25 Apr 2016

Steel unbeaten after four rounds

5:22 am on 25 April 2016

The Southern Steel remain unbeaten after four rounds of the trans-Tasman netball competition after downing the Central Pulse 67-54 in Invercargill.

Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler was named the New Zealand Conference MVP for the ANZ Championship.

The Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler. Photo: Photosport

Aside from a lull in the second spell, the Steel won three of the four quarters and looked in control for most of the game.

The goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid converted 41 from 46 and her shooting partner Te Paea Selby-Rickit put up 25 of her own.

The home side created a lot of turnover ball on defence.

Goal keeper Jane Watson finished with seven intercepts and deflections apiece.

The Steel face their first Australian opponent of the season next week, the West Coast Fever.

Elsewhere, on the back of a dominant second half, the New South Wales Swifts swept back into top spot in the Australian Conference with a masterful 63-52 win over the West Coast Fever in Perth.