Defending champs Stateside too good for Trades in the opening round of Geraldton’s women’s basketball season

Lachlan AllenMidwest Times
Charlotte Kennedy drives to the basket as Abbie MacDonald (no. 11) watches.
Camera IconCharlotte Kennedy drives to the basket as Abbie MacDonald (no. 11) watches. Credit: Colin Sherman/RegionalHUB

Defending women’s champions Stateside have picked up where they left off with a dominant 51-point win in round one of the 2022-23 Geraldton summer basketball season.

The division one women’s teams began their season on Monday night as they faced off at Activewest Stadium.

Last season’s grand finalists Pumas downed Chapman Valley by 12 points in the opening game of the season, running out 65-53 victors.

Jamiee Rich top-scored for Pumas with 14 points while Natalie Caruana’s 16 points was not enough to get her side over the line.

In the second game of the night, Stateside produced a thrilling display beating Trades 85-34.

Charlotte Kennedy top-scored with 22 points while Abbie McDonald added 17 and Abby Maynard chipped in with 15 points in a clinical shooting display.

Holly Baynes led the scoring for Trades with nine points.

Olympians had a bye for round one.

In the division one men’s competition, Chapman Valley faced Stateside on Tuesday night.

Pumas come up against Olympians on Wednesday night in a grand final rematch of last season.

The Olympians came out 16-point winners on that occasion and Pumas will be looking for revenge to start the season.

In the final game of the round, Hawks and Trades are set to do battle.

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