CAVALIERS opens recorded a solid 56-18 win over a Burnie side missing several key defenders in their state league match at the Silverdome on Saturday.
Without Nikki Miller and Vanessa Martelletti the Burnie defence struggled to hold out the attacking drives of Cavaliers mid-court of Shelby Miller and Lucy Thannhauser and by quarter time Cavaliers held a 16-3 lead.
At the other end of the court Cavaliers goal defenders Sandra Bennett and Dannie Carstens were too tall for the Burnie goalies and able to repel numerous Burnie offensive drives.
With Cavaliers goal attack Cath van Keulen roaming the Cavaliers offensive zone providing plenty of ball movement Cavaliers continued to build on their half-time lead of 30-7, and ran out with an easy 56-18 win.
Player of the match was Cavaliers defender Sandra Bennett.
Cavaliers proved too strong across the court for Burnie and built up a solid lead at quarter-time (17-4) with the trend continuing for the balance of the game as they piled on the goals to win 57-25.
Cavaliers goal shooter Jordyn Becker was named player of the match.
Northern Hawks opens won 90-25 against bottom of the ladder Devon.
The Hawks defence was on top of Devon’s attack end all game and scored freely across the four quarters.
Hawks were well in control in all areas, which helped them to a high total of 90 goals.
Devon defenders in goal defence Catherine Cochrane and goalkeeper Kelsey Dell provided little resistance for player of the match Hawks goalie Ashlea Mawer shooting at 72 per cent accuracy, 65-90 attempts.
Devon could not keep up with Hawks who had made good use of their depth and skills throughout the match.
Hawks 19 and unders defeated Devon 59-22, player of the match was Hawks centre and captain Jen Guy.
Northern Hawks player Adriana Gough has control of the ball in the match against Devon. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS
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