The Ballarat Netball League grand finals began just as they ended with the 19/unders going into extra-time as Redan prevailed 36-33 over Ballarat.
The scores were locked at 27 goals apiece after full-time before Redan skipped away in extra-time to claim its third straight flag. Sunbury capped a perfect season with the B grade flag, accounting for Lake Wendouree by 10 goals – it didn’t lose a game for the entire season on it’s way to a third straight B grade flag. Sunbury also took out the C grade premiership with a three-goal win over Ballarat. North Ballarat City held off a determined Ballarat to triumph in the D grade grand final by three goals.
Sunbury 45 d Lake Wendouree 35, best-on-court: Tami Hardwick (Sunbury)
Sunbury 33 d Ballarat 30, best-on-court: Megan Whittard (Sunbury)
North Ballarat City 24 d Ballarat 21, best-on-court: Jessica Luke (Ballarat)
Redan 36 d Ballarat 33 (extra time), best-on-court: Ash Smith (Redan)
ELATION: East Point celebrate its first-ever A grade premiership following its thrilling two-goal win in extra-time over North Ballarat City on Saturday. Picture: Dylan Burns
THREE-PEAT: Sunbury made it three B grade flags in a row with a 10-goal victory over Lake Wendouree on Saturday - unbeaten in 2016.
WINNERS: Sunbury's first triumph for the day. The C grade side defeated Ballarat by three goals in what was a tight contest throughout.
PREMIERS: North Ballarat City's D grade side got the club off to a winning start with a three-goal victory over Ballarat.
THRILLER: Redan won the 19/under premiership with a nerve-racking three-goal victory in extra-time - for a third straight flag.