaroos took it up to the home side in the opening two quarters and at half-time an upsetwas brewing with Russells Creek leading 20-16.

But it was the wake-up call Kolora-Noorat needed, producing a telling third quarter where they stole the lead with a 9-3 burst.

They finished the job in the last quarter with wing attack Claire O’Connor best on court and Linda Clifford shooting 21 goals.

Kolora-Noorat coach Glenice Justin said she was happy with her teams performance.

“The most pleasing thing was the way we came back after being down at half-time,” Justin said.

“Credit to Russells Creek, they played well which we were expecting, there are no easy games this season.

“At half-time I put it on the girls to work really hard and they responded really well and by half way through the third quarter we were back in front.

“The aim is to finish top three because in such an even competition that double chance is going to be so valuable.”

The loss is a damaging one for the Kangaroos who have now dropped six points from the top five.

Six-placedMerrivale did its finals chances no harmwith a 47-28 win over East Warrnambool.

Kate Ryan, Chantelle Moloney and Danielle McInerney were the stars for the Tigers while Tanaya Harradine was the Bombers best.

It was the Tigers seventh win for the season and puts them just a game outside the top five, chasing Allansford and Timboon Demons who have eight wins.

The Cats were comfortable winners over Deakin University on Saturday, cruising to a 57-37 victory.

Stephanie Jamieson had a game to remember shooting 43 goals while Liz Bryne was also a good performer in the centre.

For TimboonDemons wins are proving hard to come by, losing their second game in a row when they went down to Old Collegians 50-44.

The Demons were up and about early and at quarter-time they led 12-9 and had the unbeaten Warriors on the back foot.By half-time the Warriors had reduced the margin to one goal before taking their game to another level in the second half and sealing win number 14.

Kylie Grayland was best on court for the Warriors while the dynamic duo, Steph Townsend and Sophie Ballinger, were again dominant in goals.The Demons leading goal scorer was coach Hayley Plozza with 24 while wing defence Sharni Smethurst was the teams best player.

The Dennington juggernaut continues to steamroll anything that gets in its way with the victim on Saturday being South Rovers.A 17-8 first quarter paved the way for the Dogs to have a percentage boostingvictory, finishing with a 63-21 scoreline when the final whistle sounded.

Captain Lana Keane was a star for the Dogs at goal keeper and also drifted forward briefly to shoot three goals.It was Kate Burt who done most of the damage in the goal ring shooting 44 while JessicaHaberfield shot 16.The Dogs also had control through the midcourt with Rebecca Madden at wing attack and Victoria Davies in centre controlling play.

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