Season hots up as teams push for top of ladder

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Royals' Cora Introvigne prepares to shoot the ball.
Camera IconRoyals' Cora Introvigne prepares to shoot the ball. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

With four rounds left, the race is on to see who will top each of Bridgetown Netball Association’s grades.

Cyclones' Caitlyn Wheatley claims the ball.
Camera IconCyclones' Caitlyn Wheatley claims the ball. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Due to the COVID-19 shortened season, the team that tops the table will be declared as league winners for this season.

Cyclones' Caitlin Ladhams looks for an option.
Camera IconCyclones' Caitlin Ladhams looks for an option. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

In the Junior A competition, the Jetz continued their undefeated season, beating the Galahs to maintain a four-point buffer over the second-placed Scallywags.

Falcons and Rangers players watch Rangers' Bronte Cowan shoot.
Camera IconFalcons and Rangers players watch Rangers' Bronte Cowan shoot. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times.

In Junior B, the Skylarks are clear league leaders and will mathematically seal their place at the top of the table with two wins from their remaining four games, or if the the second-placed Bluebirds lose a single game in their next four fixtures.

Falcons shooter Bree Connolly looks for an option.
Camera IconFalcons shooter Bree Connolly looks for an option. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

As well as the regular season, Bridgetown’s Junior Netballers represented their club away at the Netball WA South West Regional Championships.

Cyclones' Charlii Freeman searches out a teammate.
Camera IconCyclones' Charlii Freeman searches out a teammate. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

It was a successful day for the association, with its 15 and Under Green team taking the premiership in their grade and the association receiving the competition’s sportsmanship award.

Club president Megan Burvill said she was proud of the association’s efforts, particularly in winning the sportsmanship award.

“We pride ourselves on conducting ourselves with sportsmanship in all of our areas and all of our age groups, so that was really pleasing,” she said.

“It was a very good win for our 15 and Unders as well, against some tough competition during the day.”

Results

Junior A

Jetz d Galahs 58-42.

Scallywags d Redbacks 48-35.

Thunders d Falcons 61-54.

Junior B

Skylarks d Bluebirds 28-13.

Rockets d Tornadoes 20-17.

Seniors

Royals d Cyclones 45-34.

Fairest and Best: Sarah Jakobson 3, Cora Introvigne 2, Bonnie Butler.

Falcons d Rangers 47-33.

Fairest and Best: Bronte Cowan 3, Bree Connolly 2, Courtney Cocks.

Aztecs Bye.

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