Luuuc
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WNBL Round 2

Round 2 of this unusual 2021/22 schedule tips off in just under an hour.


Wed 7pm: Bendigo Spirit v Melbourne Boomers [Kayo]

Sat 5pm: Adelaide Lightning v Townsville Fire [Fox Sports, ABC]
Sat 7:30: Melbourne Boomers v Southside Flyers [Kayo]

Sun 5pm: UC Capitals v Sydney Uni Flames [Kayo Freebies]

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol, molloy sucks. Cant be let go quick enough.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^^ hear hear!!!

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Well done, Bendigo. Finally getting a W.

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Boomers went 1/21 on 3-pointers. That's not a typo.

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Luuuc  
Last year

They played hard and deserved that one. Basically broke even on the boards, which is great effort.
Congrats Spirit.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How can nz and the boomers look in the mirror

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Anonymous  
Last year

So no selection for maley, Bishop, Kunek, Mansfield, Bunton in opals list. Should be added.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Only Molloy can lose with that starting group (3 WNBA players)

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Anonymous  
Last year

He lost with Cambage...
He has the biggest budget…

He should have been gone after just 2 years

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Anon  
Last year

Why do we need these imports, surely our Aussie girls have enough talent, crazy what the cost is fir them yet teams won't pay good money for our home grown players, no wonder so many give the game away

Bendigo with no imports at all, ok two Opals guards, but that’s it, and Boomers with two imports, and three Opals, and key players in the Opals at that

Can’t wait to see Molloy go

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Why not ?  
Last year

who writes the post game reviews on the wnbl website? once again all about the great boomers

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Luuuc  
Last year

^ Good call. That is weirdly Boomers-oriented.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Hmm, ok, so it seems that the WNBL website news section is mostly just a hub linking to articles written by each team, and that one is a Boomers article not a WNBL article. So that explains the bias.

Odd that the Spirit haven't published their own article about their first win in 600+ days, or for that matter published any news article at all since Nov 23rd.
Another reminder I guess of the disparity in resources between the teams in the WNBL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bit of a side bar , why didn't the Bendigo court have any logos on it last night , i would have thought the league (WNBL) would demand that their logos at least be on the court , no sponsors logos , it looked odd .

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Anonymous  
Last year

Spirit were the last to update their roster list and it still shows all of the new players in their previous team's kit.

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Luuuc  
Last year

The WNBL has announced that the scheduled game between the UC Capitals and the Sydney Flames on Sunday 12 December has been cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 case.
A member of the UC Caps club (who has since tested positive) attended a full team training session on Tuesday morning, under ACT Government Health rules, all players and coaches in attendance are deemed close contacts and have been tested and are currently undergoing a 7-day isolation period. The positive person will be required to undertake 14 days of isolation.
As a precaution, the Sydney Flames players will also undergo testing.
WNBL will work with both teams to reschedule the game to a later date in the season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sign of the times

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Anonymous  
Last year

WNBL just not doing the 1%

Poor website navigation and format, terribly biased articles and disparity of content for each club.
No press conferences. little promotion on social media, very few updates on rosters and bios.

Just really poor by lj and staff. Could do much better even without the $

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Anonymous  
Last year

Christy Collier is the new head of the WNBL

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Camel 31  
Last year

Interesting to watch Lightning v Townsville game at Port Adelaide(on Abc tv)
Seems their old home and 36ers old home, Titanium Stadium is sold or being sold.

Aokuso and Billings double doubles
Aaalana Smith played terribly and became a good game when she fouled out, Adelaide got going.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Smith bringing her trademark dumb fouls back from the WNBA to the WNBL

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Anonymous  
Last year

Camel Lightsview is not at Port Adelaide.

Arena has been sold and now managed by 36ers management. Never a good venue for WNBL anyway, better at a venue more suitable for WNBL crowds.

Just a shame its a Council owned and run multisport venue, not a basketball stadium.

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Anonymous  
Last year

State government is finding a $15 million expansion to build another 4 courts (including a 1600 seat show court for the Lightning) at Wayville to turn it into a State Basketball Centre, which is expected to be completed before next season, so should only be 1 season at Lightsview.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Smith was good at the 5 for Stanford, drafted by sandy over ezi and was to become backup 4 for Mercury.
Since entering wnba has not developed at all and has become complacent. No minutes last 2 seasons and now does not even look like she should be on the opals extended list.
Being Friends with sandy will save her unfortunately and guarantee her a spot in 2022 WC

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Luuuc  
Last year

That camera angle they used today was terrible.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Smith was frustrated. Got the raw end of some calls on shots and got called for a couple of soft ones early which limited her court time significantly. Lucas should never have left her on with 4 when he did.

