Luuuc
Two weeks ago

WNBL Round 9

Wed 7:00 - Sydney vs Adelaide

Fri 7:00 - Townsville vs Adelaide
Fri 6:30 - Perth vs Bendigo

Sat 3:00 - Melbourne vs Sydney (Live on SBS & Foxtel)

Sun 2:00 - Canberra vs Bendigo
Sun 3:00 - Dandenong vs Perth (Live Steamed)

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Camel 31  
Two weeks ago

On your knees , peasants . There's Royalty in the round .
Marianna Tolo

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

^ that's great news indeed.

Not *quite* at the same level of royalty, but in other injury news, Shyla Heal has now resumed training with the Lynx.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Random Wednesday night match? Rather comfortable victory for Adelaide in the end. Nicholson has to be second only to Cole this season for "MIP".

Also for Perth Maddie Allen looks like she could be out for both matches. That'll hurt their already small depth for bigs.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Wallace going to be apart of this season?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Ooh that sucks about Allen. We're small enough as it is without losing our tallest player!

Good to see that Sydney were again competitive last night. Hopefully Bunton isn't far away too.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Bunton is out for the season following more knee surgery:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/swoop/sydney-uni-flames-win-first-game-of-wnbl-season-as-opal-alex-bunton-heads-to-the-surgeon/news-story/8d201e42154d9107d303ae81745f14ae

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Dam, another injury.
Weve got some fragile bigs in the opals squad.

Griffin, George, Cambage, bunton, magbegor, tolo all have had there fair share of injuries.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

:(

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Aussiedownunder  
Two weeks ago

Any injury news for tonights games?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Weve got some fragile bigs in the opals squad.

Griffin, George, Cambage, bunton, magbegor, tolo all have had there fair share of injuries."

George? Just had a look at her stats and the last WNBL game she missed was in 2011-12. She played 21 of 22 games that season.

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AshT  
Two weeks ago

Aussiedownunder, Suzy is OUT. Along with MA out for Perth I don't believe Clydesdale will be back for Lightning. Tobin has been battling a neck complaint but after it obviously hampered her performance in Townsville she put out strong numbers starting on the bench last game in Sydney.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Wow Asia Taylor scoring 23 in one half. Perth comfortably in front at HT.

Adelaide too good for Suzyless Fire. Nicholson, Seekamp continuing their good form. They could be a dark horse in the finals if they get all five starters firing. Coffey, Alexander, Cummings all been very good at times this year.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Asia was unstoppable tonight after the first quarter. Huge game.

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AshT  
Two weeks ago

Luuuc, I'm guessing you were at the game? Live Stats read like some indiscipline crept into Bendogo's game once again, as Lynx went on a 25-3 Q2 run while Spirit had a couple of unsportsmanlike's, with Turner figuring again.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Yeah, they lost the plot in the 2nd quarter, and on the Lynx home court that can get expensive in a hurry.
That run was assisted by a Payne USF that looked to me like a regulation foul (and in the resulting bonus possession we got multiple O-boards and then a Taylor 3), and another USF that I didn't actually see so I can't comment ... it was something that happened between Turner & Taylor ahead of the play. Those 2 are not the best of friends (and nor should they be. Good on 'em). There was also a Pritchard tech at the start of all that which kinda got the ball rolling for Asia & the Lynx.
I dig his passion but I don't know how good it is for his players to be having directions called out so constantly at them - it's got to be nerve-inducing. (I don't know how successful it is in that stadium either due to how loud the music is). His assistant coach David Flint certainly is good value though. A bit of yin & yang action with those two.

McPhee & Ebzery had pretty average starts to the game but had some good moments in the back half, which is good heading to Dandenong as we can't be a one player show over there. Loved the way Stewart managed Steindl's minutes too.
And not that we need another small right now (at one point I'm pretty sure Ebzery was playing the 4 spot!) but Shyla Heal warmed up with the team so she mustn't be far away.

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AshT  
Two weeks ago

Turner was the second USF after being ejected last game with two. TO's4-19, PFT22-6.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

The evergreen Snell has Sydney on a roll and in position to cause a huge upset against the Boomers, early in the second.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Kinda emblematic of the Flames' season.

Sydney come out from HT in front, Tupea gets a steal and on the 3v1 break has her layup drop short, then Melbourne sinks a three on the next shot and they're now just 1pt behind.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Flames up by 5 at 3QT. Maybe last week was a turning point!

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Strewth, guess that's why Tupea was invited the Opals camp earlier this year. What a game from her, Snell and Sydney's. Really enjoyed that and has to be the upset on the season. For once the Melbourne-centric televised game pays off.

Shame SBS coverage dropped out right at the end so we couldn't see (but still hear) the reaction.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

For Tupaea to make the opals, she needs to be more consistent.

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James Harvey fan  
Two weeks ago

The Fox coverage dropped out too :(

But yes, Tupaea had a great game after some cold shooting lately. I think injuries have really derailed her development. Amazing she is still only 19 though, plenty of upside.

I had a sneaky few $ on the Flames, didn't really think they could win but $11.50 in a head 2 head is crazy value.

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AshT  
Two weeks ago

Her early shot (& free throws) was cold after also ice cold Wed, off hot shooting the prior game but has finished with excellent numbers. Drew eleven fouls - can't recall last time I saw a stat like that.

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AshT  
Two weeks ago

Well done, James Harvey fan. I marked them a 7.00 chance, so every reason to have had a nibble IMO.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Getting ugly for both Bendigo & Perth right now. Trailing by 24 & 19 respectively

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Anonymous  
Last week

Tight this year. Not sure who's going to make finals...

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Anonymous  
Last week

"But yes, Tupaea had a great game after some cold shooting lately. I think injuries have really derailed her development. Amazing she is still only 19 though, plenty of upside."

Think you will find She's a 96 born, so bit older than that and been plagued with injuries since juniors

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Luuuc  
Last week

UC Capitals penalty has been reduced from $2500 to $1500, with the other $1000 suspended for the remainder of this season.

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Camel 31  
Last week

tolo griffin 44 points = team of the week ?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Tupea's very lucky selfish last minute came off.

Her terrible game leading up to that was typical and the reason for the hole they were in.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Terrible game? Tupaea?? What the? Are you talking about the Lightning game maybe?
Being that depleted, Sydney needed every one of its starting-calibre players to play well to have any kind of chance against Melbourne, and they did. Tupaea did plenty of good things before her final 2 clutch baskets. Just the fact that she could play 37+ minutes was an amazing achievement in itself for someone who has missed so much basketball and training lately. All things considered I thought she was very impressive.

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