Gore High prevails in tight tussle

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St Peter’s A and Gore High A played out a see-saw sort of game on Saturday at the MLT Event Centre.
Scorewise the first two quarters were extremely close with St Peter’s only up by one at the end of the first period of the MLT Premier Grade netball game.
The second quarter was equally competitive but with Gore High A finishing one ahead.
In the third quarter, Gore High A continued to stretch its lead to be up by five and held on to win the game 30-24.
Gore High A coach Janelle Casey was pleased with the girls’ effort on the court in what was a nerve-racking match.
‘‘The girls played well after a bit of a slow start. Once we got focused and our heads in the game we started to play more as a team.’’
Casey said as the game went on her team became more cohesive and precise.
She was impressed with the efforts of year 10 pupil Frances Qasevakatini (14) and year 12 pupil Tineachsa Gutschlag (16), who she named player of the match.
‘‘Tineachsa came into the match in the second quarter, where she was able to stamp her authority in the shooting circle,’’ Casey said.
It was the side’s third win of the season and it was aiming to finish in the top four.
Casey believed there was always room for improvement as Gore High A looked to work on its combinations and flow through the court.
‘‘We still have to work hard on our connections from defence to attack.’’
St Peter’s coach Dana Bond said she was extremely pleased with the way her team stepped up in the absence of two senior players in Ella Brown and April Perkins.
‘‘We were really thrilled with the way the team went. It was a great game, played in great spirit between us and Gore High A,’’ she said.