Competitive games order of the day in finals action
The first and second netball semifinals were played in great spirit with some very competitive games keeping the crowd entertained.
In the 16-and-under second semifinal Cuballing 2 were outscored in the first quarter by a fast-starting Olympics Jade team, but settled into the game to run out winners 48-34.
In the first semifinal Wagin 4 gradually increased their lead over Flames Phoenix to run out victors 38-14.
The 19-and-under second semifinal was a game of two halves which culminated in extra time.
Waves 4 got the jump on Olympics Navy to lead by 13 goals at halftime, until Olympics Navy came to the party to square it up at threequarter-time.
With the scores still tied at the end of the game, extra time was played with Olympics Navy able to edge their way out to a lead and hold on to win by six goals, 56-50.
Waves 4 are up against NRC 1 on Friday at 6pm in the 19-and-under preliminary final. In the A3 second semi-final Wagin 3 won the game 43- 34 and now have the opportunity to contest back-to-back premierships. Waves 3 won 43-30 over Olympics Aqua to book a spot in the A3 preliminary final.
Waves 2 caused an upset in the A2 division second semifinal against Cuballing 1, finishing the game off strongly and winning by 8, 45-37.
In the first semifinal Olympics Turquoise led at every change against Wagin 2 and went on to win 53-35.
Their victory sets up an exciting preliminary final between Cuballing 1 and Olympics Turquoise at 2.30pm on Saturday.
The second semifinal in the A1 division was a closely contested game between Olympics Gold and Pingelly 1, with Pingelly 1 holding a narrow three-goal lead at the end of the game to run out victors 60-57.
Wickipen 1 advanced after a fivegoal win over Wagin 1. Olympics Gold and Wickepin 1 will fight it out for the remaining grand final place at 1pm on Saturday.
Olympic Turquoise’s Brooklyn Drayton attempts to deflect the ball away from Wagin 2’s Kristy Ball in the A2 first semifinal.