Technical maintained their unbeaten record and Lincoln overcame a slow start to win through to Christchurch Netball Centre’s Premier Netball final next week.
Technical has once again been the stand out team this season. Tuesday night’s 51-30 win against Kereru makes them favourites in next week’s contest against Lincoln University. Technical started strongly and built on their lead throughout the match. They maintained their starting line up for the four quarters and looked strong from defence, lead by captain Louise Thayer, through to attack.
Lincoln overcame a slow start against Saints, but recovered in the second quarter to take a narrow lead into the second half. It was a strong third quarter with Lincoln outscoring Saints 18 goals to 12 that set up the win by six goals 55-49. Lincoln take their deserved place in the final against Technical. In their last contest three weeks ago, Technical won by six goals.
In the battle of the school teams, Villa Maria came away with a hard fought win against Christchurch Girls High School, 59-51. Villa again made a strong start to this game but scores were level at half time. Villa took a small three goal lead into the final quarter and finished the game strongly to win by eight.
In the late game at Bishopdale Kereru B were up against Technical B in a rematch of last week’s contest. Kereru started strongly and established a 10 goal lead by quarter time. They pressed on throughout the remainder of the game finishing with 20 goals in the final quarter to win 63-32.
One game was scheduled in men’s netball competition this week. Revelation Men who have been unbeaten so far this season were too good for Halswell Men, 74-28. The split round will be completed next Tuesday when Kia Toa Men take on Technical Titans.
Technical A 51 def Kereru A 30. Qtrs: 15-7, 29-15, 39-21, 51-30.
Lincoln Uni A 55 def Saints A 49. Qtrs: 9-15, 26-24, 44-36, 55-49.
Kia Toa A 51 def St Nicholas A 45. Qtrs: 12-11, 23-20, 38-32, 51-45.
Kereru B 63 def Technical B 32. Qtrs: 16-6, 31-15, 43-21, 63-32.
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