October 26, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

Ultimate Game Guide: Boomers head north to take on Townsville Fire in their second match this weekend

Coming off a spectacular 35 point win against last seasons champions the UC Capitals on Friday Night at Geelong Stadium, the team are soaring north to Townsville to take on the Fire.

After claiming a sensational third win of the season the Boomers are going to be giving it everything they’ve got to come out against Townsville with a 4-0 win status and maintain their top spot on the ladder. 

After three loses to open their WNBL season, with the support of their home crowd, Townsville will no doubt be motivated to claim their first win.

Boomers Head Coach Guy Molloy believes Townsville will be very determined as they’re ready and needing to stake their first win of the season. 

“They [Townsville] have been sitting and waiting since last weekend, we know that they’re pretty desperate now as they’re 0-3, haven’t won a game and they’re at home so its a huge game for them”.

“We’re expecting a team that’s prepared, emotional and ready to go. I’m sure that they’ll take it right up to us”.

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH

Who: Townsville Fire vs Deakin Melbourne Boomers

Time: 4pm* local time (5pm AEDT)

Where: Townsville Stadium

Live Stats: Available here.

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TEAM NEWS

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  1. Boomers dominated the UC Capitals and hit a three digit score on Friday Night with five players hitting double figures.
  2. Monique Conti scored 16 points with a shooting click of 100% against the Caps. 

Townsville Fire

  1. Micaela Cocks has been announced as Townsville’s captain this WNBL season.
  2. Abby Bishop made an impressive double-double in last week’s match against UC Capitals, with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

Lindsay Allen – Had a game high score of 23 points against the Caps. Allen was also strong in other areas of the court, with 5 rebounds and 6 assists. 

Stella Beck – Was a defensive powerhouse off the bench for the Boomers against the Caps. Coming up against her old team she’ll no doubt be looking for a big game. 

Townsville Fire

Micaela Cocks – the Townsville Captain was on fire against the UC Capitals last Sunday, with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. 

Bridget Carleton – Was the top scorer for Townsville in their round two clash with the UC Capitals scoring a massive 14 points and making 7 rebounds and 2 assists.

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GAME BROADCAST

This game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Australia and Kayo, and will be available on the WNBL livestream. Replay available on Kayo.

 

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