The Sunshine Coast Lightning belted the West Coast Fever, 80-55, at Perth’s RAC Arena on Sunday.
Led by Ugandan goal shooter Peace Proscovia, Lightning broke their single-game goal scoring record with 80 against last season’s grand finalists.
The Fever were wasteful early, turning the ball over in transition far too often and making poor decisions around the goal circle and Lightning made them pay for these mistakes every time.
Lightning jumped out to an early lead midway through the first quarter and took a 21-15 lead at the end of the period. Peace Proscovia was unstoppable, scoring 17-goals in the first quarter on her way to 48-goals in her three-quarters of play.
Sunshine Coast continued to pile on the pressure, scoring 22-goals to 10 in the second quarter as they went into the main break 18-goals up.
It was a similar story for much of the second half, as the Lightning tore the Fever apart in all phases of the game, stretching their lead to 20-goals at three-quarter time.
The Lightning closed out the game by outscoring the Fever 20-15 in the final quarter to take home all the Suncorp Super Netball Premiership points.