Tigers show class

Tantanoola's Casey Walker takes a high ball during the Tigers win over Nangwarry on Saturday. Picture: LACHLAN ONIONS

Tantanoola 57 d Nangwarry 35

Tantanoola claimed a strong win over Nangwarry in Round 10 of Mid South East netball, built on a strong start and precision passing.

Casey Walker was in fine form around the circle, while accurate shooting from Jami Walker saw the Tigers score the first three goals.

However, the Saints did not let the slow start bother them, with some strong intercepts from Shannon Higgins and Hayley Burner, complemented by accurate shooting from Ange Pratt and Tahlia Wilson to tie the scores up.

Both teams capitalised on their centre passes and by the first break the Tigers were ahead by just one goal.

Tantanoola came out firing in the second quarter with great defence from Tayla Rowe and Kate Bromley.

Many balls were turned over and the Tigers were able to get a jump on the Saints.

Ebony Lawson was embroiled in a strong battle with Casey Walker as she attempted to stop her drive onto the circle.

At the other end Kylie Heaver worked tirelessly to utilise every possession Nangwarry had while having a tough job on Kristy Varcoe.

Bella Poulish stepped up and worked well with Jami Walker to score every turnover opportunity and by the main break the Tigers had extended their lead to 10 goals.

Nangwarry lifted early in the third quarter, turning over Tantanoola’s first two centre passes.

Heaver and Pratt stepped it up a notch and moved the ball well down the court, with accurate shooting to make a strong start.

Defensive efforts from Rowe, Bromley and Varcoe capitalised on any errors Nangwarry made and Casey Walker again proved why she is a player to watch out for.

Her drive into the circle is hard to stop and the passes between her and sister Jami made it a tough day for the Nangwarry defence.

Higgins and Hayley Vanderhorst worked hard in defence for the Saints and with a few intercepts around the circle from Burner, Nangwarry’s confidence lifted.

Heading into the last quarter Tantanoola came out firing and with a few intercepts from Varcoe and Bromley, was able to get a run on.

Higgins and Vanderhorst continued to work hard in defence and were well supported by Ebony Lawson.

The Saints were able to turn a few balls over and with the smart moving of Heaver and Pratt finished off.

The final term was an even contest but the damage was already done and the Tigers walked away with the win.

Best players for the victors were Casey Walker and Poulish, with Higgins and Burner best for the Saints.