WNBL Finals: Southside continue reign over Boomers

March 8, 2023 | WNBL news

Southside Flyers open up their Finals campaign with a win over the Melbourne Boomers, 84-76.  

After a close start to the game, Southside opened up a 10-point lead at quarter time. Kayla Thornton and Bec Cole found their groove in the first half and kept the Flyers’ lead ticking over going into the main break.  

The Boomers weren’t going away easily, turning up the heat to come within two early in the fourth. Tiffany Mitchell put Melbourne on her back and attempted to spark something for the visitors, finishing the game with a massive 36 points!  

But Southside’s Sara Blicavs came alive in the final term to lead the Flyers to victory in game one of the Semi Finals.  

Top performers:  

Tiffany Mitchell (Melbourne Boomers): 36 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast  

Sara Blicavs (Southside Flyers): 18 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast  

Bec Cole (Southside Flyers): 17 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast  

The next matchup will see Townsville Fire taking on Perth Lynx. The Fire are red hot and on a 12-game winning streak. While Perth have been gaining momentum throughout the season. Tune in live on 9Now and ESPN.