Netball Queensland’s Elite Development Squad (EDS) was no match for competition leaders the Carina Leagues Tigers in the penultimate round of the Queensland Champions Cup (QCC) at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre on Wednesday, 12 June.
The EDS was outclassed by a fast and furious Tigers attack, with the Tigers taking a 15-point lead into the second half.
The EDS mounted a third quarter come-back thanks to the injection of two Firebirds, Ameliaranne Wells and Laura Clemesha, but the experienced Tigers ran away with the match in the final term ending with a 52:39 point win.
EDS coach Tracey Jeans Fraser was proud of the effort.
“We were up against quality opposition. When the girls stuck to the game plan they played well, but it was hard against such a good team,” said Fraser.
Fraser praised the Elite Development Program.
“It’s great to see the girls move on from here. Some will go to the Australian Netball League and Gretel has been selected in Australia’s World Youth Cup squad. This has been a great experience,” she said.
The EDS will end the season next Wednesday, 19 June against the Logan Wildcats.
In the rest of the Round 14 matches, the Lynx and Steelcats will do battle, the Jaguars and Lions face off, and the Cougars and Wildcats will end the action.