Divas and Howie’s play their way into netball grand finals

The women’s netball season will come to a climax this Saturday with the 2015 A and B Grade grand final games to be played followed by the club’s presentations on Saturday night at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club.

In last Saturday’s finals Howie’s earned themselves a spot in the B Grade grand final after they beat LTE while DCS Divas came from behind to beat Pumpettes in A Grade.

In Saturday’s B Grade game, Howie’s bounced back after their loss in last week’s major semi final, to run out winners 45-37 over LTE.

Elyse Graham steered her side around the court and proved the difference in attack.

Graham helped her side to book the final spot in the B Grade grand final.

LTE did not go down easily with Lauren Williams a stand-out playing at Goal Attack.

It was however Howie’s ability to capitalise on turnovers that eventually earned them a well deserved win.

Sarahjane Arthur, Tara Cassidy and Sam MacLeavy all played solid games.

Howie’s will play their second B Grade grand final on Saturday this time up against a well drilled Grand Gals team who will be difficult to stop if they get an early lead.

Howie’s will however head into the match confident and without any injuries so it should be a great match up!

In the A Grade final, it wasn’t until the last two minutes in the final quarter that the DCS Divas thought they may make their second A Grade grand final.

Behind all game and working overtime in both attack and defence the 2014 premiers, DCS Divas were lucky to get away with a narrow win over minor premiers Pumpettes 47-45.

Pumpettes Jo Carter, Jayme Francisco and Emma Brown were outstanding in defence shutting down the DCS Divas’ circle and Trudy Griffiths did a great job of guiding her Pumpettes side around the court all game.

The DCS Divas defensive combination of Corinna Brenton, Demi Smith and Marybeth Lowe turned over multiple balls and coupled with fast play from Nikki Davey, it allowed the DCS Divas to capitalise and take the win.

DCS Divas will come up against a red hot Cougars team in this Saturday’s grand final.

Cougars will be out for revenge after last year’s grand final loss to DCS Divas.

Defensive player Karlee Davis will be one to watch with her ability to turn a ball over anywhere on court.

DCS Diva Shooter Corinne McLeod will be another player to keep an eye on.

McLeod’s dominating presence in the circle will be tested and she is sure to come out hungry to defend the DCS Divas title.—contributed