Formidable goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler inspired the West Coast Fever to outmuscle the Sunshine Coast Lightning 75-67 and progress to the Super Netball Preliminary final.
Despite being double-teamed for long stints of the match, Fowler shot 54 goals at a blistering 98 percent to help fight off a late Lightning surge.
“Strategically they were double-teaming her with a fair bit of physicality. It was more about being able to keep repositioning,” Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich said.
“She really showed good leadership on court in varying her starting position which gave us a release pass, you saw her on the move.”
Fever will now face the Giants in next week’s preliminary final for a spot in the big dance against the NSW Swifts.
While Fowler played an undeniable role in the win, the Jamaican superstar was set up time and time again by her trusty midcourter Verity Charles – the pair…