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Lytton High advance to plate final


Lytton High School won their A Grade plate semifinal yesterday to advance to the plate final today at the lower North Island secondary schools netball tournament in Wellington.

They defeated Hastings Girls High 27-25 to get there and will play Queen Margaret College of Wellington to decide 17th and 18th place of the 32 teams in A Grade.

At the upper North Island tournament in Auckland yesterday, Gisborne Girls’ High School drew 36-all with Tokoroa in C Grade.

Both teams advance as top-two teams in their pool to the semifinals, and GGHS will play Nga Taiatea from Hamilton today.

The winners will make it to the ninth/10th final out of 32 teams.

Also in Auckland yesterday, in the D Grade, Campion College defeated Papakura 33-29.

Campion also advance as a top-two team in their pool and will play Papamoa today for a place in the ninth-10th final out of 24 teams.

“The result yesterday was a fantastic effort from the Lytton team,” Gisborne netball centre manager Allisa Hall said.

“They started the tournament seeded 31st and now have a chance to finish 17th.”

Hall said Girls’ High and Campion had also improved their standings.

“It’s fantastic to see the improvement of our local teams in the tournament seedings, and we wish them all luck for their final games today.”

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