Canberra GIANTS defeat Fusion to finish third


The Canberra GIANTS have finished their Australian Netball League campaign in third position following a thrilling 71-64 win against the Queensland Fusion in Perth.

The Canberra GIANTS were dominant until halfway through the third quarter, when the Fusion leveled the scores.

The final term was a gripping affair and with less than ten seconds to go, the Canberra GIANTS scored and looked to have the game in their keeping leading by one-goal.

However, with the aid of the centre pass the Fusion responded, leveling the scores right on fulltime to take the game into golden quarter.

With a three-goal lead after the first half of golden quarter, the Canberra GIANTS ran away with the game winning by seven goals.

It was the second game within 24 hours that the Canberra GIANTS were forced into a golden quarter having lost their semi-final against the Western Sting 72-66 after scores were locked at 58-all at full-time.

“It’s testament of how close the Australian Netball League has been this year that both our games this weekend went into golden quarter,” Canberra GIANTS co-coach Sharyn Hill said.

“We’re really proud with the effort our girls put into both matches and throughout the season.”

“They’ve come along way as a group and even after the loss to the Sting they picked themselves up from the disappointment to come away with a solid victory. against Fusion”

Meanwhile, the Western Sting has upset defending champions the Victoria Fury 63-47 to claim the ANL premiership title.

The Fury was aiming for their fifth straight ANL title but the Sting produced their best performance of the season to upset the competition favourites.