PX and Mr B overcome odds

Normal, Sports


UPSETS were the order of the day in the Port Moresby Private Netball competition on Sunday at the Rita Flynn Netball Courts.
Air Niugini easily put away a struggling Daltron outfit 38-7 in the main game, Fairdeal handed a young Westpac side a 24-18 loss, while a little Julienne Maliaki inspiration got IPA home two points over title threats Nambawan Super,19-17.
The main game of the day turned out to be a forgetful one for Daltron at the end as Air Niugini sunk 38 points even though the PX girls preformed several notches below their best.
Shooter, Stella Wakela and goal attack Joyce Nau set camp at the posts for most of the game, with centre Aivu Logona controlling traffic from mid-court and distributing well.
Daltron sharpshooters Grace Moses and Laureen Tamanis were kept quiet and could only manage seven points between them over at the other end with no real opportunities in both halves, while Elaine Hane and Susan Pala had their work cut out for them, trying to stop the airline raids.
In the earlier premier game, Brian Bell shooter Lina Raka Senior made all open opportunities count for her 18 point haul, in their shock defeat of competition leaders BSP, 25-18.
Raka Senior, was ably supported by (GA) Lalelute Ula up front, and made all shots, from short and close range, constantly keeping BSPs defenders in Betty Kila and Cecilia Agelavu busy.
After trailing 13-8 at halftime, BSP returned with renewed vigour led by experienced campaigners Renagi Mulina and Nina Vele.
The points chase, was again stymied through some ultra committed defence from Brian Bells (GD) Carolyn Genaia.
Both Mulina and Vele had their problems with the court surface and their footing and this eventually slowed their momentum, both struggling on unsteady knees.
The results from these games might see slight changes in the team placings, but only for another week yet, with all teams now equally aware of each others ability.