Pleas­ing start for rep play­ers

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Toko­roa Net­ball Cen­tre year 8 rep­re­sen­ta­tive team are well un­der way in their rep­re­sen­ta­tive fix­tures for the 2013 sea­son.

The year 8 rep team’s first tour­na­ment was at Ro­torua.

Coach Dawn Ash­worth was very pleased with the team’s per­for­mance. With only a few train­ing ses­sions un­der their belt the young year 8 team played four games.

They were very proud to win their first game against Whakatane 7-6. The mid-court play­ers worked well to con­nect the de­fence to the shoot­ers. It was a great feel­ing for the team to win against a well-drilled Whakatane team.

A loss against the de­ter­mined Pu­taruru team 3-7 cer­tainly showed the play­ers the im­por­tance of play­ing hard and us­ing the skills learned dur­ing prac­tice ses­sions.

The loss 4-15 against Ro­torua was very chal­leng­ing against the city team. This was the best game played by the Toko­roa team even though it was a loss.

The fi­nal game was against a top team, Cam­bridge. The Cam­bridge team had very ac­cu­rate shoot­ers and were able to gain a huge ad­van­tage quickly (half­time score 14-0).

Even though Toko­roa lost the game 4-16, they played ex­tremely well to win the sec­ond half.

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