MATCH REPORT – SKYCITY MYSTICS vs CENTRAL PULSE
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse showed why they’re top of the ANZ Premiership table on Sunday night at The Trusts Arena, beating SKYCITY Mystics 60-38 in a dominant performance.
The same seven started for SKYCITY Mystics as for last Monday’s win over Silvermoon Tactix – Mes (GS), Hume (GA), Toeava (WA), Kukutai (C), Sokolich-Beatson (WD), Karaka (GD) and Harrison (GK) and the team got of to a confident start against the competition favourites, holding their own for much of the first quarter, before Pulse started pulling away. leading by six points at the break.
SKYCITY Mystics were never able to reel them back in, as a clinical Pulse dominated across court, with quick hands gathering any hint of stray ball to turn into goals. There were a few team changes, with Samon Nathan coming on in the fourth quarter and a switch in the goal circle, but these changes weren’t enough to slow the Pulse’s flow.
There were strong moments from the home side, especially from the defenders who pulled in some impressive turnover ball, and midcourt dynamo Peta Toeava was able to find space and feed through to the attackers.
While the result was disappointed for players and fans, we can be assured that the SKYCITY Mystics will take every ounce of learning from this game, before facing the Pulse again next week during Super Sunday in Christchurch.
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