Story by Chan Hua Zheng/Red Sports. Photos by Dylan Chua/Red Sports.
OCBC Arena, Thursday, April 19, 2018 — Raffles Girls’ School (RGS) pulled away with a strong performance in the second half to overcome Dunman Secondary School (DSS) for a 36–30 victory and clinch 3rd placing in the National C Division Netball Championship 3rd/4th placing match.
“We progressed a lot from the start to the end. I’m proud of everyone as we played better and showed our spirit as a team,” commented captain Caryn Chew, who started as Goal Defense for RGS.
Dunman started the game strong and hit their stride early as they displayed crisp passes as they were able to move the ball up-court to create scoring opportunities.
RGS had a shaky start where they struggled with turnovers from mistimed passes. However, they soon recovered from their slow start to find their rhythm on offense and make a high percentage of their shots.
The first half turned out to be evenly contested, as both teams headed into the half-time break tied at 16 apiece.
The third period saw RGS start to pull away as they fed the ball to Anna Macinnes (GS), who took advantage of her height and reach to catch lob passes near the basket for scoring opportunities.
RGS would hold a slight 24–22 lead heading into the final period.
The final period would be a tightly contested one, as both teams traded baskets with one another.
A resilient Dunman team constantly kept RGS within striking distance and they would cut RGS’ lead to 30–29 with 2:57 remaining.
However, RGS would seal the game by outscoring Dunman 6–1 over the final 2:57 with Anna Macinnes (GS), who shot 12 for 14 in the final period, scoring all 6 points.
“It was a very enriching and meaningful season. It was fun and worthwhile as our training and hard work paid off,” Caryn Chew added, looking back on this past season for the team.
Scoring by Quarter
RGS vs Dunman
1st Q: 7–6
2nd Q: 9–10 (16-16)
3rd Q: 8–6 (24–22)
4th Q: 12–8 (36–30)
Raffles Girls’ School Roster
Anna Macinnes (GS), Htet Moe Han (GA), Cheng Kait-lyn (WA), Tan Shian En (C), Sasha Poh Shuhui (WD), Caryn Chew Yun Xin (GD), Joey Ng Min Er (GK), Jennifer Liu Zi Xuan, Chavonz Foo Wen Jing, Taryn Tham, Vanisha Muthu, Amarissa Khoo Hui Neo
Dunman Secondary Roster
Nur Aaliyah Qistina (GS), Inarah Hazirah (GA), Syaza Atifah (WA), Nurul Iffah (C), Aleeya Insyirah (WD), Leanne Chow (GD), Loh Ying Xue (GK), Amirah Ilyana, Kathy Mok, Bernice Goh, Farisha Abdul Rahim
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