With only two more rounds in the QGSSSA Winter Fixtures ladders are beginning to lock up as teams make a final attempt to close off the season strongly.

Brisbane State High are inching away with an undefeated season continuing to play out. On Saturday BSHS played St Hilda’s and the Open team took away the win with some excellent on court efforts by Olivia Parrot in WD and great accuracy in the shooting circle from Isabella Green. They go one step closer to the premiership with one game to go next week against IGGS which will be a strongly contested match.

Eight out of the remaining nine games went in the favour of BSHS, including the Senior B’s who had their first win of the season scoring 36 to 18. It was a fantastic team effort all the way down the court starting with strong defensive rebounds from Poppy Brazier, Cleo Berkmortel and Emily Moore, enabling some fantastic shooting efforts by Eva Pascoe.

It was a clean sweep for the Year 7’s with the A’s, B’s and C’s winning with margins of 21, 9 and 11 goals respectively.

The Senior A match was a close contest between Brisbane State High and St Hilda’s with great contested efforts by Rosemary Boardman and Eva Wilde. BSHS pulled away in the last quarter with some excellent circle defence by Mieke Orche and Payton Ross to take the win 44 to 31.

St Peters are sitting in second place on the Open netball ladder and had an important game against a strong performing St Margaret’s team on the weekend. St Margaret’s were coming off the back of a win against the superstar Moreton Bay College team but had a slow start and could not recover against a firing St Peters. St Peters put together a solid four quarters to post a good win. Special mention to the St Peters defensive end, Mia Baker & Leilani Fatialofa who had outstanding games.

The rest of the games were hotly contested on the Harts Road Courts, and particular mention to the 7A match where St Margaret’s had a convincing win for what is proving to be a special team of players for the school to further develop in their netball programme.

The St Margaret’s 7B team were too strong on the day St Peters 8A team posted a huge win, and the schools 9A team were also convincing in their victory.

The second round had St Peters winning all 4 games. The 10A team also posted a big win, however the surprise of the round went to the 7C team whose enthusiasm and determination saw them convincingly beat the opposition. The 9B team took advantage of a top of the ladder St Margaret’s team that was short on players to secure the final win of the round.

On Friday afternoon Ipswich Girls Grammar played St Aidan’s for a catch-up round 5 game, and the IGGS Open team had an impressive game against a strong St Aidan’s side, coming away with a 40 to 33 win. The IGGS 8B team also continued their winning streak with a 23 to 9 victory.

Many of these players then headed directly across to the University of Queensland track for a QGSSSA Athletics Meet and were up again early Saturday morning for Round 7 against Somerville House.

The IGGS young gun Opens had another win with a 46 to 42 score line, and the 8A team had their first win of the season, with a 66 to 17 victory. Student Coach Mia Guthrie from the Opens team was very proud of her crew and the teams improvement and perseverance across the season.

Moreton Bay College Netball players showed that their hard work and training has paid off, winning 11 out of the 12 games against St Aidan’s. It was great to see MBC teams working together, communicating and backing each other up until the final whistle blew.

The game of the round went to the 8B’s. It was a hard-fought game and St Aidan’s forced MBC to work tirelessly throughout the match.

Due to the fantastic pressure and intercepts from the MBC defenders, the centre court was able to attack down the court and give its shooters the final opportunity to finish off the game in the dying seconds and win the match by one point.

QGSSSA Netball moves into Round 8, the penultimate Round, this Saturday the 3rd of September.

Susan Uhlmann

QGSSSA Content Coordinator 
Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Photo Credit: MS Photography