Anon
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WNBL preseason underway

"Boomers Open Pre-Season With A Win

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The Deakin Melbourne Boomers have opened up season 2017-18 with a strong 90-76 win against an Invitational All-Star team in Sunbury.

The Boomers led from the opening seconds of the game when Bec Cole (12pts, 5ast) converted a quick-fire lay-up from the tip-off.

With stars Liz Cambage and Britt Smart watching on from the sidelines, the Boomers rotated 11 players with a focus of getting some time into this year's squad to start the pre-season.

Jenna O’Hea (16pts, 4ast) wasted little time showing her impeccable ability to hit shots, while Louella Tomlinson (12pts, 6rbs, 3ast, 3blks) also settled in to her new surroundings.

Returning from recent Opals representation at the Asia Cup, Maddie Garrick looked good with 14pts and 3ast.

Excitingly for Boomers fans, in her first game Kalani Purcell looked sharp and was involved in many dashing plays, finishing the game with 10pts, 8rbs, 3ast and 5stls in just over 20-minutes.

As is the case after every Boomers game, the players stayed on court to meet all the fans and were surrounded by children and families seeking photos and autographs. As expected, Liz Cambage proved to be very popular amongst the fans, enjoying the chance to be back amongst her supporters in Melbourne.

The Boomers now move on to play two more pre-season games next weekend, both against other WNBL teams.

Friday Sept 15 vs Adelaide Lightning @ Nunawading Basketball Stadium (7:30pm)

Saturday Sept 16 vs Dandenong Rangers @ Kilsyth Basketball Stadium (6:00pm)"


They played a BigV invitational team, didn't give the end score, Cambage sat on the side lines....season hasn't even started you would think after such a long stint not playing their prized addition would want to blow some cobwebs off.

Hmm wonder just what will the season bring from Cambage?

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Last year
19:08 10 Sep 17

Reply #646356

re: WNBL preseason underway

hopefully Liz heads back to the WNBA, the local WNBL season will be a bumper season - cant wait.


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Melb Fan
Last year
19:44 10 Sep 17

Reply #646359

re: WNBL preseason underway

I second that, and I suspect the reason she didn't play was because she arrived back in Melbourne after her 'DJ duties' on Thursday. Nonetheless, I am intrigued to see whether she plays the subsequent preseason games.


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Anon
Last year
20:01 10 Sep 17

Reply #646361

re: WNBL preseason underway

Hope they are going to get their monies worth from her, she's certainly getting hers from a Boomers, every other player in the league has been in prep for the coming season and she's off playing DJs ....she makes a mockery of the league


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Anonymous
Last year
21:32 10 Sep 17

Reply #646362

re: WNBL preseason underway

She will make a mockery of the league when she destroys it with her unstoppable scoring


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Anon
Last year
22:14 10 Sep 17

Reply #646363

re: WNBL preseason underway

She has to actually take the court first lol


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Anonymous
Last year
10:31 11 Sep 17

Reply #646396

re: WNBL preseason underway

Boomers win it all this season, great list.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:38 11 Sep 17

Reply #646397

re: WNBL preseason underway

I agree. They have put together one of the best WNBL teams ever.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:37 11 Sep 17

Reply #646404

re: WNBL preseason underway

Put a turntable in front of Liz during the season and see their fortune take a tumble...


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Anonymous
Last year
15:05 11 Sep 17

Reply #646439

re: WNBL preseason underway

Remember the ranger days of mark wright , he too would buy the best team , it never brought a championship and he was a way better coach than Molloy

Don't measure their first hit out win against a pulled together BigV side , it's never going to be reflective of how the season will go
Some good quality line ups this season , Boomers might have cam age but that's never been an advantage to any team of late


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Anonymous
Last year
15:14 11 Sep 17

Reply #646441

re: WNBL preseason underway

Never really thought about it but Wright is a better coach than Molloy? HAHAHA if true, but how does Molloy keep getting coaching gigs?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:53 11 Sep 17

Reply #646449

re: WNBL preseason underway

That's the million dollar question how DOES Molloy keep getting coaching gigs... they are certainly not performances based lol


