September 8, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

Boomers come out on top in first pre-season match

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers have won their first pre-season match of 2019/20, defeating the NBL1 AllStars  81-70 at Mullum Mullum Stadium last night.

The Boomers came out hot with Stella Beck opening the game with a 3pointer, followed quickly by another two. However at quarter time they trailed by a single point 17-18.

Ezi Magbegor had a strong outing with 15 points, with Monique Conti close behind her with 14.

A strong game by Georgia Amoore for the NBL1 AllStars as she made 15 of their 70 points.

Half-time saw the Boomers again falling short 36-38, but still keeping it close.

The third quarter is when the Boomers really picked up the pace, especially on the defensive end. Kalani Purcell had active hands, picking off a number of passes, as well as dominating the boards, finishing with a game high of eleven.

While the Boomers lead heading into the fourth (53-48) the Allstars fought back, with scores all tied with 8-minutes to go.

A strong block by Purcell, followed by a 3pointer from Conti gave the Boomers a much needed momentum swing. This was followed by continued defensive pressure and a great amount of selfless offensive team play, which saw the lead stretch out, and the Boomers come away with the win.

SCORES

Deakin Melbourne Boomers 81 (Magbegor 15, Conti 14, Davidson 12, Farnworth 12)

NBL1 Womens AllStars 70 (Amoore 15, Camac 14, Vanderzaag 14)

Box Score available here.