A leaky roof at Pioneer Stadium put paid to what was likely to be the closest game of the Christchurch Netball Centre's premier grade this week while Lincoln Uni and Kereru A had big wins.
The match between newly promoted Kereru B and Halswell was called off just seven minutes into the game when officials deemed the court too dangerous after water from Tuesday night's storm leaked on to the court. After pushing their A side last week, Kereru B had their first top-grade win in their sights but will have to wait for the match to be replayed in coming weeks.
In the other matches, Lincoln Uni ran away with a game most were expecting to be close against St Nicholas, winning 63-49.
St Nicholas beat Lincoln earlier in the season but this week's encounter was far more one-sided.
St Nicholas were unable to halt Elizabeth Hayman at goal shoot who scored 45 of her side's goals. She was well-supported by returning Tactix player Sophia Fenwick and fed well by her midcourt.
The Lincoln defence also dominated and St Nics were forced to shoot from afar too often. The strong midcourts were even.
St Nicholas were much better in the second half, losing it by two, but they were almost out of the contest at halftime, trailing 36-24.
Kereru A again looked impressive as they thumped Hearts 79-47.
Hearts struggled to shut down Kereru's Shelly Norris, who shot at 96 per cent.
Kereru were quicker through court and were too strong. Shooter Caitlin Sewell performed well for Hearts but didn't get enough ball.
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