Black Stars crowned PHWA men’s champs as Piranhas take out women’s crown

David EckhartNorth West Telegraph
Grand Final MVP Daniel Lacey from the Black Stars.
Camera IconGrand Final MVP Daniel Lacey from the Black Stars. Credit: Sam Jones/North West Telegraph

Piranhas and Black Stars are the champion teams in Hedland water polo after their resounding grand final wins on Friday night at the South Hedland Aquatic Centre.

Piranhas, led by goal scoring supremo Liz Macey, were far too good for the under strength Aztecs, finishing 16-1 winners.

Macey led from the front, dominating in the middle of the pool, scoring seven individual goals and being named the Most Valuable Player in the women’s grand final.

Bethany Denney and Nellie Wilson contributed four goals apiece as the Piranhas went on a feeding frenzy on their young opponents.

Teen Oakley Reynolds scored Aztecs’ only goal in the first period.

In the men’s competition, it was a battle of perennial rivals Black Stars and White Pointers met in the season finale with the reigning champions leading all night to a blistering 16-6 win, led by six goals from eventual match MVP Daniel Lacey.

Bohdi Gregs celebrated his call up to the WA Mens Country side with four goals in the final.

The Association celebrated their end of season awards night on Saturday night with Gregs named as the junior men’s fairest and best player and Denney named the corresponding junior women’s fairest and best.

Lacey added the senior men’s fairest and best with Kel Parker pipping Macey for the senior women’s fairest and best.

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