Sanity does prevail in great final
NETBALL: It was a night of excitement and over-time thrillers in the Curtis Coast Dolphins Netball Association grand finals on Wednesday.
All the senior and junior teams produced a great exhibition of high-paced netball with Sanity crowned as the A division premiers after a 48-43 win against Benchwarmers.
CCDNA president Kelly Caldwell said the game had it all.
"The just went head-to-head and goal-for-goal until the final five minutes when Sanity scored five goals.
Benchwarmers' player Kim O'Neill was given the best-on-court award.
Diamonds produced a 40-39 win in over-time against Stingers in a brilliant B division decider.
"Both teams were slogging it out for sure and it went into overtime five-minutes each way,” Caldwell said.
Nikita Griggs, of Stingers, took out best-player honours.
Kirana Penda led the WilKatz to a 36-20 win against Saints in the 15-and-under grand final.
She was best-on-court while team-mate Bodhi Caldwell was co-season best player with Amity Turner from the Illusion team.
Firecrackers beat Storm 40-20 with Jade McElain on fire for the winners in the 13U final.
Attitudes' player Rylie Turnbull won the season best-on-court award.
Blue Bottles won 9-8 in another extra-time final against Miriam Vale with Blue Bottles' Camille Bebendorf best-on-court.
Tigers' Grace Rethanel won the best-on-court for the season trophy.
"The Junior Dennis Family Trophy, donated by Dennis contracting, Junior Player of the Year went to U13 player Kiarah Hawkins,” Caldwell said.
The Senior Player of the Year award was given to Jess Gray from the Nightshades team.
The president added that the 12-year-old CCDNA competition is on the rise.
"We're growing and have got a new clubhouse built and we have a total of 315 members who are all players,” Caldwell said.
She also lauded the RidesnSlides Bundaberg and Central Queensland and FantasyFaces Fairies for providing entertainment for the many kids who were present on the night.
A div: Sanity 48 d Benchwarmers 43. B div: Diamonds 40 d Stingers 39. 15U: WildKatz 36 d Saints 20. 13U: Fire Crackers 40 d Storm 20. 11U: Blue Bottles 9 d Miriam Vale Magic 8