Murupara Stingers and Marist Magic continue to lead the way in Premier 1, picking up wins over Kahukura Red and Waikite Panthers respectively.
Murupara cruised to a 43-20 win over Kahukura on Saturday to maintain their hot run of form this season. They looked sharp from the get-go, scoring six unanswered points to start the game, and finished the first quarter with an 11-2 lead.
Murupara goal shoot Lee Tapsell and goal attack Amy Unuwai were at their sharp shooting best, draining shots from all over the circle to lead their side to a 21-8 lead at halftime.
Down on personnel and struggling to break down a fast and furious Murupara defence, the Kahukura Red energy and enthusiasm never wavered, but they struggled to turn attacking moves into points.
Murupara scored 14 points to three in the third quarter to lead 35-11, however, Kahukura were able to win the final quarter and reduce the deficit to 43-20.
Rotorua Netball results
Marist Magic 80 Waikite Panthers 20; RGHS Prem 1 60 Mitchell Downs 51; Murupara Stingers 43 Kahukura Red 20.
Pikiao Warriors 55 Tuhoe 35; Marist Rebels 34 Ngongotaha Gold 27; Whaka Black 40 Eastside Gurls 1 28.
Rotoiti Gold 50 Kahukura White 50; Reporoa Rangers 56 Waikite Flamez 51; Pikiao Raiders 52 Manawatahi Taiohi 46.
Marist Inferno 51 Manawatahi Black 28; Kahukura Blue 38 Waikite Social 29; Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara 37 Ngongotaha Hapori 20.
The Chix 32 Eastside Gurls 2 27; Vegas Lady Bugs 48 Marist Souls 24; Mana 45 Hinemoa Point 36; KTTTOF GIRLS 36 The Chix 26; Vegas Lady Bugs 50 Hinemoa Point 29; Mana 33 Marist Souls 33.