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Anonymous
Last year
17:39 11 Sep 17

Reply #646461

re: WNBL preseason underway

After hanging around so long, getting a gig with a newly formed cash strapped (until recently) club is hardly keep getting coaching gigs. He couldn't cut it in men's bball and that is women's misfortune. My guess is he initially kept it cheap to get the job then tried to use it to leverage his business. Just look at his failed attempt to bring no names from so called College of basketball to Boomers.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:58 11 Sep 17

Reply #646470

re: WNBL preseason underway

Ohhh he has side gigs, makes sense.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:16 11 Sep 17

Reply #646474

re: WNBL preseason underway

On the chopping block..

Molloy
Pritchard
new coach-Adelaide


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Waves2Lynx
Last year
18:53 11 Sep 17

Reply #646477

re: WNBL preseason underway

Any other teams started pre-season yet?

Think I read that Perth won't have Williams at all until the season starts due to USA rep duties


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Melb Fan
Last year
20:05 11 Sep 17

Reply #646481

re: WNBL preseason underway

That camp runs from Sept 30-Oct 2, so hopefully she can get to Perth in time for their first game.

I must admit on a side note I'm a tad disappointed with the fox games, it does seem heavily skewed to the Vic teams and while that's great for me as a Boomers supporter, I'd feel for the interstate fans. I would've liked to see the likes of Williams, Suzy, Sami and Bishop get a bit more air time. Hopefully the non-fox teams are able to still run their youtube streams or similar so we can see all the games.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:06 11 Sep 17

Reply #646495

re: WNBL preseason underway

Beggars can't be choosers.


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Luuuc
Last year
23:17 11 Sep 17

Reply #646501

re: WNBL preseason underway

Teams on TV this season as per today's announcement:

6: Melbourne
5: Dandenong
4: Bendigo, Sydney
3: Canberra
2: Adelaide, Perth, Townsville

Neither of Townsville's TV appearances are home games (Perth & Adelaide get 1 home game each)


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Anonymous
Last year
23:18 11 Sep 17

Reply #646503

re: WNBL preseason underway

Same as the Crocs being ignored during the previous Fox NBL deal.


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Anon
Last year
00:03 12 Sep 17

Reply #646509

re: WNBL preseason underway

At least all final series games will be televised , it's not perfect but it's a dam sight more than what WNBL have had, and really when ABC were showing the WNBL it was only ever one game then per week.
All teams do get the chance to be televised at some stage


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Anon
Last year
00:04 12 Sep 17

Reply #646510

re: WNBL preseason underway

And their will obviously be more games in Victoria as it's the only state with three teams in the WNBL.


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Anonymous
Last year
02:02 12 Sep 17

Reply #646514

re: WNBL preseason underway

No wnbl.tv?

Surely the clubs can stream there games online.


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Waves2Lynx
Last year
11:49 12 Sep 17

Reply #646542

re: WNBL preseason underway

3 teams are shown playing 15 times
5 teams are shown playing 13 times

No bias though


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Anon
Last year
23:36 15 Sep 17

Reply #646910

re: WNBL preseason underway

Boomers play lightening , get the win by 2, no Cambage it appears again and no Clydesdale for lightening

Tomorrow Boomers take on Rangers.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:57 16 Sep 17

Reply #646920

re: WNBL preseason underway

^
According to Lightning FB page Adelaide defeated Melbourne last night 80-61


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Melb Fan
Last year
14:07 16 Sep 17

Reply #646929

re: WNBL preseason underway

Wasn't at the game, but not a great early sign if that was the final score.. Boomers had Ash Grant, Tomlinson, Smart, Cole, Kasey Burton, Ott, Peri Kalka, O'Hea, Conti, Garrick & Purcell playing, while Adelaide only suited up Nicholson, Elsworthy, Brook, Panousis, Hodges, Good, Novosel & Seekamp.

Melb was only missing Liz, whereas Adelaide were missing Bishop, Hamblin, Clydesdale and Planeta.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:00 16 Sep 17

Reply #646945

re: WNBL preseason underway

What a game between Dandenong and Melbourne.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:04 16 Sep 17

Reply #646955

re: WNBL preseason underway

Dandenong's point guards went 3/15 from the floor. Palau may be the starter at that rate.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:35 16 Sep 17

Reply #646958

re: WNBL preseason underway

Lavey can't be in the starting lineup...
Conti also had a bad shooting game.

Most of the Opals and fringe opals played well.


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Anon
Last year
00:03 17 Sep 17

Reply #646963

re: WNBL preseason underway

Lavey very lack lustre at the PG spot that's for sure, Spanish guard didn't play, but suited up, not sure what's happening there, but I'd say she would be the preferred stating PG once season is under way. Antoniadou hopefully will be given bit more crt time, she runs the floor well.

Melbourne came out slow, rangers seemed very patchy but it is their first hit out, Melbourne surely have a better PG than Conti, they once again have no organisation on the floor, Cambage didn't suit up, is she injured or are they saving her for the season to at least get some value from her?. And what has happened to,Ohea, haven't seen her play for at least four years, she looked lost out there, certainly not the player she was, now it's clearer why she was not picked for Opals if that's how she trialled.

Lightening apparently very strong against Melbourne last night even with three key players missing .


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Anonymous
Last year
06:44 17 Sep 17

Reply #646965

re: WNBL preseason underway

Adelaide only beat Bendigo by 2 points.

Season will be tight by the looks of things.


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Anon
Last year
07:38 17 Sep 17

Reply #646968

re: WNBL preseason underway

Rangers play Bendigo at Werribee today, be interesting to see how that one goes.

Have Perth or Townsville had any preseason games, both Sydney and Canberra played a visiting team from Japan , Sydney had one win one loss, not sure about Canberra


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Anonymous
Last year
07:40 17 Sep 17

Reply #646969

re: WNBL preseason underway

Townsville won a preseason game.

How did COE go against Sydney?


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Melb Fan
Last year
09:44 17 Sep 17

Reply #646971

re: WNBL preseason underway

http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/68053/17/52/64/38cGRQxUFetY/

Livestats for the Melb/Dandenong game for those interested. Tomlinson broke her finger in that game, so hopefully she'll be right to play round one.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:06 17 Sep 17

Reply #646972

re: WNBL preseason underway

Blicavs could be in the running for MVP this year.
Got to be a lock for the opals.

Cole and Mijovic good also.


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Waves2Lynx
Last year
12:41 17 Sep 17

Reply #646975

re: WNBL preseason underway

Which Blicavs? Haha


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Melb Fan
Last year
17:38 18 Sep 17

Reply #647065

re: WNBL preseason underway

Finally the '600x3MC' Boomers campaign has been revealed - Monique Conti isn't off to college and has signed on for 4 years.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:56 18 Sep 17

Reply #647071

re: WNBL preseason underway

Guessing she's playing AFL too right after wnbl season.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:01 18 Sep 17

Reply #647073

re: WNBL preseason underway

That's cool. Good on her.

Anyone know which colleges were after her?


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Anonymous
Last year
18:06 18 Sep 17

Reply #647074

re: WNBL preseason underway

Adelaide beat Bendigo 76-74
Bendigo beat Dandenong 68-62 (no Palau or pederson yet)


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Anonymous
Last year
18:21 18 Sep 17

Reply #647075

re: WNBL preseason underway

600x3MC means what exactly?


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Hespect
Last year
18:51 18 Sep 17

Reply #647078

re: WNBL preseason underway

600x3MC is a little like when Domino's made their #gamerchanger biggest announcement of the last 20 years and it turned out to be a a new range of pizzas with premium toppings.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:10 18 Sep 17

Reply #647079

re: WNBL preseason underway

600 x 3 game membership passes which feature Monique Contis signature.


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Wang whipper
Last year
20:46 18 Sep 17

Reply #647083

re: WNBL preseason underway

Signing 600 tickets? Give the kid a break


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Anon
Last year
21:14 18 Sep 17

Reply #647084

re: WNBL preseason underway

Regardless of what she's done here, the USA colleges interested in someone her size would in all probability not be in the top ten, and after un19 worlds, it's unlikely any of note would be looking at those not already signed.

Good on her though for staying put, she's better off here more options ....WAFL is one lol, though a four year contract limits her, she better hope it works out


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Anonymous
Last year
09:53 19 Sep 17

Reply #647101

re: WNBL preseason underway

I thought I had read elsewhere that college wasn't an option because her grades weren't up to standard?


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Anonymous
Last year
10:20 19 Sep 17

Reply #647104

re: WNBL preseason underway

Half the top pgs in college are 5'6 an under. Height was never an issue.

Tell that to Mitchell, the smallest player in the WNBA.


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Anon
Last year
11:43 19 Sep 17

Reply #647111

re: WNBL preseason underway

Lots of reasons why college isn't an option, grades is usually the big one, then it comes down to just who the good colleges have already recruited, Australia is not their preferred or first option, so considering just these facts, unless you have good grades, decent attributes, height being one of them in ALL positions and a good college has failed to secure that one position they need that happens to be the one they see you fit into, then really it's not easy no matter who you are ( unless mum or dad have some connections ) to get a spot in a good college thatscworth giving up what you already have here.
If a player is already within the stable of a WNBL team( few if anynNBL teams bother with players under 22) then remaining in Australia is a viable option.

And by the way Mitchell was a brainiac and still didn't get into a good college till she transferred and red shirted, she also was not an automatic success in WNBL either, her success or more to the point recognition has come much later in her career and brought about by her inclusion into the WNBL via Mark Wright to which Joyce then found out rangers had a "naturalised" PG that could actually replace Harrower

Most PGs in the college system are home grown and recruited long before ourvAussie PGs are even eligible to be recruited.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:29 22 Sep 17

Reply #647428

re: WNBL preseason underway

Fire beat Lynx 83-82 thanks to a late triple - her 6th of the game - by Mia Murray.
They play again tomorrow night.


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Melb Fan
Last year
21:28 22 Sep 17

Reply #647429

re: WNBL preseason underway

Looks like the games tonight were all thrillers, Bendigo defeated Melbourne 73 - 72 on a buzzer beater from Rachel Banham. No Cambage again for the Boomers.

Notable stats:
Melb:
Ash Grant: 33.48 mins: 31 pts, 8 reb, 3 stl, 3 blk
Jenna O'Hea: 33.18 mins: 13 pts, 5 reb, 7 ast, 2 stl
Kalani Purcell: 32.45 mins: 11 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl, 4 blo

Bendigo:
Rachel Banham: 26.31 mins: 22 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast
Betnijah Laney: 21.46 mins: 14 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl
Nadeen Payne: 24.42 mins: 12 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

Kelsey Griffin was well held and fouled out after 24.20 mins, 4 pts (0/9FG), 5 reb and 1 ast. As was Maddie Garrick with 3 pts (1/10FG), 1 reb and 1 stl in 18.12 mins. Looks like Ash Grant is a massive get for Melb as a DP - what were Perth thinking there, she's been the Boomers' best player so far this pre-season IMO.

Limited stats so far for the Townsville/Perth game, but from what I've found:
Townsville:
Mia Murray: 18 pts (all 3s)
Darcee Garbin: 17 pts, 10 reb
Zitina Aokuso: 15 pts, 8 reb
Mikhaela Donnelly: 10 pts
Laurin Mincy: 9 pts

Perth:
Alice Kunek: 23 pts, 7 reb
Toni Farnworth: 16 pts, 8 reb, 3 stl
Kayla Standish: 14 pts, 5 reb
Sami Whitcomb: 3 ast (probably scored, but she was listed as the leading assists for the Lynx)


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Anonymous
Last year
21:35 22 Sep 17

Reply #647430

re: WNBL preseason underway

Pretty impressive for the 18 y.o Aokuso too. 15 pts, 8rbds.


