NS SCOREBOARD – Oct 3, 2020

NS SCOREBOARD – Oct 3, 2020

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Apologies for the delay since the last edition of the NS SCOREBOARD, but there’s been so much going on. In this edition, we look at the last three rounds of Super Netball, ahead of the finals series which starts this weekend.

Round 12 saw Fever spearhead Jhaniele Fowler break her own record for most goals in a game. She shot 69/72 (including one super shot) to contribute 70 of Fever’s 80 goals as they beat Swifts by 9.  Meanwhile, Vixens star wing attack Liz Watson was a withdrawal after injuring her ankle in round 11. This seemed to badly affect Vixens at the start of their game as Magpies shot out to an 8-0 lead. Eventually, Vixens recovered however to win 61-53, with Kate Moloney starring.

Round 13 was Indigenous Round, and unfortunately, all of the great netball was overshadowed by the fact that Firebirds’ Jemma Mi Mi, the competition’s only Indigenous player, didn’t get on court. It was a bad misstep by Firebirds in what was otherwise a great performance as they defeated Vixens 64-58, and it dominated talk all week long. Mi Mi ended up playing a big role in Firebirds’ last round win over Collingwood and she was embraced by her teammates.

Round 14 began with many opportunities. Although the finalists had been decided, their order hadn’t. As it turned out however, Swifts and Fever both squandered great chances, Swifts held a good lead against Giants, before Jo Harten went on a scoring blitz, nailing six super shots in the last quarter power play to salvage a draw. A draw that would prove very costly for Swifts. Next up was Fever, who held sway most of the game against Thunderbirds, before 18 year old Georgie Horjus stepped up and sank four super shots herself to sink Fever by just one goal. It was the only match of the regular season where a team had turned defeat into victory by use of the super shot. And again, it was very costly for Fever. With Swifts and Fever both failing to win, it meant Lightning was safe in second place. So the semi finals were set…

Major semi – Vixens v Lightning

Minor semi – Fever v Swifts

 


 

2020 SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL – Round 12

West Coast Fever 80 (23, 16, 22, 19) def NSW Swifts 71 (15, 16, 20, 20)

Fever
Fowler 69/72 (96%)
Teague-Neeld 6/10 (60%)
Team Total: 75/82 (92%)

Super shots 5/7 (Teague-Neeld 4/6, Fowler 1/1)
Assists 66 (Charles 24)
Gains 14 (Bruce 7)

Swifts
Wallace 35/40 (88%)
Garbin 18/28 (64%)
Haythornthwaite 3/4 (75%)
Team Total: 56/72 (78%)

Super shots 15/25 (Wallace 10/15, Garbin 5/10)
Assists 51 (Proud 20)
Gains 12 (Klau 4)

Points: Fever 4, Swifts 0

Player of the Match: Jhaniele Fowler (Fever)


Collingwood Magpies 53 (17, 9, 13, 14) lost to Melbourne Vixens 61 (12, 18, 16, 15)

Magpies
Nelson 43/45 (96%)
Sinclair 6/8 (75%)
Allen 1/2 (50%)
Team Total: 50/56 (89%)

Super shots 3/7 (Sinclair 2/4, Allen 1/2, Nelson 0/1)
Assists 47 (Sinclair 25)
Gains 13 (Ward, Mentor 6)

Vixens
Philip 22/26 (85%)
Thwaites 21/22 (96%)
Kumwenda 14/16 (88%)
Team Total: 57/64 (89%)

Super shots 4/5 (Thwaites 2/2, Kumwenda 2/3)
Assists 52 (Moloney 22)
Gains 16 (Mannix 5)

Points: Vixens 4, Magpies 0

Player of the Match: Kate Moloney (Vixens)


Sunshine Coast Lightning 75 (13, 19, 23, 20) def Queensland Firebirds 67 (20, 17, 15, 15)

Lightning
Koenen 41/41 (100%)
Wood 19/24 (79%)
Proscovia 10/11 (91%)
Team Total: 70/76 (92%)

Super shots 5/6 (Wood 5/6)
Assists 66 (Langman 27)
Gains 15 (Pretorius 6)

Firebirds
Aiken 47/52 (90%)
Dwan 11/21 (52%)
Stower 3/3 (100%)
Team Total: 61/76 (80%)

