Handy Eagles victory

Penola V Naracoorte

In round 11 of the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Netball Association season Penola got the premiership points over Naracoorte with an important nine-goal win at McCorquindale Park on Saturday.

The Eagles flew away early in the first term shooting 13-9 to take a handy lead into the first break.

In the second term Naracoorte lifted and matched Penola’s intensity but could only cut the deficit down to five goals before the main change.

The Eagles showed good form when play resumed with the shooting combination of April Possingham and Ashley Earl going strong.

The Demons did make a late charge outscoring the home side by one goal in the final term, but it was not enough for the visitors with Penola winning 56-47 after a gallant effort.

Penola’s best were Brooke Klemm and Possingham while Sophie Henschke and Belinda Sinclair took the Naracoorte awards.

Keith V Lucindale

The Crows played the host to the Roos in their round 11 clash and the latter bounced away with the win.

Lucindale got off to a fast start sinking 14 goals to Keith’s nine which meant it was a game of catch up for the hosts.

After the first change Keith felt something needed to be done to close the gap and dug deep to match Lucindale at the net.

But a gap of nine goals still remained and the Roos hit back with a big second half.

The Crows were able to enjoy their most productive passage of play in the last quarter to gain some ascendancy but fell way short of the Roos who put on the afterburners with a strong finish to score a good win.

Mia Harper and Stephanie Lubcke stood strong for the home team while a top effort from Trudy Lane and Ella Jones pushed Lucindale to glory.

Kybybolite V Padthaway

The Tigers ran away with a 41-goal win over the Lions in a goal scoring feast.

A superb effort from Kybybolite in the first quarter gave Padthaway something to think about after the former stormed to an 11-goal lead.

There was no let up from the home team with another dominant performance in the second term and take a massive lead of 19 goals into the long break.

The Tigers tore up the court again in the third quarter with brilliant netball and they kept pressing hard all the way to the finish.

Kybybolite’s better players were Georgie Maggi and Erin Ewer while Amelia Frick and Hannah Grady battled hard for the Lions.

Bordertown V Mundulla

In the battle between seventh placed Bordertown and eighth placed Mundulla, fans were anticipating a close contest.

These predictions were proven correct when scoring was tight in the first quarter with both sides trading blows around the ring.

Eventually it was the Roosters that got a two-goal lead at the first change.

The tight battle continued in the second quarter as both Bordertown and Mundulla were neck and neck scoring 11 goals each.

But the game changed in the second half when Bordertown went on the attack outscoring the Tigers 17-11 in the third term.

There was no letting up of the pressure from the Roosters in the last quarter as they made a stand on the court to take the chocolates in a 16-goal win.

Alex Langley and Natalie Twigden were awarded the best player awards for the home side while Mundulla gave the best to Alix Lovering and Chantelle Fromm.

The KNTNA world enjoys a week off before round 12 on Saturday, July 23.

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