5 Oct 2013

Otago defend netball crown

11:46 am on 5 October 2013

Otago successfully defended their Netball Championship crown by defeating Hamilton 54-53 in the final moments of the game in Dunedin.

Less than eight points separated the teams across the whole 60 minutes with Hamilton chasing down the deficit to level the match in the dying stages.

In Otago's favour was the near flawless performances of shooter Te Paea Selby-Rickit, who sank 37 from 39 attempts.

Selby-Rickit slotted in the winner with time up on the clock for Otago to retain the New Zealand Cup.

In the play-off for third and fourth Christchurch beat Auckland 66-48