20 Apr 2017

Steel crush Tactix

7:35 am on 20 April 2017

The Southern Steel have shattered records and the Mainland Tactix' hearts following last night's 90-41 win in Christchurch last night.

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Steel's massive goal tally is the highest score in domestic netball history, while shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid netted a record 70 goals.

Fowler-Reid was an imposing presence under the Steel hoop despite the lively attention from defender Temalisi Fakahokotau who struggled to combat her opponent's 1.98m frame.

The Steel quickly worked their way into a position of control, their impeccable defensive work across the court leading to a flurry of turnovers. Producing wave after wave of relentless attacking momentum, the visitors flew into the first break with a 22-7 lead.

By halftime the Steel had a 46-17 advantage.

The win is the Steel's fourth of the season and cements their spot at the top of the Premiership ladder while the Tactix remain winless in last.