For the first home game since mid November, Omega arrived relaxed and ready to take on Grangers. From playing Grangers previously on their home ground, we knew they were a young quick team who would fight to the end. The game started with an intercept from Grangers, but quickly turned back over for Omega to concede the first goal. Grangers showed a strong presence, causing Omega to make a few mistakes, but in Omega fashion we fought back with some great rebounds, interception and spot on shooting leaving the court after the first quarter with a score 17-11
Second quarter, saw Omega come on the court with determination to defend the ball. With Grangers shooters being very accurate the defence had to work hard in reading the ball into the circle, leading to tips and turnovers from everyone. These tips were then converted into goals with our shooters running rings around Grangers defence leading to only 7 goals scored by Grangers while Omega pulled away with a score of 31 – 18 at half time.
Grangers weren’t ready to give up and came back on fighting, but after we started to build an extensive lead we relaxed and played our own game. Picking up on Grangers mistakes we zoned and safely worked the ball down the court into the shooting circle. Passing down the court and especially into the circle was spot on, mixing up with short bounce passes and strong sharp direct balls saw our shooters finish it off with perfect accuracy saw us going into the last quarter on 54 – 29
The last quarter saw Omega pull away to reach the big 7 0! Grangers started to tire and Omega were just getting going! Defence was tight and moral was high with brilliant play from everyone on court. Centre court was very supportive the whole way through enabling the shooters to maintain a very settled atmosphere and maintain their impressive shooting leading to Charlotte (GS) getting Player of the match and finalising a great game against a very friendly team to 70 – 39.