November 6, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

Ultimate Game Guide: Boomers look to bounce back against the Capitals

Following a devastating first loss of the season on Monday to the Southside Flyers, the Deakin Melbourne Boomers will be looking to bounce back against the UC Capitals on Saturday night.

When the two teams met in Geelong in round three, the Boomers dominated in a 35-point defeat of the reigning WNBL champions.

Coming off their Cup Eve Derby defeat, the Boomers will be determined to show it was just a blip and cement their place behind the Flyers at the top of the WNBL ladder.

Both teams are packed with stars; Boomers’ Lindsay Allen and Caps’ Olivia Epoupa have both recorded 30 assists so far this season, Kelsey Griffin is leading in rebounds averaging 11.5 per game, and Cayla George boasts an impressive field goal percentage of 52.

Boomers can be sure to expect a stronger defensive game from the Caps this week, an area they struggled on a humbling night in Geelong.

Penina Davidson is looking forward to meeting with the Caps again,

“[We’re] coming off a tough weekend it’ll be good to be back at it, at home against another really good team.”

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

Who: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs UC Capitals

Time: 7:30pm

Where: State Basketball Centre

Live Stats: Will be available here.

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TEAM NEWS

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  1. The Boomers are shooting at the highest field goal percentage in the league with a season total of 49%.
  2. Next week Boomers players George, Ezi Magbegor, Stella Beck, Kalani Purcell, Penina Davidson and Toni Farnworth will all head to the FIBA Asia Qualifiers with their national teams: Australian Opals and New Zealand Tall Ferns.

UC Capitals

  1. Maddy Rocci will celebrate her 50th WNBL game. All of Rocci’s games have been played with the Caps since her career began in the 2017/18 WNBL season.
  2. With their round four victory, the Caps have now claimed 14 consecutive home wins.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

Cayla George – the co-captain has had three double-doubles already this season and is playing at her absolute best every game.

Sophie Cunningham – the import has shown consistency all over the court, last week making 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.

UC Capitals

Keely Frolling – took out round three player of the game with the Caps making 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Kesey Griffins – has one of the highest rebounds counts so far in the 2019/20 season, with a total of 63 in the first four rounds.

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GAME BROADCAST 

The game will be broadcast by Deakin Live and streaming to Kayo and the WNBL website.

NEXT UP

The Boomers are heading to Adelaide to take on the Lightning on November 22nd.