Changing from a defender to a shooter in one match is not easy.
But the 80% shooting performance of Gore High School A’s Georgia Bedwell was key in her side’s 25-23 win over Menzies College A.
Gore coach Krista Marsh threw the usual wing defence in at the deep end, making her the fourth shooter for the side this season.
One shooter was out with an injury and another was sick for the premier grade match on Saturday.
“She made the top three shooting percentages for premier grade,” Marsh said
“She did really well.”
It was a tight battle but Gore High was able to hold on and edge Menzies in the end.
Marsh was pleased with side’s all-round performance.
“Just playing for the full 40 minutes, right to the last quarter not giving up and they gave 100%.”
Menzies coach on the day, Kath Luoni, was proud of the fight her players showed.
“It was really tight,” Luoni said.
“I’m pleased with the tenacity. They didn’t put their heads down and they adapted to the game plan.”
Menzies applied strong hands-over-ball pressure throughout the court and blocked the vision of Gore High attackers.
However, Gore High had “speedy” attackers who manoeuvered the ball quickly.
Menzies goal shoot Lisa Yorke had a strong game, alongside goal attack Brianna Ferguson who steered the team through the court with ease.
Defender Rhylee McGregor picked up ball, too, she said.
Gore High will play Blue Mountain and Menzies will play Ex High Black on Saturday.