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
Where: State Basketball Centre
Live Stats: Will be available here.
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PLAYERS TO WATCH
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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.
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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The game will be broadcast by Deakin Live and streaming to Kayo and the WNBL website.
The Boomers are heading to Adelaide to take on the Lightning on November 22nd.