Sunshine Coast crowned Queens of the land, undefeated runs end

LAST weekend saw the halfway mark of the 2024 Suncorp Super Netball season, and the weekend’s results prove that this league can provide plenty of twists and turns.

Lightning win Battle of the Bruce

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have continued their winning run with an 11 goal win over their cross state rivals the Firebirds.

The tone of the match was set pretty early with the Lightning already seven goals up at quarter time, and was extended even further in the third term.

Ash Ervin had a big game for the Lightning, finishing with a whopping 11 gains, while Cara Koenen finished with a high volume of goals.

Meanwhile for the Firebirds it was their midfielders Kim Ravaillion and Macy Gardner that drove much of their success forward.

History repeats in Grand Final rematch

In the Grand Final rematch it was a much more comprehensive win to the Adelaide Thunderbirds than what they enjoyed on Grand Final day, this time downing the Swifts by 25 goals.

The Swifts actually won the first quarter, but the Thunderbirds flipped the script after quarter time, restricting the Swifts to single figure goal tallies for each of the next three quarters all while scoring plenty themselves.

For the Thunderbirds unsurprisingly it was Shamera Sterling-Humphrey that lead the way in both the rebounds and the gains, while Latanya Wilson was not too far behind in the gains department.

Meanwhile for the Swifts they wracked up a whopping 58 contact penalties and 21 obstructions, and as much as skipper Paige Hadley tried to lead from the front, that was always going to be quite the barrier to counter.

GIANTS secure win number two

The GIANTS have picked up their second win of 2024 after defeating the Melbourne Mavericks by seven goals.

The margin slowly but surely grew as the game progressed, but the Mavericks just could not bridge that gap and win a quarter to try and reduce the margin.

Jodi-Ann Ward finished with some solid numbers in defence for the GIANTS, while Maddie Hay made an impressive return to the court from injury.

On the flipside of the equation, Shimona Jok delivered some solid numbers under the post, while Kim Jenner had a solid game in defence.

Vixens cause upset, no more undefeated sides

The weekend finished with a big upset, with the Melbourne Vixens bouncing back from last week in a big way by defeating the West Coast Fever by 11 goals to hand the Fever their first loss of the year.

The Fever jumped out to a three goal lead at quarter time, but the Vixens flipped the script in a big way in the second quarter to win the quarter by nine goals and go one to control the game from there.

Skipper Kate Moloney had a monstrous game in midcourt for the Vixens, while Hannah Mundy also had a big game.

On the other side of proceedings, Alice Teague-Neeld had another big game in midcourt for the Fever, while Kadie-Ann Dehaney impressed in defence.

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