Thevenard have advanced to the Far West netball grand final following a fine 55-27 success over Western United.
The intensity was obvious from the first whistle with Westies and Thevenard showing great pressure from the back, as the Magpies finished the quarter with a six-goal lead.
The Tigers were determined as the second quarter started, however Thevenard up their game at both ends with great work in the ring.
Accurate shooting increased their lead to 10 goals by half-time.
Western United’s resistance started to waver in the third quarter, leaving Thevenard with a passage down the court which they took advantage of to extend the margin to 20 goals.
Thevenard maintain the pressure and while Westies tried to peg back the lead they could not keep up with the accurate Magpies shooting, who looked good even in the windy conditions.
Thevenard saw the match out to win by 28 goals, to await the winner of this weekend’s Ceduna versus Western United clash.
Courtney Meier was Thevenard’s best player, while Chloe Carr played well for Westies.
Thevenard got home in a B grade thriller against Western United, winning by two goals as it finished 49-47.
Jessi McKenzie led by example for the Magpies, while Bron Workman was Western United’s best.
Western United have the double chance against Ceduna 2.
Another close encounter went the way of Western United in the C grade as they downed Thevenard 46-42.
Both teams came out hungry for a spot in the grand final yet it was Thevenard settling quickly to lead by six at quarter-time.
Westies came out determined to reduce the deficit, ensuring the teams went in level at half-time.
Both teams were making errors under pressure and the score remained even going into the final quarter.
The Tigers’ pressure forced Thevenard into errors which were pounced upon to see Western United lead by six goals, but it was a thrilling finish as Thevenard did not go down without a fight to claw back to within one goal, only for Westies to win by four.
Cindy Ettridge led the way for Westies, while Thevenard’s Karyn Trowbridge played her part.
Thevenard will face Ceduna 1 in the preliminary final.
Thevenard defeated Western United 2 39-31 in the D grade.
Thevy’s Jo Hillas played well, as did Western United’s Natasha Oats.
Western United 2 face Western United 1 this weekend.
Thevenard got the better of Western United 45-35 in the Junior A.
Torah Stott led by example for the Magpies and Liefja Branford did her part for Westies, as they go on to face Koonibba.
Jemimah Branford was the star as Western United defeated Thevenard 34-9 in the Junior B.
Sienna Evans played well for the Magpies, who will meet Ceduna in the preliminary final.
Koonibba defeated Thevenard 39-14 in the Junior C, with Tesha Kugena and Zoe McGuinness leading the way for their respective teams.
Thevenard take on Western United this weekend.