Junior netballers display skills
THE Under 10 competition for Douglas Junior Netball started with the Pythons playing the Wildcatz, the games started off fast and furious by both teams but the Pythons’ defence was brilliant.
The Wildcatz stepped up to the challenge proving its defence was just as good with GD, Kate Padovan proving to be fantastic.
And Charlotte Dowling put in 100 per cent for the full four quarters intercepting Wildcatz’ passes everywhere. The second half was just as quick and fast with the Pythons far more accurate in the goal circle.
Hannah Durie and Charlotte Dowling proved a great duo for scoring, and Jordan Scott showed her stamina by running up and down the court keeping on the Pythons’ tails.
It was a great effort by the Wildcatz but not good enough to beat the Pythons this time and the final score was Pythons 5 defeated the Wildcatz 1.
The Net Set Go girls played the Gladiators on Court 2, the teams mixed players to help teach the younger players the basics of the game. The Net Set Go team shot 4 goals to 3 in the first half, Mikeala Nesbitt and Grace Richardson starred for the Net Set Goers, the Gladiators stepped up their act in the second half and shot 3 goals to 1 with the Gladiators just winning by a goal. The final score was 6-5. Best player for the Gladiators was Keeley Poole.
The Under 12 competition on court 2 saw the Poison Apples playing the Miallo Allstars. The game was close and fast with both teams 3 goals apiece at half time, Miallo Allstars steadied in the 3rd quarter shooting 4 goals with the Apples shooting 2.
The Apples rallied in the last quarter shooting 4 to 1, coming away with the game by 2 goals. The final score was 9-7. Best and fairest for the Apples was Tiah McLean and for the Allstars it was Jenna Kersell.
The Under 14 to 16 competition on Court 1 had the Rep 12s against the Dynamite. The Dynamites were too strong winning convincingly over the Reps, age and height won the game although the skills of the Rep team shone through. Best and fairest for Reps was Lana Baxter and for Dynamite Megan Von Keyserlingk. The final score was Dynamite 38 defeated Reps 9.
The Vipers played the Fusion on Court 2 in a close game with the score 1-1 at the first quarter. Saisha Schonenberger was on fire intercepting balls in the goal ring keeping the Fusion shooters out of the goal ring. The Vipers played a tight game despite being down a player all game. The final score was 8-7 to the Vipers. The Players’ choice award for the Vipers was Jade Schuck and for Fusion it was Lauren Radcliffe.
The Breakers played the Sapphires on Court 3, the Breakers defended very well but were unable to keep the ball in the goal circle and score goals. The Sapphires enjoyed the game and were able to take advantage of goal play.
Stand-out players for the Breakers were Tully Case in defence, Lucy Webster energetic in centre and Jess Viola excellent in defence for the Sapphires, Frankie Webster energetic WD, Lauren Ryan strong passing and Daisy Hawkes good movement and accurate passing. Final score Sapphires 11 beat Breakers 2.