SWNFL 2020, semi-finals: Busselton dishes up 69-58 win over Eaton

Travelling to the South West Sports Centre, the Busselton Magpies were eager to book their place in this year's South West Netball Football League - Open grand final.

Saturday's first semi-final saw the minor premiers face off against a fearsome Eaton Boomers' line-up.

Boomers' Goal Shooter Jessica Knight and Goal Attack Mickashia Watts effortlessly scored 17 goals from 17 attempts in the opening term.

Behind by four at the first change, the Magpies made the quick decision to replace Courtney Webb with Maia Bratton as Goal Shooter.

Bringing plenty of experience to the table, Bratton and Goal Attack Lisa Millman posted 22 to Eaton's 14 in the second quarter.

Refusing to give in, the Boomers clawed their way back with a 17-goal haul in the third.

Shooting a whopping 20 goals to 10 in the fourth, the Magpies stormed home to claim a hard-fought 69-58 win in front of a lively crowd.

Reigning premiers Bunbury went up against Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault in a spirited replay of last year's grand final.

Both teams went shot-for-shot in the first quarter, with the Bulldogs holding onto a one-goal buffer at the first change.

Scoring 15 to HBL's 11, Goal Shooter Shantelle Tassone and Goal Attack Cassidy Anderson extended Bunbury's lead in the second quarter.

The Lions quickly ran out of steam, as the reigning premiers led comfortably throughout the third term.

In front by nine goals at three-quarter time, the Bulldogs went on to celebrate a stunning 60-42 victory at home.

The Boomers and Bulldogs will collide in this Sunday's Preliminary Final blockbuster at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

The ECU Souwest Jets' Open side were outmatched by second-placed East Fremantle Sharks in round 12 of the Gold Industry Group WA Netball League competition.

Overcoming the Jets' defensive line-up, Goal Shooter Larissa Harrison slotted 48 goals from 54 attempts in the Sharks' 74-48 win.

Goal Shooter Giselle Taylor top-scored for the Jets with 19, while Bratton and Millman put away 16 and 13 respectively.

The Jets' Under-20s remain on the bottom of the ladder after going down to the Sharks by 24 goals on Sunday afternoon.

Leading from start to finish over four gruelling quarters, the Sharks retained third spot with a stellar 69-45 result.

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