EUREKA Kellies have grabbed a break in third position in the Ballarat Netball Association premier league, The Athlete's Foot Cup.
In a battle for third, Kellies defeated Sturt Diamonds 40-32 last night to move a game clear.
This gives Kellies two wins in five rounds.
Top team Brown Hill Blaze had a bye to remain clear of Deal Assunta, which downed sister team Dela Vixens 53-47.
Eureka's consistency proved to be the winning formula.
Fluent movement through the centre court by Chelsea Burns, Katelyn Sutton and Kayla Wilson enabled Eureka to control play. Chelsea Burns was playing her first game of the championship season and her senior experience was a clear asset.
Nicole O'Brien and Bec Moroney worked a strong circle in defence.
Goaling duo Bree McPhee and Mal Doyle is forming formed a lovely partnership working off one another and moving extremely well.
Sturt's Amanda Clark and Emma Simpson worked tirelessly and created a lot of turnovers, but they could not be capitalised on.
THE ATHLETE'S FOOT CUP
Eureka Kellies 40 d Sturt Diamonds 32
Dela Assuntas 53 d Dela Vixens 47
Brown Hill Blaze 122.82% 20
Dela Assuntas 118.52% 16
Eureka Kellies 90.86% 12
Sturt Diamonds 86.78% 8
Dela Vixens 84.74% 4
7.50pm: Sturt Diamonds v Dela Assuntas (court 1)
7.50pm: Brown Hill Blaze v Eureka Kellies (2)
Dela Vixens v bye
Brown Hill Storm 59 d Sturt Emeralds 33
Central Highlands 36 d Eureka Kings 29
Dela WACs 29 d Brown Hill Flames 21
Wendouree 42 d Brown Hill Stars 24
Wendouree 170.90% 20
Dela WACs 109.93% 16
Sturt Opals 109.59% 12
Brown Hill Flames 90.65% 12
Brown Hill Stars 79.38% 12
Brown Hill Storm 102.63% 8
Eureka Kings 99.39% 8
Central Highlands 97.77% 8
Sturt Emeralds 56.74% 4
CAMERA HOUSE TROPHY
Eureka Kweens 54 d Sturt Gems 21
Dela Thunderbirds 47 d Brown Hill Comets 29
Brown Hill Lightning 34 d Eureka Klassics 30
Brown Hill Lightning 153.15% 20
Eureka Klassics 164.58% 16
Dela Thunderbirds 103.26% 12
Brown Hill Comets 79.29% 12
Eureka Kweens 90.26% 8
Dela Firebirds 82.99% 8
Sturt Gems 53.70% 4
COURIER MVP AWARD
Round five voting:
EUREKA KELLIES v STURT DIAMONDS
3-Nicole O'Brien (Eureka Kellies)
2-Emma Simpson (Sturt Diamonds)
1-Chelsea Burns (Eureka Kellies)
DELA ASSUNTAS v DELA VIXENS
3-Cassie Hobbs (Dela Assuntas)
2-Johanna Dash (Dela Assuntas)
1-Melissa Ryan (Dela Assuntas)
9-Sarah Milton (Brown Hill Blaze)
7-Johanna Dash (Dela Assuntas)
6-Stacey McCartin (Brown Hill Blaze)
3-Lauren Atkinson (Dela Assuntas), Gina McCartin (Brown Hill Blaze), Casey Johnstone (Sturt Diamonds), Steph Burns (Eureka Kellies), Nicole O'Brien (Eureka Kellies)