Hill lands 73 goals to ground Hawks in senior netball
NETBALL: Brothers Crimson goal shooter Juanita Hill was unstoppable on Wednesday night, finishing with 73 goals in her team's 77-49 win over Bluebirds Hawks in the Rockhampton Leagues Club Senior A netball competition.
Crimson team led 15-12 at the first break and 32-27 at half-time but did the real damage in the third quarter, outscoring the Hawks 22-12.
Tamika Upton, who is preparing to represent the Australian open women's touch team in the Trans-Tasman Series against New Zealand later this month, was also a stand-out for Crimson at wing defence.
Hawks' goal keeper Hayley Smith was named her team's best on court for her tireless efforts in defence.
Last year's runners-up, Frenchville Brumbies, hit the court for the first time on Wednesday but suffered a 59-42 loss to Frenchville Vipers, who have returned to the Senior A division this season.
Experienced duo Amanda Goody and Angela Horn shared the goal shooting honours for Vipers, while centre court player Emily Scott also had a strong game in her first season for Frenchville.
Brumbies have a new-look line-up this season having lost Horn to Vipers, and a further three players from last year's team. They were also without key defender Abbie Buchholz who injured her ankle playing for the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capricorn Claws in Mackay at the weekend.
The young Brothers Fuchsia team continued its winning form with a 55-42 victory over Colts Divas.
Fuchsia goal attack Brittany McHugh backed up from a bruising weekend on Claws duties to be named her team's best on court while Colts goal keeper Annie Belonogoff was Colts' best.
Brothers Crimson and Brothers Fuchsia remain undefeated after the opening two rounds, while Colts Divas, Frenchville Brumbies and Bluebirds Eagles are waiting to post their first wins.
Meanwhile, the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capricorn Claws under-19s head to Brisbane this weekend to take on the Wide Bay Thundercats on Saturday and the Brisbane West Lions on Sunday.
The Claws opens have a weekend off and will be back on court for three home games at Rockhampton's CQUniversity next weekend.
- Rockhampton Leagues Club players of the games:
- Frenchville Vipers - Emily Scott
- Frenchville Brumbies - Taylah Pringle
- Brothers Crimson -Tamika Upton
- Bluebirds Hawks - Hayley Smith
- Brothers Fuchsia - Brittany McHugh
- Colts Divas - Annie Belonogoff
CLAWS 19S SQUAD
Emily Bleney, Taylah Cox, Cooper Corbett, Miesha Huet, Elizabeth Hills, Brigitte Neil, McKennan McIndoe, Yasmin Ramsay, Jane Surman, Miekeali Walker