26 Jul 2009

Melbourne Vixens win trans-Tasman netball champs

7:03 pm on 26 July 2009

The Melbourne Vixens have overpowered the Adelaide Thunderbirds to win the trans-Tasman netball championship by eight goals at Melbourne's Hisense Arena.

With shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Sharelle McMahon outstanding, the Vixens dominated all over the court to post a 54-46 victory and win their first ANZ Championship.

McMahon was named player of the match, shooting 23 of 28 goal attempts at 82%.

There was no New Zealand team in the trans-Tasman final after the Waikato - Bay of Plenty Magic was defeated by the Thunderbirds 51-37 in Hamilton last weekend.