Youth League Rush “Battled Hard” over the weekend

Photo: The Courier

The Youth League McDonalds Ballarat Rush had two games this past weekend with the results not in their favour.

Saturday night the Rush faced a tough competitor in Diamond Valley by going down 86-69 with the turnovers being the main contributor for the loss.

“We battled hard against a very tall Diamond Valley but we turned the ball over to many times.” Kristy Trahair Head Coach of the Youth League McDonalds Ballarat Rush said.

Kiara Collins had her best game of the season with 16 pts, 9 rebs and a block.

There was no time for rest as the Youth League Rush were back at the MARS Minerdome the following day versing the country rivals and top of the table Bendigo Braves.

Laura Taylor (28 pts, 11 rebs, 9 ast) and Claire Blower (13 pts, 9 rebs) were massive inclusions into the side showing off her NBL1 experience with their efforts respectively.

Although it wasn’t enough for the Youth League Rush falling 80-83.

“We out rebounded them which was great and Laura Taylor played a great game, Sunday I was very happy with all the girls for their effort and playing all 4 quarters, it was our best effort for the season so far.” Trahair said.

The Youth league Rush look to get back on the winners list this Sunday against Hawthorn at MARS Minerdome 10am.

The Youth League Miners play Altona at the MARS Minerdome Saturday night 7pm and head away to Geelong on Sunday 2pm.