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The Tornados moved level on points with the Baobabs and the Aloes following their 58-41 victory over the Diamonds this afternoon at the Heartfelt Arena in Pretoria in the Western Cape derby. Tornados coach- Danlee Matthews kept the same starting seven for the first two quarters as they led 15-10 and 27-19 in the first and second quarter respectively. The Tornados were clinical upfront and Diamonds coach- Karien Opperman tried by all means to nullify her opponents by making changes in her attacking side, but the various combinations couldn’t outmuscle the Tornados team.

In the final match of day six, the Southern Stings dominated the Fireballs from the very first second and beat them 71-36. The Fireballs struggled to penetrate the goal third and only managed to score eight goals apiece in the first three quarters. Stings shooters- Nichole Taljaard and Sian Moore’s synergy was evident on court as they balanced their shooting circle and used body positioning to find room to move and get those goals in safely in the ring. The Stings are the first team in the competition to hit the seventy-goal mark and they have also leapfrogged the Crinums into the number two spot in Division one.

Fireballs captain- Lungile Mthembu says the team is struggling to find their feet, ‘’Just like any other team, mistakes are a big concern for every team. We are still trying to find rhythm and with that process comes inconsistency, which is where we find our loopholes, weaknesses and strengths. Its game five and we should be finding our rhythm by now, but we are a team that comes from different provinces which is more difficult for us compared to a team like the Jaguars who have been playing for eight years’’.