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Monday 18 April 2011 | Published in Regional


The Arorangi premier netball grade caused headaches for Takuvaine at the TSA on Saturday to go on and comfortably win the match 63-36.

A new look Arorangi team definitely turned out to win this week as Takuvaine continue to firm up their player positions on court.

Meanwhile a fantastic game was seen between Avatiu and Tupapa with Avatiu pulling out all the stops to defeat Tupapa 63-36.

Things looked shaky for Avatiu when ace wing attack Mireille Winchester got injured just three minutes into the game but was ably replaced by teenager Odile Pauka.

The first quarter was all about ball retention for both teams with Avatiu taking out the first quarter by 4 points (15-11).

In the shooting Avatiu shooting circle, teenager Mati Toru and veteran Curly George were a formidable force.

Teenager Mati Toru was beautiful to watch under the goal playing and shooting with confidence and grace.

The Tupapa shooting combination of Mere Kamana and Annabelle Tuaati was also impressive but Avatiu goal keepers Nana Manuela and Mariana Tuaputa were out to take any ball that came towards the goal.

Avatiu had increased their lead by 10 points (20-30) at the half time break.

Tupapa struggled through centre court as ace Tupapa midcourt player Mii Piri was heavily defended by Avatiu.

Avatiu pushed their lead out to 16 points after the third quarter (44-28) before striding out to a comfortable and confident 63-36 win against Tupapa, who beat the Avatiu girls in their first meeting this season.

Titikaveka premier grade players had a win by default this week and will no doubt be firing when they next hit the courts this week. - MW

Full results

Under 10 Titikaveka 5 vs Ngatangiia 15, Under 10 Avatiu 1 vs Tupapa 15, Under 10 Takuvaine 2 vs Arorangi 12, Under 12 Titikaveka 15 vs Ngatangiia 3, Under 12 Avatiu 24 vs Tupapa 6, Under 12 Takuvaine 1 vs Arorangi 33, Under 15 Titikaveka 20 vs Ngatangiia 4, Under 15 Avatiu 13 vs Tupapa 22, Under 15 Takuvaine 10 vs Arorangi 20, Junior Open Titikaveka won by default against Ngatangiia, Junior Open Avatiu 23 vs Tupapa 39, Junior Open Takuvaine 43 vs Arorangi 28, Open 2 Titikaveka won by default against Ngatangiia, Open 2 Avatiu 41 vs Tupapa 13, Open 2 Takuvaine 26 vs Arorangi 15, Open 1 Titikaveka 48 vs Ngatangiia 18, Open 1 Avatiu won by default against Tupapa, Open 1 Takuvaine 23 vs Arorangi 32, Reserve Titikaveka 52 vs Ngatangiia 52, Reserve Avatiu 72 vs Tupapa 31, Reserve Takuvaine 70 vs Arorangi 43, Premier Titikaveka won by default against Ngatangiia, Premier Avatiu 63 Tupapa 36, Premier Takuvaine 49 Arorangi 68.