Netballers showing off shots
THE Douglas Junior Netball competition began with the Under-10 Pythons playing the Gladiators and as usual it was fast and furious.
The Pythons took a while to get into their groove and it was hard to get past the Gladiators’ defence.
Jenna Kerswell was unstoppable and Heidi Pahsen in centre was all over the court and GS Carla Young was formidable in the goal circle.
Charlotte Dowling went down in the third quarter but the Pythons kept on trying, and Taylah Cadiente and Tessa Roberts gave their all.
The final quarter saw the Pythons take control in the goal circle, Charlotte Dowling back on and scoring two top goals which sealed the win with a final score of 8-6.
The Wildcatz played Net Set Go where the Wildcatz’ age and experience slowed up the Net Set Go girls who still played some great netball.
The girls combined teams for the final three quarters. Grace Richardson read the play well, Edie Thurtell (players’ choice award) found space and Michaela Nesbitt (best and fairest) were standouts for Net Set Go.
For the Wildcatz, Myah Lowenstein-Jones proved her versatility playing centre and goal attack and Paige Bellero won a players’ choice award for her natural defending ability. Goal shooters Jay Heidke, Myah Lowenstein-Jones and Kate Padovan scored for both sides with the Wildcatz winning 6-3.
In the Under-12s, the Diamonds played the Poison Apples and the Diamonds were in form shooting 9-3 in the first half. Piper Adams was on fire at goal moving well in the circle while the Apples put in a great defensive game but lots of pressure saw many misses at goal.
The players’ choice for the Diamonds was Mia DevineCameron and for the Apples it was Tiah McLean. Best and fairest for the Diamonds was Aleesha Viola and for the Apples it was Cartier Bennett. The finals score was 19-9.
The Red Hot Peppers played the Miallo Allstar. The defence of the Peppers was consistent and Keely Harold was awarded the Coral Deen Team Spirit award and Savaanah Scott the most consistent.
The Allstars showed excellent skills with Georgia McCarthy, Jenna Kerswell and Ebony Schonenberger again playing a grade up.
Matilda Mellows was awarded the team sprirt award and Ellie McKay the most consistent. The final score was Allstars 7-3.
The Under 14-16 competition started with the Vipers playing the Breakers. The Vipers dominated the game with excellent passing and deadly accurate shooting by Jade Schuck while Molly Delaney made some good intercepts.
The Breakers defended well, Georgia Duncan used her height and skill to advantage and Courtney Day was also excellent. The final score Vipers 29-1.
The Under-12 Reps played the Fusion with the teams mixed around with the Fusion not having their older players this week. Taking full advantage the 12 Reps played a fantastic game defeating the Fusion team 16-12.
Dynamite was a little slow off the blocks against the Sapphires who shot 6-1. Dynamite fought back to outscore the Sapphires in the second half but it was not good enough to win.
Players’ choice for Sapphires was Frankie Webster and for Dynamite it was Eleisha Mealing.
Best and fairest for the Sapphires was Daisy Hawkes and for Dynamite it was Simone Pringle. The final score was Saphires 20-17.
This Sunday Douglas Netball is holding the Marlin Coast senior play-offs at Port courts, the A-Grade leaders in the region’s respective competitions will play against each other starting at 9.30am.
The canteen will be open for hot a cold meals and drinks.
The Junior Marlins are required to attend to help out and there will be a training session held straight after the games.
Jarney Thomas for the Young Guns
Because she is an awesome shooter
When we lost the Tableland Under-10s Carnival by one goal To get the most goals
Keep your head in
To play as
good as Jarney