Firebirds down Lightning in Super Netball's Queensland derby

Queensland Firebirds have edged out Sunshine Coast Lightning 55-52, keeping Super Netball's defending premiers winless for the season.

With both teams beaten in the opening round, fierce intensity marked the entire match between the state rivals before 6627 vocal fans at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Caitlin Bassett (left) of the Lightning in action against Tara Hinchliffe of the Firebirds during their round 2 Super Netball match at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday.

Under the new points system, the Lightning collected a bonus point for winning the first quarter 15-11, but it was the only period they led after.

The Firebirds came out blazing in the second quarter and blasted to a 31-24 halftime lead.


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