Formerly the Perth Orioles in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, which started in 1997, before changing to Fever ahead of the ANZ Championships in 2008, they had only played in one finals series.

That was in 2016, where they finished third, and had to play the NSW Swifts in an elimination final but lost 60-53.

“It's so exciting, the girls have worked so hard for so long, 39 weeks of preparation 14 lessons learnt to be able to punch out a game," Fever Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich said.

“To have that defensive pressure across the whole court was what drove our attackers, just the spirit to keep fighting," she said.

It was tough coming into this game though, having lost to the Giants last weekend and having to play away from home. However, it was Jamaican superstar Jhaniele Fowler that delivered a masterclass on an injured leg.

Fowler was shooting at 100 percent getting 48/48 including her 800th goal of the season but there were wary moments when she hobbled from the court in the first quarter with a knee injury before returning late in the second quarter.
West Coast put their best netball on the floor in the final term though, shutting down the offensive lanes and finishing off the Giants to become the first team to book their place in the 2018 decider.