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DOUGLAS Junior Netball was played last Tuesday at the Port Douglas courts with the Under10 Pythons doing their best to put the squeeze on the Net Set Go Team.
The Net Set Go girls showed off their improved court positioning skills, with Alyssa Jones always on her game and ready to snatch the passes.
And Grace Richardson used her zone skills while defending while Alex Brown showed great decision making, and Edie Thurtell, Anna Padovan, Brianna Ingram and Michaela Nesbitt are also to be congratulated for their consistent teamwork.
The Wildcatz played the Gladiators on court 1, in another exciting match up. The Gladiators’ Georgia McCarthy and Jenna Kerswell moved the ball down the court well with Ebony Schonenberger shooting the first few goals. For the Wildcatz, awesome circle work by Myah Lowenstein-Jones and mid-court work by Jordan Scott and Jay Heidke kept the game very exciting trading goal for goal until the final siren.
The Wildcatz just managed to edge out their opponents for a one goal win 7-6. The Best and Fairest player award was given to Sophee Watson and Kate Padovan, and the Players’ Choice award was given to Jordan Scott and Chelsea McKay.
The Under 12 competition on court 1 saw the Diamonds play the Allstars, the Allstars came out dominating the play with good leads, strong passes and accurate shooting by Krystal Schultz and confident defence from Matilda Mellows which unsettled the Diamonds.
It was a well-contested game but the Diamonds managed to pull away in the last quarter winning a close game 11-8. Bonnie Francis and Kalani Revel’s defence was strong and Kyah Francis and Jasmine Kirk’s goal were just enough to get over the line and take the win.
But it wasn’t easy with Lana Baxter’s speed through the centre, Leah Nash was strong with her passes and Anndria Santa- Cruz had awesome defence.
The Poison Apples played the Red Hot Peppers on court 2 and the stand-out players for the Peppers were shooters Savaanah Scott, Ebony Schonenberger and their centre Faith Kempster who kept the oppostion on their toes.
Denby Woods was fantastic in defence for the Apples and great shooting by Sascha Lowenstein-Jones and Lauryn Sciacca left no doubt to who was going to win. Height was a definite advantage for the Apples winning 23-3.
In the Under 14 to 16 competition on court 1 had the Reps 12s playing the Vipers. The Reps played a fantastic game of netball this week and they held on to the Vipers tying until the third quarter.
Kyah Francis played awesome shooting along with Sascha Lowenstein-Jones, and Cartier Bennett playing attack and defence was awesome. Scores were even at the third quarter where the Vipers struck back with 10 goals in the last quarter and Jess Eagle-Rowe playing centre, but who is normally goal defence brought the game home. The final score was 16-6. The Sapphires played the Fusion on court 2 and both teams were short players and so they played five aside. The Sapphires were let down by silly passes and the Fusion team was helped with great shooting by Estha Nulty, and the final score was Fusion 26 beat the Sapphires 13.
The Breakers played the Dynamite on court 3, and Dynamite with its excellent passing dominated the game and outclassed the Breakers with excellent shooting by Bronte Lowenstein-Jones and Marley Cairns.
Jess Viola was her usual dynamic self for the Breakers, and Georgia Duncan and Tully Case had their work cut out for them in defence but tried hard. And Georgia Duncan was particularly good against the odds. Lucy Webster finished the game with an amazing long shot for goal for the Breakers. The final score was 26 to 3.