ANZ Premiership: Central Pulse beat Southern Steel to continue unbeaten run

Central Pulse.
Central Pulse shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio. Photo credit: Photosport

A dominant second half propelled the unbeaten Central Pulse to an emphatic 66-50 win over the Southern Steel in the ANZ Premiership on Wednesday.

The Pulse, who have won all eight of their games this season, were spurred on by shooter Aliyah Dunn, who netted all 37 of her shot attempts, while her teammate Ameliaranne Ekenasio landed 29 of her 34 attempts at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin.

Scoring their second win over the same opponents in less than three weeks, the Pulse had plenty of satisfaction in doing it away from home while keeping their unbeaten record intact.

Trailing 32-29 at halftime, the Pulse came out firing in the second half, outscoring the hosts 17-11, including a run of seven consecutive goals.

In the fourth quarter the Steel scored four in a row to cut the Pulse's lead to 52-46 with less than 10 minutes remaining, but the Pulse showed their class to earn a commanding victory.

The result sees them remain at the top of the standings with the Steel in second.

The Pulse will look to continue their winning run against the Northern Mystics next Wednesday, while the Steel face the Northern Stars on Sunday in Auckland.


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