NSW Swifts climbed to outright second on the trans-Tasman netball ladder and recorded their biggest win of the season with a thumping 63-45 home victory over Central Pulse on Monday night.
Former Pulse shooter Caitlin Thwaites (30/36) and Susan Pratley (27/30) dined out on slick service from centre and captain Kimberlee Green and replacement player Sarah Wall.
Off-season season recruit Gretel Tippett (6/11) made her Swifts debut as a final quarter substitute for Thwaites.
The Pulse, who have never won in Australia, turned the ball over too many times, resulting in 27 fewer shots for veteran shooters Irene van Dyk (32/34) and Donna Wilkins (13/16).
Down 6-3 early, Swifts hit back to lead 16-15 at the first break despite losing veteran defender Sonia Mkoloma to an injury.
Both teams shot perfectly in the first quarter and the Swifts piled on the pain in the middle quarters, despite Pulse coach Robyn Broughton making numerous changes.
NSW outscored the visitors 17-12 in the second to lead 33-27 at halftime.
An 8-0 run in the third quarter, which the Swifts won 17-9, set up a 14-goal buffer heading into the last change. - AAP