NWBU. Katrina Furphy’s record-breaking match for the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ women ended in a 22-point loss to Burnie on Thursday night.
The men were also beaten comprehensively by the ladder-leading Tigers to the tune of 30 points, concluding two away games in the space of three days prior to the Easter break.
Furphy now sets the bar for games played in the NWBU women’s league for the remainder of her career, passing the previous record of 450 games set by former Penguin/Burnie player Anne Langham.
Trailing by just eight points going into the final period, the Saints’ women suffered a 23-to-9-point onslaught in the last 10 minutes of the game to concede the match.
Sixteen-year-old Tyla Free continued her impressive form of late to score 24 points, with Rhonda Price the next-best contributor with 15 points.
Men’s import Tyrone Lee was again Smithton’s top-scorer with 18 points, but was again forced to have an early night, fouled out of the match after clocking up just 26 minutes of match time.