Time flies for net­ballers

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

IT’S hard to be­lieve it is al­ready week six of net­ball at the Port Courts.

In the 10-and-un­der com­pe­ti­tion, the Young Stars played the Beach Babes in a great match.

The Stars were a lit­tle un­der­manned this week but Ella Cairns helped out.

The Babes played well in both at­tack and de­fence keep­ing the Stars out of their goal cir­cle be­fore the Stars picked up in the third quar­ter with six at­tempts at goal to one but could not get a score on the board and lost 7-1.

Best play­ers were Kacy Bax­ter, Jas­mine Dodds and Michae­lyn Parkes.

The 12- and- un­der com­pe­ti­tion brought a fierce bat­tle be­tween the two un­de­feated teams, the Di­a­monds and the Saints.

A hard-fought first quar­ter saw the Di­a­monds lead­ing 2-1 and they ran away with the game in a very strong sec­ond quar­ter, show­ing their age and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Kyah Fran­cis was at­tack­ing the ball well and win­ning the re­bounds and Mia Devine was strong in the cen­tre for the Di­a­monds with her in­ter­cepts help­ing the Di­a­monds to score sev­eral unan­swered goals.

In the third the Saints ral­lied and showed their awe­some team spirit get­ting an­other goal and keep­ing the Di­a­monds scor­ing at a min­i­mum un­til in­jury took out the awe­some de­fen­sive skills of Keely Harold.

The Di­a­monds took full ad­van­tage and scored again to record a 14-3 vic­tory.

Kate Padovan was out­stand­ing in her ver­sa­til­ity, play­ing WA, C and GD, gain­ing her the best and fairest for the day.

For the Di­a­monds Mia Devine who was a stand­out in cen­tre and GD.

Play­ers choice was awarded to Stella Bur­nett for the Saints who was awe­some in the cen­tre and showed of her shoot­ing skills in goal and Paige Bellero who was a star in the cen­tre court play­ing WA and WD.

The Ex­treme team played the un­der­manned Pythons who still put in a great game de­spite hav­ing just six play­ers.

Ex­treme had plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties on goal but great de­fence by the Pythons stopped them scor­ing.

The Ex­treme girls played a great sec­ond half but couldn’t come away with the win to lose 6-2.

Best play­ers were Han­nah Durie, Char­lotte Dowling, Jenna Ker­swell and Al­lie Seibel.

The 14-16 com­peti­ton had the ri­val Young Guns teams up against each other.

In the first quar­ter there was just a goal the dif­fer­ence, but Young Guns 1 stepped up in the sec­ond quar­ter shoot­ing 9-1.

The con­test was fierce and Jade Tate and Rani- Eve Web­ber were stand­outs for Young Guns 2 and Ella Dodds con­tin­ued her fan­tas­tic form for Young Guns 1.

It was a fast game be­tween the two teams with bursts of bril­liance but the Young Guns 1 teams took the match 20-9.

The Strik­ers played the Hot Shots who wel­comed back Lily Davies to Dou­glas net­ball.

The Strik­ers took con­trol from the first siren and were re­lent­less de­spite great cir­cle de­fence by the Hot Shots which forced many at­tempts by the Strik­ers.

De­spite a great ef­fort the Hot Shots were un­able to get enough of the ball in their scor­ing cir­cle and lost 17-3.

Best play­ers were Madi­son Mal­one, Tyler Mous, Ge­or­gia Dun­can and Molly Lester.

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