PENINSULA Waves' barnstorming start to the Victorian Netball League has them poised to make their finals debut.
The Waves, who have played seven games for six wins and a loss, defeated the Southern Saints 47-41 in an entertaining affair at the State Netball & Hockey Centre on Wednesday night.
Again it was star import Mwai Kumwenda who led the way for Robynn Pym's team with the Malawi import shooting 31 goals from 38 attempts. Possibly the most pleasing aspect was Stacie Proctor shooting 16 from 19 to give her team another avenue to score.
The Waves went to the first break 13-8 down with the Saints being led well by Amy Seferndorfas at wing attack.
Slowly the Waves worked their way into the contest in the second term and whittled the
margin to two goals at the long change.
The double act of Kumwenda and Proctor helped the Waves take the initiative in the third term and a 14-7 run had them poised for victory.
The Waves won the final term in circumstances that may have seen them rolled in previous seasons.
The division 1 Waves recorded a 51-36 victory over the Saints, with Emma White and Brooke L
Like their championship counterparts they started slowly but recovered well to win the next three quarters. The Waves' under 19s also won to remain in fifth position with a 4-3 win-loss record.
The Waves clash with Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels at the State Netball & Hockey Centre on Wednesday night.