Net­ballers show­ing off shots

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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

with friends

the game

good as Jar­ney

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