KNTNA success at netball state champs

The KNTNA fell just short of winning the A grade state country champs on the long weekend.

The side played great netball throughout the Priceline Pharmacy Country Champs to win seven of their eight games and earn a spot in the grand final, but unfortunately went down in a thriller to neighbouring Mid SE association on Monday.

Saturday results: Whyalla (28-23), Northern Areas (28-25) and Mallee (45-20). Sunday: Yorke Peninsula 2 (36-14), Yorke Peninsula 1 (27-22) and River Murray (25-17), and a loss against Mid South East (20-35).

They beat Yorke Peninsula 1 29-24 in the semi-final on Monday, then played MSE and went down 26-29 to cap off a great weekend.

17 & Under

These girls played 10 games for the weekend and came away with five wins and five losses.

Their minor round results were: Mallee (33-13), Adelaide Plains (32-15), Eastern Eyre (25-19), Whyalla (30-18), Port Lincoln (24-25).

They finished second and advanced to Pool A of Division 1, where they won against River Murray (28-26) but lost to Western Border (14-30), Mid South East (26-28), Mid Hills (21-27) and Riverland (12-21). They finished 5th in their pool and 10th overall.

15 & Under

The 15Us played nine games for four wins and five losses. Results were Mid Hills 2 (31-20), Whyalla (30-22), Yorke Peninsula (25-22), Far West (26-14), Great Southern (25-29). They finished second and advanced to Pool A of Division 1, where they had losses against Barossa Light & Gawler (18-25), North Eastern (20-29), Riverland (17-33) and Western Border (23-39). They finished fifth in their pool and 10th overall.

13 & Under

These girls played 12 games for the weekend and had seven wins and five losses. Minor rounds: Kangaroo Island (36-3), Eastern Eyre (21-18), Mid Hills 2 (34-11), Port Pirie (19-28) and River Murray (19-24).

This had them finish third of their pool, advancing to Pool A of Division 2. They had wins against Northern Areas (26-4) and Yorke Peninsula (23-16) and losses against Hills (23-25) and North Eastern (19-20), then playing a quarter final and winning 20-19.

They won their semi-final against North Eastern 23-18 and then lost the grand final against Yorke Peninsula, 19-25. The girls finished 12th overall from 26 teams.