Time flies for netballers
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.