17 Jun 2013

Thunderbirds claim top spot, Magic a play-oof spot

5:53 am on 17 June 2013

The Adelaide Thunderbirds have claimed the trans-Tasman netball minor premiership and a home semi-final while the defending champion Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic have all but secured a play-off spot.

The Thunderbirds claimed top spot with a 64-48 win over the bottom placed Northern Mystics.

The Magic remain 4th after beating the Vixens 56-51 in Melbourne.

In a repeat of last year's grand final, the Magic produced a strong defensive game which was then converted by Irene van Dyk and Ellen Halpenny.

The Magic are now 2 wins ahead of the Southern Steel and Central Pulse, who have 2 matches remaining, but the Magic play the Mysitcs in their last match so appear assured of a place in the play-offs.

Tonight the Pulse play the Canterbury Tactix and the Steel play the West Coast Fever.