Fever’s swift demise
WEST Coast Fever’s 2015 record-breaking season is over after they were beaten 60-53 by the NSW Swifts in Sydney last Friday.
The Swifts welcomed back Kimberlee Green, who had been battling a calf injury, and both teams made minimal changes during the clash.
Josie Janz-Dawson and April Letton had the tough job of stopping sharp shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Susan Pettitt, who shot at 94 per cent and 96 per cent accuracy respectively.
The teams went goal for goal for most of the first quarter and took turns holding two-goal leads, going into the first break 13-all.
The Swifts made the most of Fever’s small mistakes in the second quarter while Green, Paige Hadley and Jade Clarke took crucial intercepts to give the home side the upper hand.
Fever went into the third quarter five goals down and despite starting strong could not reduce the deficit by three quarter time.
The Swifts lost to the Queensland Firebirds 44-55 in Brisbane last Sunday and both teams will play in semi finals this weekend.