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Olivia’s on fire
Friday Night Lights
By the Bench Warmer
Raiders 43 (H.Veitch 19, Z.Scholz 14,
L.Jaeschke 4) def Redlegs 30 (T.Nottle 10,
W.Angel 8, J.Alsop 7). Bulldogs 36 (B.Taylor
16, T.Moulds 8, S.Carslake 3) def Titans 31
(L.Speissegger 10, J.Lusung 7, B.Krieg 6).
Long Plains 60 (D.Page 34, C.McCann 10,
N.McArdle 8) def Bulldogs 2 (S.Would 2).
Falcons 55 (S.Michael 20, S.Speisseger 16,
B.Davey 9) def Owen 11 (C.Lane 4, J.Tiller
4, J.Roberts 2).
Strikers 27 (T.Michael 17, R.Lawless 6,
S.Bennett 2) def Cheeters 18 (C.King 8,
C.Harkness 4, I.Pepe 4). Tigers 33 (T.Gregory
16, B.Lane 6, M.Burns 4) def Redlegs 7
(A.Irrgang 4, B.Brown 2, A.Goldney 1).
Results of matches played on Friday February 15
Rangers 28 (S.Faehrmann 10, C.McPharlin
8, A.Davey 6) def Bulldogs 19 (B.Nyoni 9,
K.Price 6, C.Harris 4). Owen 42 (K.Wedding
17, G.McArdle 10, B.Wilson 9) def Cannons
17 (A.Michael 8, L.Tiller 4, A.Allen 2).
Bulldogs 39 (T.Williams 18, K.White 11,
S.Cullen 6) def Panthers 18 (B.Smith 16,
K.Scott 2). Owen 44 (R.Dunstan 16, K.Gregory
16, J.Burns 4) def Wild Cats 14 (S.Heaslip 11,
A.Langdon 2, Z.Bell 1).
Bolts 34 (J.Heaslip 22, M.Freebairn 6,
M.Heaslip 4) def Bulldogs 23 (O.Carslake 7,
E.Anderson 5, L.Bigg 5). Magic 40 (C.Smith
16, K.Binka 10, C.Allen 6) def Rockets 32
(E.Brownlie 12, Z.Scott 10, C.Selwood 4).
ADELAIDE PLAINS BASKETBALL RESULTS
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THERE were many disap-
pointed senior players on Friday
night, with games cancelled due to
thunder, lighting and a bit of rain.
Many teams needed the points
and wanted to play this week, with
many saying that half a dozen
spots and a bit of lightning wasn’t
anything, and that the association
This decision was one which
took over 15 minutes to make.
“Senior matches were cancelled
due to the excessive amount of
lightning in the area,” explained
Adelaide Plains BasketballAssocia-
tion president, Tania Heaslip.
This decision was made with
player and spectator safety in mind.
APBA has a duty of care to all
those involved within the associa-
We are aware not everyone
agreed with the decision, but please
be aware it was made based on
the conditions at the time and the
I have since found out there were
over 12,000 lightning strikes on Fri-
day night. I believe the association
made the right call.
Players must also realise there
are 16 powerful lights which could
potentially cause a disaster if struck
While the senior games were
cancelled, there was still plenty of
action in the juniors.
This week in the Under 12 mixed,
Magic had a win over the Rockets;
Candice Smith top scoring with 16
points, and Darl Binka and Cooper
Allen helping out under the basket.
In other games, the Bolts had a
win over Bulldogs – I heard Kay-
leigh Parker shot her first goal of
the season last week!
Jack Heaslip helped Kayleigh
celebrate her goal, picking her up
and spinning her around.
Jack May also scored for the
Well done to both Kayleigh
Unfortunately, the Redlegs went
down to the Tigers with Adam Ir-
rgang, Bradley Brown and Annie
Goldney scoring for the Redlegs.
Strikers took the win over the
Cheeters in the other Under 12
Dawson Page scored 34 of Long
Plains’ 60 points in the Under 14
Boys, helping his team to a victory
over the Bulldogs.
Other top players included Nick
McArdle, Long Plains, and Connor
McCann for Bulldogs.
Sean Would was the only scorer
In the Under 14 Girls, Bulldogs
defeated the Pathers and Owen had
the win over the Wild cats.
Rangers had a win over the Bull-
dogs in the Under 16 Girls.
I managed to find some time to sit
on the bench for a bit of this game.
Stacey Faehrmann scored 10 points
for her team and was the standout
umpires agreed with me.
Blessing Nyoni was the other
standout, for the Bulldogs.
In the Under 17s, the Redlegs
lost to the Raiders, while Bulldogs
had a win over the Titans with
Brandon Taylor, Tyler Moulds and
Samuel Carslake shooting well for
Harrison Veitch, Zac Scholz and
Louis Jaeschke performed well for
Bench Warmer’s Tip: Like
I said last week, and will repeat,
uniforms need to be brought up to
I saw numbers that were falling
off on Friday night.
Players – take your earrings out!
Lightning, rain interrupt basketball
n BAD weather in Balaklava on Friday night
forced Adelaide Plains Basketball Association
officials to call off all senior games.
n GEORGIA McArdle, Owen, puts the pressure on Canons’ Alyssa Allen
in the Under 16 Girls game.
n ALEISHA Michael, Canons, on the run
in the Under 16 Girls game on Friday night.
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Olivia also gets to meet other players from around
the world, with seven of the 15 in her team coming
In July 2012, Olivia represented Australia in the
Emerging Opals Tour of China, where the team played
the Chinese and New Zealand women’s teams, prior
to the London Olympics.
Olivia plays as a forward, and at 185cm, or six foot
one inch, in height, is about in the middle of the height
range for her team.
After Adelaide Lightning won the first two encoun-
ters against the Townsville Fire for season 2012/13, the
Fire regrouped to win a thrilling match in January 2013.
Olivia, who will be wearing the number eight top,
is hoping her team can square things up on Saturday
night with a good win which will keep their finals alive.
“It’s the first final I’ve played in the WNBL and
I’m really excited about it,” she said.
The semi final will tip-off at 3.30pm, with tickets
available at the gate, and will also be shown live on
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