Jets fight back not enough
A brave Kempe South West Jets side came tantalisingly close to snapping a 10-game State Netball League losing streak on Saturday night, but eventually went downto powerhouse Midland Brick Demons by eight goals at the Eaton Recreation Centre.
The Jets trailed by 17 goals at the long break after a disappointing first half showing but returned to the court anewside to outscore the Demons17-13 in the third quarter and 15-10 in the last to godown 62-54.
After comingon at half-time, goal-shooter Lauren Johnston had plenty of opportunity but shot at only 59 per cent for a return of 17 goals from her 29 attempts.
Goal-attack Nikki McCallum, on the other hand, had a perfect record in her four-quarter effort in the attacking ring.
Attacking combination Ashleigh Neal (25 goals from 31 attempts) and Kahlia Coffin (27 goals from 35 attempts) did most of the damage for the Demons.
Both played only three quarters of the game.
South West are currently second-last on the table, on percentage.
Both the Jets, and bottom club Rangers have only onewin so far in 2012.
After 11 games the Demons are secondon the ladder, three wins behind the unbeaten WestCoast Falcons.
This Saturday the Jets will again have a home court advantage when they host Perth Lions at the Eaton Recreation Centre.
After encouraging performances in the last fortnight the SouthWest side will be out to prove a point against the Lions,whoare thirdon the table but face a tough bout against Coastal Sharks at Challenge Stadium tonight.
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