Luuuc
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WNBL Round 9

Wed 7:00pm - Sydney vs Adelaide
Wed 7:30pm - Dandenong vs Townsville

Thu 6:30pm - Perth vs Canberra

Sat 2:30pm - Adelaide vs Perth
Sat 3:00pm - Sydney vs Townsville (Foxtel)
Sat 7:00pm - Bendigo vs Dandenong
Sat 7:30pm - Melbourne vs Canberra

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Jack Toft
Last year
08:09 29 Nov 17

Reply #659574

re: WNBL Round 9

Some big games there.

Sydney - Adelaide: 2 v 4.
Adelaide - Perth: 4 v 3

Townsville (1) with two road games
Canberra (bottom) with two road games too

Both Bendigo and Dandenong are struggling this year so that game should be tight as well.


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Luuuc
Last year
08:50 29 Nov 17

Reply #659577

re: WNBL Round 9

If I understand Sydney Uni's tweet correctly, both of tonight's games will be live streamed by Fox Sports


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Waves2Lynx
Last year
12:40 29 Nov 17

Reply #659600

re: WNBL Round 9

Yeah it's funny, Adelaide are turning into the lynchpin this season. Them doing well affects all other teams and they always seem to have the strong match ups. Round to round. It's a good chance for them to gain on Melbourne, who are two games ahead of the rest now which won't help them when they are out of the finals currently.

I think Sydney should win both games, but Adelaide come back to end Perth's streak which should be at 8 after Canberra. Lineball, but will back Laney's form against Rangers, who may get hot too so that's close. Melbourne should record an easy win.


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anonymous
Last year
14:47 29 Nov 17

Reply #659609

re: WNBL Round 9

I wonder if Liz will be in 'Rampage' mode or 'Outrage' mode for the return match-up against the Caps. Or maybe she'll just swing crazily between the two and then cuss out the League again. Hard to predict.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:52 29 Nov 17

Reply #659623

re: WNBL Round 9

WTF Townsville?


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Hoops
Last year
21:55 29 Nov 17

Reply #659653

re: WNBL Round 9

Tonight was just one of those crazy nights in the league... Townsville 19 points in the first half. Sydney shot poor from 3 point line compared to last week hitting 100+ vs Melbourne. This league is so close between the top 6 teams anything is possible on any given night. Heck, maybe Canberra will upset Perth tomorrow night.


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Melb Fan
Last year
11:30 30 Nov 17

Reply #659706

re: WNBL Round 9

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/act-sport/wnbl-canberra-capitals-star-rachel-jarry-has-no-interest-in-unwanted-history-20171128-gzutst.html

Mistie Bass won't be playing in Canberra's first game of their weekend tonight as her son is/was in hospital, but should be back for their game against Melbourne. Wehrung on limited minutes as well coming back from her ankle injury. What was already going to be a tough night in the office is looking even more difficult for the Caps.


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Waves2Lynx
Last year
17:25 30 Nov 17

Reply #659732

re: WNBL Round 9

Don't think we've had a night of upsets like that this season. Huge wins by Adelaide and Dandenong. Rangers still keeping their finals hopes alive, but it'll be a tough ask. What happened to Townsville? They probably have the best all-round squad so with their depth no way should have lost that.


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Hoops
Last year
22:37 30 Nov 17

Reply #659802

re: WNBL Round 9

WOW.. I know this isn't the betting WNBL thread but just have to point this out. Lynx opened at -9.5 and went as high as -13.5. For everyone on Perth, down 51-39 at half time, you would think your ticket is going to be ripped up. Then they come back with a HUGE second half and win the half with an astonishing 50-25 score line which is just madness.


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Luuuc
Last year
05:03 1 Dec 17

Reply #659817

re: WNBL Round 9

HOW 'BOUT DEM LYNX! :D



how bout dem caps :(


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Melb Fan
Last year
10:15 1 Dec 17

Reply #659839

re: WNBL Round 9

For anyone at last night's game, did the Lynx just step up their game after half time or did the Caps get ahead of themselves and choke again?


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AshT
Last year
10:41 1 Dec 17

Reply #659849

re: WNBL Round 9

Before someone answers your quetion, Melb Fan, Canberra seems to me that team that tries but get reigned in simply because they are outclassed. Perhaps the squad sometimes looks better on paper than it really is because Bass, for whatever reason, doesn't play enough minutes and Jarry is out of touch everytime she eventually has suited-up. In reality I'm probably letting them off the hook saying that, because there does seem some under performers and lost confidence, including players who look like they are in for a break-out game but finish off poorly.


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Melb Fan
Last year
13:52 1 Dec 17

Reply #659884

re: WNBL Round 9

Agreed, to me it seems the Caps haven't gelled whatsoever. You wouldn't think a team containing Bass, Hooper, Hurst, Wehrung & Jarry would be floundering around in last spot before the season started. It's a shame because almost all of the additions to their roster had actually played together/with retained players before, just at different clubs/representative teams. Perhaps it is also a coaching issue?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:25 1 Dec 17

Reply #659888

re: WNBL Round 9

Ezzi should be getting more minutes.


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Melb Fan
Last year
15:47 1 Dec 17

Reply #659907

re: WNBL Round 9

For sure, I was glad to see she got the start in Bass' absence last night. I guess Magbegor having fewer mins is the cost for having Bass and Scherf on that roster as well though. IMO Scherf is almost stunting her growth as a player now, not sure whether it is just that she's out of form or she's being ill-utilised by the team but I'd have picked her to be playing better than she has this season.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:52 1 Dec 17

Reply #659908

re: WNBL Round 9

The Lynx looked asleep in the 1stQtr they were wearing armbands so maybe something happened. Another option considering the extremely different shooting% for both teams after the half is the unfriendly rim on the east side of bendat.
The Lynx struggled withthe size of the caps until they started playing 4 out 1 in, caps force williams into fade aways instead of jumpers in the 1st half so she started attacking more in the second to get space.

