Ultimate Game Guide: Boomers pre-season hit out against Bendigo

September 10, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

In a precursor to their double header opening in the 2019/20 WNBL season, the Deakin Melbourne Boomers take on Bendigo Spirit this Sunday in what will be an exciting pre-season hit out.

Following a 3×3 exhibition game on the Saturday evening, the Boomers and Bendigo will face off in a match likely to determine the atmosphere ahead of the back-to-back WNBL clashes.

Boomers last met Bendigo in Round 12 of the 2018/19 season, winning a thriller by four points in overtime. It was a game that played a crucial role in the Boomers making finals last season.


Who: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Spirit

Time: 1pm tip off 

Where: Traralgon Sports Stadium (Catterick Crescent, Traralgon)

Live Stats: Live stats will be available here. 


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Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  1. The Boomers won their first pre-season match against the NBL1 Womens AllStars 81-70.
  2. Boomers players Cayla George and Ezi Magbegor will head to the Asia Cup later this month with the Australian Opals squad.

Bendigo Spirit

  1. Spirit has signed US import Marte Grays from DePaul University.
  2. Spirit recently announced their newest member of their coaching team. Mark Alabakov is their new Lead Assistant Coach. 


Deakin Melbourne Boomers

Kalani Purcell – Kalani had a strong performance in the opening pre-season match, making 11 rebounds for the Boomers, and having a dominant defensive presence.

Monique Conti – Monique was impressive in the opening pre-season match against The AllStars, scoring 14 points.

Bendigo Spirit

Rebecca Tobin – The returning Spirit centre made a total of 181 rebounds in the WNBL 2018/19 season.

Demi Skinner – It’s Demi’s first season with Bendigo and she is coming off of a successful season with Toowoomba Mountaineers in the Queensland Basketball League.


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Boomers will play one last preseason match against the Southside Flyers on October 5th.