West continues winning ways

UP IN THE AIR: West Gambier's Lisa McGregor and Casterton Sandford's Ebany Jarrad contest the ball during their Round 11 meeting. Picture: James Murphy

West Gambier 81 d Casterton Sandford 32

AN impressive sister act from West Gambier helped the Roos to a big win over a visiting Casterton Sandford in Round 11 of Western Border netball.

Defender Jade Ritter dominated the back of the court and created turnovers at will, while sister Sarah dominated the Roos’ shooting circle, especially in the second half where she converted 30 from 34.

It saw the top-ranked Roos record a huge 49-goal win as they continue to stamp their credentials as premiership favourite.

There was no weakness in their game as Lisa McGregor combined well with Sarah Ritter in the shooting circle, while Amy Cram and Jade Ritter proved tough to pass in defence.

Through the mid-court the hard running of Zoe Malseed, Tara Bryant and Mikaela Horrigan looked after the ball and used speed and strong driving to turn defence quickly into polished offence.

The Cats employed in-form defender Tessa Marra to cover Sarah Ritter but the ball came down too often and too quickly for the circle defence to stop the scoring.

Generating scoring opportunities was tough for the Cats despite relentless hard running from mid court partners Scarlett Jarrad and Mayakla Hutchins.

They never stopped presenting, with Jarrad also her usual tenacious best defensively.

West has been a scoring machine in recent weeks, scoring 70-plus goals the previous round against South Gambier and hitting the 80-goal mark on Saturday.

It will continue its dominant ways and look to continue finetuning the already settled roster ahead of the 2022 finals series.