Fever bounce back to win netball thriller


Summary

The West Coast Fever held off a fast finishing Adelaide Thunderbirds to score a much needed trans-Tasman netball league win in Adelaide on Sunday.

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After leading by as many as 10 goals at one stage through the third quarter, the Fever squandered the lead with just minutes remaining before regaining composure to win 63-61.

The result snapped a two game losing streak for the Perth-based side, which resulted in them surrendering top spot in the Australian conference.

It was also the first time in competition history West Coast have beaten the Thunderbirds twice in a season.

Coach Stacey Rosman said it was an important result just a week out from the finals.

“We knew the Thunderbirds were going to fight till the very end,” she said.

“They have shown all year they contest hard and they have got great athleticism and can contest four quarters and keep coming at you.

“I thought we did well to settle, particularly with such a parochial home crowd.”

Goal shooter Caitlin Bassett was impressive as always for the Fever landing 52 goals from 56 attempts while Carla Borrego slotted 44 for the Thunderbirds.

Adelaide coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson said her side showed guts to peg back the deficit.

“We gave it all we had and we certainly left nothing out there, it was just a few judgment errors in the first quarter,” she said.

“You can not afford to make those mistakes against a team like Fever with Bassett at the other end.

“I think we take a lot of heart from that, we set ourselves up in a winning position.”

Both sides end the regular season at home with the Fever hosting the New South Wales Swifts and the Thunderbirds host Central Pulse.


The West Coast Fever held off a fast finishing Adelaide Thunderbirds to score a much needed trans-Tasman netball league win in Adelaide on Sunday.

南宁桑拿

After leading by as many as 10 goals at one stage through the third quarter, the Fever squandered the lead with just minutes remaining before regaining composure to win 63-61.

The result snapped a two game losing streak for the Perth-based side, which resulted in them surrendering top spot in the Australian conference.

It was also the first time in competition history West Coast have beaten the Thunderbirds twice in a season.

Coach Stacey Rosman said it was an important result just a week out from the finals.

“We knew the Thunderbirds were going to fight till the very end,” she said.

“They have shown all year they contest hard and they have got great athleticism and can contest four quarters and keep coming at you.

“I thought we did well to settle, particularly with such a parochial home crowd.”

Goal shooter Caitlin Bassett was impressive as always for the Fever landing 52 goals from 56 attempts while Carla Borrego slotted 44 for the Thunderbirds.

Adelaide coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson said her side showed guts to peg back the deficit.

“We gave it all we had and we certainly left nothing out there, it was just a few judgment errors in the first quarter,” she said.

“You can not afford to make those mistakes against a team like Fever with Bassett at the other end.

“I think we take a lot of heart from that, we set ourselves up in a winning position.”

Both sides end the regular season at home with the Fever hosting the New South Wales Swifts and the Thunderbirds host Central Pulse.