Bradley’s Flames look to build on impressive road win

December 21, 2023 | Sydney Flames news

Wednesday night’s 86-58 road win against the Melbourne Boomers was arguably the Sydney Flames’ best of WNBL24.

As impressive as the victory was, the team isn’t getting too far ahead of themselves – rather concentrating on how they can build on it.

“It [Wednesday] was great for the overall vibes – not only was it a win but with a good margin to give us some more momentum to finish the year off,” said Flames import guard Paige Bradley.


“We were able to get around each other after our last two losses and really give each other confidence to make the right plays and shots [against Melbourne].”

As well as being the Hoops Capital’s top showing this campaign, it was also the University of Denver alum’s best in the WNBL – finishing one assist shy of her first double-double (14 points and nine dimes).

“I feel I am getting more comfortable [in the league] and believe that performance highlighted how this team is starting to really find each other and understand the offence and defence as a whole,” Flame #217 said.

“We are starting to read off each other more and really understand each other’s strengths.”

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The harbour city side, who sit in fifth place with a 5-6 record, will look to make it two victories on the bounce when Bendigo come to the Quaycentre on Friday night.

“The keys [against Bendigo] will be to make sure we stick to our defensive plan and limit them to one shot,” said the Houston-born product.

“Offensively we need to take that shooting confidence and carry it into this game to give our home crowd a good show.”

The round eight fixture, which will determine who wins the WNBL24 season series between Sydney and Bendigo (as it stands 1-1), tip-offs at 6.45pm AEDT – with tickets available here.