September 3, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

Ultimate Game Guide: Boomers head into pre-season against NBL1 AllStars and National Chinese Women’s Team

Pre-season is finally here, and the Boomers are ready to go head to head against the NBL1 All Stars in their first (pre-season) match of the year, followed by the much anticipated face-off against The Chinese National Women’s team who are currently ranked 7th in the world.

With Ezi Magbegor and Cayla George’s selection for the Australian Opals Squad, and Stella Beck, Penina Davidson, Toni Farnworth and Kalani Purcell all in the New Zealand Tall Ferns roster, the match against China serves as a perfect precursor to the Asia Cup later this month.

With a WNBA draft pick for Seattle this year, along with selection for the Opals Squad and a superb NBL1 season with Geelong behind her, Ezi Magbegor couldn’t be more on her game, well set up for a huge season with the Boomers.

These two fixtures also represent the first taste of action for Boomers newcomers, Toni Farnworth, Stella Beck, Penina Davidson and Sophie Cunningham to the team. Although we won’t be seeing Sophie in action until Round 1 of the regular season, this will be an exciting first look for Boomers fans at these international stars!

Both pre-season games are being hosted by Boomers partners, with Bulleen Boomers presenting the match against the AllStars, and Casey Basketball Association bringing us the international competition with China to a local Victorian stadium!

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th 

Who: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs NBL1 All Stars

Time: 7pm tip off

Where: Mullum Mullum Stadium (31 Springvale Road, Donvale)

Live Stats: Live stats will be available here.

 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10th

Who: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Chinese National Women’s Team

Time: 7:30pm tip off

Where: Casey Basketball Stadium (65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East)

Live Stats: Live stats will be available here.

 

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TEAM NEWS

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  1. The team welcome four new Boomers to the court this season; Toni Farnworth, Stella Beck, Penina Davidson and Sophie Cunningham.
  2. Boomers players Cayla George and Ezi Magbegor were announced as a part of the 2019/20 Australian Opals squad.
  3. Chelsea D’Angelo had a fantastic few weeks with the Gems U19 World Cup, only just missing out on the gold medal.
  4. Lindsay Allen, the WNBL AllStar Five last season, is back again.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

Ezi Magbegor: Ezi played in the NBL1 Women’s Grand Final recently for the Geelong Lady Supercats and scored a huge 35 points. 

Stella Beck: Newcomer Stella Beck has come off a successful Asia Tour with the Tall Ferns and is one to watch on the court as she debuts as a Melbourne Boomer. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

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GAME BROADCAST

Deakin Live will be broadcasting all preseason games. 

Kayo will be live-streaming the Boomers vs China game.

 

NEXT UP

Our next preseason match will be against WNBL rival Bendigo Spirit on Sunday September 15th.