Caitlin Thwaites had a tough task on her hands overcoming the reach of Shamera Sterling in the Vixens' 16-goal win over the Thunderbirds on Saturday.
Thwaites was able to shoot 29 goals at 93.5 per cent accuracy in the Vixens' 58-42 win, but it didn't come without its challenges in the way of Sterling.
Thunderdbirds' Sterling (GK) finished with five intercepts, six deflections, and 13 gains, making it difficult for Thwaites and fellow Vixens' shooter Tegan Philip.
The Vixens were able to dominate the hosts for majority of the game to secure eight valuable premiership points.
Vixens came out in top form from the get go, taking a two-goal lead at the first break and a nine-goal buffer at half time.
Come the third quarter, the Vixens came out firing, outscoring the Thunderbirds 12-8 in the third quarter, to secure a 13-goal lead in the final term.
The momentum kept flowing for the Vixens against a Thunderbirds squad who were keen to deny the visitors victory on their court.
However, the Vixens notched another 14 goals over the Thunderbirds' 11 to secure victory.
Vixens' Renae Ingles was named as player of the match, with the team remaining in top position on the ladder on 23 points, with the NSW Swifts trailing closely behind in second on 22.
- Caitlin Thwaites: 29/31 at 93.5 per cent
- Tegan Philip: 29/39 at 74.4 per cent
- Sasha Glasgow: 24/30 at 80 per cent
- Maria Folau: 18/22 at 81.8 per cent
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