THE high school netball competition resumed on Monday night after the school holiday break.
In the under 15 competition Pumas and Aztecs started slowly but gained momentum as the game progressed.
Aztecs led from the first quarter with Desy Anania providing a great target in goal shooter to have a three goal lead at half time.
Pumas were forced to make changes at half time and came out with move vigor and were able to bridge the gap to one at the final break.
The game was in the balance in the last quarter, with both teams fighting hard to secure for the win.
Olivia Wells played an outstanding game through the centre court for Aztecs but it was not enough to secure the win with Pumas taking the game 19 to 17 at the final whistle. Molly Creasey was a strong contributor for Pumas leading and passing strongly throughout the game along with Kelsey Salmeri who put in a great game.
Sparks dominated their game against Celtics leading from the first whistle to win 29 to 13.
Christi Kapp worked hard for Celtics but the combined team effort from Sparks led by an accurate Pauline Ugle secured the easy win.
Pumas and Aztecs met in the under 18s with the game even at half time. It was a very defensive game with both teams intercepting many forward plays by their opposition.
Kate Varis and Georgie Rose Jackson for Aztecs kept the Pumas shooters in check but at the other end of the court Tekana Jack Tui was intercepting at will and with Stacey Roney defending well the game was in the balance.
Pumas, forced to make changes due to injury, lost their way and were seven goals down going into the last quarter. They made more changes but were unable to bridge the gap, going down 26 to 16.
Celtics blasted out of the blocks to lead by 15 over Sparks at quarter time with some great shooting from Myra Ugle and Lauren Vallesi. Celtics made wholesale changes but still managed to increase their lead to 17 at half time.
Sparks came out more determined in the third quarter with Bobbie Jo Morriss putting in a great quarter in centre and with great determination won the quarter by one goal but still with an uphill battle.
Celtics powered ahead in the last quarter to win by 20 goals. Molly Creasey moved to the shooting role in the second half for Celtics, shooting superbly, and with Myra Ugle and Kate Hindle dominating Sparks had no answers.
Fixtures for Monday – Under 15s play at 6pm; Under 18s play at 7pm.