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Wellington wins Netball NZ U19 Champs title

Wellington wins Netball NZ U19 Champs title
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Thursday 14 July, 2016

Wellington has stormed home in the second half to capture the Netball NZ U19 Champs title, defeating Auckland 38-25 at Saxton Stadium, Nelson on Thursday.

With the score locked at 16-all at half-time, Wellington surged ahead in the second half to outscore their opponents 22-9 in a commanding performance to claim the title.

Wellington finish the 2016 Netball NZ U19 Champs with five wins from their six matches; the only blemish a nail-biting 32-all draw with Auckland on Day 2.

Grand Final: Wellington 38 def Auckland 25
Quarter-by-Quarter scores:
Auckland: 7, 16 (9), 20 (4), 25 (5)
Wellington: 8, 16 (8), 27 (11), 38(11)

Shooting Stats – Auckland
Amorangi Malesala: 17/23 (74%)
Alanis Toia-Tuifuga: 6/8 (75%)
Sydney Fraser: 2/4 (50%)

Shooting Stats – Wellington
Jermaine Howard-Vallance: 26/35 (74%)
Christy Alexander: 0/1 (0%)
Ellie McManaway: 8/8 (100%)
Tenika Leota: 4/7 (57%)

Final Standings:
1 Wellington
2 Auckland
3 Christchurch
4 Waitakere
5 North Harbour
6 Papakura
7 Dunedin
8 Hamilton
9 Pacific All Stars
10 Southland
11 Taranaki
12 Hutt Valley
13 North Canterbury
14 Manawatu
15 Rotorua
16 Pukekohe
17 Tasman
18 Northern Wairoa

Congratulations to the following players named in the Netball NZ U19 Champs Tournament team:

Amorangi Malesala, Auckland
Mererangi Paul, Auckland
Sydney Fraser, Auckland
Caitlin Dowdon, Christchurch
Jermaine Howard-Vallance, Wellington
Ashleigh Garner, Papakura
Grace Kukutai, Waitakere
Marcelle Parkes, Wellington
Kimiora Poi, Wellington
Mila Reulelu-Buchanan, Wellington
Eseta Tupu, Auckland
Emma Mabin, Christchurch
Theresa Ngata, North Harbour
Kate Burley, North Harbour
Api Taufa, Wellington

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