Fowler sinks last-second basket as West Coast Fever rally to defeat Giants 66-65

By May 31, 2021

Jhaniele Fowler scored the winning goal moments before the final whistle as the West Coast Fever rallied to defeat Giants Netball 66-65 in a thriller at the RAC Arena Monday.

It was Fowler’s 55th goal of the match from just 56 attempts that spurred the Fever from an eight-point halftime deficit to their fifth consecutive victory this season. In doing so, they handed the Giants their first defeat.

Fowler got support from Sasha Glasgow, who scored five goals as well as three super-shot goals that helped keep the Fever close as the Giants closed the half leading 37-29.

Jo Harten had 19 goals and nine super-shot goals for the Giants, which opened strong and led 17-13 at the end of the first quarter. They stretched the lead by winning the second quarter 20-16.

Sophie Dwyer was the Giants’ leading scorer with 26 goals and also scored a super-shot that helped the Giants maintain a lead.

However, the Fever came to life in the second half closing the gap to just three points by the end of the third quarter that they took 18-13.

The match swung in their favour at the death when Fowler sunk the winning basket with seconds on the clock to outscore the Giants 19-15 in the quarter and pull off a thrilling victory.

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