Luuuc
Two months ago

WNBL Finals

Semi Finals begin today (with "Series 2" starting before "Series 1")

SERIES 1: Southside Flyers vs Adelaide Lightning
* Tue Feb 18 7:30 - Southside vs Adelaide
* Sat Feb 22 7:00 - Adelaide vs Southside
* Date of Game 3 TBA if needed

SERIES 2: UC Capitals vs Melbourne Boomers
* Sun Feb 16 5:30 - Canberra vs Melbourne
* Sun Feb 23 6:00 - Melbourne vs Canberra
* Date of Game 3 TBA if needed

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Tied at the half. Quality game so far.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

KG23

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nicholson and Talbot trying to erase the horrid opals qualifiers campaign and stay in contention.
Nice to see a full dandenong crowd.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Yeah, this is the Nicholson mindset that I wish she would bring to the Opals.
Another good opening half.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Talbot too, where was the energy at all in the opals squad, Sandy's fault perhaps.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

I feel like a lot of players get too tentative at Opals level - backing off from the type of play that got them selected in the first place. I doubt they're instructed to, it's just natural to defer to the established vets.

Lightning made a meal of that 3rd q. That was ugly.

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Black and White  
Two months ago

Flyers hold on for the win.

That third quarter got them the win where Cole lifted. Russell was massive - 20 points and 19 rebounds!

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Slightly unusual finish with Lucas throwing in the towel 8 down with 1:40 still left.

I'm not a fan of having to wait until Saturday for the next match.

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Feel like Adelaide should have won that. They did so many things wrong but somehow got back within 3 at the end. I have a feeling Southside close it out in 2 now.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Great come back from the Flyers.

I wonder what Molloy will use as his excuse after the next game?

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Lightning-Southside is off to an interesting start. A battle of tempos in the 1st Q with neither team getting the upper hand.
Love Adelaide's aggression but they need to learn they don't need to force something immediately if they don't get a good option from the fast break.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Luc. These girls are very experienced professionals. It's more likely that is the coaches game plan than a "learning moment" at this stage of their careers. Give us a break

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Adelaide next season?

Seekamp / Elsworthy / Yaeger / Ortlepp(DP)
Nicholson / Fejo / Johnson(DP)
Talbot / Kaser / Sharp?, Woods?
Turner / Skinner
Import / Brook

Maybe they can get sa Wilson or Madgen back ?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Add Rintala pf and Edwards c

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Congratulations flyers. Playing Centrefold at a women's sporting match strange choice of song.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Flyers just too solid & composed. Didn't make the little flurries of loose play that the Lightning did and that was about the only difference. Nearly 50% from 3 didn't hurt either.
Great fight by Adelaide right to the end.

Southside deserve to be in the GF and hopefully O'Hea is back in time so they can give it their best shot.

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Gob  
Two months ago

Good fight from Adelaide but Southside too good.

Westbeld is hot af

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The only league in any sport where an assistant coach can commentate on a game with her team playing!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

She's like 4th assistant.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Boomers set themselves up perfectly in that first half. Great style of play.
I still don't trust them not to choke it away though. I'm hoping they keep it going and we get a game 3.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

George won't be able to defend very hard for the rest of this game due to foul trouble.
Makes a change from the usual reason of apathy.

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Gob  
Two months ago

Dog act from Cunningham

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Not sure what to make of that match. Canberra's hearts really didn't look in it for most of the game. No one was particularly effective for them until the game was in its death throes and Nurse & Griffin started to score freely.
I expect it will be a very different story in front of their home crowd in game 3 though. I got a bit of a rope-a-dope vibe from them today.
Melbourne would be concerned about how trash their offence is whenever Lindsay Allen is not out there running things. They need to come up with some set plays other than aimlessly running clock and then jacking up a desperation shot at the end of it. When they're rolling like they were in that first half they are fun to watch though. Ezi & Cayla need to both stay well away from foul trouble in game 3.