Super shots 6/13 (Dwan 5/12, Aiken 1/1)
Assists 51 (Cassidy 24)
Gains 8 (Hinchliffe, Jenner 3)

Points: Lightning 4, Firebirds 0

Player of the Match: Karla Pretorius (Lightning)


Adelaide Thunderbirds 54 (13, 10, 13, 18) lost to Giants Netball 64 (15, 14, 9, 18)

Thunderbirds
Potgieter 41/47 (87%)
Glasgow 5/9 (56%)
Horjus 5/11 (46%)
Team Total: 51/67 (76%)

Super shots 3/12 (Horjus 3/9, Potgieter 0/1, Glasgow 0/2)
Assists 42 (Nankivell 22)
Gains 14 (Sterling 8)

Giants
Austin 30/40 (75%)
Harten 28/37 (76%)
Team Total: 58/78 (74%)

Super shots 6/13 (Austin 4/9, Harten 2/4)
Assists 47 (Parmenter 13)
Gains 18 (Poolman 5)

Points: Giants 4, Thunderbirds 0

Player of the Match: Kiera Austin (Giants)


 

2020 SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL – Round 13

Collingwood Magpies 53 (12, 15, 13, 13) lost to Sunshine Coast Lightning 63 (16, 19, 14, 14)

Magpies
Nelson 40/44 (91%)
Sinclair 10/15 (67%)
Allen 0/1 (0%)
Team Total: 50/60 (83%)

Super shots 3/7 (Sinclair 3/6, Allen 0/1)
Assists 46 (Sinclair 17)
Gains 18 (Ward, Bragg 5)

Lightning
Koenen 41/45 (91%)
Wood 10/12 (83%)
Proscovia 8/9 (89%)
Team Total: 59/68 (87%)

Super shots 4/5 (Wood 4/5)
Assists 56 (Wood 21)
Gains 17 (Maweni 8)

Points: Lightning 4, Magpies 0

Player of the Match: Phumza Maweni (Lightning)


West Coast Fever 71 (15, 17, 21, 18) def Giants Netball 66 (17, 18, 15, 16)

Fever
Fowler 63/66 (96%)
Stanton 5/10 (50%)
Teague-Neeld 0/1 (0%)
Team Total: 68/77 (88%)

Super shots 3/8 (Stanton 2/6, Fowler 1/1, Teague-Neeld 0/1)
Assists 59 (Charles 24)
Gains 19 (Bruce 12)

Giants
Harten 29/38 (76%)
Austin 28/43 (65%)
Team Total: 57/81 (70%)

Super shots 9/19 (Harten 5/10, Austin 4/9)
Assists 49 (Price 17)
Gains 18 (Price 5)

Points: Fever 4, Giants 0

Player of the Match: Verity Charles (Fever)


Adelaide Thunderbirds 54 (12, 16, 15, 11) lost to NSW Swifts 57 (19, 11, 12, 15)

Thunderbirds
Potgieter 33/34 (94%)
Gooden 10/19 (52%)
Horjus 4/5 (80%)
Team Total: 47/58 (81%)

Super shots 7/14 (Gooden 4/10, Horjus 3/4)
Assists 43 (Nankivell 16)
Gains 10 (Sterling 6)

Swifts
Wallace 26/31 (84%)
Housby 22/24 (92%)
Garbin 8/9 (89%)
Team Total: 56/64 (88%)

Super shots 1/4 (Wallace 1/3, Housby 0/1)
Assists 53 (Hadley 23)
Gains 15 (Turner 6)

Points: Swifts 4, Thunderbirds 0

Player of the Match: Paige Hadley (Swifts)


Melbourne Vixens 58 (12, 19, 13, 14)lost to Queensland Firebirds 64 (18, 17, 13, 16)

Vixens
Kumwenda 22/24 (92%)
Thwaites 17/18 (95%)
Philip 8/10 (80%)
Team Total: 47/52 (90%)

Super shots 11/14 (Thwaites 7/7, Kumwenda 3/5, Philip 1/2)
Assists 46 (Moloney 18)
Gains 9 (Weston, Eddy 3)

Firebirds
Aiken 45/51 (88%)
Dwan 16/23 (70%)
Team Total: 61/74 (82%)

