Spirit too good for Capitals at home

25 January 2024 | Bendigo Spirit news

Ally Wilson and Kelsey Griffin starred as Bendigo Spirit made it consecutive victories over Canberra Capitals at Red Energy Arena on Thursday.

Wilson was impressive from start to finish as the Spirit clinched their series against the Caps in emphatic fashion, scoring an equal game-high 23 points to go with six rebounds and four assists in the 93-75 result.

Captain Griffin was another massive performer, amassing 23 points, nine rebounds and providing her usual impact in the paint.

The hosts had a double-digit lead at half-time and maintained that throughout a dominant second half on the way to a fourth win in five matches.

It’s been an excellent week for Kennedy Kereama’s team, coming off a resounding victory over Perth Lynx in the west on Saturday.

The Spirit led by a solitary point with three minutes to go in the opening half before in-form import Mehryn Kraker (12 points) drained back-to-back triples.

Esra McGoldrick and Ally Wilson joined the three-point party before half-time which saw the margin blow out to 54-40 at the break.

The third quarter was relatively even but the last was predominantly one-way traffic as the Spirit stormed home for a memorable win in front of their loyal supporters.

Bendigo are at home again on Tuesday, hosting Melbourne Boomers at Red Energy Arena from 6pm.

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