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The Gauteng Jaguars outplayed the Kingdom Stars in the first division one semi-final following an emphatic 63-29 victory. The Jaguars were looking to redeem themselves after losing to the Stings yesterday. The Gauteng side grabbed control shortly after the start and were up by ten goals in the first quarter. The Jaguars continued to dominate, swelling their buffer to hit the fifty-goal mark in the championship quarter. The final quarter was all about pride and glory as the defending champions extended their lead to beat the Stars by a twenty-one-goal margin.

In the second semi-final, the Southern Stings were unstoppable and charged to a 60-39 victory against the Free State Crinums. The Stings had lower penalties and created more turnover balls which they were able to convert and finished off on an eighty seven percent goal average. Crinums’ coach- Burta de Kock made eleven changes in total throughout the game which was uncharacteristic considering the fact that she has always relied on the same starting seven. The Stings will now gear up for Sunday’s final against the Jaguars and will look to continue with their fine form.

Stings coach- Annelie Lucas says preparation is key ahead of the final, ‘’If you play the Jaguars, there is no room for errors, so we are going to have a look at our game against them because they are playing without one of their star players. Danielle made a very big difference on Wing Attack, so I will have a look at the variations she is playing on court and how we can counteract that’’.

In the other match, the Fireballs beat the Flames 58 – 34 in the division one 5th/6th playoff match. This was the Flames 11th successive defeat in the competition and pressure is mounting on the Northwest side to retain their spot in the first division because they will now face the winner of division two in the promotion/relegation match on Sunday.