Super Netball: Harvey’s Donnell Wallam continues stellar performances for Queensland Firebirds

Carly LadenSouth Western Times
Donnell Wallam of the Firebirds contests for the ball against Courtney Bruce of the Fever
Camera IconDonnell Wallam of the Firebirds contests for the ball against Courtney Bruce of the Fever Credit: Darren England/AAP

Harvey’s Donnell Wallam has continued to shine bright on the Suncorp Super Netball stage despite the Queensland Firebirds falling short to the West Coast Fever.

Starting at goal shooter, the 28-year-old put in another stellar effort for the Firebirds in her third week of competing on the national stage.

Sunday’s match-up at Nissan Arena in Brisbane saw spectators eager to see Wallam and Fever’s Jhaniele Fowler line up on the same court as the competition’s leading goal shooters.

After a fast start, the Firebirds looked set to build a double-figure lead heading into half time, with Wallam and teammate Gretel Bueta proving difficult to stop in the attacking circle until Sasha Glasgow and Fowler turned the momentum in Fever’s favour before half-time.

Although the Fever eventually bested the Firebirds 77-69, Wallam put in a stellar effort, making 43 goals, which included four super shots.

Wallam also finished with two goal assists, two rebounds and three feeds.

It was the third straight week that saw Wallam impress on the Super Netball stage, having made her highly anticipated debut in round one to replace Romelda Aiken-George, who is on maternity leave.

Since her debut, Wallam has amassed 135 goals with an 88 per cent accuracy rate for the season so far, along with 10 super shots and eight rebounds.

The Queensland Firebirds were set to go head to head with the Giants on Tuesday night.

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