Double Success for Netball Girls

This week our two top Netball Teams, Premier and Premier Reserve won their finals at the Waikato Secondary Schools League competition.

Coached by Portia Auton, the Premier Reserve had a tight first quarter before pulling away with a convincing win against Te Aroha College 64-32
Tight defence and turn over ball by Sophie Waddell, Bella Illston, Monique Bos and Jess Pickens put a lot of pressure on the opposition.

Scarlett Glover had an outstanding game in the shooting circle with high volume and consistency. Ahi Williams timed her movements well to be available in the attack end with consistent patient feeding by Liz McLean and Shivon Hanham.

The Premier Team met last year’s winners Hamilton Girls High School, a talented team that kept applying pressure on the St Peter’s girls during the game.

A goal for goal first 10 minutes of the game ensured plenty of pressure being applied for both teams before St Peter’s extended their lead to 16-8. A dominant third quarter by our girls through tenacious through-court and circle defence by Katie Te Ao and Charlisse Leger-Walker pushed the score out to 43-28 with one quarter remaining.

Dominant attacking options and ball placement by captain Kataraina Ormsby to the accurate shooting combination of Ella Bradley and Sade Kaipara-Morrison clinched the game 58-41.

Coaches Jess Elers and Ange Russek were pleased with the progress and the connections the team is making leading into their target competition UNISS in September.

“This team is demonstrating good resilience and learning to absorb the pressure and push through challenges on court. We still have a lot to fine tuning to do before tournament week, and the girls are working hard on and off the court”.

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