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Gob  
Two months ago

Cunningham should be suspended. She already did one flagrant foul against Canberra this year.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Dog act from Cunningham

I'd say dumb more than dog act. I can understand retaliating after getting an elbow to the face.
Will add some spice to game 3.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Game 3 day/time has been announced - 7:30pm on Wednesday

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Cunningham comes with a thug reputation from SEC which itself is the most physical conference usually

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Nosainteither  
Two months ago

Fouling..I mean frowling is no saint either! Lol

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+  
Two months ago

if Crystal Langhorne had not been injured - Adelaide would have been right up there. Adelaide did a great job considering a couple of key injury setbacks. That home game against Southside showed how good they could be.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Cunningham should be suspended. She already did one flagrant foul against Canberra this year.


That was a retaliation foul after Rocci wiped her out and nothing was called. Rocco gets away with so many fouls if you pay attention to her game.

This game( situation) Froling instigated it ( pretty normal for her) by trying to walk through the Melbourne group with elbows held ridged and high and then deliberately connecting with Cunningham, who brought her hand up "under" Froling elbow, to which Froling went fir the Oscars move of the offended head flip, when no contact was actually made. all Froling could give the Oscars a run fir their money when it comes to trying to draw a foul, have done it since juniors, girls used to scream at the drop of a hat lol.

Cunningham is certainly a bit of a hot head, but flagrant and unsportsmanlike she's not.

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Salty  
Two months ago

Storm in a teacup. Sounds like salty supporters!

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hoopie  
Two months ago

There are enough prima-donnas in the NBL getting rewarded for head-throws, acting and flopping - why shouldn't the girls in the WNBL get in on the act as well??

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Just wondering if we can get a Canberra game where one of their staff are NOT commentating - Graf - game 1, Wilson all season long. Surely there are other candidates out there. One of the eliminated coaches - not Andy!

Froling initiated the 'fracas' and Cunnigham is too feisty to pass up the opportunity. If the league is consistent, both players get cited but I suspect that won't happen :(.

Agree - Melbourne's offence is nowhere without Allen but their D on the 3-point line was top-notch. Not sure they can repeat it though for another 40 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Cunningham is a dirty player. It's clear for anyone that watches the games.

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Clarity  
Two months ago

Cunningham is a tough player like Dellavedova who gets labelled wrongly from those who don't know much.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Her teammate Kalani Purcell is a tough player that goes about things the right way. Cunningham is dirty.

A college example of the same bs drive move she used against Froling.

https://twitter.com/wvltCaleb/status/1082040707462979584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1082040707462979584&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wvlt.tv%2Fcontent%2Fnews%2FMissouri-player-called-for-intentional-foul-at-center-of-postgame-dispute-503976191.html

https://twitter.com/cohe7ive/status/950092715131318274

WNBA
https://twitter.com/revrob06/status/1152785467177181185

WNBL
https://twitter.com/ShaneFroling/status/1218635486824022016

Cunningham fouled out 18 times in her college career, including five times in her senior season. She ranked 10th in the nation in personal fouls. Our refs do a very poor job officiating a player that fouls several times on most possessions on top of the niggling flagrant stuff that occurs a few times every game.

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ANON  
Two months ago

Froling is just as dirty, and plays the dramatics , Cunningham is hot headed and won't put up with the crap the likes of Froling and Rocco get away with

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Canberra seem to play the 'poor me' card quite regularly.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yes they do and their local sports journo Caden Helmers is the biggest and most biased drama queen of them all. Rocci, Froling, Nurse, Griffin are all no saints themselves. Nothing much in this incident anyway so move on. But if anything happens to Cunningham out of it then Froling must get at least the same penalty since she started it by intentionally hitting Cunningham in the face with her elbow.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

If Froling is just as dirty as Cunningham there should be a few clips or examples on the internet from her time at SMU, or WNBL or juniors of dirty play.




As far as playing the dramatics, this is the Sophie Cunningham playbook 101. Start an incident and then play the victim while the Boomers bench complain. Sophie Cunningham is a grub that should have already been suspended by the league a few times.

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Wang whipper  
Two months ago

Nurse ain't dirty fool.

