Giants equal record as Lightning crash

The Giants have equalled the all-time Tremendous Netball scoring report and despatched a press release to their rivals by crushing Sunshine Coast Lightning 82-54 at USC Stadium.

With a top-four berth on the season’s half-way mark on the road between the 2 sides, a good match was anticipated on Sunday however the Giants, after a ragged begin, ran riot.

Their rating equalled the competition-best haul posted by West Coast Fever, additionally in opposition to the Lightning, within the season opener in March.

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In defeating long-time bogey aspect Sunshine Coast for the primary time since 2018, the Giants had winners all around the courtroom.

Centre Jamie-Lee Value set the early tempo, Maddie Hay was tireless and inventive at wing assault and Amy Brandley (seven rebounds, 4 deflections) led a miserly defence.

“We got here right here to do enterprise,” Brandley mentioned.

“Staying within the second was actually vital for us.

“I feel we did a extremely good job to remain composed.”

With Lightning defenders Tara Hinchliffe and Katie Walsh creating early havoc, the Giants fell behind 11-8 when coach Julie Fitzgerald known as a timeout and implored her midcourt to keep away from getting too vast and deep.

It proved a masterstroke.

The guests silenced the gang by happening an 11-0 tear and so they by no means relented.

They shutdown the Lightning with an 18-11 second time period earlier than displaying their wares offensively with a 26-14 third stanza, Jo Harten and Sophie Dwyer firing within the circle.

The hosts turned pissed off with a plethora of turnovers and penalties, Lightning coach Kylee Byrne bemoaning: “We could not perceive the quantity of whistle we had been getting”.

The margin blew out to 62-35 within the third quarter and after Sunshine Coast confirmed some belated combat within the fourth, the Giants once more surged, ending powerfully with the final eight targets of the whitewash.

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