Sunshine Girl Jhaniele Fowler-Nembhard scores career 8000th National League Goal in Australia

Sunshine Girls captain Jhaniele Fowler-Nembhard has achieved another milestone by scoring her 8000th national league goal.

She rewrote the record books after another dominant outing where she tallied a game-high 50 goals from 50 attempts to lead former champions West Coast Fever to a 69-62 win over the Melbourne Mavericks in round 3 of the Suncorp Super Netball League in Australia.

Fowler-Nembhard who entered the game on 7958, brought up career goal number 8000 with her 42nd shot for the evening before scoring another 8 to end the contest with 8008.

Also featuring prominently for the Perth-based team was goal-attack Shanice Beckford who made 10 of her 11 attempts including 4 of 5 Super Shots while amassing 15 goal-assists and 17 feeds while defender Kadie-Ann Dehaney had 2 intercepts and 5 gains.

Nelson-Jok, who was making her debut for the Mavericks, finished with a team-high 27 goals from 29 shots and In a surprising move transitioned from GS to GK, aiming to contain Fowler-Nembhard. Her immediate impact was evident, However Beckford’s precision with another Super Shot quickly countered as the Fever surged ahead to lead 40-31, setting the stage for an enthralling second half.

Q1: Fever 14 | Mavericks 17

Q2: Fever 40 | Mavericks 32

Q3: Fever 54 | Mavericks 43

Q4: Fever 69 | Mavericks 62

The result saw the undefeated Fever maintain their 100 percent start to the season to move to the top of the table on maximum 12 points.

Elsewhere Romelda Aiken-George scored a game-high 43 goals from 48 attempts to help lead defending champions Adelaide Thunderbirds to 60-56 triumph over the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

On the defensive end, reigning MVP Shamera Sterling-Humphrey compiled 8 gains, 4 rebounds and an intercept while Latanya Wilson had 3 intercepts and 4 gains.

The Thunderbirds with the result moved to third on 8 points having recorded 2 wins and a loss.


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