The Queensland Firebirds threw all they had into their imposing 75-32 scoring spree against the Mercury Energy Tactix in Brisbane tonight, in the frantic race to secure a top four spot for the first time in ANZ Championship history.
Needing to boost their goal difference percentage to keep in touch should statistics decide the top four in a week’s time, the Firebirds racked up their highest tally ever, helped immensely by Romelda Aiken’s marathon effort of 47 goals.
A focused Southern Steel side have denied the Northern Mystics on all counts – a last win at home and a shot at the top four - with a 50-43 victory that has furthered the Southerners own chances of making the 2010 ANZ Championship play-offs.
In front of a sell-out crowd at the Trusts Stadium in Auckland, the Mystics were desperate for a win to keep their season alive, but as it transpired during the 60 minutes on court, little could be done to stop a storming Steel team in their fourth win on the trot.
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