The Thrifty Under 16 Rush struggled to find the basket in the third quarter against Knox last night, leading to a 41-57 defeat at the Mars Minerdome.
Just two points separated the teams at half time, but Ballarat were only able to lodge three third-quarter points while Knox’s sharp shooting netted them 12 points.
The Rush found their feet again in the final term, but Knox’s rhythm could not be broken, leading to a 16-point loss for the home team.
Charlotte Todd and Millie Cracknell led Ballarat’s scoring with 10 points each, while Alannah Chatfield was on fire from deep for the visitors, lodging 21.
The Under 16 Rush are at home again next Friday with six Ballarat teams playing at the Mars Minerdome:
8.00pm – Under 14 Boys Ballarat v Diamond Valley
8.00pm – Under 14 Girls Ballarat v Warrandyte
8.00pm – Under 14 Boys Ballarat v Broadmeadows
9.00pm – Under 16 Boys Ballarat v Blackburn
9.00pm – Under 16 Boys Ballarat Broadmeadows
9.00pm – Under 16 Girls Ballarat v Hawthorn
Entry is free for all Thrifty Junior Miners and Rush games.
Under 14 Rush 22-44 Nunawading (Victorian Championship)
Under 14 Rush 30-40 Werribee (VJL4)
Under 14 Miners 32-48 Altona (VJL2)
Under 14 Miners 32-46 Diamond Valley (Regional)
Under 16 Rush 41-57 Knox (Victorian Championship)
Under 16 Rush 50-19 Hawthorn (VJL3)
Under 16 Miners 50-73 Knox (Victorian Championship)
Under 16 Miners – Geelong (Regional)
Under 18 Rush 35-68 Bulleen (Victorian Championship)
Under 18 Miners 57-27 Whittlsea (VJL3)