Netball queens

Tuesday 8 June 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Netball, Sports

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Netball queens
Titikaveka’s Natalia Short defends against Avatiu’s Curly Taripo. 21060706

The highly competitive Rarotonga Netball Club Competition ended as expected on Saturday with a thrilling conclusion.

Titikaveka put on a brilliant performance to claim the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition premier title on Saturday.

The side defeated arch-rivals Avatiu 57-42 in an intense final held at the National Sports Arena in Nikao.

The showdown got off to a tit-for-tat battle between the top two teams in the division.

But Titikaveka bolstered by the return of Patricia Taea proved too strong in their attack as they mounted pressure on Avatiu to force errors and score points.

Avatiu was down by only five goals at the end of the opening quarter before they succumbed to the pressure from an experienced Titikaveka outfit. They took their opportunities but Titikaveka defended well and proved lethal in attack.

Titikaveka had a whopping 83 attempt at goal and capitalised on Avatiu’s errors and tips and intercepts.

Results

6U Tupapa 8 Arorangi 6, 8U Avatiu 10 Nga/Mat 3, 10U Arorangi 16 Takuvaine 11, 12U Nga/Mat 17 Avatiu 11, 15U Titikaveka 32 Tupapa 34, 17U Nga/Mat 34 Avatiu 33, Open 2 Arorangi 31 Takuvaine 32, Open 1 Takuvaine 31 Avatiu 21, Reserves Titikaveka 31 Avatiu 47, Premier Titikaveka 57 Avatiu 42.

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