Clarke confident of Flames’ resurgence against Boomers

December 19, 2023 | Sydney Flames news

The Sydney Flames will be looking to end a two-game skid when they travel to Melbourne on Wednesday night to face the Boomers in round eight.

While Guy Molloy’s side head into the Melbourne Sports Centres – Parkville fixture in fifth place and two wins out of the all-important top four, wing Emma Clarke is confident her side is headed in the right direction following a rough start to WNBL24.

“We have a great group of girls who all want to buy into the process and we have a coaching staff who are determined to pave success in this program,” Clarke said.


“Winning is hard but we have the group capable of achieving that.

“[Although we lost to Townsville last game] we kept them to a winnable score (70).

“That’s a plus to take away so that next game we can be confident in our defensive principles.”

Further to that, Flame #209 Clarke has outlined how her Hoops Capital side can contend with the second-placed Boomers – who themselves are on a two-game losing streak too.

“Executing the adjustments we have made at practice after the Townsville game [will be key],” the Perth product said.

“That allows us to go into the game with a lot of confidence and trust in our processes.”

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From a personal perspective, the 23-year-old has stepped up on the court and started numerous games with the absences of Australian Opals Tess Madgen and Shaneice Swain.

“There are definitely some positives to take away both offensively and defensively but I do feel I can contribute in more ways to help the team’s success,” the Australian 3×3 representative said.

“I feel more experienced and prepared going into each game.”

Wednesday’s game tips off at 7pm AEDT on ESPN via Kayo Sports.