Swifts beat Mystics in bottom of the table clash

06:28, May 26 2013
MAria
NOT ENOUGH: Despite some accurate shooting, Maria Tutaia and Catherine Latu didn't get enough chances.

The NSW Swifts have put on a dominant  display to defeat the Northern Mystics by 19 goals in their  Trans-Tasman Netball Championship clash at the Olympic Park Sports Centre on Sunday.

The convincing 63-44 victory is just the second for the Swifts, with their only other win coming back in round one.

The Swifts were without the services of co-captain Mo’onia Gerrard, who aggravated a calf injury against the Adelaide Thunderbirds last week.

Even in her absence, the Swifts were able to exert mid-court pressure, with Kimberley Green and Paige Hadley in particular causing issues and turnovers for the Mystics throughout the contest.

The Swifts shot out of the gates early, opening up a five-goal lead by quarter time, and extending it to 10 goals at halftime before blowing the game open in the second half.

For the Swifts, Susan Pratley converted 38 from 43, while Carla Dziwoki shot at 81 per cent, scoring 21 from 26.

Despite having less opportunities, the Mystics’ New Zealand international duo of Cathrine Latu and Maria Tutaia were also accurate.

The Swifts will have a rematch at home against the Thunderbirds next week, while the Mystics have a bye.

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