It was a truly magical day for the Moss Vale Basketball Association.
For the very first time, the Moss Vale Magic youth women fielded a team in the Waratah League season and its opening match on Saturday, May 14 couldn't have gone any better.
The away side was impressive in most areas during its 78-59 win over the Queanbeyan Yowies at the Queanbeyan Basketball Stadium and coach David Watts, along with the players, couldn't wipe the smile off their face.
"It was a historical day for us and only our second ever game together, with the first being our trial match against the Goulburn Bears last week," Watts said.
"I'm so proud of the girls."
If the practice match was anything to go by, the Magic wouldn't have been able to keep the Yowies to a defendable score, but that wasn't the case.
"In the game against the Bears, our defence was horrible, but this time, our defence won us the game," Watts said.
"I was worried the scoreboard would be the other way round because we've had such poor preparation, but to win by 19 points is fantastic."
There were plenty of positive signs on the day, but if the Magic want to fulfill its preseason goal of playing finals, there is still a lot of improving to be done.
"Our boxing out let us down in some of the quarters which allowed them back into the game slightly," Watts said.
"We will need to work on that this week."
Georgina Mitchell top scored for the Magic with 19 points while Sophie Anderson top scored for the Yowies with 17 points.
The Moss Vale Magic will play their first home game ever next week when they take on the Bears at the Moss Vale Basketball Stadium from 6pm on Saturday, May 21.
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