18 May, 2024

Rupanyup move to second with win over Noradjuha Quantong

Rupanyup has solidified their A-grade netball premiership credentials, moving to second on the ladder with a 10-goal victory over Noradjuha Quantong at Rupanyup Recreation Reserve in round six of the Horsham District Football Netball League on Saturday.

By Chris Graetz

Rupanyup's Zanaiya Bergen and Noradjuha Quantong's Brooke Pay battle for the ball. PHOTO: JO HEMLEY
Rupanyup's Zanaiya Bergen and Noradjuha Quantong's Brooke Pay battle for the ball. PHOTO: JO HEMLEY

The Panthers got out to a quick start to lead by four points at quarter time with a 17-goal second quarter extending the margin to 10 at half time.

The Bombers battled hard but that’s where the margin remained with the Panthers running out 51-41 winners.

Zanaiya Bergen continued her prolific season with another 39 goals whilst Jedda Heard was outstanding at goal defence, nullifying Taylor Shelley and Jayne Tucker, with Meg Cashin again outstanding through the centre.

For the Bombers, it was the experienced heads of Brook Pay and Shannon Couch their best players with Couch scoring 31 points.

Rupanyup coach Jedda Heard said it is starting to click for them.

"Today we were patient and did what we had to do to get the lead, maintain it and then hold on," Heard said.

"We wanted to work on the basic stuff and being able to look after the ball by slowing it down and making sure the option is the right one."

Heard praised Meg Cashin for another good game as well as the scorers, Zanaiya Bergen and Maddison Morgan.

"Meg is playing brilliantly and she is on fire," Heard said.

"She is providing a lot of drive down the court and provides an option and is present all the time and I am so happy she is doing well.

"Maddy and Zanaiya up forward shot well and when they missed they got rebounds and held it in there well which is very important."

Great defensive pressure from Thane Brown and Holly Ross has guided Pimpinio to their first win of 2024, a 10-goal victory over Taylors Lake.

With the pressure building, Pimpinio headed into the match needing to win and they hung tough in the first quarter to trail by one point. In the second quarter, they started to find their groove, leading by two at halftime.

They came out after halftime firing, scoring 14 goals to five in the third quarter to lead by nine points. They held their lead in the last winning 46-36.

Jayde Ellis and Lana Ellis both scored 21 apiece for the Tigers with Lilly Weir and Layla Eltze again amongst the best for the Lakers.

Edenhope Apsley stormed to a seven-goal win over Swifts at North Park. The Saints fired out of the gates early with a 16-goal first quarter to lead by nine points.

They extended that lead in the second quarter to 13 goals and then ran out the game to win 48-41.

Sarah Domaschenz and Lavinia Fox were the best players for the Saints whilst Erin Freehand and Isabella Robson were the best players for the Swifts.

Laharum had a comfortable victory 43-goal win over a young Harrow Balmoral side at Cameron Oval. An unbelievable 57 goals to Caitlin Jones-Story, and a great display of power through the centre from Olivia Jones-Story saw them win 72-29.

Febey McClure was great through the centre for Harrow Balmoral whilst Tara McIntyre's position change to wing attack has worked well, with a solid game from the teenager.

At Kalkee Recreation Reserve, the Kees defeated Kaniva Leeor by 23-goals.

After a tight first quarter, leading by one goal, they scored 15 goals in the second quarter to take a nine-point lead into halftime. Sixteen goals in the third quarter set up the win as they ran out 55-32 winners.

Lotus Martin shot 33 goals for Kalkee whilst Ruby Gordon shone up forward with 18 for the Cougars.


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