Tactix lose to Adelaide Thunderbirds in finale

BRENDON EGAN
Last updated 16:39 01/06/2014
Leigh Gibbs
STACY SQUIRES/ Fairfax NZ
STEPPING DOWN: Tactix coach Leigh Gibbs will step away from the job after the trans-Tasman netball season.

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The Tactix were unable to give outgoing coach Leigh Gibbs a victorious farewell, losing 66-49 to the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Australia this afternoon.

Gibbs is stepping down after three years at the helm of the Christchurch-based trans-Tasman netball league franchise.

The Tactix started well and went into the first quarter break down by just three goals. 

In the second quarter, the Thunderbirds increased their through-court pressure, which made it difficult for the Tactix to get the ball into dangerous shooter Mwai Kumwenda.

After leading by seven goals at halftime, the Thunderbirds broke away in the second half to win by a convincing 17 goal margin.

Kumwenda finished off a stellar rookie campaign, leapfrogging Steel import Jhaniele Fowler-Reid as the highest goal scorer in this year's regular season.

The Malawi international amassed 42/47 for the game, taking her tally for the season to 540 at 91 per cent.

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