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Season Review: Round 12 v Sunshine Coast Lightning

West Coast Fever v Sunshine Coast Lightning

1st Quarter
Round 12 saw Fever travel to Sippy Downs for their second clash of the season with the Lightning. The visitors found the fast start they were chasing, opening up a 6-1 lead inside the opening three minutes. The Lightning eventually settled to level the scores at quarter time. Jess Anstiss continued her strong form with two interceptions, while Kate Beveridge converted 7/8 attempts.
Score: West Coast Fever 13 level with Sunshine Coast Lightning 13

2nd Quarter
After a back and forward opening half of the second term, the home side eventually found their feet converting six of the last seven goals to lead by seven at the main break. The Lightning conceded just eight penalties in the quarter, and had 22 shots on goal. Ingrid Colyer recorded nine feeds and five goal assists, while Nat Medhurst collected nine centre pass receives.
Score: West Coast Fever 24 trail Sunshine Coast Lightning 31

3rd Quarter
The margin quickly hit double digits in the third stanza, however, in typical Fever fashion, the visitors didn’t throw the towel in and cut the margin to six goals midway through. Courtney Bruce started to get on top of Caitlin Bassett, while Kate Beveridge shot at 100%. The Lightning marginally extended their lead at the final break.
Score: West Coast Fever 40 trail Sunshine Coast Lightning 48

4th Quarter
A strong start saw the margin hit double digits once again, before the visits cut it to eight goals with 10 minutes to go. With a vocal home crowd behind them, the Lightning scored seven of the last 11 goals to run out 14 goal victors. The game was highlighted by the debut of Jessica Eales, while Courtney Bruce ended with four interceptions and five deflections.
Final Score: West Coast Fever 50 def by Sunshine Coast Lightning 64

STATISTICS
Shooting
Kate Beveridge           34/40 (85%)
Nat Medhurst             16/23 (70%)

Feeds                          Interceptions               Deflections                 Penalties
Fever               86        Fever               9          Fever               12        Fever               61
Lightning          76        Lightning         6          Lightning          16        Lightning         56

Turnovers                    Rebounds                    Goal Assists                Goal Attempts
Fever               28        Fever               5          Fever               28        Fever               63
Lightning         22        Lightning         15        Lightning           37        Lightning         77

 

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