On-Song Panthers dominate Crystal Blues

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Panthers' Ella Scamozzi gets past Crystal Blues' Anita Onions.
Camera IconPanthers' Ella Scamozzi gets past Crystal Blues' Anita Onions. Credit: Laurie Benson

An all-round shooting display has helped Panthers thrash Crystal Blues, notching a fourth win of the women’s A-grade season on Tuesday night.

Panthers dominated Crystal Blues from start to finish as they opened up a 26-point lead by half-time and never looked back, coasting to a 72-27 result.

Ella Scamozzi was a driving force behind Panthers’ fast start dropping 14 points while her side managed to restrict Crystal Blues to just six points with strong defence in the first 20 minutes.

Crystal Blues' Valerie Corbett takes on Panthers' Georgia Kowald.
Camera IconCrystal Blues' Valerie Corbett takes on Panthers' Georgia Kowald. Credit: Lauire Benson

Scamozzi was on fire early hitting six field goals as her side quickly opened up a 16-4 break midway through the first term.

Valerie Corbett was the only Crystal Blues who managed to score in the first half as her side trailed 32-6 at the main change.

Panthers simply had too much scoring firepower as Madison Dallimore, Kayla Thomas and Darcy Kerr all fired in the second half as the margin continued to rise.

Panthers' Darcy Kerr takes on Crystal Blues' Telikah Collins.
Camera IconPanthers' Darcy Kerr takes on Crystal Blues' Telikah Collins. Credit: Laurie Benson

Dallimore hit three long-range baskets in the second half as Panthers were emphatic 45-point winners in the end.

Scamozzi top-scored for Panthers with 17 points and she was well supported by Thomas (12 points), Dallimore (11), Kerr (11) and Sheridan Kowald (10). Corbett had 15 points for Crystal Blues. ,

The other game between Valkyries and Raiders was not played.

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