Cavaliers and Hawks go down

EYE FOR GOAL: Cavs' goal shooter Megan Harper looks to the basket. Picture: Scott Gelston.
EYE FOR GOAL: Cavs' goal shooter Megan Harper looks to the basket. Picture: Scott Gelston.

Kingston had the edge over the Cavaliers in Saturday night netball action at the Silverdome, beating their opponents, 43-38.

Nothing separated the sides early in the match, with the scores locked at 11-11 at the end of the first quarter.

The Blues burst out of the gate in the 2nd quarter to jump out to a four goal lead, before some inspired defence from Issy Maskell gave the Cavs the momentum, only to have their opponents sneak ahead by three at half time..

Another strong start in the third quarter meant Kingston’s advantage blew out to 11 midway through the term, and while the Cavaliers were able to stem the tide, they couldn’t pull back the lead by enough, still trailing their opponent 35-26 at the final change. The Cavaliers came out all guns blazing in the final term to pull it to within four goals half way through the quarter only for the Blues to once again steady and secure the win. 

Cross-town rivals Northern Hawks were also defeated in their Saturday night match, going down 73-58 to Arrows.

Arrows managed to pull away to a 19-13 lead at the end of the first 15 minutes.

While they were able to maintain their defensive pressure, the Hawks couldn’t bridge the gap on the scoreboard, as Arrows made the most of valuable possession to extend their lead to 38-28.

Hawks struggled to upset the timing of opposition drives in attack and were consistently one step off from gaining possession in the third quarter. 

They mounted a mini comeback in the final minutes of the last quarter with some great teamwork and patience in attack to bring pull back part of the deficit, but it was too little too late.