Western Districts reports
A Grade: Dudey turning WD first centre pass over and out to a small lead. WD fighting back hard in defence to turn the ball over for the game to be on centre passes again. WD up by 1 goal at the first break.
Dudley bringing Ruby Gurney on into WA which gave some drive in the centre court with Ella Johnson (DU). Verity Carey (WD) and Carly Willmott (WD) having to work hard with the strong DU defence in Stacey Stezen (DU) and Kristy Tannebring (DU). A very stop start game to watch.
WD having a great second quarter to be up by 6 at half time. Shontae Jones (DU) back on into WA and Dudley having a great start to the third quarter to bring the game back to be within 1 goal. Connie Rule (WD) contesting everything rebound that the Dudley goalies missed.
WD up by 2 at the last break. The last quarter saw some tired players out on court in the warmish conditions. Lauren Downing (WD) and Tash Boxer (DU) having a great tussle on each other, both working very hard for their teams. WD hanging onto the lead and winning by 9 goals in the end. Good luck to WD in the Grand Final.
B Grade: Almost perfect weather for netball out at WD on Saturday for the second semi. Panters and Wonkies starting strong, both wanting to secure their spot in the GF.
Some strong leading in attack from Panthers Emma Stapleton in WA. With Renae Florance and Louise Latz finishing off nicely in goals. Lilly Buick was strong in defence for Westies. Panthers were leading at half time but the game was still any ones. Some positional changes made by both teams.
Panthers tough defence from dual KINA MVP's Mel Holman and Bridie Berden turning over many balls. Their attacks capitalized on these and Panthers had a comfortable lead going into the final term. Panthers Kiri Lockett worked tirelessly and provided a stable court for the whole game. Miki Haska worked hard in WD for Panthers delivering strong defence and attack down the court. Wonkies attack never gave up, but it just wasn't their day. With Panthers winning by 18 in the end and going straight into the GF. Good luck to all finals teams and remember it is any ones game. Final score was WD 31 to Wisanger 49.
C Grade: First quarter Parndana defense against Kingscote was excellent and many balls were turned over. They led by 8 at end of that quarter. With great court play by both teams, Parndana led at each change to win convincingly by 10. Great play by Sara Turner and Bridget Black for Kingscote and Nicole Wilson and Meika Dunstan for Parndana.
15&U: It was decent sunny weather out at Western Districts for the Under 15 game between Western Districts and Wisanger. Only some wind to complain about. A tough game, both teams out to put their mark on the finals series.
The first two quarters played out almost even. Each team playing fair and competitive, providing perfect netball for the spectators. The third quarter saw WD take advantage of Panther's injury time and get in front by 7, leading in the final term.
A few changes made by Panthers saw them come out strong in the 4th quarter, but Wonks were on a run stretching their lead to 13 goals and going straight in the Grand Final. Good luck next week to the Panther's girls. Final score WD 38 def W 25.
13&U: In blustery, windy and cool conditions both teams were excited to be playing finals netball.The first quarter was tight, the first half was action packed with both teams playing well. Western Districts pulled away from Parndana towards the end of the first quarter and maintained their lead throughout the game.
Raemi, Sophie, Kelesha and Shaylee battled it out in the western districts attacking third while Layla and Lani were battling it out with Molly and Belle in the Parndana attacking third.
Tearing up the mid court were Kelesha Alex, Maddie, Sarsha and Regan against Rose, Amahli, Belle and Grace. In the end Parndana were gracious in defeat. Defeated by a stronger Western Districts side. Congratulations to all girls on a well fought game.
11&U: A few nerves to start. Good even play by both Western Districts and Wisanger. Windy conditions making it difficult to score.
First quarter WD 3 - W 0. Play went back and forward, with both teams struggling with the wind. No change in score at half time. Some lovely turnovers and some better play down the court in the third quarter. The enthusiasm of both teams lifting.
An exciting finish to the game, with some quick goals. Wisanger finishing strong with six goals scored in the last quarter. Western Districts olding on to win by 3. Final score WD 10 def W 7.
A Grade: It was a sunny but blustery day. Parndana were off to a strong start, but Kingscote fighting all the way. Parndana up at quarter time. Second quarter saw Kingscote come back with some great defence play by Caitlin Berry and good shooting by Sarah and Kelly and Kingscote snuck in front to lead at half time. The third quarter was hard fought great play by both teams, kingscote holding the lead by 10 going in to the last quarter. The last quarter saw Kingscote take the ball and own the game. Final score Kingscote 44 to Parndana 28.
C Grade: Slow but competitive start, quick passes and very intense. WD leading at half time, great defence by both sides. Dudley put in a lot of effort to lead by one goal going into the final quarter. It was goal for goal in the final quarter with both teams fighting until the end. Congrats WD well deserved. Final score WD 37 to Dudley 34.
D Grade: It was an even first quarter with both teams settling quickly, by half time WD slightly ahead. In the third quarter positional changes by WD saw them well up by three quarter time. They kept up the pressure with Parndana fighting hard. In the end WD won, a good game to watch played in good spirits. Good court play by Sabrina and Chaye for WD and Kate and Tash for Parndana. Final score WD 39 to Parndana 28.
15&U: Both teams played strongly throughout the match with Dudley ahead in the first three quarters. The last quarter saw parndana putting pressure on the the last few minutes became a "nail biter" with Parndana coming in strong to take the lead, winning by six. Final score Parndana 44 to Dudley 38.
11&U: Dudley started the game strong, with good passing and defending, getting all goals in. Score 5-2 in 1st quarter. Dudley making positional changes and the game evened up with good defending by both teams. Parndana came out strong after half time, with great pressure down the court. Parndana eventual winner in a tight match 8-7. Final scores Parndana 8 to Dudley 7.