Jer­ilderie ‘A’ rolled by Saints

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Jer­ilderie’s A grade net­ballers ex­pected a tight con­test against a much-im­proved Ber­ri­gan out­fit on Satur­day and that’s ex­actly what they got.

Home team Ber­ri­gan jumped out to a 12-8 lead at quar­ter-time and Jer­ilderie took time to set­tle with play­ers be­ing asked to play in new po­si­tions.

The sec­ond quar­ter saw the Demons set­tle into a bet­ter pat­tern with Paige Nash mak­ing her A grade de­but at GA, while Me­gan Mauger pushed back into the un­fa­mil­iar role of GK to con­trol Saints shooter Judy Karakai.

Kristin Kocks, Ains­ley Massina and Deeanna Bell started to find their rhythm and the game turned into an arm-wres­tle, with nei­ther side gain­ing con­trol due to both sides putting on con­sis­tent mid-court pres­sure.

Go­ing into the last quar­ter two goals down, the Demons were quickly able to re­gain the lead but a de­ter­mined Ber­ri­gan out­fit re­fused to make er­rors un­der pres­sure and took a wellde­served win, 42-39.

That leaves Jer­ilderie in fourth spot with a chal­lenge ahead to re­main in the fi­nals.

Awards: Wun­na­murra BOC - Kristin Kicks; Con­gram Trans­port - Paige Nash.

B grade played a solid game on Satur­day, tak­ing a win over Ber­ri­gan, ???.

Un­der-17s star Kiara Keat­ing filled in the cen­tre po­si­tion for the en­tire game, win­ning the SD Land­scap­ing be­ston-court award and cre­at­ing strong con­tests for the ball.

Ker­ryn Pur­cell played strongly in WA, earn­ing her the Jer­ilderie IGA award.

The de­fend­ers worked hard, cre­at­ing a num­ber of turnovers which re­sulted in goals, while Tianni Given had nu­mer­ous in­ter­cepts and turnovers.

Belle Brad­ford came on for half a game in the wing, im­me­di­ately show­ing her ca­pa­bil­i­ties to run strong driv­ing lines and fol­low pas­sages of play down the court.

Jer­ilderie’s C grade team is back in the top five af­ter de­feat­ing Ber­ri­gan, 52-27.

The Demons were too strong from the first whis­tle with Elisha Conn, Sam McDon­ald, Tash Shaw and Eden Her­cus too quick and tall in at­tack.

De­fend­ers Liz Haynes, Tanya Love­hill and Tiff Sut­ton used pa­tience com­ing out of de­fence af­ter re­bound­ing and in­ter­cept­ing strongly.

Liz Haynes won the Jer­ilderie IGA best-on­court award and Tash Shaw won the Rochford Fit­ness award.

The un­der-17 Demons were pushed for the first half of their game but ran out vic­tors, 52-28.

Mil­lie Ston­nill is de­vel­op­ing an in­tim­i­dat­ing WD game with her height and arms, while in at­tack the com­bi­na­tion of Paige Nash, Is­abella West­wood and Kiara Keat­ing was too quick for the Saints.

Thanks to An­nalise Bar­low and Phoebe Aitken for doubling up on the day. The Thomas fam­ily awards went to Kiara Keat­ing and Phoebe Aitken.

The un­der-15 team re­main in third spot and have se­cured the sec­ond chance in fi­nals af­ter a bril­liant win over Ber­ri­gan, 36-6.

The youngest team mem­ber, Lauren Knight, moved con­fi­dently at GS and is im­prov­ing with each game.

Sara Smith is a player of the fu­ture, read­ing the play and quickly adapt­ing when nec­es­sary.

Phoebe Aitken had her eye in, shoot­ing 28 goals to win the Magic Scis­sors award, and An­nalise Bar­low won the JNC award for her de­fen­sive skills.

A qual­ity dis­play of net­ball was on show in the un­der-11 game. Both sides showed ex­cel­lent skills for their ages with strong passes and ac­cu­racy in goals.

The Makatak awards went to Lana Martin and Ally Bar­low.

Sophie Lostroh and Paige Nash at the NSW Stage Age Net­ball Cham­pi­onships in Syd­ney.

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