Ultimate Game Guide: Boomers chase Bendigo double in home opener
The Deakin Melbourne Boomers were unstoppable on Saturday night at Bendigo Stadium kicking off their 2019/20 WNBL campaign with a solid 15-point win over the Spirit, 87-72.
It’s the return leg this Saturday, as the Boomers take on the same opponents in their first outing at the State Basketball Centre
Showing no signs of an off-season blighted by recovery from a knee injury, star point guard Lindsay Allen was phenomenal in Bendigo, finishing with a game high 19-points.
Allen was pleased with the result, but is wary of a Bendigo back-lash this Saturday.
“We had a great start to the season in round one, but we know Bendigo are going to make adjustments for round two,” said Allen.
“We’re very excited for our first home game of the season in front of our amazing fans and supporters.”
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH
Who: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Spirit
Where: State Basketball Centre
Live Stats: Will be available here.
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Deakin Melbourne Boomers
- The Boomers defeated Bendigo in round one by 15 points.
- Boomers starting five all hit double figures on round one.
- Bendigo Spirit announced co-captains Kelly Wilson and Tessa Lavey as-well as Carley Ernst as vice-captain for the WNBL 2019/2020 Spirit Leadership Group.
- Spirit centre Becca Tobin will be back on the court for the Spirit this week after sitting out round one with concussion.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Lindsay Allen – Unstoppable on the court in round one, Allen scored 19 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
Cayla George – Was a strong leader in both offence and defense against Bendigo in round one, posting 12 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists.
Marte Grays – Top scorer and dominant on the boards for Bendigo in round one, making 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Demi Skinner – Also a top scorer for Bendigo, Skinner made 14 points and 4 rebounds in the round one clash.
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The game will be live-streamed by Deakin Live.
The Boomers head to Geelong for our next home game against the UC Capitals.