The Giants have secured their first win of 2019 after defeating the Magpies 58 – 50 at Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday. The match started smoothly enough for both sides. Despite Giant Caitlin Bassett scoring her first goal with ease, the next five minutes were a struggle for the home team. Magpies captain Geva Mentor held front position on her toes long enough to force the Giants midcourters to let off wayward passes as they desperately looked for options in the circle. For Mentor and her compatriot April Brandley, the tactics were to confuse the space long enough to cause a feeding error.