Sonix down Pies to stay in finals mix
Sonix are still in contention to play in the finals after cruising to an 18-goal win over fellow finals aspirant Magpies 1 in round 11 of the Albany Netball Association A1 competition on Saturday afternoon.
The experienced Sonix outfit, boosted by the inclusion of Rachel Adams, were able to break the game open in the second term and never looked back as they went on to record their fourth win.
With mother-daughter combination of Kate and Holly Minter playing well in mid-court, Sonix dominated the second term as they netted 14 goals through Kasey Warren and Jodie Wignall and held firm at the defensive end where Adams had plenty of impact.
Missing key duo Macy Lane and Caitlyn Wheatley, Magpies brought up two A2 players but they were never able to recover after the second term.
Magpies trailed by two goals at quarter-time and despite having their best quarter in offence in the third, scoring 12 goals, they went into the last 14 goals behind.
Adams, Indigo Bew and Hannah Mackay kept things tight in the defensive end as Sonix won the fourth quarter as well, posting a 56-38 triumph that lifted them to sixth place on the ladder with winnable games against Grammar 1 and Kangas 2 to come.
The loss had ramifications for the reigning premiers, replaced in fourth spot by Grammar, ahead of a clash with Railways this week.
Grammar leapt into fourth spot with a percentage-boosting 65-25 victory against Kangas 2.
Two quarters that netted 19 goals helped Grammar surge to 50 by three-quarter-time as they held the Kangas to four goals in the last.
Railways joined Narrikup 1 on 15 points after edging out Kangas 1 by nine goals.
Kangas led by a single goal at the first change but Railways hit back and a 13-goal third stanza set up the nine-goal result.
Royals Saints 1 tightened their grip on top spot, beating Narrikup 61-48, the latter now locked in a battle for the other finals double chance with the Tigers.
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