TUNGAMAH NET­BALL

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

A Grade

Tungamah 33 de­feated Katan­dra 32

Af­ter a week off and a pos­si­ble win in sight the A grade girls knew they would have to fight if they wanted to come out suc­cess­ful.

The first half saw the Bears very un­set­tled, rush­ing of passes, lack of short sharp passes com­bined with un­fin­ished drives en­abled Katan­dra to come through and in­ter­cept.

At half time Tungamah were down by 6, some po­si­tional changes saw Molly Burke and Chelsea shoot­ing in the cold and windy con­di­tions.

Both were us­ing their body to hold their ground pro­vid­ing space for Molly Gig­gins and Danielle to feed into. The de­fend­ers com­pris­ing of Kim, Tah­nee, Ella and Molly Saun­ders worked tire­lessly, ap­ply­ing de­fen­sive pres­sure through­out the whole game.

Go­ing into the last quar­ter three goals down and words of pos­i­tiv­ity and mo­ti­va­tion from coach Danielle lifted the team along with the de­sire to win the game.

The pres­sure and talk lifted in the last quar­ter with the ef­forts of Adele and Amy on the side­line not go­ing un­no­ticed. Be­ing one goal down in the last few min­utes and con­tin­u­ous pres­sure ap­plied by the whole team en­abled Molly Saun­ders to take an in­ter­cept which the shoot­ers were able to con­vert from.

In the end we came away with a one goal win. Awards: Molly Burke - Judd’s Mens­land, Tah­nee Giss­ing - Thyme for Cof­fee, Molly Saun­ders - Thyme for cof­fee and Best on.

B Grade

Tungamah 46 de­feated Katan­dra 25.

Af­ter a week off Tunga came out all re­freshed and ready to take on Katan­dra. The Bears had a re­ally good start with Kara and Te­gan mov­ing well on the ring cre­at­ing lots of space and per­fect pass­ing from Amy and Te­gan giv­ing Tunga a 10 goal lead at quar­ter time. The rain held off and Katan­dra came out strong in the sec­ond and third quar­ter mak­ing Tunga work for ev­ery ball. The de­fen­sive pres­sure was fan­tas­tic in the last quar­ter.

The coaches asked the girls to put pres­sure on ev­ery ball which they did get­ting lots of turn overs.

Ta­nia Mackenzy, Brodie and Jo worked hard all game get­ting lots of re­bounds and in­ter­cepts. Great game by ev­ery­one.

Awards: Bur­ramine Home­stead: Amy Grif­fith, D & D Roast: Mackenzy For­rester, Brew It Cof­fee: Kara Law­less.

C Grade

Katan­dra 46 de­feated Tungamah 31

The girls knew this game would be a test for all the hard work they have put into train­ing.

A great open­ing half saw a 5-goal dif­fer­ence at the first break.

Katan­dra’s shoot­ers barely missed af­ter half time, but the Tungamah play­ers kept mov­ing and of­fer­ing sup­port to each other the whole game.

Great shoot­ing from Danielle Side­bot­tom, Chloe and Leanne Laf­fan, con­stant run­ning through the mid­court by Lani Craw­ford, Iso­bel Con­nell, Caity White­lock, Jes­sica Hae­bich and Am­ber Ralph and won­der­ful de­fence against a very tall op­po­si­tion by Am­ber Peachey and Josie Nunn saw a fi­nal mar­gin of 15.

Awards: Judds: Danielle Side­bot­tom, Brew it: Caity White­lock, Thurs­day Night meal: Lani Craw­ford.

C Re­serve

Tungamah 26 de­feated by Katan­dra 49

Freez­ing con­di­tions Sat­ur­day re­mind­ing ev­ery­one that net­ball is a win­ter sport.

Not off to a great start with one player back in the side and three play­ers out, hav­ing a week off meant that in the first quar­ter the Bears strug­gled to find their feet.

Katan­dra’s height in both rings made re­bounds dif­fi­cult, Sally and Am­ber de­serv­ing of their awards with the fight they gave go­ing for ev­ery re­bound but just out of reach, both work­ing ex­tra hard on in­ter­cept­ing the ball be­fore it made it into the shoot­ers.

Third quar­ter was the best keep­ing Katan­dra to 8 goals while Tungamah scored 9 for the quar­ter, un­for­tu­nately they al­ready had a good lead.

A big thanks to the ju­nior girls, Penny, Gra­cie and Illa, for help­ing out again this week, all do­ing a won­der­ful job as wing de­fence.

Awards: Cel­e­bra­tions Danielle Lawrence, TFNC Ball voucher Sally Eales and Am­ber Ralph.

Un­der 17s

Tungamah 29 de­feated Katan­dra 20

With the rain hold­ing off the girls took to the court know­ing this game would be a tough one.

Both teams were quick to score but Tungamah be­gan to ap­ply the pres­sure caus­ing turnovers to their op­po­nents.

Chelsea Marks.

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