Fowler helps West Coast Fever take Suncorp Team Girls Cup title

By Sports Desk February 28, 2023
Jhaniele Fowler shot 12/13 for the Fever. Jhaniele Fowler shot 12/13 for the Fever.

Jhaniele Fowler’s West Coast Fever are Suncorp Team Girls Cup champions after defeating the Adelaide Thunderbirds 49-41 in the final at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday.

The two teams couldn’t be separated in the first half and entered the bread tied at 22. The Fever then won the third period 13-12 before pulling away in the final quarter 14-7 for an overall 49-41 win.

Sasha Glasgow was player of the match, shooting 21/24 while Fowler shot 12/13.

Courtney Bruce and Kim Jenner were both stand outs in defence. Bruce had four gains while Jenner had two to her name.

Jamaicans Shamera Sterling and Latanya Wilson had two gains, each, for the Thunderbirds.

Elsewhere, Romelda Aiken-George shot 15/16 to help NSW Swifts defeat Giants Netball 44-38 to finish fifth.

The Team Girls Cup acts as a pre-season tournament ahead of the Suncorp Super Netball League in which the Fever are the defending Champions. In last year's final, Fowler scored 58 goals as the Fever beat the Melbourne Vixens 70-59. She was also named player of the year for the fifth year in a row.

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