Tigers Have Close Win Over HBL In Netball

South Bunbury kept touch with the top four after recording a 50-46 win over Harvey Brunswick Leschenault in Saturday’s SWNFL contents at the Leschenault Leisure Centre.

South Bunbury made a solid start, taking a six goal lead early in the first quarter through accurate shooting from Lucinda Fransen and Gemma Chapman.

HBL’s Kate Baker dominated defence late in the first quarter and generated several turnovers for her side, which lifted the team.

The second and third terms resulted in the Tigers’ lead extending to 12 goals.  South Bunbury’s defensive pressure  created valuable turnovers which were quickly converted in attack.

Inaccurate passes proved costly for the Lions and the Tigers pounced at every opportunity.

Beginning the quarter 38-26 down, the Lions dug deep in the final term, scoring three quick goals.  With Sheridan Duke returning to goal shooter and Kate Baker back on court, the pair led the team back into the contest.

Despite the resurgence, South remained firm in every area of the court.

At the South West Sports Centre, Blackwood got back to winning ways after cruising to a 56-38 victory over Carey Park.

Ravens shooters Courtney Webb, Lauren Styles and Abbey Hall shot with great accuracy all game, which ultimately proved to be the difference.

By quarter time, Blackwood has already taken a five goal lead which they continued to build on for the remainder of the game.

In the other game for the weekend, Eaton Boomers proved too strong, downing Bunbury 47-34.