date_range Published 25 Jul 2019
A seventh consecutive win has taken the South Pac Magic to a top-of-the-table finish.
It beat Andy Bay Kavanagh 49-40 on Tuesday night as it closed out the women’s club regular season.
It was helped along by a short-handed Ajax finishing one win behind - on seven wins - after a 57-45 loss to Varsity.
Kavanagh claimed the third playoff spot and South Pac OGHS the fourth spot.
That leaves the Magic to play Ajax next week for a direct route to the final. The loser will play the winner of the Kavanagh and OGHS match, to determine the other spot in the final.
It was a big fourth quarter which ultimately sealed top spot for the Magic. After leading 37-35, it held Kavanagh to five points in the final quarter.
Letitia Mullaly was dominant throughout the third quarter and top-scored with 16 points.
Fay Fualau (12 points) scored six in the final quarter to help it pull away.
Kavanagh was led by Bronwyn Kjestrup (10 points), although missed key players in Annabelle Ring and Anita Samasoni.
Varsity showed its depth to account for an Ajax side missing Aleisha and Nicole Ruske, as well as Olivia O’Neill.
Jennifer O’Connell top-scored for Varsity with 11 points and Rosie Davison added 10. However, it got handy contributions from several others as it narrowly won every quarter.
The Andy Bay Falcons notched a 71-62 win over South Pac OGHS.
Brittany Richards and Jordyn Chin scored 17 points each and Jenna Small chipped in with 16 as the Falcons claimed their second win of the season.
Hannah Matehaere and Libby Briggs had 31 and 19 respectively for OGHS.
Story courtesy ODT
‘A’ Grade Results
Andy Bay Falcons ‘A’ 71 def 62 South Pac OGHS
South Pac Magic ‘A’s 49 def 40 Andy Bay Kavanagh
OU Women’s ‘A’S 57 def 45 Ajax 1
‘B’ Grade Results
South Pac Coasters 53 def 41 Ajax Miners
Andy Bay Falcons B 60 def 40 South Pac Magic Purple
OU Women’s Gold 58 def 50 OU Women’s Blue