Home

Giants fall well short at home against Lakeside

Neale HarveyKalgoorlie Miner
Giants’ Anne Zipser shoots during her team’s NBL1 match against Lakeside Lightning at Niels Hansen Stadium on Saturday.
Camera IconGiants’ Anne Zipser shoots during her team’s NBL1 match against Lakeside Lightning at Niels Hansen Stadium on Saturday. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

Goldfields Giants’ women’s squad remain three games and percentage off the pace in the NBL1 finals race after lowering their colours, 98-68, against Lakeside on Saturday.

The Giants put only five less shots from the field but converted at just 35 per cent as the fourth-placed visitors grabbed a sixth win.

Goldfields are 11th with a 2-8 win-loss record.

Anne Zipser led the Giants with 22 points, 10 rebounds and two assists, and Jhazmin Rison and Lauren Fech combined for 22 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.

READ NOW

But the side trailed at every change and were outscored 45-27 in the second half.

Off the Giants’ bench, Lawrin Tipene, Chloe Zorzi and Gaby Clancy combined on 15 points and 12 rebounds.

However, Lakeside had all the answers behind the trio of Caitlyn Jones, Marnelle Garraud and Teige Morrell’s combined 66 points .

Morrell and Emma Burke racked-up 24 rebounds between them.

“They (Lakeside) are a tough side, but no-one likes losing and we’re keen to get more wins — especially against some of those higher-ranked teams,” Giants coach Jaymi Worthington said.

“Fatigue was a factor and we did lack a bit of depth at the weekend.

“The second half was an issue for us again and is exactly why we have to build-up that depth.

“Overall, I think that we have to just keep chalking-up the small wins and hopefully that eventually means everything coming together.

“But it will take some time.”

Worthington has been a vocal proponent of the Giants establishing a second squad, or D-League squad, to complement the club’s NBL1 group.

At present, the Giants’ abundance of emerging talent are forced to make the massive leap from domestic ranks directly to the women’s NBL1.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails