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Luuuc
Last year

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WNBL Round 1

Fri:
Sydney Uni Flames v Perth Lynx

Sat:
UC Capitals v Dandenong Rangers
Bendigo Spirit v Adelaide Lightning

Sun:
Townsville Fire v Perth Lynx
Melbourne Boomers v Adelaide Lightning


Tough start to the season for Perth ... the punters' title favourites could easily be 0-2 after the opening weekend.

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Luuuc
Last year
11:55 7 Oct 16

Reply #600779

re: WNBL Round 1

Tonight's odds (verbatim from Sportsbet)

Sydney Uni Flames Ladies 1.83
Perth Lynx Ladies 1.83


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LC
Last year
12:02 7 Oct 16

Reply #600782

re: WNBL Round 1

Just in case you thought they were, ummm, men?


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WNBL fan
Last year
07:30 8 Oct 16

Reply #600991

re: WNBL Round 1

Perth beat Sydney in a very close games by 3 points, Those three points were scored by their starting 5 olympian, N Burton, who gathered 4 rebounds and 3 turnovers in 17:31 minutes, seventh most minutes in the team.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:05 8 Oct 16

Reply #600999

re: WNBL Round 1

It seemed like an underwhelming performance from Monica Wright? Maybe she has a few cob webs to blow off.... we hope!


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Luuuc
Last year
10:56 8 Oct 16

Reply #601003

re: WNBL Round 1

My main worry about Monica coming into the season was her health. Not that I know anything, just because of how little she was used at the back end of the WNBA season.
She played 30 minutes though so that's a positive sign.
Hard to judge just from the boxscore whether she didn't play well though. Sucks that the game wasn't even streamed ... following the scores it sounded like a really good one.

Mijovic with 7 threes in her 30 point haul. Sami filling the boxscore as usual playing the full 40:00, and great to see Tenaya Phillips step up in the absence of Tessy Lavey and give us 24 points & 4 assists in 22 minutes. That's a big plus because last season we lacked a solid guard off the bench.
Solid debut by Ruth Hamblin too. Keep that up and she'll soon be a bench player deserving of a starting spot, which is the highest honour achievable by a 5 in Perth.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:26 8 Oct 16

Reply #601005

re: WNBL Round 1

I was at this game, the only way Nat Burton got 3 turnovers is if her Mum did stats.... I counted 3 in first qtr and it got worse from there. Poor girl looks miserable and the pressure must be immense.
Phillips was great, Wright was impressive but not quite back to best.
High scoring game that could have gone either way.
Flames may have lost Moffatt with knee late in game... their bench is a sad place, full of injured players. That really hurt them, they are shaky in guard spots, after Mitchell, Snell and maybe a Wilson. Graham is not the answer, not up to the standard at all, and the alternatives are pretty young and untried.
On the plus side, the place was packed, so they might need to go elsewhere if their following improves!


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Perth fan
Last year
12:00 8 Oct 16

Reply #601009

re: WNBL Round 1

I'm not a Nat Burton fan, but surely at the start of the season people on here could maybe lay off the criticism for a couple of weeks.
Yes, she was not the right person for the Olympics- that will be shown in true force against Townsville tonight.
But fair go for a bit. The poor girl has copped endless criticism for ages now. Give it q break.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:18 8 Oct 16

Reply #601012

re: WNBL Round 1

^^^ Perth fan is right, give the girl a break.


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Luuuc
Last year
16:28 8 Oct 16

Reply #601059

re: WNBL Round 1

Game 2: another thriller. Rangers got blitzed early but trailed all game, and took their first lead of the game with 4 seconds left to win it.
Must have been a familiar feeling for Caps fans. They blew a few like that last season from memory.
Blicavs good all game and Novosel huge down the stretch. Cumming too ... she had gone 0-9 but then scored 6 points in the last 3 minutes including the game-winning free throws.


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Bear
Last year
16:38 8 Oct 16

Reply #601060

re: WNBL Round 1

Sarah is a gun, Opals material for mine...


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Luuuc
Last year
16:44 8 Oct 16

Reply #601061

re: WNBL Round 1

Yeah both her & Mansfield were playing Opals-level basketball last season and then they both got injured at the end.
Now both have started this season right where they left off, which is great to see
Blicavs 23p, 6r
Mansfield 17p, 6a


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Anonymous
Last year
07:40 9 Oct 16

Reply #601204

re: WNBL Round 1

I doubt Burton will get a break from the Townsville crowd today.


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Luuuc
Last year
15:18 9 Oct 16

Reply #601236

re: WNBL Round 1

Lynx reality check today, getting crushed 84-62 in Townsville (who were still a crazy $3.75 for the title before the game)
Sami was Sami, but didn't get much help from the look of the boxscore.
Hamblin pulled a Griner, getting 3 blocks within the first 6 minutes of the game, but also 3 fouls. If that was a ploy by the Fire then kudos to them. It's going to be interesting to see how run & gun team like the Lynx incorporate a traditional style big centre into the lineup.

Suzy 25 pts, 11 boards, 5 blocks.


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wayne
Last year
22:15 9 Oct 16

Reply #601343

re: WNBL Round 1

Huge game by Burton, Suzy had a shocker, no wonder she wasn't in the Opals.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:14 10 Oct 16

Reply #601361

re: WNBL Round 1

Does anyone else think that now Sami Whitcomb is a citizen, the Opals should be knocking on her door?


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WNBL fan
Last year
11:39 12 Oct 16

Reply #601597

re: WNBL Round 1

High quality, stifling one-on-one defense as only those who can play and stand out at an international level can perform.

http://www.botinagy.com/uploads/images/Bat-kovic.jpg

remember kids - keep your eyes on the ball , keep good body position and don't reach.


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Luuuc
Last year
13:02 12 Oct 16

Reply #601608

re: WNBL Round 1

If fairness, it's not always easy to maintain correct defensive stance when someone's throwing an elbow into your neck


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