Technical and Lincoln University continue to remain unbeaten as Premier netball competition approaches the half way stage.
Technical were untroubled in their game against Christchurch Girls High School leading from the outset to take the game 62-27. Lincoln University on the other hand were initially pushed by Kereru with Hannah Glen in particular under pressure in goal for Lincoln. Kereru took the first quarter 11-9 on account of their accurate shooting, but it was all Lincoln after that. Glen found her range and together with Kate Grant scored 17 goals to Kereru’s 4, defensive pressure also proving the key. While Kereru continued to fight back in the last half, Lincoln maintained their momentum to win comfortably 52-32.
St Nicholas found themselves in a close battle with Technical B. While Technical B had much of the ball in first quarter it was St Nicholas who found themselves ahead at the first quarter courtesy of their accuracy in goal. They maintained a slim lead at half time and with Technical taking the third quarter, it was set up for a gripping last quarter. St Nicholas accuracy proved the difference eventually winning by just 5 goals, 47-42.
In another close battle St Margaret’s upset UC A 43-37.
Saints bounced back this week to post a solid win against Kereru B. Saints lead by nine goals at the first break and continued their scoring rate into the second quarter lead by Laura Mann and Jess Prosser in goal. Saints were able to make some changes throughout the last half, winning comfortably 65-42.
Kia Toa A were the most impressive in the early game at Bishopdale posting their highest score of the season 77 to Villa Maria A 39. Shooter Olivia McIntyre was the standout for Kia Toa shooting an impressive 59 goals from 67 attempts (88 per cent). She was ably supported by Brooklyn Tharp (10/10) and Natalie Allen (8/11) who also shot well. Rosie Stewart, Kristy Jones and Soala Sa were also solid in defence. For Villa Maria Olivia Wilkie stood out in goal with 20 from 23 attempts.
In Men’s netball competition on Wednesday night the eagerly awaited match up between Kereru and Revelation didn’t disappoint. It was a physical game and close throughout. Revelation took a small buffer going into the final quarter, but Kereru fought back through their strong one on one defence. They were unable to get any closer than the final one goal margin however, a credit to Revelation’s composure under intense pressure. Revelation took the contest by the closest of margins, 51-50 and now top the leader board. In the late game, Technical Titans defeated a galant Halswell, 85-22.
Premier netball statistics:
St Nicholas A 47 (N Stuart GS 26/30, N Miekle GA1 12/18, GS3 6/7, R Gold GA2 3/3) def Technical B 42 (C Campbell GS1 7/13, GS3 13/17, O Mendonca GA 18/27, C Robb GS2 4/11). Qtrs: 13-11, 23-20, 32-30, 47-42.
Saints A 65 (L Mann GS1 25/2/, J Prosser GA1 13/16, GS2 13/14, J Allan GA2 3/4, G Etheridge GA3 10/13, A Kennedy GS3 1/7) def Kereru B 42 (A Doig GS GS1 24/29, K Boyle GA1 8/11, K Abdelaal GA2 4/6, A Chamberlain GS2 6/12). Qtrs: 19-10, 38-22, 54-34, 65-42.
Kia Toa A 77 (O McIntyre GS 59/67, B Tharp GA1 10/10, N Allen GA2 8/11, R Petero GA3 0/1) def Villa Maria A 39 (O Wilkie GS1 17/19 GA2 3/4, R Bradbrook GS2 10/14, S Morton GA1 4/7 GA3 5/8). Qtrs: 20-11, 42-21, 59-28, 77-39.
Lincoln Uni A 52 (H Glen GS1 20/28 GA2 6/8, K Grant GA1 6/8, GA3 3/5, M Borst GS2 17/22) def Kereru A 32 (M Smith GS1 9/13, S Adams GA1 6/9 GS2 13/14, C Pyke GA2 4/7). Qtrs: 9-11, 26-15, 39-23, 52-32.
St Margarets A 43 def UC A 37.
Technical A 62 def CGHS A 27.