Moloney makes much anticipated return
Monday, 08 October 2018
The Samsung Australia Diamonds have continued their impressive form over the New Zealand Silver Ferns with a 57-42 win in the opening game of the Constellation Cup at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday.
New Vixens/VIS recruit, Caitlin Thwaites, was a standout scoring 21 from 21 and recording a shooting percentage of 100%.
When Melbourne Vixens captain and VIS scholarship holder Kate Moloney ran out onto the court for her return appearance, she wasted no time by forcing a turnover from the Silver Ferns in the opening minute.
However, player of the match honours went to fellow Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Liz Watson, turning in another brilliant performance at centre and wing attack.
New Zealand came home strong, but Jo Weston was a lock in defence and ensured a comeback was not on the cards.
Q1: Diamonds 10 Silver Ferns 10
Q2: Diamonds 14 Silver Ferns 6
Q3: Diamonds 20 Silver Ferns 11
Q4: Diamonds 13 Silver Ferns 15
Diamonds shooting statistics
Caitlin Bassett 17/21
Steph Wood 7/11
Caitlin Thwaites 21/21
Gretel Tippett 12/12
Diamonds starting seven
GS: Caitlin Bassett, GA: Steph Wood, WA: Liz Watson, C: Kate Moloney, WD: Gabi Simpson,
GD: Jo Weston, GK: Courtney Bruce.