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Sunshine Coast Lightning blow out Giants to win inaugural Super Netball title

  • Sunshine Coast Lightning 65-48 Giants Netball
  • Caitlin Bassett and Stephanie Wood shine for Lightning in grand final

The Super Netball league may have been designed to cultivate home-grown talent, but it was new franchise, the Sunshine Coast Lightning – with its “United Nations” of netballing talent – that claimed the competition’s inaugural premiership in Brisbane, beating a gallant Giants outfit 65-48, in a surprisingly one-sided contest.

Lightning captain, UK-born goal keeper Geva Mentor, Kiwi star Laura Langman and South African Karla Mostert led their side to glory at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. It helped they had the best goaler in the world, 29-year-old West Australian Caitlin Bassett, in the circle, who shot a game-high 48 from 50 attempts, ending the match with 96% accuracy.

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