THE Griffith Swans are celebrating after claiming a clean sweep of wins across all four grades against Coolamon on Sunday.
The A graders led the way with an impressive 56-47 victory over the Hoppers, which puts Griffith level on points with the fifth-placed Wagga Tigers, who are just ahead with a better points differential.
“We’ve got some challenging games to come but we can win them if we play like we did against Coolamon,” coach Louise Robertson said.
“They came out and surprised us with some strong defence and accurate shooting and we looked a bit scrappy at times compared to our usual standards.
“Sometimes you drop your level to your opponent’s and that’s what happened here unfortunately.
“But we were ahead the entire game and got the win, which we really needed.”
Robertson was full of praise for the performances of Peta Larkin and Jacinta Scott in centre court, who provided plenty of service for shooters Anna Korovata and Chloe Larkin.
“Peta and Jacinta defended really well and secured a lot of intercepts and turnovers, and Anna was very aggressive to the ball and pulled in some fantastic rebounds,” she said.
In the A reserve grade, Griffith were 36-27 victors in another closely-fought contest.
Monique Hogan was the standout at the back, pulling in countless rebounds and intercepts as she earned the player’s player award, while Danni Chambers and Maddi Aird were also among the best players on court.
The Swans helped themselves to a big 56-21 triumph in the B grade while the C graders got up 31-16.