Panthers maul Raiders

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Raiders' Jade Dimer battles against Panthers' Casey Greay and Georgia Kowald.
Camera IconRaiders' Jade Dimer battles against Panthers' Casey Greay and Georgia Kowald. Credit: Laurie Benson

Slick Panthers guards Ella Scamozzi and Kayla Thomas have guided their team to a comprehensive sixth victory of the season, taking care of Raiders in round 10 of the Albany Basketball Association women’s A-grade competition on Tuesday night.

Scamozzi and Thomas combined for 30 points, outscoring the Raiders team as a whole by 10 points.

Panthers dominated the young Raiders outfit in the first half, putting up 27 points while keeping their opponents to just six.

Brodie Dixon gets past Panthers' Madison Dallimore.
Camera IconBrodie Dixon gets past Panthers' Madison Dallimore. Credit: Lauire Benson

Scamozzi helped herself to nine points in the first half and Thomas added eight as their side employed a full court press in defence, causing numerous turnovers and resulting in simple scores.

Raiders began to find their feet in the second half as they were only outscored by six points but the damage had been done.

Panthers were a clinical defensive unit all game and at the other end Scamozzi and Thomas kept scoring, adding 15 out of the 20 points in the second half.

Panthers' Darcy Kerr gets past Raiders' Brodie Dixon.
Camera IconPanthers' Darcy Kerr gets past Raiders' Brodie Dixon. Credit: Laurie Benson

Scamozzi top scored with 17 and was ably supported by Thomas (13 points) as Panthers won 47-20.

Raiders tall Jade Dimer toiled hard with seven points and was defensively sound.

Kinjarling Storm kept the ball rolling on their impressive inaugural season as they kept their unbeaten record intact.

Raiders' Jade Dimer looks to get through traffic.
Camera IconRaiders' Jade Dimer looks to get through traffic. Credit: Laurie Benson

Kinjarling have only had the one blemish this season, drawing with Panthers but nothing was getting in their way on Tuesday night, as they downed Crystal Blues 49-24.

The new franchise led by 12 points at half-time before doubling Crystal Blues’ score in the second half. Dimer led the way with 13 points to go with 11 points from Abbi Gibson.

Valerie Corbett was a standout performer for Crystal Blues with nine points.

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