Netball: Shooter ‘elated’ over 2000 career goals

Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid brought up a milestone of her own on Saturday, reaching 2000 career goals.

The 1.98m Jamaican, who was playing her 45th game for the Steel, needed 13 goals against the Fever to become the 11th player in the tournament's history to bring up 2000.

She proceeded to produce a shooting clinic, shooting 59 goals from 65 attempts, including a flawless 30 from 30 in the first half.

Fowler-Reid, who now has 2046 career goals, said she did not know about the impending milestone until the day before the match.

"I had no idea I was that close to 2000 goals.

"I'm really elated to be doing so well, apparently.''

The 25-year-old, who has played 48 tests for Jamaica, debuted for the Steel in 2013 and has been a mainstay of the side since.

She was the New Zealand conference MVP last year and made the All-Star team the year before.

In 2013, she won the overall MVP and Best New Talent awards and was named in the All-Star team.

Her husband and 6-year-old daughter will arrive in Invercargill tomorrow from Jamaica, where Fowler-Reid lives when she is not with the Steel.

They will remain with her for the rest of the season.

"It's a pretty awesome feeling. At the end of the day, when I have a hard training, I have my family to come home to.''

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