Bullets celebrate first win and Flames maintain ladder position in round three

Katya MinnsBroome Advertiser
The Bullets take their first victory for this season.
Camera IconThe Bullets take their first victory for this season. Credit: Katya Minns.

The Broome Netball Association’s round three saw some fresh faces and close matches on May 9, with the division one women’s competition putting on a show for the crowd at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre.

Kicking off the first game of the night, the well-rested Djugun Flames returned from their bye round to front Cable Beach, who were still riding the high from their 19-point victory against the Broome Bullets last week.

With four players filling in for Cable Beach, sitting at number three on the ladder, the team held their own against the undefeated Flames placed just above them.

Tensions were high as both teams went neck-and-neck with only a one-point difference to the Flames in the first quarter, tying at 15 points by half time as Cable Beach pushed through to match their opponent.

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The Flames' impressive Mia Gleghorn on defence.
Camera IconThe Flames' impressive Mia Gleghorn on defence. Credit: Katya Minns.

Unfortunately for Cable Beach, their focus dropped and the Flames took advantage to edge their way into the lead.

Despite only a point difference again between the two teams after the third quarter, the Flames’ pulled through and doubled Cable Beach’s six points scored in the final quarter, claiming a 37-30 victory to the Flames.

The excitement of a tight game quickly faded for the night, as the Broome Bullets took to the court and smashed Broome Towns in the first quarter of their game.

The Bullets and Towns clash in round three.
Camera IconThe Bullets and Towns clash in round three. Credit: Katya Minns.

Leading for the first time this season, the Bullets fought hard with consistent positions and fast manoeuvres to keep the ball in their hands throughout the game.

The Towns regained focus in the second quarter and scored more than their opponent in an attempt to make a full comeback, but couldn’t pull through the five-point lead at half-time, with 18 to the Bullets and 13 to Towns.

Slowing down following their push in the second quarter, the Towns failed to keep up with the Bullets, who scored 14 points in the third quarter and positioned themselves comfortably in the lead.

The Bullets' Amberley Stone.
Camera IconThe Bullets' Amberley Stone. Credit: Katya Minns.

Despite the Towns regaining momentum and shooting more points than their rivals in the fourth quarter, the Bullets had already established their lead — earning their first win of the season, 39-27.

Round four of the division one women’s competition kicks off on May 16 at Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre.

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