Netball: Blaze Dolphins win M1 Netball Super League title

Blaze Dolphins (in red jersey) in action in the opening round of the M1 Netball Super League, on March 12, 2016.
Blaze Dolphins (in red jersey) in action in the opening round of the M1 Netball Super League, on March 12, 2016.PHOTO: NETBALL SINGAPORE

Singapore - The Blaze Dolphins were crowned M1 Netball Super League 2016 champions on Saturday afternoon, beating the Sneakers Stingrays by a single point to win 50-49 in the grand final.

The Stingrays got off to a quick start in the first quarter, racing to an early lead of four points, with the scores at 13-9 in the Stingrays' favour after the first 15 minutes.

After the second quarter, the tables were turned, as the Dolphins put in a spirited performance and brought the scores level at 17 a piece, before overtaking the Stingrays to lead 26-22 at half time.

The Dolphins kept up the momentum for most of the third quarter, extending their lead to nine goals at one point. However, the Stingrays proved their mettle, scoring a series of goals to chip away at the Dolphins' lead. The third quarter ended 37-36 in the Dolphins' favour, setting up a nail-biting finish.

The Dolphins scored a last-gasp winner in the final quarter to seal the crown by a score of 50-49.