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ACJC retain national A-Division netball crown

May 26, 2012 - 5:39pm

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They have done it again.

The Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) girls retained their title at the Schools' National A Division Netball Championship on Wednesday, May 23 - though it was not without a scare.

By the end of the first half, ACJC had a comfortable six-point lead over Raffles Institution (RI), aided by precision shooting of its goal-attack.

As the match wore on, RI soon closed the gap in the score line in the second half.

Unfortunately, ACJC held on to their lead to take the game 37-35.

ACJC coach Kok Mun Wai, who has been coaching them for eight years, said: "The girls were a bit nervous due to the occasion. But they had worked very hard and never gave up."

Visibly happy team captain Wendi Lai agreed: "We are a very strong team and I believe we will be even stronger next year."

While they may have lost, RI's coach, Chng Li Li, said: "This (the final) is the best game we've played." She also praised her goalkeeper for "doing superbly well".

In the third/fourth placing match, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) edged out St Andrew's Junior College 36-31 to clinch third spot.

HCI's 1.8m tall goal-shooter, Goh Qinyu, got injured in the third quarter but that did not stop her team from winning the bronze.

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