Mixed bag for Stawell netballers

Warriors produced a mixed bag of results when they took on Ararat in the Wimmera Netball League.

Kearnie Warren in action for Stawell againstg Ararat last Sunday.

Kearnie Warren in action for Stawell againstg Ararat last Sunday.

Over the course of the day Stawell took three wins and three losses in difficult netball conditions.

As usual the rivalry match was played on a Sunday, but there was little support for netballers with the poor weather keeping most people at bay.

Under 13s got the day off to a bright start for Stawell winning 27-9.

Kasey Mornane was the best on court winning the Gold Reef award for her outstanding display of shooting while Jade Allen received the subway award for her efforts.

The under 15B were again gallant in defeat losing 0-49.

Bridget McGuckian won the Grampians Pharmacy best on court while Chloe Elliott took home the Subway award for second best.

Ararat were winners again when under 15A took to the court.

Tessa Mornane was the Gold Reef Clothing award recipient and Abbi Nellthorp the Subway award winner.

The team played well in parts of the game, but failed to settle completely, losing 32-21.

The under 17 Stawell girls adapted to the wet and windy conditions early and were able to hold off Ararat.

In what was a very physical game, Stawell were victorious 33-28.

Meg Walker was at her usual best and earned best on court with a number of intercepts and rebounds to take home the Sportspower and Noodle Bar award.

Jordan Austin dominated the attacking end with a high work rate from the outset in an excellent display. Austin took home the Subway award.

B grade also took some time to settle, getting off to a slow start.

Jemima Bibby sat the first half out, but came on in the second half and proved to be the difference.

The drive down the court increased and some flowing passages of play became more frequent.

Courtney Morrow was the Westlift Crane and Subway award winner while Bibby took home the Perry's Footwear award.

In the A grade Stawell lacked height and size all over the court and were well beaten.

Tahleah Haddow moved from attack to defence to try and counteract Megan Shea, but the task proved seemingly impossible.

Haddow was still one of the better players for Stawell seeing her the Warren Earthworks and Nash Hotel best player.

Kearnie Warren moved into goals when Haddow went to defence and did a great job despite the lack of supply winning the Rumba Clothing and Subway award.

The final score was Ararat 62 to Stawell 20.


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