LEAD: Parndana centre player Olivia Downing leads for the ball as Western Districts shooter Shaylee Huxtable watches on. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.
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Parndana 8 defeated Western Districts 5.It was a tight competition between the two west endteams.In the firstquarter, Parndana’s Layla Kuchel and Sascha Berlin worked really well in thering against some tight defence from Belle Morris. At the other end, Lucy Were and HarmonyMauheni made the most of shooting opportunities.

In the second quarter, Regan Clark forParndana made great use of space, positioning well and leading in front to see Parndana geta good lead. In the third quarter, Western Districts’Raemi Morris strongly defendedand tooksome beautiful intercepts to keep Parndanascoreless. In the final quarter all girls tried really hard with many turn overs. It was great to seehow much all the girls have improved over the year.

PASS: Parndana player Lilly Trethewey passes ahead of Western Districts goal attack Giselle Protheroe. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

11 and Under

Western Districts 28 defeated Parndana 8.With a sunny morning, it was a great day for netball. Onlookers saw a fast start by Western Districts, with great shooting.Parndana settled late in the first quarter, and had a great second quarter. Goalies were shootingwell, and there wasgreat defence down the court by WD, followed up with great work byMolly in goal defence.

It was a big third quarter effort by Western Districts. The Parndana girls tried hard all game.The WD team played well all game.

13 and Under

Western Districts 56 defeated Parndana 19.Western Districts came out steady and strong with good shooting by Carly Willmott andAbby Morris, putting pressure on the Parndana goalies. Ashlee McConnochie-Edwardsstarted strongly for Parndana through the centre, whilst Janine Wandel did everything shecould at goal defence, cutting in front and intercepting clearly.

Both teams made positionalchanges throughout the game. Janine Wandel shot beautifully in attack for Parndanashowing how skilled and talented she is at both ends of the court. Parndana’sSienna Putlandand Western Districts’Abby Morris competed well against each other through the centre inthe last quarter. A good game played in good spirits despite the goal line.

15 and Under

Parndana 35 defeated Kingscote 27. The game was well contested, but Parndana held firm and made the most of attackingopportunities, finishing the first quarter ahead 10-5. The contest continued after the breakand neither team gained ascendancy. The home side showed good middle third defence andextended their lead to 17-10 at half-time.Kingscote came out with renewed determination in the third quarter. Their strategic positionalchanges, as well as costly errors by Parndana, enabled the visitors to win the quarter 8-6. Taj Rongo (P) was moved to centre in the fourth quarter and her creativity led to many scoringopportunities.

Kingscote’s Bridgette Grimes had more influence on the game in this last term,driving her team forward. More goals were scored by Parndana, though, and they completed thegame to win 35 goals to Kingscote’s 27. Thanks to Iris Warena and Nicki Putland forumpiring.

D Grade

Parndana 44 defeated Western Districts 31.Parndana started well, making the most of their opportunities with strong defensive play andturn overs.Western Districts were able to have greater impact on the scoreboard towardsthe end of the quarter with Parndana leading 11-5.

Both teams began scoring goalsconfidently in the second quarter, with Parndana advancing their lead to 13 by half time.Defensively, Parndana worked hard turning the ball frequently. Western Districts won thelast quarter but Parndana was too far ahead.

The final score was 44 Parndana to Western District31. Best player for Parndana was Jen Stanton, and for WD wasChaye Beckwith.

POSSESION: Parndana C grade player Cherie Kuchel passes off to her teammates. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

C Grade

Western Districts 32 defeated Parndana 30.Parndana started strongly, with consistent defence through mid-court, making the most ofevery opportunity and finishing 11 to 4at end of the first quarter. Western Districts’ secondquarter was strong and consistent, coming out with determination even though Parndanaremained consistent, they didn’t convert to goals.

Third quarter was an even tussle with good strong play by both teams. Great to watchstrong passages of play and good consistent tussles. Parndana 24, WD 19.The last quarter sawWestern Districts come out with a win on their agenda, winning bytwo points.

B Grade

Was a strong start by both teams, evenly matched downthe court. Parndana’s strong defencemade the most of rebounds, and goalies shot nicely. Carmen and Ella had a great tusslein C. The second quarter started much the same.WD lost Stephanie to illness but was replaced by Marie in GK. Fast passesdown the court saw Parndana increase their lead. WDtall timbers Bev and Marie in defence put pressure on Parndana’s goalies.

Parndana settled welland were able to convert and increase the lead.Changes in the third, saw WD Carmen into GA and Kellyin C. A strong change, Kelly steadied the team withgreat passes to Sarah and Carmen.Parndana’s Paand Alicia adapted and got great intercepts tosend Parndana into attack again.

Sandy and Crystal workedhard against strong WD players. Lucy for WD provided good backupand talk for her team. Sarah Pontifexconsistentlycreated strong attack moves and great passes to Fiona, allowing Parndana to build its lead. A high percentage of shooting and relentless defence saw Parndana closethe game with a 24-goal deficit.

A Grade

Both teams fought for an even start in the Parndana and Western DistrictsA grade game.Parndana managed to pull ahead half waythrough the first quarter, with exceptional defence on display down the court.Georgie Horjus was shooting at 100 per cent, giving Parndana the lead by 11 at quarter time.

Defenceplayers Emma, Brook and Marina were outstanding for Parndana, making it hard for Western Districts to get the ball to their goalies.Parndana were up by 14 at half time. Georgie Weatherspoon played aconsistent game through the centrefor wing defence. Theentire Parndana team played with high intensity.

Stacey finished with a nice, strong final quarter, shooting at 100 per cent.Onlookers said it was a greatgame to watch, and waswell umpired by Sharon and Bev.Parndana’s final score was 65, to Western Districts’43.

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