Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Silver Ferns unable to stop resurgent Diamonds

Silver Ferns unable to stop resurgent Diamonds

Media Update
Sunday 8 October, 2017

Australian Diamonds 60 def Silver Ferns 52
The Silver Ferns could not stop Australia taking a firm grip on the Constellation Cup after the Diamonds surged to a 60-52 win in the second Test in Christchurch today.

The game followed a similar pattern to Thursday’s three-goal loss, the Silver Ferns having their moments to stay in touch throughout, but ultimately unable to thwart Australia’s dominance and stamp their own mark.

There were promising passages from the Silver Ferns but they could not match an improved Diamonds who showed dogged determination in all areas.

Winning the two match-ups in New Zealand has handed the Diamonds a big advantage as the series now heads to Australia with the third Test being staged in Adelaide on Wednesday and the fourth in Sydney on Saturday.

Read the full match report on

Veuve Du Vernay MVP: Liz Watson (AUS)

Quarter-by-Quarter Scores
SILVER FERNS Q1: 11 – Q2: 26 (15) – Q3: 39 (13) – Q4: 52 (13)
AUSTRALIAN DIAMONDS | Q1: 14 – Q2: 29 (15) – Q3: 44 (15) – Q4: 60 (16)

Shooting Statistics
Tutaia: 26/29 @ 90%
Mes: 10/13 @ 77%
Selby-Rickit: 16/19 @ 84%

Bassett: 40/44 @ 91%
Pettitt: 8/9 @ 89%
Wood: 12/14 @ 86%

Starting Line-ups
SILVER FERNS GS Tutaia, GA Mes, WA Crampton, C Francois, WD Sinclair, GD Grant, GK Jury
AUSTRALIAN DIAMONDS | GS Bassett, GA Pettitt, WA Watson, C Ravaillion, WD Simpson, GD Brandley, GK Bruce

Positional Changes
Q2 stoppage: GS Selby-Rickit, GA Tutaia
Q3: WD Cullen, GK Fakahokotau
Q4: C Francois, WD Sinclair

Q3: GA Wood


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>