Junior netballers battle for glory
THE under-10 netball competition kicked off with the Crocs playing the T-Birds.
The T-Birds started off with a 4-1 first quarter, with Ellie MacKay playing well and Tiah McLean excellent in defence.
The Crocs rallied for the next three quarters and matched the T-Birds, both teams shooting 6.
It was great to see Logan Buzza playing in the Crocs team up from the Nettas.
The T-Birds came away with the win 10-7.
The MnMs (Mossman Primary) played the Dolphins.
The Dolphins played great netball to keep the opposition to just one goal up to half-time. Kyah Francis and Mia DevineCameron put in great games.
The MnMs overcame their opposition in the last half with Sophie O’Gorman-Petrack excellent throughout the game and Krystal Secker fantastic in defence. MnM’s beat the Dolphins 6-1. The under-12 Miallo Thunder took on Mossman High.
The Thunder girls took it up to the High School players and were only one goal down by half-time.
Lilly Wicks was named player’s choice and Madison Malone best and fairest.
Mossman High stepped up their game to take the win with Angela Pringle player’s choice and Hazuki Kirby best and fairest.
Mossman High won the day over the Thunder 14-8.
Mossman Primary played the Dragons, and by half-time scores were level.
Dominique Port intercepted well and created opportunities for her team and Shanice McLean was excellent in moving the ball forward to goal.
The Dragons played well in attack and defence.
Liana Peligrinet put in a great effort as goal keeper, not her usual position, and Rae Page played a great game creating opportunities for her team. The final score was a draw at 5-all.
The Crocs played the Saints, with the Saints proving the team to beat coming up to finals.
Eleisha Mealing and Marley Cairns were standout players for the team for the Saints.
The Crocs put in a great effort with Jessica Viola and Kloee Revel standing out for their side.
The Saints ended up running away with the game 9-3.
The Under 12/16 Blue Team played the Red Team.
Both teams were well matched, the Red Team starting the first quarter 7-5 but the Blue team stepped up their performance shooting 4-1 in the next quarter.
Hazuki Kirby was named best and fairest for Red and Eleisha Mealing for Blue.
In a tight match, Red ended up winning by a single goal, 12-11.
The Black Team dominated the Green Team throughout their match.
Natalie Littler put in a great game and Esther Nulty shot beautifully for goal.
The Green Team created plenty of play but could not get the score on the board, though Brydie Short defended well and Karina Pelligrinet rarely missed an opportunity for goal.
The Black Team ended up winning 11-4.