December 27, 2018 | Melbourne Boomers news

Ultimate Game Guide: Deakin Melbourne Boomers @ Bendigo Spirit

THE DEAKIN MELBOURNE BOOMERS will take on the Bendigo Spirit in an end-of-year blockbuster at Bendigo from 3pm this Saturday.

Boomers Captain, Jenna O’Hea will also celebrate her 250th WNBL game on Saturday afternoon – an impressive milestone for the skipper in what has been a hugely successful basketball career to date.

The Boomers have a special offer for fans this round, with transport, free fruit and entry to the game all for $50. Tip-off is at 3pm and tickets can be booked here ONLINE

As the new year approaches, join us in congratulating Jenna on her milestone and venture to Bendigo with the Boomers for their final game of 2018. The in-form Boomers will enter the game eager to get their first win over the Spirit, following two close losses this year.

 

GAME DAY INFO

WHO: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Spirit

WHEN: Saturday December 29

TIME: 3pm tip-off, doors open 1pm

WHERE: Bendigo Stadium

TICKETS: The $50 transport and entry offer for Boomers fans can be purchased online HERE.

COST: All other General Admission tickets are as follows: Adult $15, Concession $12, Junior (16yrs & under) $5, Family (2 adults/2 juniors) $45 and can be purchased HERE.

BROADCAST: The game will be televised live by Fox Sports and SBS.

 

MERCHANDISE

There’s still plenty of Boomers merch to grab before the new year! Stock up at the Club’s online store.

 

TEAM NEWS

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  1. Following a huge win in Round 11 against the Rangers, the Boomers have cemented their top position on the WNBL ladder with one win clear. The Boomers now hold a 11-5 record with five games remaining in the home-and-away season.
  2. Maddie Garrick is expected to play Saturday despite a late precautionary withdrawal last round before the game.
  3. General Manager Justin Nelson has announced his departure at the end of the season after five stellar years with the club. The Boomers thank Justin for all his hard work over the years and wish him the best with his future endeavours. Justin will remain with the club for the remainder of the 2018/19 season before heading to New Zealand to take on the role of GM on the NBL.

 

Bendigo Spirit

  1. The Spirit have lost four of their last five games and are currently sitting in sixth place on the WNBL ladder.
  2. Despite a number of losses, the Spirit are coming off the back of a win in Round 11, defeating the Townsville Fire 75-67 to keep them in touch with the top four.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

Steph Talbot: Talbot made the most recent Team of the Week after her Round 11 performance where she finished with 22pts for the game – including four treys. Talbot has scored 197pts for the season, making her the third highest Boomers scorer this year.

Lindsay Allen: Allen nailed 27pts in the Boomers latest win and was the highest scorer on court. She also topped this off by leading the assists, finishing with four for the game.

 

Bendigo Spirit

Becca Tobin: Tobin led the Spirit to end their six-game losing streak which also got her an inclusion in the Team of the Week. Tobin scored 16pts and held 15rebs for the game to give the Spirit the edge in their latest victory.

Nadeen Payne: Payne produced a stellar performance in the Spirts victory against the Fire last round, finishing with 21pts for the game.

 

GAME OFFER

The Boomers want YOU to join us at the game in Bendigo! Thanks to Crown Coaches and the Big Watermelon the Boomers are offering transport, free fruit and entry to the Bendigo game all for $50. Seats are limited – book online HERE

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Keep up-to-date on game day with our live updates 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.

 

GAME BROADCAST

The game is being televised live by Fox Sports and SBS.

 

NEXT UP

Following the game in Bendigo the Boomers will head back home for their final home game of the season in the Fan Appreciation Night on Friday Jan 4 at 7:30pm. Up against the Perth Lynx, tickets are available online (reserved seats) HERE.