The Aryang sisters shared a court in Fever's most recent winning game. Picture: Clix by Mia/West Coast Fever

Sisters on court together

Ruth Aryang debuts and shares a court with her sister Sunday in Fever's game against Firebirds.
May 16, 2024

IN West Coast Fever’s fifth win in a row Sunday Aryang played wing defence for the first time this Suncorp Super Netball season while her sister Ruth made her debut.

The absence of Kelsey Browne (load management) meant coach Dan Ryan had captain Jess Anstiss put on the centre bib.

In defence Fran Williams had two deflections across the quarter, while at the other end of the court the Jhaniele Fowler-Nembhard and Shanice Beckford partnership continued to get stronger.

Following two supershots from Beckford, Fever were 26-16  against the Queensland Firebirds at the first change.

Fever’s defence was the star of the second quarter, with Williams’ three defensive rebounds, Kadie-Ann Dehaney’s two intercepts and a deflection from both Beckford and Jordan Cransberg exciting the Green Army.

Alice Teague-Neeld’s nine goal assists paired nicely with her 12 feeds for the quarter and Beckford ended the first half with a 100 per cent shooting accuracy for her six goals, including two super shots.

Fever were in front 49-28 at the main break.

It was the new kids on the block that created the loudest cheers in the third quarter, Olivia Wilkinson made her start with three straight goals and ended the quarter with a total of nine including three super shots.

Ruth Aryang collected one defensive rebound, one intercept and two deflections, keeping the pressure on Firebird Donnel Wallam, while her sister Sunday stayed strong with a deflection in wing defence.

Taking a 74-48 lead into the fourth quarter Fever put goalers Wilkinson and Beckford together and the duo ended the final seconds of the match with a supershot each.

Teague-Neeld’s game ended with three deflections in the final quarter, and a total of 45 feeds and 33 goal assists.

West Coast Fever’s final score of 94-58 against the Firebirds was achieved through Fowler-Nembhard’s 62 goals, alongside Wilkinson’s 15 and Beckford’s eight.

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