The Kununurra Netball Association women’s competition grand final games were entertaining for players and onlookers alike last Thursday night.
With the four teams involved sitting in the top positions of their grades for the majority of the season, both matches showed great skill.
The night began at six with the B-grade final between Redbacks and Rogue Pigeons.
With seven players, Rogue Pigeons had no changeover at halftime.
Redbacks’ team of 11 allowed them to run some fresh legs.
Two points separated the sides at half-time.
Rogue Pigeons settled in the third quarter to take a lead of nine goals.
With an 18-goal win by the finish, the Pigeons became the 2012 B-grade premiers.
Best on court was awarded to Rogue Pigeons’ goal attack Emily Duke.
The A-grade final game was played at a very high standard when Hornets clashed with Bandicoots.
The audience was captivated by the fast-paced netball.
Bandicoots were hoping to win the premiership for the second year in a row.
A close game meant a one-point difference between the teams at the quarter and half-time breaks.
The pressure was on and both sides made minimal player changes throughout the game.
In the third quarter, Hornets outscored the Bandicoots by eight goals, with a strong defence led by Hornets’ Yasmin Lewis.
Hornets were too good and came away with an 11-goal win to be named the 2012 A-grade premiers.
Best on court was awarded to Hornets’ goal defence Yasmin Lewis.