Fever’s swift demise

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.