West Coast Fever midcourter Jordan Cransberg has praised teammate Jhaniele Fowler-Nembhard following her record 76-point haul against the NSW Swifts. 

On Sunday, the Jamaican import scored all but two of the Fever’s 78 goals against the Swifts to break her Super Netball goal-scoring record at RAC Arena. 

A dominant second quarter from the Fever put them 10 goals up at halftime, led by an electrifying 23-goal effort from Fowler-Nembhard. 

Speaking on Sports Breakfast, Cransberg admired the five-time league MVP and her work ethic.

“She is probably the best player to ever play the game. She’s an incredible player but the best thing about her is she just keeps wanting to be better,” She said. 

“She’s always finding something that she can do to improve her game or widen her game. This year it’s been incorporating a super shot into her and working on her feeds into the circle if she ever comes out.  

“I think she just leads by example in the way she’s always pushing to be better and to improve which is something you would think, as probably one of the best players of all time, there’s not much to work on.”

Fowler-Nembhard passed 8,000 career goals earlier this season and currently sits on an incredibly accurate 569 goals for the 2024 season.

Cransberg says Fowler-Nembhard’s influence and enjoyment of the game is reflected in the team’s performance.

“It’s so good to have her around and she’s a really good influence on a lot of the young players and more experienced ones as well,” she said.

“This is the first year I think she’s had all her family here as well so I think she’s fully settled into Perth and Australia. 

“You can just tell by the way she’s playing she’s just really happy and enjoying her netball and enjoying Perth as well.” 

The Green Army also smashed a record this week, turning out in droves to watch the 78-71 victory against the Swifts. 

A record-breaking 11,267 fans packed out RAC Arena, making it the most attended Fever home and away match

“It’s so good being at home and having that many people there to support you,” said Cransberg. 

“If you’re if we’re struggling as a team, they can get behind us to lift us. If we’ve been doing well, which is what we were doing on the weekend, they can really increase the momentum. 

“(It’s) so special to play in front of the Green Army for half a season and I can’t wait to it more.”

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