A tight first quarter saw Hinckley lead by one goal, 13 - 12, at the break.
Sapphires found their stride in the third quarter and put pressure on Hinckley, forcing them to make mistakes. Strong team work saw Sapphires take the quarter 18 goals to 7 and take a lead of 10 goals. The score at the end of the third quarter was 34-44.
Despite a fight back by Hurricanes, Sapphires kept their nerve in the fourth quarter to take the match 46-54.