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Polished Diamonds too good for Silver Ferns

Polished Diamonds too good for Silver Ferns

Media Update
Saturday 14 October, 2017

Australian Diamonds 58 def Silver Ferns 42
Despite an improved showing, the Silver Ferns could not prevent the Australian Diamonds surging to a 4-0 Constellation Cup clean sweep in Sydney today.

The hosts prevailed 58-42 in the fourth and final match-up but were made to work hard before powering away in the latter stages, the well-oiled Diamonds proving a tough nut to crack with their overall efficiency.

Having the opportunity to test a variety of combinations throughout the series, the Silver Ferns had their moments, competing strongly early on, but were left to rue an inability to nail their opportunities, of which they had their fair share.

The Silver Ferns presented with a new look starting seven which included Te Paea Selby-Rickit and Bailey Mes, making her 50th Test Match appearance, forming the starting shooting pairing for the first time in the series.

Read the full match report on

MVP: Liz Watson (AUS)

Quarter-by-Quarter Scores
SILVER FERNS Q1: 13 – Q2: 22 (9) – Q3: 31 (9) – Q4: 42 (11)
AUS DIAMONDS | Q1: 12 – Q2: 26 (14) – Q3: 40 (14) – Q4: 58 (18)

Shooting Statistics
Selby-Rickit: 24/28 @ 86%
Mes: 1/3 @ 33%
Tutaia: 12/16 @ 75%
Wilson: 5/6 @ 83%

Bassett: 9/12 @ 75%
Wood: 15/20 @ 75%
Thwaites: 30/32 @ 94%
Pettitt: 4/6 @ 67%

Starting Line-ups
SILVER FERNS GS Selby-Rickit, GA Mes, WA Francois, C Sinclair, WD Cullen, GD Grant, GK Fakahokotau
AUS DIAMONDS | GS Bassett, GA Wood, WA Watson, C Ravaillion, WD Simpson, GD Weston, GK Bruce

Positional Changes
Q2 stoppage: GA Tutaia
Q3: WA Crampton
Q4: GS Mes, WD Sinclair, GK Watson
Q4 stoppage: GS Wilson, GD Cullen, GK Grant

Q2 stoppage: GS Thwaites
Q4: GA Pettitt
Q4 stoppage: WA Nevins, C Moloney, GD Brandley



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