Australia’s biggest problem is finding someone to partner Watson in the midcourt. Hadley had 3 goal assists in a half and was caught numerous times standing still. Scherian had an impact when she was first came on and definitely did not hesitate on the feed however, Rore did not take long to get on top with Scherian having 5 T/Os in the final quarter. There were several times in the final quarter that there was a space the size of Canada though the central corridor and neither the WA or GA drive through to relieve pressure and ultimately Diamonds turned the ball over. Watson had the most NNP on court. Her work rate was very high but the Diamonds need someone to step up alongside her.
Australia’s other problem is the refusal to shoot from anywhere but under the post which makes them very predictable. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tippett and Philip for this reason. Tippett needs space but she can obviously clear the circle which will allow either herself or Philip with her speed to drive the post.
I would like to see Price start at WD. Brazill had the first test and was okay. Let’s see what Price can do.
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