Ezi looked good but struggled with the Lynx help defence & double teams in the second half. The lynx don't have a lot of height but their guards can jump and play bigger opponents.


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Waves2Lynx
Last year
16:05 1 Dec 17

Reply #659909

re: WNBL Round 9

Yeah I was fully expecting the upsets to continue after HT. Glad the Lynx got it together. Shame for Canberra though, would've been a great scalp to get and to have something to take from this season. Impressive streak by Perth, will be tough to keep it up against Adelaide who have hit some form again.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:52 1 Dec 17

Reply #659950

re: WNBL Round 9

Sherf probably should have stayed with Rangers, Canberra recruited over her when they signed Bass, some are confidence players, she isn't having the best season


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Luuuc
Last year
11:19 2 Dec 17

Reply #660021

re: WNBL Round 9

Nice lineup of games today. I expect Melbourne-Canberra to be a fizzer, but the first 2 should be good ones, and I reckon Bendigo will rightfully fancy their chances against a vulnerable Rangers team too.


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Luuuc
Last year
11:36 2 Dec 17

Reply #660024

re: WNBL Round 9

By the way, Derek Rucker's "Ruckus" podcast had a 20 minute WNBL segment at the end of the latest segment, with Kelly Bowen, and I thought it was excellent. They both just say it like it is, which is refreshing. Give it a listen.
The Ruckus Podcast - Austin Carr Ep 7
(it's also available on iTunes)

And of course the Sami Whitcomb interview from The WNBL Show this week is mandatory listening as well ;)
It was better than a standard interview because this week it had Larissa Anderson asking some of the questions in addition to Megan
The WNBL Show
(also available on iTunes)


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Luuuc
Last year
16:16 2 Dec 17

Reply #660051

re: WNBL Round 9

I tipped that today would be when the Lynx winning streak ended.

Nope :D


TV game has been a good one. Sydney lifted a gear when Taylor went off injured but fell just short.
Quality minutes from Donnelly in Wilson's absence.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:38 2 Dec 17

Reply #660053

re: WNBL Round 9

Perth have really put it together after looking lost earlier in the season.

Teams won't want them in the finals, especially if they get home court.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:41 2 Dec 17

Reply #660062

re: WNBL Round 9

No definately won't want a home court final looking at the box score of the last game....Perth won that at the foul line


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Anonymous
Last year
17:50 2 Dec 17

Reply #660066

re: WNBL Round 9

Or have Perth peaked too early?


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Anonymous
Last year
19:24 2 Dec 17

Reply #660100

re: WNBL Round 9

Very ordinary & deliberate rake on Asia Taylor's eyes by Cayla George today. Payback for the elbow to George’s head in the 1st half. It unfortunately put Taylor out for the last 8 minutes of the game which certainly assisted Townsville. Not a very Christian like act on George’s behalf!


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Melb Fan
Last year
19:25 2 Dec 17

Reply #660102

re: WNBL Round 9

Yikes - looking like the Caps are having a mare at the SBC.. 28-6 first quarter with their starters combining for 0 points at 0/9, 2 rebounds, 2 TO & 5 fouls. Liz already up to 11 & 5 and O'Hea 9.


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James Harvey fan
Last year
19:26 2 Dec 17

Reply #660103

re: WNBL Round 9

Melbourne leading Canberra 28-6 at quarter time. This could get real grim


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Anonymous
Last year
19:42 2 Dec 17

Reply #660109

re: WNBL Round 9

Dog act from George


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Anonymous
Last year
19:57 2 Dec 17

Reply #660112

re: WNBL Round 9

complete accident from George I think you mean


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Anonymous
Last year
20:15 2 Dec 17

Reply #660118

re: WNBL Round 9

Absolutely no way it was accidental by George! She's been doing those type of acts for years going as far back to her Eastern Mavericks days!


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Anonymous
Last year
20:29 2 Dec 17

Reply #660121

re: WNBL Round 9

No one more deserving than Taylor to receive that kind of treatment.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:33 2 Dec 17

Reply #660125

re: WNBL Round 9

Didn't seem malicious to me at the time - just a block attempt gone wrong - but maybe I should have another look.

DJ Lizzy C. showing out in front of the Dallas Wings Head Coach & the Director of Player and Franchise Development. 38 points and counting ... at a ridiculous 16/18 from the field.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:41 2 Dec 17

Reply #660128

re: WNBL Round 9

Luuuc - definitely worth another look, her hands were elevated above her head on the drive & then they come down in a raking motion intentionally & deliberately towards Taylor's eyes. Definitely a square up by George for an earlier swinging elbow by Taylor to her head.


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Anonymous
Last year
01:47 6 Dec 17

Reply #660419

re: WNBL Round 9

"Director of Player and Franchise Development"

Erin received a promotion, Luuuc. She's Dallas assistant coach now, replacing Pettis. Seems quite the step for someone with no real experience, reckon the team quite likes having her around or something.


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Luuuc
Last year
09:26 6 Dec 17

Reply #660426

re: WNBL Round 9

Yeah my bad. I copy & pasted from the Wings website. Totally forgot about her promotion. As did the webmaster, apparently.
And yeah, she must be doing something right.
(or else they're REALLY pulling out all stops to secure Liz)


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