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Really  
Two months ago

Few people on here have a few motives behind bagging out Cunningham's play. If Boomers lost game 2, we wouldnt be hearing anything about this!

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Disappointing  
Two months ago

It would very disappointing if Cunningham or Frowling or both got suspended for that incident. The Spectators want to see the best players playing in finals and cos it's finals you will always get some heated battles and exchanges. Get a grip people!

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Slap on the wrist and move on, hopefully. Certainly not worth a suspension.

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Anon  
Two months ago

#883, funnily enough, this video was posted by the opposition, in this case, South Carolina. All these haters are on this forum are either one or all of the same Canberra members who are hating on twitter. Get a life, this isn't AFL no one cares. You are clearly worried that Cunningham will have a huge game; if you know about her stats you will know she has her best games in a hostile environment; the environment you are trying to create for her.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Canberra also flops and whinges to the refs' tens times more than any other team in the comp; every player does it in every game.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Almost guarantee that the Cunningham haters are either or the Canberra journo mentioned above or the Canberra radio flog; they know who they are.

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Cool Howie  
Two months ago

LOL at all the outraged d*ck pullers and their conspiracy theories. Cunningham did a dirty play, deal with it.

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Staycoolhowie  
Two months ago

How ironic that a Canberra supporter gives dirty comments on this forum! Case dismissed.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Don't like Cunningham at all as a player, nor Froling or Rocco for that matter, not a Boomers or Caps fan, but when you look at the crap Rocci gets away with, the dramas Froling brings( and always has) and put Cunningham into that mix, Cunningham doesn’t start it, but she sure as hell has the last word. she’s agro big time and not one to mess with.

Canberra have a reputation for wanting teams that challenge them to be reviewed and players suspended, shame other teams don’t do the same to them

But they also seem to pick players that like to play the victim card, those players are the ones that hang around ( since Gorris took over that is) Graff was a way better coach

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

They're the first to get rough and then the first to flop and whinge when someone else stands up to them

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

WNBL stars fume as Cunningham dodges ban despite high contact charge

Canberra Capitals players Marianna Tolo and Keely Froling have hit out at the WNBL after the league's review panel didn't suspend Melbourne Boomers WNBA import Sophie Cunningham for Wednesday night's semi-final decider.


A fair few tweets out there, including from Froling & Tolo. It's a pity it takes something like this to get a bit of WNBL engagement on twitter.

FWIW I still think both players share the blame for the incident, and more to the point I don't think it's worthy of a suspension anyway.

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Finescoming  
Two months ago

Canberra, the city of sooks! Obviously they don't think they can win unless they get an advantage! #cracksappearing

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Other than Sam so far, the Frolings do come across as self entitled.

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Anon  
Two months ago

No surprises anywhere here. Froling is the biggest pain in the a*se in the whole league, very closely followed by Cunningham. Both as bad as each other.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Not a good look for the WNBL to have players expressing their negative views on a tribunal result. Do WNBL issue out fines for such comments? I know they do in the AFL.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

One chick looked like she was walking towards the other with her elbows pointed towards her head. The other slapped in her direction, didn't hit her elbows but got her face. The one who got slapped has no business complaining.

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Really  
Two months ago

What an absolute beat up this incident is!
The way people have describe it I thought someone had actually hurt someone! It was a minor Scuffle with both in the thick of it!!
Very poor reactions from Canberra side only suggest a lack of confidence going into game 3!

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Cool Howie  
Two months ago

RUN AT ME fool. Get out of here with your small-minded comments

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Anon  
Two months ago

Hope Boomers wipe the floor with Canberra, can't believe I’m actually writing that, as Molloy doesn’t deserve the win , but Canberra are pathetic the way they always cry foul, when in fact they are some of the worst offenders, Froling grinds so many people gears-

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Not a good look for the WNBL to have players expressing their negative views on a tribunal result. Do WNBL issue out fines for such comments? I know they do in the AFL.


