The Southern Steel has beaten the Casey Kopua-less Waikato BOP Magic 76-60 in a high-scoring ANZ Premiership shootout tonight in Hamilton
Steel mid-courter Gina Crampton was named MVP for the match on a great night for the shooters with the Magic making 95 per cent of their attempts while the Steel finished at 94 per cent.
Steel goal-shoot Jen O’Connell finished with 53 goals from 55 attempts while her partner in the shooting circle, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, finished with 23 goals from 26 attempts.
For the Magic, goal-shoot Lenize Potgieter completed a perfect night with 41 goals from 41 attempts while Monica Falkner finished with 19 goals from 22 attempts.
Kopua said in the pre-game that her lower leg injury was not her Achilles but didn’t go into further detail.