‘Powerade’ Frankston Blues Women NBL1 Round 2 Recap
A second half comeback handed Melbourne a 77-71 victory over Frankston
Trailing by one-point at half time, the Tigers outscored the Blues 42-32 in the second half to come away with a six-point win.
Monique Conti was outstanding for the Tigers and ended the game with 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Briana Gray had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
JoAnna Smith kept the Blues in the contest with 26 points, while Stephanie Reid shot 50 per cent from outside the arc to end the game with 18 points.
Both sides failed to stamp their authority in the opening term as defence was at a minimum, however the Blues led by one-point, courtesy of 11 points from Smith. Both sides were clutch from three-point territory and shot over 50 per cent from outside the arc.
A late triple from the Tori Jackson gave the Blues a four-point lead at half time. However, the Blues struggled to contain the Tigers work inside the paint and were outscored 16-6 in the key in the first half.
The Tigers gained the ascendency in the third term to lead by one-point with a quarter to play. The Blues led by as much as five points in the fourth quarter, before a triple from Kasey Burton levelled the scores.
The lead changed four times in the final quarter, before six consecutive points by the Tigers sealed the win.
The Powerade Frankston Blues take on the Geelong Supercats in round 3 of the 2019 NBL1 season at home this Friday, 12 April 2019 as part of a double-header with the men. The women’s game tips off at 5:30pm at Frankston Basketball Stadium.