It was a good weekend for the top of the table teams, with Vixens and Fever both recording victories to keep them in the top spots at the end of Round 11.
Fever might remain 2nd, below Vixen’s, but they had their own reasons to celebrate this weekend as they showed just what they are made of when they broke the leagues record for the highest ever Super Netball score.
Let’s see which international players made a difference this week…
Firebirds 61 – 82 Lightning
Sunshine Coast Lightning shocked Queensland Firebirds this weekend, as they dealt them with a 61-82 defeat and hampered their finals hopes.
Australian Diamonds’ vice-captain and Lightning captain Steph Wood was dominant in attack making 22 feeds, and scoring 18 goals, including four super shots.
However, Wood’s outstanding performance and Lightnings win were both overshadowed in the 3rd quarter as Wood left the court following a knee injury.
World Netball would like to wish Wood a fast recovery.
Vixens 59 – 53 Swifts
After what played out to be a very even first half, with the score sitting at 28-28 going into the penultimate quarter, Vixen’s upped the tempo int the second half to secure the victory and extend their top of the table lead.
It was Vixen’s second half defence that proved the difference, with Kate Eddy who came on from the bench in the second quarter, making 3 gains in the second half helping her side fight back.
Despite being on the eventual losing side England Rose Helen Housby had a standout performance scoring 39 goals.
Fever 86 – 77 Giants
It was a record-breaking weekend for Fever, as their 86-77 victory over Giants, saw them break their own record for the highest-ever Super Netball Score.
This comes as no surprise, as they currently have the most in-form shooter in the league, Jamaican Sunshine Girl Jhaniele Fowler, who through her shots and super shots recorded 68 points for her team, her personal best.
Fever currently sit 2nd in the league, with only Vixen’s winning more games than them this season.
Magpies 53 – 58 Thunderbirds
Things weren’t looking good for Thunderbirds going into their Round 11 clash with Magpies, as they were without their captain Hannah Petty and other key players.
However, Jamaican Sunshine Girl Shamera Sterling stood up to the test taking on the role as captain and making six interceptions and one turnover to lead her side to victory.
The win saw Thunderbirds jump from 6th in the league to 3rd, and they next play 2nd place Fever on the 28th May.
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