Canberra have continued their unbeaten start to the Canterbury State League defeating Tuggeranong 52-43 at the ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham last night.
Canberra were quick out of the blocks leading 15-8 before Tuggeranong made some adjustments which led to them fighting back to level the scores 25-all at half-time.
The third quarter is often referred to as the championship round and that was the case for Canberra who moved the experienced Jemma Johnston into defence with great effect.
Johnston was able to restrict the Tuggeranong goal shooters, while at the other end Amy Pascoe landed eight perfect goals to give Canberra a 41-33 lead heading into the final term.
The final quarter saw Tuggeranong make a mini comeback but it wasn’t enough to bridge the deficit and Canberra ran out nine goal victors.
“I was really pleased with the girls effort tonight and more importantly how we are gelling after a number of changes in the off season,” Canberra coach Tara Steel said.
“Defensively Tamara Weatherburn and Jackie Oliver were outstanding making a number of important interceptions.”
“And I was really pleased for Amy Pascoe who has come up from Division two and is making good progress.”
In other games South Canberra recorded their first win of the season defeating Queanbeyan 50-36, while defending champions Arawang suffered their second loss of the season.
Arawang led by seven goals at three quarter time before Belconnen stormed home to win 47-43.