Dubbo’s Monique Wilson pursues Central Coast’s Steph Perch during their clash at the Woolshed on Sunday. Photo: JOSH HEARDLess than 24 hours after their unbeaten start to the 2011 Waratah League season ended, the Dubbo Rams womens side bounced back with a strong performance against Central Coast Crusaders.
Missing key personnel the Rams were no match for a very strong Queanbeyan Yowies on Saturday night, going down 63-39.
The visitors jumped the blocks early and with some impressive shooting found themselves with an early 20-9 lead.
At the main break that lead was extended to 19 points, helped mainly by excellent outside shooting which included six three-pointers.
However the Rams rallied and were able to go with the Yowies for much of the second half, eventually losing by 24 points.
Claire Hargreaves had 15 points for the Rams and Melissa Lee added 10 however it was the depth of the Queanbeyan side which really told in the end, with all 12 of their players getting on the scoreboard.
On Sunday the Rams met Central Coast Crusaders and they regrouped well to score a hard-fought 55-48 win in front of their home fans.
The Crusaders were coming off a win against Bathurst the previous night and despite going with the Rams early, had no answers in the second half.
Again defence was a feature of this game with the Crusaders holding a one point 35-34 lead at three quarter time but it was the Rams who gained control in the final period to run out strong 55-48 winners.
Caitlin Colliver (15 points), Claire Hargreaves (13) and Melissa Lee (13) again shared the scoring but it was the strong defence of the team, particularly Monique Wilson, Rebecca Rattey and Sue Davidson that ensured a win for the girls.
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