The WNBL agrees that it's not a good look.
Two Capitals stars face financial sanctions for several juicy social media posts that questioned the WNBL's ruling on a controversial semi-final scuffle.
Canberra on Tuesday night confirmed to foxsports.com.au that it’d received a penalty notice from the league after centre Marianna Tolo and forward Keely Froling publicly took umbrage at the $250 fine handed to Boomer Sophie Cunningham by the Incident Review Panel (IRP).
Tolo and Froling have been cited for breaching the 'public criticism’ rule and issued a please explain. They and the club have 48 hours to respond to the WNBL.

Article

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Anon  
Two months ago

I am disappointed in the Capitals behaviour in regards to this incident. They are the defending champions behaving anything but classy. Expected more from that organisation given its proud history!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Goodbye molloy.

Garrick thilthy with Goriss at the end?

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Anon  
Two months ago

Shows no respect at the end of the game when Boomer stop playing D and let Capitals dribble it out, to only find Nurse wanted to still score? Stay classy as always Canberra!

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Gob  
Two months ago

All the flogs have gone silent, what a surprise.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yet this season caps have been criticised for just dribbling a game out in the final seconds... seems like people will just whinge either way.

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What A HOPELESS coach  
Two months ago

How many chances does that useless prick Molloy get before he gets sacked or doesn't get his contract renewed.
How many stars does he need to win a flag?
He had 2 Americans, 3 Opals and 4 national New Zealand players.
What is going on at the Boomers.
To all the owners of Melbourne, get your shit together and sack Molloy!!!!!!!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Didn't care who won but felt Nurse didn’t need to take that last shot with 4 seconds left. Wonder if Garrick let Goriss know it was disrespectful.
Too many silly turnovers and missed layups from Melbourne.
Hope Southside win as Froling and co don’t come across as showing sportsmanship.

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X  
Two months ago

Poor form from Garrick to be complaining afterwards. Melbourne never had the lead. They simply weren't the better side.

A semi-final exit is reasonable from Melbourne, who aren't as stacked as Canberra.

On Molloy, he is a good coach and will be there next year!

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ANON  
Two months ago

What a disgusting display from the Canberra crowd, refs played a big role in the first half letting so many things fly by from Canberra, travels and carry's galore from caps, and those two quick 3 seconds calls on Ezi , yet Tolo and Griffin were camping most of the night

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thought Garrick was a fair player until I saw what happened at the end.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

How do you know what was said? Might have been justified.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Caps win woohoo
Next the gf

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Anon  
Two months ago

Capitals lucky Allen got injured and couldn't contribute much. But good luck to them, they will need it against flyers!

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Anon  
Two months ago

What a disgusting display from the Canberra crowd, refs played a big role in the first half letting so many things fly by from Canberra, travels and carry's galore from caps, and those two quick 3 seconds calls on Ezi , yet Tolo and Griffin were camping most of the night

Thanks Guy

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^Gee he's angry

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LC  
Two months ago

The best two teams all year progressed to the grand final.

Kudos to Melbourne and Adelaide, who were brilliant in defeat. What a quality WNBL finals series we have in 2020.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What did Garrick do that could be deemed unfair ??
Does anyone know what the interaction was about ??

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Looked like Garrick was making an elbowing motion like someone on Canberra was throwing elbows and Goriss looked unimpressed with what she was saying. All just speculation though and the two best teams ultimately made it through.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

The best two teams all year progressed to the grand final.

Indeed.
Melbourne good, but just too streaky. Caps have reliable star power and it got the job done yet again.

Boomers had their chances last night. Tight game with a 4 point margin when Garrick somehow missed the easiest layup you'll ever see, Epoupa buries a 3 at the other end, and that was effectively game over. As a team they can still hold their heads pretty high IMO. Magbegor will be better for the experience.

Grand Final series should be excellent.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Didn't care who won but felt Nurse didn't need to take that last shot with 4 seconds left.

Why not? It's a 40 minute game and you're allowed to play all 40.
In game 2 with the game well in the bag, Garrick took a shot with 2 seconds left.
Last night with the game over, the Boomers could have dribbled out the clock and ended the game but opted to put up a shot.
Nurse had every right to put one up afterwards.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^^Thats your opinion, plenty would disagree

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I liked how nurse glared at Cunningham after the final free throws.

