Ladies ‘lacked usual spark’

LIKE the men’s team, Wodonga Lady Wolves lost their CBL conference decider against Shepparton in disappointing fashion on Saturday night.

Coach Doug Polmear admitted his side was outclassed in the 22-point defeat that ended up being an accurate prelude to the men’s game that followed.

Polmear said the Lady Wolves lacked their usual spark.

“We were just flat,” Polmear said.

“Most of the girls were down.

“It was one of those games where we tried a few things and they didn’t work.

“There was no spark.”

The Lady Wolves’ coach said his team let itself down on offence.

“We couldn’t buy a basket,” Polmear said.

“To win a game like that you need to score 55 to 65 points and we didn’t get near that.”

Shepparton’s Rhianna Barton scored 20 points as the game’s most valuable player.

Polmear admitted Barton took him by surprise.

“We weren’t sure if she was going to play but she bobbed up and scored 20,” he said.

“We did a reasonable job containing a few others but she just kept accumulating points.”

Shelby Britten chipped in with 10 points for the winners, with Rachel Jeffery scoring 15 in defeat for the Lady Wolves.

Amy Polmear and Stacey De Koeyer also made contributions on offence.

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