The NSW Swifts have jumped to the top of the Suncorp Super Netball table while the Queensland Firebirds are still looking for their first win of the 2019 season.
Giants Netball v Adelaide Thunderbirds
The Giants have secured their third win of the 2019 season, overpowering the Thunderbirds 65-goals to 54.
The Thunderbirds tried hard for four quarters but couldn’t slow down the Giants. However, it was a tight and scrappy start to match as both teams went goal for goal for much of the first quarter.
Giants shooter Jo Harten long-range shooting and hard work up the court stretched the Adelaide defence and gave her teammates a constant outlet pass going forward.
The Giants looked the better team in the early stages, but the Thunderbirds just wouldn’t go away, pushing the home team all the way.
The pace of the game went up a level in the second quarter, with both teams looking to stretch the other and score quickly on the break but with that speed came plenty of mistakes and flared tempers.
The Giants got to work on extending their five-goal halftime lead in the third quarter, thanks to some spectacular defensive midcourt play from their young guns Jamie-Lee Price and Amy Parmenter.
The home side pulled away in the final quarter, securing an 11-goal win along with all eight bonus points on offer for the game.