I thought overall Lucas was quite clearly out coached by Seebohm.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I just happened to see this on the WNBL website

WNBL RULE CHANGE
The WNBL has reviewed a long-standing policy relating to braids and ponytails and has made the decision to remove it, effective immediately.

The policy was:

Braids:
If a player (male or female) has their hair braided, and it swings free from their head when the head is moved, it may cause harm to another player if struck by the braid. Due to injury that may be caused, players are not permitted on the court with free braids in their hair.
Plaited Ponytails
Players with plaited ponytails must roll the plait into a bun or remove the plait and play with a loose ponytail. (as long as the ponytail does not hide the player's number).


The policy has been deemed discriminatory and inconsistent with Basketball Australia’s Diversity & Inclusion framework by the WNBL Commission.
It is also not enforced in either the WNBL, other leading professional women’s leagues around the world or international competitions such as the Olympics and World Cup.
To this end, the WNBL Commission has removed the policy, effective immediately.
Basketball Australia makes an unreserved apology for any anguish and pain that was caused by this rule.



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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Luuuc

Jordair Jett says Hi to that rule.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Thankfully that rule no longer prohibits him from playing in the WNBL, but alas at 30 years of age the change might be too late for him to make the transition.

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Anon  
Last year

Boomers took a knee during the anthem in yesterdays game in response to the change Luuuc

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Luuuc  
Last year

Yeah, I just caught up. So the rule change was prompted by Tiffany Mitchell:
TM Instagram Link


Basketball Australia apologises as WNBL player cites 'racial discrimination' over braid rule
Article Link

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Anonymous  
Last year

The whole world has gone made. Anyone brings up the oh you're discriminating and people give in to pressure and threats.

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Camel 31  
Last year

Aokuso and Billings double doubles.
A simple statement, but, you should have seen them.
They are doubles. Look so much alike.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone know why Alex Wilson isn't playing?

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Anonymous  
Last year


WNBL RULE CHANGE
The WNBL has reviewed a long-standing policy relating to braids and ponytails and has made the decision to remove it, effective immediately.

The policy was:

Braids:
If a player (male or female) has their hair braided, and it swings free from their head when the head is moved, it may cause harm to another player if struck by the braid. Due to injury that may be caused, players are not permitted on the court with free braids in their hair.
Plaited Ponytails
Players with plaited ponytails must roll the plait into a bun or remove the plait and play with a loose ponytail. (as long as the ponytail does not hide the player's number).


The policy has been deemed discriminatory and inconsistent with Basketball Australia's Diversity & Inclusion framework by the WNBL Commission.
It is also not enforced in either the WNBL, other leading professional women’s leagues around the world or international competitions such as the Olympics and World Cup.
To this end, the WNBL Commission has removed the policy, effective immediately.
Basketball Australia makes an unreserved apology for any anguish and pain that was caused by this rule.


But isn’t the reason for not allowing braids a safety aspect

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Luuuc  
Last year

Terrible news for Stephanie Watts (and the Flames). ACL tear during a training session.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes, big loss

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Anyone know why Alex Wilson isn't playing?"

Her hair is too long

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Anonymous  
Last year

Injury, break or mental health

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Nix 95  
Last year

I'm sorry but that rule changing because Mitchell whinged is ridiculous. The braid rule was purely for safety, it's crazy that everything turns into some racial debate now. If you've ever been whipped by a braid while you're playing you'll understand why it was a rule in the first place.

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Luuuc  
Last year

The lucky folk of Ballarat are going to see more of the Perth Lynx than Perth is

The Perth Lynx will be based in Ballarat for the month of January, training at Selkirk Stadium where there will be opportunities to meet the players and attend training sessions. The festival will see all WNBL teams venture to Ballarat for games.

PERTH LYNX HEAD TO BALLARAT FOR A FESTIVAL OF BASKETBALL

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow! That's fantastic news if you’re based in Vic

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Anonymous  
Last year

Spirit sign Wilson

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