Stephanie Wooden scored seven objectives from target assault within the first part. (AAP: Darren England)
The Australian Diamonds have recovered from a gradual begin to beat New Zealand’s Silver Ferns 57-42 within the first of netball’s four-game Constellation Cup sequence in Brisbane.
Entering the sport after successful the Quad Sequence with New Zealand, South Africa and England, the Diamonds struggled early however a six-goal burst in the second one quarter secured them a at ease win, their 8th directly over the Silver Ferns.
In a fit the place all 12 Diamonds were given at the court docket, skipper Caitlin Bassett and target assault Steph Wooden performed the primary part sooner than Caitlin Thwaites and Gretel Tippett took the court docket after the lengthy smash.
Bassett scored 17 from 21 pictures and Wooden seven from 11, whilst Thwaites and Tippett have been easiest from 21 and 12 pictures respectively.
Maria Folau led the way in which for the Silver Ferns, taking pictures 26 from 29.
Lisa Alexander’s aspect have been slightly lucky to be degree at 10-all after an error-strewn first quarter however steadied to achieve halftime 24-16 in entrance.
In spite of a number of adjustments at part time, the third-quarter noticed the Diamonds at their maximum dominant, outscoring their competitors 20-11.
A lopsided penalty depend of 62-35 ended up costing New Zealand expensive, as Australia pulled away after the smash.
Taking part in with out Kim Ravaillion, who’s taking the remainder of the yr off forward of the 2019 Global Cup, call-up Kate Moloney and Liz Watson break up tasks at centre.
The groups will meet once more in Townsville on Wednesday sooner than finishing the sequence with two video games around the ditch.