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Melb Fan
Last year
21:41 22 Sep 17

Reply #647431

re: WNBL preseason underway

Found the live stats links for each game -

Townsville/Perth:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/87725/20/34/65/17Dc4GWcIwQYY/

Bendigo/Melbourne:
http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/83710/19/76/86/433p0nMrv5BKQ/


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Luuuc
Last year
11:27 23 Sep 17

Reply #647435

re: WNBL preseason underway

^ thanks for those!

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Dandenong Basketball is excited to announce that Rangers legend Samantha Richards and NZ Tall Ferns coach Kennedy Kereama have been added to the Jayco Rangers coaching team for the 2017/18 WNBL season.

They join current Head Coach Larissa Anderson, Assistant Coach John White and Video Analyst Warren Brown on the 2017/18 Jayco Rangers coaching panel, aiming to guide our Dandenong stars back to the WNBL Grand Final series.

http://www.dandenongbasketball.com.au/News/new-rangers-coaching-panel


Great to see Sam back involved in the league :)

(KK is an interesting choice though)


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Luuuc
Last year
12:54 23 Sep 17

Reply #647441

re: WNBL preseason underway

Chloe Molloy is killing it since committing to footy.

Chloe Molloy hopes boom 2017 continues into VFLW grand final between Darebin and Diamond Creek
In 2017 Chloe Molloy has won the goalkicking in both the women's TAC Cup and VFLW with a monster combined tally of 54 goals across 20 matches.
But she's more than just a sharp shooter who'll play a pivotal role for Diamond Creek in their VFLW grand final against arch rivals Darebin at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. She's shown more than a touch of defensive versatility too.


http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/chloe-molloy-hopes-boom-2017-continues-into-vflw-grand-final-between-darebin-and-diamond-creek-20170922-gymy3e


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Anonymous
Last year
13:02 23 Sep 17

Reply #647442

re: WNBL preseason underway

Possibly first in the draft.
Good on her, smart decision.

A long footy career ahead.
Financially better too.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:16 23 Sep 17

Reply #647443

re: WNBL preseason underway

AFLW salary
Marquee players (2)
$27,946

Priority players (4)
$12,846

Other players
$9,276


Already significantly more than your average wnbl player.


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Luuuc
Last year
18:20 23 Sep 17

Reply #647445

re: WNBL preseason underway

Fire-Lynx game 2 scores:
Link


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Anonymous
Last year
18:31 23 Sep 17

Reply #647446

re: WNBL preseason underway

Who are miotti and denehy?


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Melb Fan
Last year
21:58 23 Sep 17

Reply #647461

re: WNBL preseason underway

I'm assuming they're the Lynx DPs..

The Fire ended up defeating the Lynx 88-76, Townsville suited Suzy up for her first game, while Perth didn't play Toni Farnworth.

Notable stats;
Townsville:
Mia Murray: 26.20 mins: 14 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast
Darcee Garbin: 31.20 mins: 13 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 1 bek
Suzy Batkovic: 21.45 mins: 12 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast
Zitina Aokuso: 17.40 mins: 12 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk
Laurin Mincy: 25.42 mins: 12 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl
Micaela Cocks: 24.18 mins: 11 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Perth:
Alice Kunek: 30.14 mins: 23 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Sami Whitcomb: 25.54 mins: 13 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl
Kayla Standish: 15.51 mins: 10 pts, 4 reb, 2 stl
Olivia Thompson: 17.28 mins: 10 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl


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Melb Fan
Last year
22:03 23 Sep 17

Reply #647462

re: WNBL preseason underway

Sydney defeated Canberra 72-69 today, from what I can find:

Sydney:
Ally Wilson 20 pts
Belinda Snell 18 pts
Katie-Rae Ebzery 15 pts
No Asia Taylor

Canberra:
Lauren Scherf 17 pts
Ezi Magbegor 15 pts
Mistie Bass 10 pts
No Rachel Jarry


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Anon
Last year
08:30 27 Sep 17

Reply #647679

re: WNBL preseason underway

Been hard to take much from the results with so many teams not playing the full list as yet. The new ads and media look great though.


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