Jupiter 65, Knights 32
FOR the second time this season, Jupiter faced Knights and following a defeat at Knights home ground, Jupiter had a strong determination to win . Jupiter started positively, making strong passes down the court to the shooters, who demonstrated fantastic accuracy, which gave them the lead at half time. The second half saw Jupiter raise their game, limiting Knights opportunities to score through quality defensive team work. This allowed Jupiter to turn over possession and stretch the score line further apart. A tireless effort into the last minutes of the game from all of Jupiter's players kept Knights from getting a point, finishing with a 65-32 victory.
Neptune 44, Bishops 31
NEPTUNE were home to Bishops for their final fixture of 2012 and were eager to take to the court with eyes on the 5 points for victory. The defensive duo of Mary King and Morgan Middleton showed great determination throughout, successfully challenging for many balls and applying pressure, which forced errors from the Bishops' shooters. At wing defence, Hazel Hucker managed a series of circle edge interceptions which Neptune capitalised from, going in at half time with a healthy 23 goals to 12 lead. Stepping in at centre, Zoe Ingram provided a useful link between defence and attack and worked well with wing attack Dawn Fothergill. Both showed great patience and fed superb balls into the shooting combination of Rachael Selway and Katy Cheese, who consistently converted giving Neptune a deserved 44-31 win.
Mercury 33, Canons 29
MERCURY'S last match in 2012 was a home game against Canons from Wells. Mercury started well with good shooting from GS Kayleigh Haste and GA Norah Lewis to lead at the end of the first quarter 9-6. This advantage continued during the second quarter with good defending from GK Gemma Codman, who was playing her first league game, and GD Kat Jay. Leading 17-12 at half time, the game was very much end to end netball, with the centre court players Annia Holleran (WD), Cath Clark (C) Elaine Bartlett (WA) and Lily Wicks (Sub) playing a vital part to reach the final result of a 33-29 win.
Games sponsored by Tony Squibbs