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Anon  
Two months ago

As good as Nurse is; Cunningham played better than Nurse last night! Just saying.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Irrelevant when her team didn't win the game

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Does anyone think the wnbl will lift there game next season? I'm a bit sceptical.
Really disappointed with the lack of improvement on last year.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Really? We went from no streaming to streaming this year... pretty significant improvement. Yeah the quality and reliability wasn't always there... but still better than nothing.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Barely better than nothing, given the awful success rate of the streaming.

But the main thing I don't get is why the stream doesn't get archived somewhere so you can view it later. Right now it is live or nothing. For people in WA in particular the time difference is a killer. But for any given game there's gotta plenty of people who might be unable to watch it live but would catch the game later on if they could. It seems like such a fundamental thing to me. The time and expense is all in getting the telecast done. Once they've done it they're limiting how many people can view it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yes, you can't fatham pony they don’t have replay. Maybe not enough people making complaints.
Ive always seen lj as a lazy person, I know she has a business major but I’m not sure that means anything these days.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Not pony, why'’. Lol.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Game 1 of the grand final series, which should be a good one.

Tip-off time is exactly the same as the Cairns-Wildcats game, which is a genius piece of scheduling by the league. Well done.

Southside will be given all they can handle by ... their mystery opponent today



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Cool Howie  
Last month

I got Southside by 8

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/wnbl/larry-kestelman-saved-the-nbl-now-hes-open-to-doing-the-same-for-the-wnbl/news-story/649aaa39753f4db4dab846606bfec987

Awesome news. Finally the wnbl can thrive once again.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Clearly alot of the wnbl clubs aren't happy with what’s been done this season.

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Anon  
Last month

Great game by Capitals. Toughness shone through. Felt Flyers ran out of gas due lack of rotations. Capitals should win it now in 2.

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Anonymous  
Last month

one of the worse no calls at the end of the game - KG23 sticks her leg out almost a deliberate trip. That ref KV shouldn't get any more finals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

refs desperate for a caps win here

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Anonymous  
Last month

Worst sportsmanship in the league the caps, complain like their getting hard done by meanwhile the foul counts 15-7 in their favour. No respect for any of them, Rocci, Tolo and Froling the worst of them

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mitchell showing her age. Spent, last qtr with several turnovers.
Blicavs couldn't even make a box out in the end for a chance to win with 5.3 secs left.

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+  
Last month

how do Canberra do it all the time ? - city of 500,000 but deliver all the time - year in year out they get it right. Well done.

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Anon  
Last month

Nice combo of the refs wanting Canberra to win and Southside losing it on turnovers just like last week, to give Canberra the win.

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Anonymous  
Last month

+ answer is money, they can afford to bring over players like nurse and epoupa, opals Tolo, Griffin.

Hopefully this is the final or maybe second last season with the current teams. Canberra will be an nbl team within the next 5 allowing LK to own both and grow both under one banner.

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Anon  
Last month

Nurse is a superstar. Canberra won both those finals games because Southside turned the ball over and were unlucky enough for Nurse to end up with the ball and sink a three. Epoupa very good also. It's flogs like Tolo and Froling that put a bitter taste in my mouth. Tolo just seems like a less melodramatic version of Cambage. I'd much rather see the likes of O'Hea with a championship under her belt than either of those two.

And GOD can we please never have Suzy commentate another game. Utterly painful.

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/wnbl/larry-kestelman-saved-the-nbl-now-hes-open-to-doing-the-same-for-the-wnbl/news-story/649aaa39753f4db4dab846606bfec987



Teams that could easily be moulded together under 1 brand.

+(5)
S.E Melbourne / Melbourne
Cairns / Townsville
Sydney / Sydney
Adelaide / Adelaide
Perth / Perth


Nbl Teams that would need a female side attached

+(4)
Melbourne
Brisbane
Illawara
Auckland


Wnbl teams that would need a male side attached

+(1)
Canberra


Teams that would have to be scrapped

-(2)
Bendigo
Southside


New teams that will/should come in

+(2)
Tasmania / Tasmania
Wellington / Wellington


(12)
Its a bit of work but doable.


