December 26, 2022 | WNBL news

The holiday festivities started early with Round 7 of the Cygnett WNBL providing some exceptional basketball. Here’s some of the highlights.

Breakout game for Melbourne

Still searching for their first win of the season, the UC Capitals were hungry to upset the Lynx on Wednesday night. Jade Melbourne was fired up, having an unstoppable first half putting up 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. It was a massive 40-minute performance from the young-gun, finishing on 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.


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Whitcomb and Scherf combine for the win

At the half time break, it looked as though the Capitals were a chance to secure their first win of the season. But Sami Whitcomb and Lauren Scherf turned on the jets in the second half to pull the Lynx away. A 20-point second half performance from the Lynx Captain saw Whitcomb top score for the night with 26 points. While Scherf knocked down some important triples to finish on 18 points and nine rebounds.

First triple double in a decade

WNBL fans were treated to an EPIC matchup between the Boomers and Lightning on Thursday night with the first OT game of the season. Cayla George just keeps on getting better this season after being on triple double watch in Round 6, George backed it up again with the first triple double in the WNBL since 2012! George hit a massive 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to break the decade-long drought.

Murray goes boom!

Mia Murray is having an incredible season so far! Playing with confidence and experience, the veteran is unstoppable. Thursday night was no exception with Murray going superwoman mode and hitting a massive 34 points and making 7/9 threes.


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Another double double for LJ

The GOAT went next level on Friday night for Southside, securing her second double double for the season. Lauren Jackson was too strong, too good, top scoring with 20 points, 13 rebounds in a big upset victory over the undefeated Bendigo. Dishing the Spirit their first loss of the season took a full team effort from the Flyers, with six players finishing in the double digits. Carley Ernst was deadly from the arch, hitting 4/4 threes.

Maenpaa debuting in the WNBL at 38

Incredible story from the Flames, with Rachel Maenpaa debuting in the WNBL at age 38 against the UC Capitals!

Cygnett Player of the Round

Cayla George (MEL) – 30pts, 11reb, 10ast vs ADL

Team of the Week

Shyla Heal (SYD) – 22pts, 8reb, 6ast vs UCC

Sami Whitcomb (PER) – 26pts, 6reb, 7ast vs UCC

Mia Murray (MEL) – 34pts, 4reb vs ADL

Cayla George (MEL) – 30pts, 11reb, 10ast vs ADL

Lauren Jackson (STH) – 20pts, 13reb vs BEN


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