KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 (Bernama) -- Kedah have created history to become the national junior netball champions after turning the table against Pahang, beating them 44-37 today.
Coming back from behind after trailing Pahang 16-21 in the first half, Kedah edged closer and eventually turned the tide against their opponents in the final of the 30th National Junior Netball Championship at the Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara here.
Kedah coach Huslina Mohd Hussain said a change in strategy to a fast-paced game in the second half paid off, apart from capitalising on national player Izyan Syazana Mohd Wazir's skills as shooter.
"By swapping positions among the players, we managed to add points in the closing stages of the game," she said, adding that the victory was a feather in the cap for Kedah after finishing runners-up in the Malaysia Games (Sukma) last year.
Kedah also won another accolade when Noor Hidayu Hasmira Hasbullah, who played centre, was name the best player of the tournament.....