Breanna Austin.
Breanna Austin.

Grafton nets dex challenge

AN inspired performance from Grafton High's goal shooter Breanna Austin lifted her school to an impressive victory over McAuley Catholic College in the 2011 Opens Daily Examiner Netball Challenge yesterday.

Austin was named player of the final for her efforts - her agility and accuracy proving a handful. She also made a lie of the closeness of the grand final contest in the Opens division, with little separating the sides apart from Grafton High's accuracy in attack.

"Breanna shot very accurately under pressure and I also thought our goalkeeper Emily Durrington played a true captain's game at the back," Grafton High coach Julie Stringer said.

"Emily made numerous intercepts and strong passes, but overall it was the whole team's effort that I'm most proud of."

The Years 9/10 division was taken out by McAuley, who defeated Grafton High 38-22, whilst the Year's 7/8 division was claimed by Grafton High 37-21.

Clarence Valley Anglican School's Tahlia Goodwin was named Open player of the series, despite her side not making it to the grand final yesterday.

"Grafton High were able to get a real run going with their points, and that proved the difference," McAuley Opens coach Nikita Burns said.

"We were a little unlucky today, the result was much closer during the round match last week, and I don't think the scoreboard truly reflected the match."

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