Laharum did not miss a beat on the return from the bye to play a strong game on Saturday against Kalkee.
Laharum dominated from start to finish before eventually winning 69 to 28.
The Demons blew Kalkee out of the contest early as the side opened up a 16-goal lead, by quarter time the score was already 21 to 5 in the home team’s favour.
Coach Liz Reddie said the girls came out strong early and maintained the intensity throughout the contest.
“I think Kalkee played well, but I think the heat got to them, and in the end they didn’t have it were we did,” she said.
During the second quarter Laharum extended their lead despite an improved performance from Kalkee.
At half time the score was 34 to 12.
Laharum was back on song in the third quarter and extended its margin by a further 10 goals.
Finishing the third quarter with a strong lead, Laharum were ahead 53 to 21.
Reddie said Caitlin Story played a great game shooting 55 goals.
“It is the highest she has ever scored in one game,” she said.
Reddie said Emalee Iredell was a stand out, winning the Michele Mibus medal.
Michele Mibus was the champion netballer who lost her battle with cancer last year.
She is the Mountain Maid’s most decorated player in the club’s history and has played the most games.
Her A grade team often had strong tussles with Kalkee.
It was the second time the medal has been awarded.
“[Emalee] played an amazing game, very defensive all down the court, and got a fair few intercepts,” Reddie said.
Reddie said that all girls are doing an amazing job.
“We’re taking it by the throat and going for it, there’s no holding back,” she said.
After eight rounds Laharum is yet lose and maintained a four point buffer against Harrow-Balmoral and Natimuk United.
“To keep up the standard we just need to keep our fitness up, heads level and keep taking our training seriously,” she said.
It is a second straight loss from Kalkee who have struggled for consistency this season.
Best players for Laharum were Story, playing goal shooter and goal attack, and Iredell solid defensive performance in goal defence and goal keeper.
Best player for Kalkee was Coco Ledgar playing goal defence.
In round nine Kalkee will be back at home for a tough match against Noradjuha-Quantong.
Rupanyup will travel to Laharum to challenge the ladder leaders in round nine.