The Anderson High School netball team is out of the Scottish Schools Cup after being defeated in the quarter-finals by Peebles Academy.
Peebles 61, AHS 24
The game started off fast with end-to-end play before any shots were scored. With accurate passing up through the court the Peebles players took the first goal and settled quickly.
Both teams were fighting hard for every ball with Iona Holmes, Megan Keppie and Rozanne Georgeson working hard in defence to keep the ball away from the shooters who were scoring accurately from all over the circle.
Claire Morris and Ann-Marie Kennerley worked hard up the court to get the ball in to shooters Louise Jamieson and Zoey Symington who were being marked tightly. The Peebles defence proved really strong, converting any rebounds through to goals which resulting in a five-goal lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter saw Peebles take full control with strong defensive work throughout the court, converting any interceptions into goals. The AHS girls never gave up though with Morris and Kennerley continuing to work hard to get the ball in to Symington and Jamieson who worked hard against the tall Peebles defence.
Changes were made in the AHS defence where Jenny Anderson came on at wing attack to help block the Peebles goal attack so that Keppie could move back and help Holmes at goalkeeper mark the strong Peebles shooter who rarely missed a shot. Peebles led 29-12 by half-time.
The third quarter saw Peebles continue to increase the lead although the Anderson girls never gave up the fight. Changes were made in the shooting circle where Jamieson moved out to wing attack and Liza Fullerton moved in to goal shooter.
Morris continued to support Jamieson to get the ball in to the shooters who were struggling against the Peebles defence. Anderson and Keppie continued to work well to keep the goal attack out of the circle but the goal shooter made Holmes put up a fight, scoring from wherever she was forced to be.
In the final quarter more changes were made with Katie Farnworth coming on at wing defence while Keppie and Holmes switched to put more pressure on the shooters. Jamieson moved in to goal shooter to work with Fullerton and Kennerley came back on at wing attack.
The AHS girls fought back strongly in the last quarter, showing their sheer determination. Keppie and Holmes worked hard with support from Farnworth to put pressure on the shooters. Morris linked well with Kennerley to get the ball in to Jamieson and Fullerton but unfortunately the gap was too big for them to fight back. The game ended in a convincing victory for Peebles by 61-24.