At the break, Coach Anne Melling swapped Selina Jones and Laura Harbour over – from C to WA. The change helped Grasshoppers win both the second (10-9) and the third quarter (11-8). Unfortunately, Grasshoppers couldn’t keep their momentum in the final quarter. Barge’s Rosie James, who returned to the court as WA, inspired her team to a 9-17 fourth-quarter win.
The final score: Grasshoppers 39-52 Barge and Bottle.
It was a hard fought game – Barge’s shooters consistently used the split landing to good effect, whilst good up court linkage by Grasshopper’s centre court players enabled the attack of Donna Osborn and Beth Smith to capitalise.
Grasshoppers would like to thank Leicestershire-based nutrition brand “High5” for their support in keeping the team going.