The Deakin Melbourne Boomers notched a third straight win to climb to a 3-2 record, this time taking down Dandenong on Saturday afternoon in another tough local derby.
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Following a tight 24-22 first quarter, the Boomers skipped clear in the second period with a blazing 34-23 run, propelled by number of sharpshooters who yielded seven triples for the half and an overall 63 per cent clip from field.
Despite Dandenong’s best efforts after the long break, the Boomers held firm and opened the margin to a game-high 26pts by the final buzzer.
Steph Talbot (27pts, 5ast, 4 treys) was in hot form from start to finish, Lindsay Allen (18pts, 5ast) continued her recent good run, while Maddie Garrick (18pts) and Jenna O’Hea (15pts) helped share the load.
Late in the game Josie Stockill made her WNBL debut and found her way onto the scoresheet.
The Boomers finished the game with a season-high 101pts and 8 blocks.
Deakin Melbourne Boomers 101 (Talbot 27, Allen 18, Garrick 18, O’Hea 15) defeated Dandenong Rangers 75 (Cole 19, Jarry 18)
Next up for Melbourne’s WNBL team is another huge Cup Eve clash, this time against Bendigo Spirt, the same team that upset the Boomers back in the opening round.
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