Dees on fire
Jerilderie’s A-graders knew they were in with a chance against second-placed Tocumwal on Saturday, and disciplined play saw the Dees lead at each change to win, 43-39.
Elise Watson was outstanding at GD, denying danger Bloods goaler Leisa DeSailly any chance of getting into the game.
Ainsley Massina and Meagan Mauger controlled the ball coming out of defense and into attack, setting up Simone Conn at GS to shoot some quality goal and managing to find space when needed.
Awards: Wunnamurra BOC - Meagan Mauger; Congram Transport - Simone Conn.
The B grade game was close throughout the entire match with the lead changing a number of times.
Katrina Muto was in great form, shooting herself 32 goals to win the Jerilderie IGA best-oncourt award.
Tianni Given played consistently through the mid-court, never giving up on a quick and light-footed opponent, to take home the SD Landscaping award.
B Grade had two extra awards on Saturday, going to Laura Browning and Liz Haynes, who filled in as GK. Each player made a definite impact on the game.
In the end, Jerilderie won 46-44.
Jerilderie’s C grade side is back on the winners’ list after defeating Tocumwal by the narrowest of margins, 32-31.
Both sides managed to control the play for small periods in each quarter, but no-one dominated for a long length of time.
Tanya Lovehill and Tash Shaw combined well for their first pairing in goaling duties, with Shaw winning the IGA beston-court award.
A few minor injuries in the third quarter rattled the Demons for a short time, allowing a small lead to be reduced, but the girls dug deep and held off a determined Tocumwal side to win the day.
Jaimi Mitchell won the Deni North Steel award.
Jerilderie’s C-Reserve grade netballers defeated Tocumwal in convincing fashion, 37-19.
Great work in defence by Carina Rorato made it hard for anyone to get a re-bound, while Sam McDonald was great in the centre, getting multiple intercepts and driving strongly up and down the court.
Elisha Conn and Eden Hercus were unstoppable in goals.
Carina Rorato received the Sports Club award and Sam McDonald the Kat’s Fitness award.