Spirit look to clinch series against Capitals

24 January 2024 | Bendigo Spirit news

Bendigo Spirit coach Kennedy Kereama couldn’t help but feel proud of his side’s form turnaround ahead of Thursday’s clash against Canberra at Red Energy Arena.

The Spirit went from their worst loss of the season to arguably their best win in the space of three days, knocking off Perth Lynx in the west on Saturday.

Now they have a series win over the Capitals in their sights after prevailing over the ACT-based team at home earlier in the month.


“I’m really proud of the team, I thought they responded really well considering the last result,” Kereama said after Saturday’s massive win over the Lynx.

“It was a massive turnaround, but there was always the belief that we’d be able to turn things around.”

Bendigo defeated Canberra 88-66 last time they met on January 14, on the back of a dominant 30-11 third quarter.

Captain Kelsey Griffin was at her brilliant best, amassing a game-high 25 points to go with seven rebounds.

Ally Wilson (12 points, six assists and four rebounds) and import Mehryn Kraker (13 points, six assists and three rebounds) and sixth-woman-of-the-year contender Alicia Froling (12 points, five rebounds and two blocks) were also influential.

Jade Melbourne and Alex Sharp stood out for the Capitals last time around and will again be a couple of danger players.