Panthers lose out in Rising Stars

Wednesday July 25, 2018 Written by Published in Netball
The Tupapa Panthers under-11 team had a tough 12 all draw against Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles on Saturday. 18072430 The Tupapa Panthers under-11 team had a tough 12 all draw against Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles on Saturday. 18072430

The second round of the Rising Stars netball tournament, unfortunately saw only one game played in the premier competition.

The Tupapa Panthers hosted the defending champion Titikaveka Pearls and once again suffered a slim loss, 33-42.

The nine goal loss follows on from their opening round loss to Avatiu of 11 goals and the team will have an extra week to address their performance with a bye this weekend.

The Avatiu Dragonflies were scheduled to travel to Ngatangiia, but once again the Sea Eagles had to default to because they failed to field sufficient players for the second week in a row.

Tournament director Jackie Rongo said the organisers were currently unclear as to whether the team would pull out of the competition entirely or would be able to field a team at all in the future

In the hotly contested under-17 competition, the Arorangi Flames were too good for Tereora College, while the Avatiu Dragonflies won 47-33.

This follows the Flames’ opening round win by 70 points against Ngatangiia/Matavera, making them one of the teams to watch in the race for the title.

The school’s second team, Tereora College B, also had a loss this time to Avatiu Dragonflies, 36-19, a closer affair than their opening round in the Premier competition.

 

Results:

Schools teams vs Arorangi Flames: under-11, 2-20; under-13, 16-32; under-17, 33-47. Panthers vs Titikaveka Pearls: under-11, 14-21; Premier, 33-42. Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles vs Avatiu Dragonflies: under-11. 12-12; under-13, 29-37; under-17 19-36.

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