Malaita win Solomon's U20 Netball Champions

HONIARA, LELEMUKU.COM - netball team have been crowned the new Our Telekom national U20 netball champions after defeating rival Renbel U20 netters 28-27 a nail beating grand final at the Multipurpose Hall yesterday.

It was a hard fought but equally contested match between the two teams as they battle for the winning trophy and $15, 000 cash prize.

Renbel made the best start hooping six goals taking a one point lead against Malaita in the first quarter take.

With height advantage Renbel continued the lead in the second quarter with a 10-7 score margin and further extended it in the third quarter 6-5.

With score at 22-17in favour of Renbel, Malaita increased their pace in the final quarter with good utilization of their scoring chances scoring a total of 11 goals.

The failure to catch up with such speed only saw the Renbel side manage only six goals and all attempts fell short to the sound of the final whistle.

Malaita team captain, Hazel Idu was grateful for the win.

 “It was great winning the tournament and becoming the new champions.

“But nothing can be possible without God; we thank God who has been the center of the team thus making it possible for us to win, though we came through hard times,” she said.

Meanwhile the second prize, a trophy and $13, 000 cash prize went to Renbel, third prize of $10, 000 went to Honiara and the fourth prize of $8, 000 was awarded to Western Province. (SolomonStar)

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