The second round of the Cobar Senior Netball competition was played on Saturday afternoon at Ward Oval with one result so high the scorekeepers ran out of space on the score sheet.
The A Grade game between Wildcats and JKM Dynamic was an absolute whitewash with JKM, playing with only six players, still convincingly winning 78-20.
With a number of JKM players in the club senior representative side, this bodes well for their upcoming NSW State Netball carnival this weekend.
JKM scored more goals in the first quarter than Wildcats did in the whole game on Saturday, with 24-5 the difference at the end of the first break.
For JKM, Amie Hill (playing Centre) did well to read the play and hunted the ball, out of her usual position of Goal Defender.
By halftime the score had blown out to 44-9, with no respite for Wildcats.
Despite the massive score line, Wildcats kept on fighting till the end with Sandi Mitchell showing great defensive work throughout the match.
In B Grade, Ravens and Reel Steel played
an exciting match that finished in a 28-all draw.
At the end of the first quarter, Ravens were just in front, 8-7 thanks to fantastic defence from Bella Coughlan.
Ravens’ shooters both had their eyes in shooting with Katherine Dennis and Lisa Robinson (back after a couple of seasons away from the court) working well together.
Real Steels’ Sharna Gall had a number of good rebounds to give her side extra possession while Natalie Prisk was shooting well and Bethany Thomas was pulling in a number of rebounds to help their team to take a one point edge, 15-14, at halftime.
Ravens took back the lead in the third quarter with Laura Barnes putting pressure on her opposite player which saw them nudge ahead 22-21 at three-quarter time.
It was anyone’s game in the last quarter with both teams shooting and rebounding well, as had been the case all game, and it deservedly finished in the 28-all draw.
Pumpettes had their second win of the season beating ENDivas convincingly 48-30 in their A Grade game on Saturday.
The first quarter saw both teams pretty even.
ENDivas’ Demi Smith played an outstanding game in defence.
ENDivas struggled against the expert hands of Pumpettes in the second quarter, taking a 21-11 lead.
The third quarter started with both sides playing strong defensive games which saw the ball “ping-ponging” up and down the court for the first four minutes of play.
ENDivas were first to break the deadlock and record a goal to which Pumpettes answered with a run of three goals.
ENDivas picked themselves back up and matched them goal for goal for the remainder of the quarter.
ENDivas got off to a smashing start in the last quarter and they capitalised on a couple of errors from Pumpettes, to win the final quarter 12 goals to Pumpettes’ 10.
It was however too little too late with Pumpettes finishing with an 18 points win.
In the other scheduled B Grade game, BrushStop scored a win after they received a forfeit from Mystics.