Finley A grade travelled to Rumbalara on Saturday to take on second placed Rumbalara girls.
With illness ruling players out before the game and injuries throughout, the young Cats were under pressure right from the start.
Fifteen year old Savannah Wilson was once again consistent. Playing well above her age she was rewarded with the RS Club award.
Renee Steward continues to be Finley’s ‘go to girl’ through the centre. With many intercepts and forcing turnovers, Renee was awarded the Thursday night tea award.
Final score, Rumbalara 59 to Finley 42.
The B grade Cats came out victorious after a fantastic team effort.
The first quarter was close but Finley soon clicked into gear.
Keeley Coates and Helene Steward created immense pressure down the court which allowed the Cats defenders to easily pick off Rumbalara’s passes in the goals.
The shooters rebounded and shot beautifully all day.
Final score Finley 69 to Rumbalara 25.
Awards: Eagle-i - Maicie Close, FFNC - Keeley Coates, FFNC - Zoe Stephens and Hong Loch - Shania Bentley.
The C reserve girls dominated from the first whistle against a struggling Rumbalara.
Elyse Price stepped up into shooter and didn’t miss a beat thanks to her ever reliable shooting partner Karen Donkin.
Kaylee Lonsdale had a great game in the midcourt taking intercepts everywhere and was backed up by fellow midcourters Eliza Browne and Vanessa Geeves.
Defensive pressure from Bridget Taggert, Sasha Wood and Celine Jameison made it very hard for Rumbalara to convert.
Final score, Finley 46 to Rumbalara 20.
Awards: Kellys Grain - Elyse Price and Nicky’s Teapot - Kaylee Lonsdale.
Finley’s Under 17s recorded their first win on Saturday.
Good pressure over the court helped deliver the ball to the attackers who used it well.
Final score, Finley 30 to Rumbalara 17.
Awards: Dora Miaoudis and Emma Carey.
The U15s Cats played four very hard quarters, but unfortunately were unable to overcome Rumba.
Isabella Kelly was a key component of the defensive pressure demonstrated along the court.
Abbey Marshall moved well and was instrumental in keeping the ball in play in her attack position.
Final score, Rumbalara 34 to Finley 24.
Awards: FFNC canteen - Abbey Marshall and Finley Bakery - Isabella Kelly.
The Cats U13s played a close game against Rumbalara but it was the home side who proved to be a stronger team in the last half, resulting in a six goal loss for the Cats.
The Cats still impressed, keeping pressure on in the defence to make Rumba work for their goals.
Sienna Burke played a strong game and shot well while sister Jasmine ran all game in centre with numerous intercepts and strong leads.
Final score, Rumbalara 31 to Finley 24.
Awards: Finley Bakery - Jasmine Burke.
Finley’s U11s went down by 15 goals to Rumbalara.
The Cats showed their improvement with minimal stepping and lots of intercepts down the court.
Final score, Rumbalara 18 to Finley 3.
Awards: Finley Bakery - Paige Gray and FFNC canteen - Ruby Taylor.