Net­ball com­pe­ti­tion heats up in week­end car­ni­val

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - Ellen Rans­ley Ellen.Rans­ley@west­ern­starnews.com

IT MAY have been a warm 34°, but that didn’t stop Mara­noa’s keen­est net­ball play­ers from de­scend­ing on Bas­sett Park’s courts for an evening of round-robin com­pe­ti­tion.

Play­ing six games over four hours is no easy feat, es­pe­cially in the heat.

Each game was made up of two eight-minute halves, with a brief half time.

The first few games were hot and sweaty, but all play­ers got on with their games with en­thu­si­asm and sports­man­ship.

Fol­low­ing the rounds, fi­nals took place at 8.30pm be­fore a tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tion to award the top teams from the day.

The team, And the Win­ners Are.., took out the A-grade com­pe­ti­tion, while Balls Up claimed the prize for B-grade, win­ning a heart stop­per by one point in the fi­nal minute.

The ju­nior divi­sion was won by the Sil­ver Bul­lets.

All win­ning teams went home with a cash prize for their ef­forts.

The mixed net­ball com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ues on Wed­nes­day night.

PHO­TOS: ELLEN RANS­LEY

EYES ON THE PRIZE: A de­fender tries to block the shot.

Not even 34° heat could stop teams from play­ing their best.

The ball makes its way down to the hoop in the ju­niors game.

A de­fender jumps high to stop her op­po­nent from mak­ing the shot.

Af­ter in­ter­cept­ing the pass, Jack­son Spears looks for a player to pass to.

An im­pres­sive jump to catch the ball.

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