January 1, 2020 | Melbourne Boomers news

Ultimate Game Guide: Boomers back on the road

Coming off a strong 16 point win against the Townsville Fire, the Deakin Melbourne Boomers are back on the road, heading to Sydney take on the Flames. 

The Boomers, now sitting pretty in second on the WNBL ladder, last met with Sydney in round seven where they defeated the Flames by 13. They’ll be looking to get the win and take the series against the Flames, giving them an edge, should it be required, come Finals time.

The Flames, currently sitting at fifth (just two wins behind fourth), will be desperate to secure the win, in hopes of keeping their Finals campaign alive.

Boomers star, Stella Beck says that whilst the team loves playing at home, they’re in a good place to be out on the road.

“We all love playing at home, the crowds always with us. But we’re looking forward to the games ahead and we’ve got some good momentum.” she said.

The Boomers will play two rounds out on the road before returning to their home stadium on January 12th to take on local rivals, the Southside Flyers.

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Sydney Uni Flames

Sunday January 5

5:00pm

Brydens Stadium, Sydney University

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TEAM NEWS

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  • The Boomers defence is up there with the best in the league, leading the league in steals with 134 this season, and blocks with 52.
  • Sophie Cunningham is being treated appropriately following an injury she suffered two weeks ago. She will need to be given the all clear by medical  if she’s to suit up this Sunday. 

Sydney Uni Flames

  • The Flames will go into the game confident, having knocked off the Southside Flyers in a recent outing, producing some good form on court. 
  • Sydney Uni Flames captain Sarah Graham has announced her retirement at the end of the 2019/20 WNBL season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  • Cayla George – Boomers superstar George was unstoppable on the offensive end against Townsville in round 11, making a team high 27 points.
  • Kalani Purcell – Purcell continues to make an impact every time she hits the floor. Her game is developing and she’s now not only powerful on the defensive end, but is also causing havok offensively. In the Boomers last game, Purcell finished with four points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Sydney Uni Flames

  • Alice Kunek – Kunek has been having her best WNBL season to date, her last outting netting her 26 points, four rebounds and four assists. 
  • Jessica Kuster – The import was a strong asset to the Flames in their match-up against Adelaide, making 14 points, six rebounds and four assists. 

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NEXT UP

Boomers will face the Adelaide Lightning on January 10th in Adelaide.

NEXT HOME GAME

Boomers will face cross town rivals the Southside Flyers on Sunday 12 January at the State Basketball Centre. Tickets