March 2, 2024 | WNBL news

Melbourne Boomers Force Decisive Game 3 in WNBL Semi-Finals Series

Written by Jayden Rosanowski

In a critical Game 2 of the WNBL semi-final series, the Melbourne Boomers staged a remarkable performance to defeat the Southside Flyers 88-67, sending the series into a highly anticipated Game 3. The game, held at the Melbourne Sports Centre – Parkville, was a spectacle of skill, strategy, and determination, with both teams eager to secure their place in the Grand Final.

From the outset, the Boomers demonstrated why they are considered one of the league’s premier teams, taking an early lead. The Flyers, despite their Game 1 victory and being known for their sharpshooting abilities, struggled to find their rhythm against the Boomers’ formidable defense.

The Boomers‘ game plan was evident from the tip-off – to leverage their defensive skill to disrupt the Flyers‘ offense while capitalizing on every opportunity to score.

Key to the Boomers’ success was Jordin Canada, whose stat line of 21 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds highlighted her impact on the game.

The Flyers, on the other hand, showed flashes of brilliance but were unable to sustain their momentum against the determined Boomers. Despite their efforts, they found themselves trailing as the Boomers extended their lead.

With this win, the Boomers tie the series and set the stage for a winner-takes-all Game 3.

Final Score Melbourne Boomers 88 defeat Southside Flyers 67

Top Performers

  • Jordin Canada (Melbourne) – 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists.
  • Naz Hillmon (Melbourne) – 22 points, 9 rebounds.
  • Lauren Jackson (Southside) – 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals.
  • Mercedes Russell (Southside) – 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.

Game Stats can be found here

Final Game of the series: SOUTHSIDE FLYERS v MELBOURNE BOOMERS | WED 06 MARCH, 7:00pm (AEDT) at Melbourne Sports Centre – Parkville. Tickets can be purchased here.

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