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Wagin host gala day in round eight of the Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

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Wickepin and Wagin's A1 teams.
Camera IconWickepin and Wagin's A1 teams. Credit: Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

Wagin Netball Club hosted a gala day of netball action on their home court on Saturday as part of round eight’s action in the Narrogin and Districts Netball Association.

Waves brought their A3 team across along with Wickepin sending their A1 and A2 sides to compete against Wagin.

The A1 clash was evenly matched as both teams were missing some influential names in their line ups.

Wagin’s sharpshooter Courtney Webb and Wickepin’s mobile tall timber Hilary Wittwer were both absent, leaving room for other players to make an impact.

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The first 10 minutes were back-and-forth with Wickepin’s 2022 premiership winning center Danni Astbury filling in, showing pace and drive from the onset.

Bri Schorer was once again feeding the Wickepin shooters with creativity and intensity as the Warriors went goal-for-goal with Wagin in the early stages.

Wagin then flexed their top-of-ladder prowess with full-court pressure starting from their defence who were fiercely competitive, causing tips and spills that were pounced on by the mid-court.

Jess Daniels was consistently creative in leading their mid-court defensive zone pressure which forced errant passes from Wickepin.

Fee Pocock was a controlling presence on the court directing the shooters with dynamic feeds into their circle.

Jaelyn Raneria nailed her long-range shots as per usual and Wynter Kapene looked right at home as a make-shift goal shooter.

Youngster Rhiannon Mouritz worked hard in the circle for Wickepin all day to earn umpires votes, gelling well with Helen Wyatt as a new defensive combo but they ultimately slumped to a 49-27 loss.

Wagin were too good over four quarters with mistake-forcing defence, proactive circle work and dead eye shooting.

In other A1 matches, Cuballing 1 defeated Williams 47-44 while Pingelly were 53-37 winners against Olympics Gold.

Waves 1 defeated Wagin 3 56-39 in the A3 competition. and Wagin thumped Wickepin 2, 71-27, in the A2 competition.

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