Pul­sat­ing win for the Fever

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Drive Way -

WEST Coast Fever over­came their big­gest chal­lenge so far this sea­son against the Pulse in Welling­ton, New Zealand on Sun­day and re­main un­de­feated.

Fever beat the Pulse 51-48 in a con­test that tested their phys­i­cal and men­tal strength.

April Let­ton, who turned 25 on game day, was re­lent­less in de­fence, pair­ing up with New Zealand im­port Erena Mikaere in the first half.

Let­ton man­aged sev­eral tips and re­bounds down the de­fen­sive end against tough op­po­nent Jodi Brown.

Cap­tain Ash­leigh Brazill and Shae Brown made sure noth­ing came easy for the home side’s at­tack­ers.

Ac­cu­rate shoot­ing from Natalie Med­hurst and Caitlin Bas­sett kept the score line to a few goals each way, with the teams locked at 23-all at the main break.

Fever in­tro­duced Josie JanzDaw­son in de­fence for the fi­nal half, with the goal­keeper pick­ing off some timely in­ter­cepts to give the vis­i­tors a slight edge through the third quar­ter.

The vis­i­tors main­tained a three or four-goal lead in the last five min­utes, when the lead could have changed with just a cou­ple of turnovers.

But Fever re­mained com­posed to get the win.

The Fever play Magic at HBF Sta­dium this Sun­day.

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