Humphries keeps Storm undefeated
Nardia Humphries helped Kinjarling Storm keep their perfect season intact on Tuesday night against a gallant Raiders side in round 13 of the Albany Basketball Association women’s A-grade competition.
Kinjarling, in their first season, sit five points clear in top spot ahead of last year’s grand finalists Panthers, with Kinjarling’s only let-up being in a round-four draw against Panthers.
Kinjarling stormed to their seventh straight win after outscoring their young opponents 22-11 in the second half.
Raiders put up a great fight in the first half, only trailing by nine points against the ladder-leaders before Humphries took over.
Raiders reduced the margin to just six points with 15 minutes remaining in the game before Jenaya Colbung hit six straight points for Kinjarling to push the margin out to 12 points in the space of two minutes.
Humphries hit 10 of the next 14 points as the margin blew out to 18 points as Kinjarling marched to a 20-point victory at the final buzzer.
Humphries hit 11 second-half points on her way to 21 for the game while Colbung’s six successive points were vital in the 44-24 win.
Casey Griffiths led the way for Raiders with 10 points while Isabella De Giambattista had eight.
Panthers bounced back from last week’s defeat to new outfit Crystal Blues, beating Valkyries by 15 points.
With three rounds remaining the gap between Panthers and the third placed Crystal Blues is now six points.
Sheridan Kowald led the way for Panthers while Casey Greay also reached double figures in their seventh win of the season.
Panthers had a five-point half-time advantage before outscoring their opponents by 10 in the last 25 minutes for a 57-42 triumph, led by Kowald (21 points) and Greay (12).
Indi Weeden led the way for Valkyries hitting two threes on her way towith 15 points and was well supported by Brodie Dixon who added12.
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