JNR NETBALL

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Dou­glas Ju­nior Netball started with the Un­der-10 com­pe­ti­tion playing on court 1 with the Wild­catz against the Pythons.

The Pythons took an early lead with Koreena Min­niecon scor­ing a goal in the first few min­utes, this was fol­lowed by sev­eral missed at­tempts by both teams.

Han­nah Durie and Tahyla Ca­di­ente moved the ball well down the court and Han­nah made sev­eral in­ter­cepts for the Pythons.

The Wild­catz took the lead in the sec­ond and 3rd quar­ters with ex­cel­lent shoot­ing from MacKen­zie Booth and Jay Hei­dke.

Jas­mine Dodds played an ex­cel­lent game in cen­tre together with Stella Bur­nett and Nataya Bowen.

Best and Fairest went to Libby Buzza and MacKen­zie Booth. Fi­nal score Wild­catz 3 def. Pythons 1. The Glad­i­a­tors played the Net Set Go girls on court 2 but score sheet was not handed in.

The Un­der-12 com­pe­ti­tion was played on court 1 at 4.40pm with the Di­a­monds playing the Red Hot Pep­pers, both teams took a while to set­tle into their po­si­tions.

The Di­a­monds put on pres­sure all over the court with strong de­fence by Mia DevineCameron turn­ing the ball around at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity and Jas­mine Kirk proved to be a valu­able player in both WD and GS.

The Pep­pers, Faith Kemp­ster played a good at­tack­ing game and Kee­ley Harold work­ing hard in de­fence.

The fi­nal score Di­a­monds 19 def. the Pep­pers 1.

The Poi­son Ap­ples played the Miallo All­stars on court 2, the game was fast and well con­tested, the Ap­ples and All­stars both hav­ing the same at­tempts at goal in the first half which was very en­ter­tain­ing to watch, and both teams very evenly matched.

Ella Dodds put in a fan­tas­tic game for the Ap­ples and Jenna Ker­swell con­tin­ued her great form for the All­stars. Fi­nal score Ap­ples 12 def. All­stars 6. The Un­der 14-16 com­pe­ti­tion started on court 1 with the Dy­na­mite playing the Sap­phires, the Dy­na­mites came out to play show­ing great court work and ex­cel­lent skills, they were strong from the first whis­tle and they did not slow un­til the fi­nal siren.

The Sap­phires de­fended well and made many at­tempts to turn the ball over Brit­taney Bowen played well for the Sap­phires and Si­mone Pringle stood out for the Dy­na­mites. Fi­nal score Dy­na­mite 36 def. Sap­phires 1. Court 2 saw the Young Fu­sion play the Un­der-12 rep team in a very close game, the Fu­sion team is made up of 13 years players and one older player from the Jets.

The pos­s­e­sion was equal through­out with the out­stand­ing player for the Fu­sion team bei­ing Rachael Good­win.

For the 12 Reps, Kyah Fran­cis and Piper Adams fan­tas­tic shoot­ing and Tiah McLean and Kee­ley Harold shone in de­fence. Fi­nal scores Fu­sion 23 def. Reps 18. The Vipers played the Break­ers on court 3, the Vipers played well against the Break­ers with plenty of pace and ac­cu­rate pass­ing which gave them many op­por­tu­ni­ties at goal.

The Break­ers de­fence was ex­cel­lent against the older side, Tyler Mous was ex­cel­lent and Shan­non Lin­coln was ever de­pend­able.

The Vipers with new player Nikia Ste­wart playing well in at­tack came away with the win 13 de­feat­ing the Break­ers 2.

Thanks to um­pires Bon­nie and Kyah Fran­cis, Maddy Weaver, Holly brown, Mar­ley Cairns, Eleisha Meal­ing, Tayler Durie. Saisha Scho­nen­berger, Vanessa Wood, Meg Goodall and Grace Walker. proved that all players are es­sen­tial. Crocs 1 were de­feated by Young Guns 56-5.

The Crocs took the court with no subs and were miss­ing their key at­tack and shoot­ing players. De­spite the lack of players, crocs still came out and gave it their all not let­ting the de­feat dampen their spir­its.

With the clos­est game of the night, Cougars and Rat­tle ’N’ Hum fought it out till the very end, with Cougars com­ing out on top with a 24-22 win.

Rat­tle took the lead in the first quar­ter but could not keep up with the Cougars at­tack, with Nichelle Pitt’s shoot­ing tak­ing out best and fairest.

The Div 2 crocs claimed a win over Ring Ins 18-11.

Ring Ins man­aged to keep level with the Crocs for the first two quar­ters, how­ever Crocs de­fence kept the ball away from the Ring Ins cir­cle.

Crocs cen­tre, Natalie Cas­tro was awarded both players choice and best and fairest for her ef­forts in the mid­court.

The Jets de­fence proved them­selves by dom­i­nat­ing the Gun­nar’s at­tacks, tak­ing out the win, 22-5. Gun­nar’s came out fight­ing in last quar­ter al­most lev­el­ling the quar­ters scor­ing 6-4.

The Rep­tos took out a mas­sive win over the Break­ers with the scor­ing dif­fer­ence of 30-1.

The Break­ers were no match for the Rep­tos shoot­ing and de­fence with GD Eleisha Meal­ing tak­ing out Player’s Choice.

Break­ers Am­ber Ed­monds was awarded best and fairest for her ef­forts in the mid­court.

Lastly, Bits N Pieces had a win over the Wolver­ines with 21-15.

The Wolver­ines fought back in the third quar­ter shoot­ing 7 ex­tra goals but couldn’t quite work their way around Bits N Pieces de­fence.

Wolver­ine’s Chrissie Reushle and Bits N Piece’s Hiromi Wall were both awarded best and fairest for the night.

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