2021 Stats wrap: SSN Round 8 and ANZ Premiership Round 11

IT was a chaotic round of Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) and ANZ Premiership action with one game from each round abandoned due to COVID-19 clusters impacting play. But that did not stop the three games that did happen across the two competitions from producing some impressive performances as we delve into the leading stats-getters in Rounds 8 and 11, respectively.


It was another superb outing for Grace Nweke with the Northern Mystics goal shooter dominating at the post with her accuracy and high volume. She led all-comers in Round 11 of the ANZ with 55 goals from 59 attempts at 93 per cent. Next best was Maia Wilson with the Northern Stars shooter upping the ante after a couple of quiet weeks as she finished with 35 goals from 41. Partner in crime, Amorangi Malesala had a game to remember with the goal attack relishing the starting position slotting 22 goals at 82 per cent. Without George Fisher, it was Grace Namana that got the call-up and did not disappoint with her 34 goals from 37 attempts at 92 per cent. Tiana Metuarua was also up to the task using her smooth movement and accuracy to add to the total with 30 from 31. The Magic shared the shooting load around with Caitlin Bassett topping the table with her 21 goals from 22 attempts while Khiarna Williams managed 18 from 20 and Chiara Semple slotted 11 from 16 in her 37 minutes on court.

With only one SSN game this week it was Magpies goal shooter, Shimona Nelson who commanded the ball and imposed herself on the scoreboard with a whopping 52 goals from 57 attempts at 91 per cent. Gabby Sinclair played a handy supplementary role with her 13 goals from 15 attempts and 26 goal assists, while Lightning goal shooter, Cara Koenen was also potent to post draining 46 goals from 54 attempts. She received good support from Peace Proscovia with 11 from 13 and Steph Wood with nine from 12 and 19 goal assists to help her side over the line.


It was the Peta Toeava show once again as the crafty wing attack controlled proceedings from the Mystics and recorded a round-high 27 goal assists. She also racked up 30 centre pass receives highlighting just how much work she does out on court. Gina Crampton was not far off the pace credit to her 26 goal assists as teammate Mila Reuelu-Buchanan also featured highly with 25 assists. Tayla Earle was influential through the centre picking up two intercepts and a deflection while also amassing 15 goal assists. Kate Heffernan had a hot hand with her 19 goal assists as Shannon Saunders also did not skip a beat with her 20 and 19 centre pass receives. Sam Winders was at her damaging best for the Magic racking up 17 goal assists and an intercept as Holly Fowler proved to be dynamic in wing defence with her two gains.

Both goal attacks led the charge with goal assists in the SSN but the efforts from the midcourters did not go unnoticed. Laura Scherian and Mahalia Cassidy were dynamic for the Lightning recording 15 and 12 goal assists apiece as the injection of Binnian Hunt saw her notch up three. Molly Jovic was the next cab off the rank after Sinclair amassing 16 assists as Kelsey Browne found her groove with 14 and 24 centre pass receives. Ash Brazill was also influential through the middle with her defensive nous coming to the fore thanks to her two deflections and an intercept.


Southern Steel goal keeper, Taneisha Fifita was a real presence down in defence racking up the deflections and intercepts credit to her read of the play and quick footwork. Fifita finished with seven gains to her name, with two of them intercepts. Sarahpheinna Woulf was also in the thick of it getting plenty of hands to ball with her three deflections and one intercept. Elle Temu and Anna Harrison were down on their lofty standards but still managed to record a combined six gains and eight deflections. Kate Burley made use of her closing speed and defensive nous with two intercepts as Sulu Fitzpatrick led the way for her side in defence credit to her three gains.

Jamaican international and Collingwood Magpies goal defence Jodi-Ann Ward was in just about everything in her outing. It was a stats-stuffing performance as she collected an impressive four intercepts, six deflections and two pick-ups as Geva Mentor racked up eight deflections of her own. Karla Pretorius was the main ball winner for Sunshine Coast with her two intercepts and two pickups.

Photo credit: Collingwood Twitter

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