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.
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.
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.
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.
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.