Gibson fires in second half as Kinjarling return to winning ways

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Kinjarling Storm's Abbi Gibson scored 21 points on Tuesday night against Crystal Blues.
Camera IconKinjarling Storm's Abbi Gibson scored 21 points on Tuesday night against Crystal Blues. Credit: Laurie Benson

Kinjarling Storm bounced back well from their first defeat of the Albany Basketball Association women’s A-grade competition last week, downing Crystal Blues in impressive fashion in round 15.

Kinjarling were defeated by last year’s grand finalists Panthers last week and their defence was on track, restricting the Blues to just 15 points in Tuesday’s match.

Abbi Gibson led the way for Kinjarling on the offensive end with 15 points in a dominant second half.

Scores were even during the first half, but Kinjarling scored 11 of the next 13 points to take a nine-point lead into half-time and they never looked back, winning 36-15.

Gibson led all scorers with 21 points while Nardia Humphries chipped in with eight for the victors.

Isabella De Giambattista tried everything she could for Crystal Blues with nine points but her side simply lacked contributors.

Panthers recorded their eighth win of the year, thrashing a young Raiders outfit by 44 points.

Ella Scamozzi led the way for the Panthers with 22 points and Sheridan Kowald added 19 as their side won easily 70-26.

Raiders’ Tay Weeden was impressive with 10 points and teammate Casey Griffiths toiled hard with six.

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