Canberra GIANTS stage fight back to defeat Sting

The Canberra GIANTS have come from 12 goals down at quarter time to defeat the Western Sting 56-49 at the Genea Sports Centre in Sydney.

The Canberra GIANTS were determined to bounce back from a tight 50-48 loss to the Sting in game one but were slow out of the blocks.

They trailed 22-10 at the end of the first term and despite a better second quarter went into the halftime break 10 goals down (31-21).

The Canberra GIANTS defence stepped up in the third term as they limited the supply to the Sting goal shooters and came up with some crucial intercepts.

As a result the Canberra GIANTS headed into the final term trailing by just one goal (39-38).

The Canberra GIANTS maintained their momentum in the final quarter to come away with their second win of the season.

Canberra GIANTS Tayla Davies led her sides attack well, while Amy Parmenter came off the bench to make a number of timely intercepts.

Canberra GIANTS co-coach Sharyn Hill said her side had shown real character to fight back and overcome a slow start.

“That was a real morale boosting win and an indication of what this side is capable of achieving,” Hill said.

“It wasn’t the start we wanted but on the back of some concerted defensive pressure and some good ball movement we were able to overcome the deficit and record a good win.”

“The girls are getting better with each game they play together and we’re now looking forward to some positive results against the Tasmanian Magpies next week.”

“It will be our first two games on the road but this win will give us a lot of confidence heading to Melbourne.”