West Coast Fever defenders were able to capitalise off some supershot misses from the Giants with Sunday Aryang gaining a crucial rebound.

Fever nail 19-point win over the Giants

West Coast Fever’s new recruits started the season in sensational form putting the Giants under pressure.
April 18, 2024

WEST Coast Fever, whose players include Sunday Aryang, led from start to finish and showed their new list has plenty of speed, flexibility and scoring prowess as the Jamaican duo of Jhaniele Fowler-Nembhard and Shanice Beckford transferred their international connection onto the SSN court.

Beckford was joined by Fran Williams and Olivia Wilkinson in making their Suncorp Sper Netball debuts, while Kelsey Browne and Kadie-Ann Dehaney wore the green dress for the first time.

Fever’s new recruits started the season in sensational form as the speed of Browne and Beckford put the Giants under pressure as Fever built a five-goal advantage at the start of Power 5.

Despite five supershots from the Giants, Fever spearhead Fowler-Nembhard scored three of her own to ensure Fever maintained a five-goal advantage at the first break.

Browne finished the quarter with 11 feeds, supported by Alice Teague-Neeld with 16 as Fowler-Nembhard racked up 51.5 Nissan net points after scoring 19 goals to go with her supershots.

At the start of the second quarter Fever led the Giants 26-21.

Skipper Jess Anstiss set the tone in the second quarter as she courageously put her body on the line for Fever in a contest with Giant Jamie-Lee Price.

Fever lifted their defensive pressure in the second as they built a 12-goal lead going into the Power 5.

The defenders were able to capitalise off some uncharacteristic supershot misses from the Giants with Sunday Aryang gaining a crucial rebound off a Sophie Dwyer miss.

Coach Dan Ryan injected Williams and Jordan Cransberg into the game late in the second quarter as Fever controlled the supershot period to go into half time 45-34 giving them an 11-goal lead.

The Giants moved Jodie-Ann Ward to wing defence to try and quell the influence of Teague-Neeld however, the Fever star was unfazed producing a great quarter with 13 feeds and 11 goal assists.

At the start of Power 5, Fever had increased their lead to 19 goals as they continued to control the contest.

Despite the Giants scoring four supershots, Fever were still able to convert at their end of the court to take a 16-goal lead into the final quarter with the score 67-50.

Two awesome turnovers from Anstiss early in the final quarter helped Fever extend their lead to 21 goals to close the doors on a Giants comeback.

The Giants scored three supershots in the final quarter, while youngster Wilkinson stepped onto court and scored her first supershot of her career but eventually won the game Fever 84-65.


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