Super shots 3/6 (Dwan 3/6)
Assists 51 (Cassidy 20)
Gains 18 (Jenner 6)

Points: Firebirds 4, Vixens 0

MVP: Kim Jenner (Firebirds)


 

2020 SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL – Round 14

Collingwood Magpies 63 (18, 17, 16, 12) lost to Queensland Firebirds 65 (19, 15, 13, 18)

Magpies
Nelson 42/43 (98%)
Sinclair 15/22 (68%)
Team Total: 57/65 (88%)

Super shots 6/10 (Sinclair 6/10)
Assists 46 (Sinclair 22)
Gains 16 (Mentor 8)

Firebirds
Aiken 47/52 (90%)
Dwan 14/19 (74%)
Team Total: 61/71 (86%)

Super shots 4/6 (Dwan 3/5, Aiken 1/1)
Assists 56 (Cassidy 26)
Gains 16 (Jenner, Hinchliffe 6)

Points: Firebirds 4, Magpies 0

Player of the Match: Gabi Simpson (Firebirds)


NSW Swifts 77 (22, 17, 23, 15) drew with Giants Netball 77 (24, 17, 13, 23)

Swifts
Wallace 50/56 (89%)
Garbin 18/21 (86%)
Team Total: 68/77 (88%)

Super shots 9/14 (Wallace 6/9, Garbin 3/5)
Assists 63 (Hadley 17)
Gains 15 (Klau, Turner 6)

Giants
Harten 34/39 (87%)
Austin 26/33 (79%)
Team Total: 60/72 (83%)

Super shots 17/23 (Harten 10/13, Austin 7/10)
Assists 53 (Price 19)
Gains 10 (Parmenter 4)

Points: Swifts 2, Giants 2

Player of the Match: Amy Parmenter (Giants)


West Coast Fever 63 (19, 14, 16, 14) lost to Adelaide Thunderbirds 64 (13, 15, 19, 17)

Fever
Fowler 54/60 (90%)
Stanton 4/5 (80%)
Teague-Neeld 4/12 (33%)
Team Total: 62/76 (82%)

Super shots 1/6 (Teague-Neeld 1/3, Stanton 0/1, Fowler 0/2)
Assists 59 (Cosh 23)
Gains 17 (Bruce 11)

Thunderbirds
Potgieter 34/37 (92%)
Horjus 18/24 (75%)
Gooden 3/7 (43%)
Team Total: 55/68 (81%)

Super shots 9/14 (Horjus 8/9, Gooden 1/4, Potgieter 0/1)
Assists 49 (Nankivell 19)
Gains 14 (Nankivell, Shimmin, Sterling 4)

Points: Thunderbirds 4, Fever 0

Player of the Match: Chelsea Pitman (Thunderbirds)


Sunshine Coast Lightning 54 (13, 13, 16, 12) lost to Melbourne Vixens 58 (18, 13, 12, 15)

Lightning
Koenen 22/27 (82%)
Wood 16/22 (73%)
Proscovia 10/13 (77%)
Team Total: 48/62 (77%)

Super shots 6/11 (Wood 5/9, Koenen 1/2)
Assists 42 (Wood 15)
Gains 10 (Pretorius 3)

Vixens
Kumwenda 43/44 (98%)
Thwaites 11/13 (85%)
Philip 3/4 (75%)
Team Total: 57/61 (93%)

Super shots 1/2 (Kumwenda 1/1, Thwaites 0/1)
Assists 53 (Watson 16)
Gains 17 (Weston, Dehaney, Mannix 4)

Points: Vixens 4, Lightning 0

Player of the Match: Mwai Kumwenda (Vixens)


 

Final Ladder:
1 – Vixens . 46 points . 113.1% 
2 – Lightning . 36 points . 99.6% 
3 – Fever . 34 points . 107.5%
4 – Swifts . 34 points . 101.5%

5 – Firebirds . 26 points . 95.3%
6 – Giants . 24 points . 99.3%
7 – Thunderbirds – 20 points . 96.5%
8 – Magpies . 4 points . 88.3%

 

Upcoming matches:

1pm AEST, SAT 03 OCT – Major Semi Final – Vixens v Lightning
1pm AEDT*, SUN 04 OCT – Minor Semi Final – Fever v Swifts

* 12pm AEST (Daylight saving comes into effect)

About the Author:

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