October 23, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

Ultimate Game Guide: The Boomers face reigning champs, the UC Capitals at Geelong Arena

After a perfect start to the season with two wins from two starts, the Deakin Melbourne Boomers face their biggest challenge to date, heading to Geelong to face off against the reigning WNBL Champions, the UC Capitals this Friday night.

Currently sitting sweetly in the top spot on the WNBL ladder, albeit ahead on for and against only, the Capitals are also undefeated leading into this game. 

“We’re looking forward to playing the Caps, they were the champions last year and they have a really good side again.” Stella Beck said.

“I think both teams have some of the most dominant bigs in the league, so we are looking forward to the battle.”

Beck also commented on playing down in Geelong this week,

“It’ll be different not playing in our regular home stadium but we’re looking forward to getting to play for our fans down in Geelong”.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH

Who: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs UC Capitals

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Geelong Arena

Live Stats: Will be available here.

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TEAM NEWS

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

  1. While the Boomers have had two wins to start the season, this Friday will be more challenging given the Caps are also undefeated, and reigning premiers.
  2. The Boomers’ bigs in George and Magbegor have been strong around the rim, averaging 2.5 (league leader) and 1.5 blocks per game respectively.

UC Capitals

  1. UC Capitals co-captain Marianna Tolo was back on the court for round two after recovering from a foot injury that saw her unable to play in round one. 
  2. The Caps have the current league leaders in rebounds (Griffin – 16.5pg), points (Nurse – 22pg) and steals (Epoupa – 4pg)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

Cayla George – the Opal was on first last week with a double-double, 24 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with 5 assists and 3 blocks. Look out for another strong performance from her this week.

Sophie Cunningham – the US Import showcased exceptional shooting skills in her second game with the Boomers, making three three-pointers and finishing on 18 points.

UC Capitals

Olivia Epoupa – the Caps French import took out Player of the Game in the UC Caps round two clash with Townsville, making 7 steals, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 13 points. 

Kelsey Griffin – the co-captain was equally impressive against Townsville, with a game high 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Griffin leads the league in rebounds, currently averaging an astonishing 16.5 per game.

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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 going to Townsville to face off against the Townsville Fire on Sunday. This game will be broadcast on Foxtel and the WNBL website.