ROO Stars fell just short of glory in the Swan Classic at the Lauren Jackson Sports Stadium yesterday.
With the scores locked with a minute remaining in the A-grade final, opponents Hampton Park Redbacks scored from a turnover and went on to win 14-12.
A strong contingent of Corowa-Rutherglen netballers played for Roo Stars including Beck Didier, Simone and Caitlyn Hanrahan, Jess Bice and Kiara McLean.
VPNC Red defeated Who Cares 16-10 in B-grade division 1 and ESBNA comfortably accounted for Sapphires 28-5 in division 2.
In C grade, LL’s defeated Nina Wigney 11-4 in division one, Wicked upstaged Sueshells 10-3 in division two, Aces edged out Pure Magic 8-7 in division three and EM’s Girls took the honours against Cougars and Cubs 12-11 in division 4.
The finals were played over 14 minutes.
Organiser Trish Cerminara said 78 teams took part over the two days.
“The standard was excellent,” Cerminara said.
“We had teams from NSW and Victoria and it all ran smoothly.”