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mother of all anons  
Last month

Epoupa is twice the player Nurse is. She won this game with her many clutch plays. Flyer's Cole should be controlled by the coach once her luck started to fade. Also an unfit O'hea and an ever mediocre Clydesdale helped Canberra's case. You can not expect Mitchell to save the day everytime.

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Anon  
Last month

Clydesdale is a liability. Blicavs too with her shooting, lucky she can rebound.

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+  
Last month

Caps seem to be a lot of peoples favourite team

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X  
Last month

Well done to the Caps, a great organisation. Anyone lashing out at Tolo is way off the mark. One of the most respected players going around.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wow, Capitals win their ninth title matching the Wildcats but have done so within a much shorter time frame. So consistent.

Shout out to my guy Guy Molloy who's also super consistent but in a different way.

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LC  
Last month

Was a great game of hoops showcasing Australian women's basketball.

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Anon  
Last month

Was surprise by the lack of use of bench players from both teams. Only playing 6 players obviously hurt Flyers more.

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Anon  
Last month

Great GF series by Bec Cole. She heavily carried the team in both games!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cole should have been MVP but in the second half of both games she was far less effective. Caps d adjusted well in the second half of the first game, but she took herself out of last nights game through some silly fouls. Still the girl can ball and so good to see her have an injury free season

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Perthworld
A few hours ago

"Wow, Capitals win their ninth title matching the Wildcats but have done so within a much shorter time frame. So consistent.

Shout out to my guy Guy Molloy who's also super consistent but in a different way."

I'm assuming that you mean Molloy is a coach who continually has star players and yet never wins a grand final series!!!!!

Cole should be going to Tokyo, she has improved out of site since she left the Boomers.

Now what could the reseaon be?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Perthworld I'm assuming that you mean Molloy is a coach who continually has star players and yet never wins a grand final series!!!!!

Correct. AND he retains employment despite of it. Amazing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Caps collectively have always been a bit entitled and inclined to whinge. Tolo is nothing like Cambage, though. She's worked her tail off to get healthy and is a really nice person and teammate. Easily my favourite player on the roster and I'm really glad to see her back on court and succeeding.

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Luuuc  
Last month

I'm far from a Molloy fan, but when the 3rd-best roster finishes in 3rd place that doesn't strike me as a reason to sack a coach. I mean at least the Boomers beat Canberra in a playoff game. Southside couldn't do that and you don't hear too many calls to sack Chambers (and no should there be - she's a great coach). Melbourne have had some very flaky seasons but I thought this season their results were pretty much in line with their talent.
Canberra has legit international-caliber stars in Epoupa, Nurse, Griffin & Tolo. That's always going to be tough to beat.

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Anonymous  
Last month

SAY WHAT
Now what could the reason be?
Qualifying for 3x3

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Anon  
Last month

Molloy's Boomers did push Capitals to 3 close games in their Semi Final and didn’t go out in straight sets. Boomers have less talent this year than Capitals and Flyers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

How often has a healthy Tolo not played in or won a wnbl grand final?

A real game-changer defensively in the wnbl.

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Anon  
Last month

Tolo outplayed Russell in the GF series. Tolo should have got best defensive player of the year! No doubt Flyers will chase more talented bigs for next season!

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Luuuc  
Last month

Russell had a tremendous season overall, but yeah Tolo had her number in the GF series. Adding that reliable mid range jumper has made her more of a weapon offensively too. She's had a great last couple of months and I'm stoked for her (and the Opals).

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+  
Last month

never underestimate Tolo - she held USA's no. 1 tall Griner a few years ago and was doing well at the Sparks until her ACL

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Anonymous  
Last month

Congratulations Canberra well done.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tolo was beaten soundly in the Olympic qualifiers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You have to remember Mercedes Russell is 23 years old. Outstanding human and pretty fine basketballer.
Southside Flyers will be fat better next season. The hunger will burn deep.

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