ULTIMATE GAME GUIDE: Boomers Ready For Big Clash With Adelaide
THE DEAKIN MELBOURNE BOOMERS will host the Adelaide Lightning for the annual Volunteers Day game this Sunday at the State Basketball Centre from 3pm.
Proudly presented by AVJennings, Volunteers Day is dedicated to all the valuable volunteers in basketball, other sports and across the community.
Volunteers are such an important element to any club and the Boomers are encouraging everyone to reward a volunteer with an afternoon out at a Boomers game.
The Boomers have already beaten the Lightning once this season and will be looking to get another win in their second match-up in recent weeks.
Tip-off is at 3pm and General Admission tickets are available to purchase at the door from 1pm, while Reserved Seats can be booked online. All tickets are the same price either way.
Despite the Boomers loss last round, they have scored three victories in the last five games to remain in second place on the 18/19 Chemist Warehouse WNBL ladder at 9-5.
GAME DAY INFO
WHAT: Volunteers Day
WHO: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Adelaide Lightning
WHEN: Sunday December 16
TIME: 3pm tip-off, doors open 1pm
WHERE: State Basketball Centre, Wantirna South
PARKING: Free at the State Basketball Centre
TICKETS: General Admission at the door or Reserved Seating can be purchased online HERE.
COST: Adult $20, Concession $15, Junior (17yrs & under) $10, Family (2 adults/2 juniors) $50.
BROADCAST: The game will be livestreamed by Deakin University at www.foxsports.com.au/live.
With only three home games left of the season this is the last call to get your hands on our 3-Game Memberships. 3-Game Memberships include entry to three games for the price of two, plus priority access to finals tickets. You can purchase memberships online or sign up at the game from 1pm until half an hour after the game.
All Clubs & Associations are encouraged to bring along their volunteers this Sunday and you can save some money by taking up our group booking option that offers great discounts on tickets.
20% OFF ALL BOOMERS MERCH! We’re celebrating the festive season with a special price on all merchandise. Stock up at the Club’s online store or at this week’s game from 1pm until half an hour after the game. Sale ends December 24.
Deakin Melbourne Boomers
- Lindsay Allen has been named the WNBL Player of the Month for November, after being crowned Player of the Week twice during the month – more than any other player in the league this year.
- The Boomers remain at full strength with all players fit and healthy ahead of Sunday’s game.
- This will be the third last game that the Boomers will play at their home court for the season.
- The Lightning have edged their way to fourth place on the WNBL ladder, following four consecutive wins in a row, including three wins on the road.
- Sunday’s game will be their second for the Lightning this round, following a Friday night clash against the Canberra Capitals.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Lindsay Allen: Allen has recently been awarded with WNBL Player of the Month honours for November. Allen has had a remarkable debut WNBL season to date, receiving Player of the Week twice and totalling 246pts to lead the Boomers scoring for the season so far.
Maddie Garrick: Garrick has been the leading Boomers scorer in the last two games totalling 29pts. She has a total of 150pts for the season, making her the fifth highest scorer for the Boomers.
Nicole Seekamp: The Lightning co-captain earned a spot in the Round 8 Team of the Week where she averaged 16.5pts and 5rebs per game.
Lauren Nicholson: Nicholson was awarded Player of the Week for Round 9 which saw the Lightning move into the top-four. She averaged 24.5pts, 5.5rebs, 2.5asts and 1.5stls across their two games.
AFTER THE GAME
Come on court and meet the team – all the Boomers players will stay on the court for up to 45 minutes post-game with thanks to ANZ! Dexter the mascot will also be there to say hello!
JUNIOR CLUB ACTIVATION
The Boomers have 81 partnering grassroots clubs and associations supporting the team in the WNBL 2018/19 season. Those featuring in Sunday afternoon’s game include;
U14 Skills Challenge – First Semi-Final: Oakleigh Raptors, Knox, Balwyn Blazers and Kilsyth.
Keep up-to-date on game day with our live coverage on Twitter (@MelbourneBoomer), get a behind-the-scenes insight on the day by following us on Instagram (@melbourneboomers) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/MelbourneBoomers/).
At the game? Tag us in your favourite basketball photos using the hashtags #BoomersFamily and #TimeToBelieve.
The game is being livestreamed by Deakin University www.foxsports.com.au/live.
Following Volunteers Day, the Boomers will host the Dandenong Rangers for a massive Christmas Derby at the SBC (Sunday Dec 23, 3pm).