TullyParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 4:44 pmPost count: 1781
Well they hung in for awhile. They’ll get better. Not sure I’ve seen anything that will keep them from the wooden spoonZara CollingsParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 4:46 pmPost count: 337
I was liking Smith in C! Maloney was having to do an unbelievable amount of work! Now Mundy on at C?MontyandpoppyParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 4:47 pmPost count: 208
Stanton’s hold is looking good at GSMontyandpoppyParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 4:50 pmPost count: 208
Seeing McKinnis quietly thinking “well I made Thwaites a GA, can I make Kumwenda a GA???”TullyParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 4:52 pmPost count: 1781
Yeah it ended in disaster score wise Montyandpoppy …. but still happy they tried it. I actually thought Smith brought nice speed to the court and they should continue to explore it. They need to see what might work. For that reason I’d like to see Barkmeyer in WA. She looks to read the game well and has a nice link in to both Stanton and Kumwenda. Again surely worth a try. Nothing to lose. Moloney was having to do way too much work.
Going to be a long season for Vixens. Hopefully it pays off with the development of Mundy, Barkmeyer and Smith.
Ian HarkinModeratorMay 1, 2021 at 4:53 pmPost count: 20976
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There it is. Fever wins comfortably in the end by 14, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Vixens pressured them, but were outclassed in the end.
With that win, Fever moves up to -8 on the ladder.
WEST COAST FEVER 65 def MELBOURNE VIXENS 51
Kumwenda 32/33 (97%)
Stanton 10/13 (77%)
Barkmeyer 5/8 (63%)
TOTAL 47/54 (87%)
Super shots 4/5 (Stanton 2/3)
Assists 45 (Moloney 17)
Gains 10 (Dehaney 5)
Fowler 54/59 (92%)
Glasgow 4/5 (80%)
Teague-Neeld 4/7 (57%)
TOTAL 62/71 (87%)
Super shots 3/5 (Teague-Neeld 2/3)
Assists 60 (Charles 17)
Gains 11 (Aryang 6)
Penalties: Fever 55-48
Turnovers: Vixens 25-15
MVP: Jhaniele Fowler (Fever)NZChampionParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 4:57 pmPost count: 461
Good game for Fever. Not that those points will count. ?
Vixens not looking as horrible as I thought. Moloney sure has her work cut out this year. WA and GA is a problem. None are up for it yet, but improvement may come over the season.
The 2 point shot wasn’t very relevant in this game. But I’m sure Giants will put on a show when they play.Zara CollingsParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 4:58 pmPost count: 337
Fowler is player of the match?! I know she had the most NNP, but Sunday Aryang was incredible and really broke down the Vixens attack. She was my POMnanatorParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 5:09 pmPost count: 247
I thought ATN and Sunday Aryang were great for the fever. Both played very confidently and were the game changers.
I really enjoyed some moments from the vixens! Lots of potential. Give it a few more games and the link between Munday and Barkmeyer will really start to pay off. Funnily enough, Vixens are the new underdogs in this competitional_exParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 6:04 pmPost count: 1198
You can’t read that much into it because the match was already won and Aryang was off but I really liked the Stanton/Barkmeyer combo, it’s obvious they’ve had a pre-season together. I’d also like to see Barkmeyer get a go at WA, Mundy has talent but she looked unsettled and was a bit erratic.
To be honest I was most disappointed with Vixens’ more established performers. Obviously Moloney and Kumwenda have a lot of pressure on them but I didn’t think either were great. Weston, Eddy and Mannix got very quiet after the first quarter. Dehaney was a standout, hopefully she can back it up because she’s had a few great games against Fowler before and struggled to bring consistent performances. Smith was strong as always, she played much better in C than she has previously.
I was impressed with Glasgow, I think going forward she’ll take the starting bib off ATN. ATN and Cosh should be playing the other way around; ATN’s shot is still way too shaky but she’s a great play-maker. Aryang was awesome, I could see un in the Diamonds soon. She’s a lot cleaner than Jenner.
I don’t think the Vixens will come last, they have too much experience and are too well-coached. Losing three players (one of which was a bench-warmer) doesn’t automatically take a team from first to last. Top 6 might be tough though.Ian HarkinModeratorMay 1, 2021 at 6:35 pmPost count: 20976schmeetleParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 6:36 pmPost count: 301
Aryang MVP for me. She safely carried so much ball out of defence.JRParticipantMay 1, 2021 at 6:58 pmPost count: 1674
Vixens experienced players in defence didn’t do enough to keep the Fever C and WA off the goal circle. The ball was going in to Fowler far too easily far too often. Dehaney did a great job. I’d have left her on, put Mannix out to GD and Weston to WD. Needed to try something earlier on.
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