HIGH A firmly entrenched itself in the Orange Netball Association (ONA) Toyota Cup top three with two wins in the weekend’s double header.
High A won out over Hawks Ace Drilling and KWS 1sts on Saturday and Sunday respectively, maintaining a two-point buffer from the fourth placed Royal Hawks.
The Orange High School side fought off a spirited Kinross side on Saturday to secure a 48-36 win, before winning out in a war of attrition against Hawks Ace Drilling 47-43 on Sunday.
“We were really relying on two wins, we have a few injuries so to see the girls stand up was very encouraging,” High A coach Tegan Dray said.
“The two sides we played both put a very good fight, it wasn’t easy for the girls.”
Dray said the results were a perfect foundation for High A leading into the final stages of the regular season.
“We were a bit inconsistent in the second game, we kept breaking their centres and they did the same to us,” Dray said.
“But it was really good to see the girls hang on under pressure late in both games. They handled it very well, and it was very important to keep us in third spot. Our goal is semi-finals, from there anything is a bonus and anything is possible.
“Those wins were a big step to maintaining our position until the finals.”
Robin Hood Orange Glass and Life Studio also scored two wins over the weekend to maintain first and second place respectively.
Robin Hood defeated Royal Hawks 55-34 on Saturday and KWS 1sts 83-26 on Sunday, while Life Studio were too good for Hawks Ace Drilling 67-29 on Saturday and CYMS Gladiators 65-33 on Sunday.
Of the weekend’s other Toyota Cup results, LS DVM Embroidery went down to CYMS Gladiators 48-37 on Saturday and also lost to Royal Hawks on Sunday, 43-20.