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

 

Diamonds too good for Silver Ferns

Diamonds too good for Silver Ferns in Constellation Cup opener

Media Update
Sunday 9 October, 2016

Australian Diamonds 68 def Silver Ferns 56
Match Statistics click here

The Silver Ferns were unable to tame a relentless and dominant Australian Diamonds as they lost the First Test of the Constellation Cup 68-56 in Sydney on Sunday.

It was a tough day at the office for the Silver Ferns, who made a number of changes as they looked for a change in fortune heading towards the second clash in Launceston, Tasmania on Wednesday.

The Silver Ferns were let down by a slow start, taking time to adjust to the pace and intensity as the home team made the slickest of starts.

Australia grabbed their extra opportunities with both hands, the Silver Ferns guilty of conceding too many turnovers in the opening exchanges. With sharp shooter Caitlin Bassett impressive under the hoop, the Diamonds went on a nine-goal unanswered scoring streak to leap out to a position of control.

Read the full match report on silverferns.co.nz

Quarter-by-Quarter Scores
SILVER FERNS Q1: 11 – Q2: 22 (11) – Q3: 38 (16) – Q4: 56 (18)
AUS DIAMONDS |Q1: 16 – Q2: 32 (16) – Q3: 54 (22) – Q4: 68 (14)

Shooting Statistics
SILVER FERNS
Mes: 28/32 @ 88%
Ekenasio: 12/14 @ 86%
Selby-Rickit:16/21 @ 76%

AUSTRALIAN DIAMONDS
Bassett: 47/47 @ 100%
Tippett: ¾ @ 75%
Medhurst: 5/7 @ 71%
Thwaites: 13/14 @ 93%

Starting Line-ups
SILVER FERNS GS Mes, GA Ekenasio, WA Rasmussen, C Francois, WD Langman, GD Grant, GK Watson
AUS DIAMONDS GS Bassett, GA Tippett, WA Robinson, C Ravaillion, WD Simpson, GD McMeniman, GK Layton

Positional Changes
SILVER FERNS
Q3 – GA Selby-Rickit, C Langman, WD Harrison
Q4 – WA Crampton, C Francois, WD Langman, GK Karaka

AUS DIAMONDS
Q3 – GA Medhurst, GD Brandley
Q4 – C Watson, GS Thwaites

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>


Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland