THE under 18 Shoalhaven Tigers women are now even hungrier for a win after travelling to Illawarra and coming away without a win in round two of the Waratah Southern Junior League.
Despite this, round two saw improvements in the Tigers’ scores.
After losing to Wagga Wagga by 24 points in round one, the women were keen to make an improvement.
Shoalhaven stole some heat from the Wagga Wagga Blaze, going into half-time with a two point lead.
With the final foul count at 26-18 and three of the Tigers fouled out, it went down to the final seconds.
Unfortunately Tigers succumbed to the Wagga Blaze 39-38.
Sunday’s game against Goulburn seemed to start well with a first quarter lead of nine points.
Sarah Bolt posted 14 of the 21 points on offer in the first half.
The Tigers once again could not finish with a full team, with three of the starting five fouled out, the Tigers with another close loss 45-43.
The final game against Illawarra, which was Shoalhaven’s only win in round one, saw Illawarra take a commanding lead at half-time by 15 points.
The Tigers once again took a hit in the foul count and try as they might just could not pull back the points, going down to Illawarra 69-56.
Sarah Bolt top scored for the weekend with 46 points and Bridget Kellet had some amazing displays of never giving up.
The girls will now head into the final round with some hard work to do.
The Tigers will also take up the challenge of playing against the Country Premier League teams in the upcoming Country Tournament on the June long weekend.
The U18 Girls Country Tournament will be played at the Shoalhaven Basketball Stadium seeing teams from across NSW visiting the Shoalhaven.
Spectators are welcome to come along and cheer their local team on.
Entry is free.