School Sports: RI ends ACJC's five-year reign in A Division netball

Raffles Institution's winning A Division Schools National Netball Championship team. An inspired team performance saw Raffles beat Anglo-Chinese Junior College in the final 65-55. -- ST PHOTO: TOH TING WEI
Raffles Institution's winning A Division Schools National Netball Championship team. An inspired team performance saw Raffles beat Anglo-Chinese Junior College in the final 65-55. -- ST PHOTO: TOH TING WEI

SINGAPORE- Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC), champions for the past five years, were finally dethroned at Toa Payoh Sports Hall on Saturday afternoon, after it lost 55-65 to Raffles Institution (RI) in the final of the A Division Schools National Netball Championship.

Raffles, who last won the title in 2008, were the dominant side throughout, only conceding the lead for a short period of play towards the end of the second quarter and at the start of the third quarter.

But an inspired team performance saw RI stretch its lead at the end of the third quarter and cruise towards the final whistle.

RI coach Chng Li Li said: "We have good height and size in the team this year, and we also had more composure and a higher successful shot percentage."

Despite the defeat, ACJC captain Amanda Ng was in a bullish mood. The 18-year-old said: "It was a good game and we put up a strong fight, but the results proved otherwise.

"We will be back stronger next year."