Competition heats up at the Douglas netball courts


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The Drifters and the Sharks on the court on Tuesday night. Image: Karlie Brady.
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Douglas netball is back for 2021 at the Port Douglas netball courts and competition is heating up.

On Tuesday round two kicked off in the juniors with the Stingers taking on the Storm. The game started off evenly before Storm took off in the second quarter gaining an uncatchable lead to finish 30 – 7.

Storm's Evie Dowling was named best and fairest of the match while players choice best of the match went to Nikita Farraway from Storm and Hayley Fischer from the Stingers.

In the senior competition, division one kicked off with the Drifters versus the Sharks. Getting out to an early lead, the Sharks were able to dominate the first half of the match. Despite a late comeback attempt by the Drifters in the third quarter, it wasn’t enough. Final score 9 – 40 to the Sharks.

Best and fairest went to the Sharks’ Emma Vizard while players choices were Drifter’s Saisha Schonenberger and Sharks’ Kira Howard.

The second division one game saw the Cougars go up against the Crocs in a hard-fought match. The first quarter was neck and neck before the Cougars inched ahead after half time to finish 34 – 19.

Cougars’ Cassandra Cairns was awarded best and fairest for the match while Kristy Hynes from Crocs and Nikkaya Williams from Cougars were the players choice.

In division two Rattle took on the Magpies. The games started evenly before Rattle took off to lead by six points at half time. However, the Magpies staged a big comeback to take the game 23 – 18.

Best and fairest went to the Magpies’ Claire Deuble who also received the players choice vote along with Kaijah M-O.

And in the second division two match, the Panthers versed Poison. The Poison got out to an early lead and held it right till the end to finish 39 – 11.

Hazel Kitto from Poison was named best and fairest while the players choice went to Jess Potte from Panthers and Andie Heidke from Poison.

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