Decider ends in Blaze of glory
BLAZE have lifted the Premier Division silverware after turning up the heat at the critical moment against previous holders Resolution IT A.
Last night’s long-awaited clash at Grammar School was perfectly set up between the two season-long rivals, with the winner guaranteed the highest Winter League prize on offer.
Blaze initially had the clear upper hand after a succession of early goals with little retaliation, but the slow-starting Rezzers soon got into the game to cap the deficit to 16-13 at the quarter.
There was only one point in it at half-time following a great comeback from the rallying Greens, who soon worked themselves into a highly favourable position to enter the final quarter 44-40 ahead.
Blaze owed their title triumph to a composed finish, where they stormed ahead and maintained a marginal lead to the decisive whistle, winning 55-53.
The sharp shooting of Blaze’s Jemma Green earned her player-of-the-match honours, reflected by Rezzers’ Abby Bisson in the opposing role.