Adelaide Thunderbirds v Melbourne Vixens

The Vixens remain unbeaten in 2019 after defeating the Thunderbirds 58 to 42.

It was a complete performance from start to finish by the Vixens, who dominated the home team for most of the game and came away with all eight premiership points on offer for the second week in a row.

The Thunderbirds hung on, thanks to some long-range shooting by Maria Folau.

Thunderbirds goal keeper Shamera Sterling was red hot throughout the game, finishing with five intercepts, six deflections and an incredible 13-gains. She was everywhere and made life difficult for Vixens shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Tegan Philip.

The game took a rough and tough turn after the first, as the teams went goal for goal for much of the second quarter.

However, the Thunderbirds were down to just one on the bench after new recruit Beth Cobden went down with a knee injury and co-captain Chelsea Pitman left the court with an injury.

Melbourne exploded out of the gates in the second half, outscoring the Thunderbirds and breaking out to a 13-goal lead at the final break.

Jo Weston and Kadie-Ann Dehaney, who replaced an injured Emily Mannix in the second quarter, were immense for the Vixens in defence, combining for seven intercepts and ten gains.