NS SCOREBOARD – JUL 30, 2020

NS SCOREBOARD – JUL 30, 2020

By |2020-07-30T14:45:41+10:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: AUS, NZ, Uncategorized, World|0 Comments

Last weekend, we saw round 7 of the ANZ Premiership, the last round based solely out of the Auckland Netball Centre.

Unlike previous rounds, there were no last minute nail-biters and no matches close enough for the awarding of a bonus point to the loser. But it wasn’t all one way traffic. After Pulse accounted for Magic easily on Friday, they backed up on the Saturday with a much tougher match against Stars. In fact, they trailed by two at 3/4 time, but as has happened regularly this year, just when it looked as if the defending champs were under pressure, they rose to another level and completely dominated the final quarter. At the moment, Pulse appear to be doing just enough to win. They’re really yet to put in a full four quarter performance. When they do, look out. But on the other hand, they are giving opposition teams a chance. Will one of them be able to really capitalise. In the battle of teams lining up to challenge Pulse, Tactix won an important match against Stars with shooter Ellie Bird shooting 37/37. The upset of the round came when Steel defeated Mystics 47-41 with a great all round team performance. Sadly, Kalifa McCollin joined the growing list of injured Steel shooters in this match, but hopefully her injury isn’t too serious and she can get back on court to finish the season. Round 8 starts tonight.

Meanwhile, the on again, off again, ever changing fixture for round 1 of Suncorp Super Netball now sees all matches played in Qld for the foreseeable future. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly when the competition kicks off on Saturday afternoon. It’s been the longest off-season ever!


2020 ANZ PREMIERSHIP – Round 7

Central Pulse 52 (10, 14, 17, 11) def Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 29 (7, 6, 9, 7)

Pulse
Ekenasio 28/29 (97%)
Dunn 19/20 (95%)
Metuarau 3/5 (60%)
Mclean 2/2 (100%)
Team Total: 52/56 (93%)

Assists 50 (Kersten 17)
Gains 15 (Jury 8)

Magic
Williams 12/17 (71%)
McPhee 9/13 (69%)
Latu-Meafou 6/10 (60%)
Smith 2/2 (100%)
Team Total: 29/42 (69%)

Assists 26 (Souness 14)
Gains 6 (Tong 4)

Points: Pulse 4, Magic 0

Player of the Match: Kelly Jury (Pulse)


Central Pulse 46 (8, 13, 9, 16) def Northern Stars 36 (11, 8, 13, 4)

Pulse
Dunn 28/31 (90%)
Ekenasio 18/19 (95%)
Team Total: 46/50 (92%)

Assists 41 (Kersten 14)
Gains 11 (Jury 4)

Stars
Wilson 29/35 (83%)
Hume 7/13 (54%)
Team Total: 36/48 (75%)

Assists 31 (Kara 14)
Gains 4 (Burley 2)

Points: Pulse 4, Stars 0

Player of the Match: Aliyah Dunn (Pulse)


Mainland Tactix 47 (14, 10, 13, 10) def Northern Stars 40 (10, 12, 7, 11)

Tactix
Bird 37/37 (100%)
Selby-Rickit 10/12 (83%)
Team Total: 47/49 (96%)

Assists 47 (Selby-Rickit 27)
Gains 9 (Watson 6)

Stars
Wilson 32/36 (89%)
Kolota 4/6 (67%)
Hume 4/9 (44%)
Team Total: 40/51 (78%)

Assists 39 (Reuela-Buchanan 13)
Gains 5 (Burley 4)

Points: Tactix 4, Stars 0

Player of the Match: Ellie Bird (Tactix)


Southern Steel 47 (13, 10, 13, 11) def Northern Mystics 41 (11, 8, 13, 9)

Steel
McCollin 23/30 (77%)
Halpenny 15/20 (75%)
Pelasio 9/13 (69%)
Team Total: 47/63 (75%)

Assists 40 (Saunders 17)
Gains 9 (Selbi-Rickit 5)

Mystics
Nweke 32/33 (97%)
Tui 5/6 (83%)
Vui 4/6 (67%)
Team Total: 41/45 (91%)

Assists 38 (Earle 17)
Gains 12 (Fitzpatrick 8)

Points: Steel 4, Mystics 0

Player of the Match: Gina Crampton (Steel)


Northern Mystics 45 (11, 13, 14, 7) def Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 39 (11, 10, 9, 9)

Mystics
Nweke 39/47 (83%)
Vui 4/5 (80%)
Tui 2/4 (50%)
Grapes 0/4 (0%)
Team Total: 45/60 (75%)

Assists 40 (Toeava 23)
Gains 8 (Fitzpatrick 4)

Magic
Latu-Meafou 17/21 (81%)
McPhee 12/14 (86%)
Williams 10/13 (77%)
Smith 0/0
Team Total: 39/48 (81%)

Assists 36 (Souness 21)
Gains 8 (Mikaere 3)

Points: Mystics 4, Magic 0

Player of the Match: Peta Toeava (Mystics)


Table:
1 – Pulse . 40 points (Pld 10)
2 – Mystics . 25 points (Pld 10)


3 – Tactix . 24 points (Pld 10)
4 – Stars . 17 points (Pld 10)
5 – Steel . 14 points (Pld 10)
6 – Magic . 10 points (Pld 10)


Upcoming matches (ANZP):
(NZ times)
7pm, THU 30 JUL – Tactix v Stars
5pm, SAT 01 AUG – Stars v Steel
5pm, SUN 02 AUG – Magic v Tactix
7pm, SUN 02 AUG – Pulse v Mystics
7pm, MON 03 AUG – Magic v Steel


Upcoming matches (SSN):
(AEST)
1pm, SAT 01 AUG – Firebirds v Lightning
3pm, SAT 01 AUG – Thunderbirds v Fever
1pm, SUN 02 AUG – Giants v Swifts
3:30pm, SUN 02 AUG – Vixens v Magpies

About the Author:

Long time member and contributor for Netball Scoop and all its predecessors since getting hooked in the early 2000s.