Big V Women’s 2022 season review – Southern Peninsula Sharks
THE Big V Women’s season has wrapped for 2022, with an ultra-entertaining fixture resulting in some big wins, close finishes and outstanding individual performances.
In Rookie Me Central’s season review series, we will be taking a look at how each side fared throughout the year and how their respective seasons panned out as a whole.
First up are the Southern Peninsula Sharks, who could not get a winning streak going in season 2022, only managing a pair of wins and looking to improve ahead of next season’s tip-off.
Southern Peninsula Sharks
2022 record – 2-19
While there were positive signs for the Sharks at times, their 2022 campaign was disappointing to say the least, losing 19 of their 21 outings for the year. This saw a bottom-placed finish at the end of the season, three wins less than the next side.
The Sharks kicked off their 2022 campaign in unconvincing fashion, scoring just 49 points in their season opener against the Jets on their way to a seven-point loss. While their defensive intensity was there, it was difficult for the side to get some offensive flow going, with their buckets coming stagnantly.
Their scoring output lifted in Round 2, but still they fell by single digits, this time to Wyndham. Southern Peninsula was finally able to get on the winners list with a triumph over the Broncos coming in Round 5. The Sharks finally looked a chance of turning their season around on the back of some stingy defence.
Unfortunately, they returned to their low-scoring ways the following week, scoring a combined 100 points across two games and found themselves on the wrong end of a couple of blowouts. While they got close on a number of occasions, the Sharks could only conjure one more win for the remainder of the season, coming against the Gulls in Round 16, so it was a long time between drinks.
The biggest key for the Sharks in the offseason is improving their offence. While their defence was not ideal, it was impressive at times and they showed the capability to hold a side to 60 points or less thanks to some impressive pressure both inside and outside the paint.
However, their highest scorer was Jade Odom with 12.75 points per game, and she only participated in half of the team’s games. They must either back in the development of their young guns and give them more responsibility with ball in hand, or get to work on some handy recruiting to try and reel in a consistent scorer.
While it was a disappointing campaign, there is still some hope for the Sharks in the coming season, but they must address the areas that let them down in season 2022.