Flames look to continue strong play against Boomers

February 17, 2023 | Sydney Flames news

Fresh and revitalised after the FIBA break, the Sydney Flames will look to continue their recent strong play, including a dramatic win against Southside, when they return to the WNBL court on Sunday at the Quaycentre.

There Shelley Gorman’s side will take on the third-placed Melbourne Boomers, who have lost three of their past four.

“We’ve definitely taken a lot of confidence away from that win [against the Flyers],” Flames wing Emma Clarke said.


“It shows that our standing on the ladder doesn’t reflect our ability.

“It also gives us a big pump of confidence because it shows we can beat the top teams and it wouldn’t be a better narrative than to end the season on a high by beating the likes of Melbourne and Adelaide.”

Perth-product Clarke has outlined how her Hoops Capital team aims to achieve their sixth win of WNBL23 in round 14.

“Holding Melbourne to a low score [will be key] as we know they are a high-scoring team who love to get out in transition and move the ball,” the 22-year-old said.

“Also the individual scout will be a big focus for us because they have a lot of talent across the board.”

Further to that, Clarke has taken her game to the next level with extra time and responsibility on the court of late.

“I’m really relishing the opportunity for sure,” she said.

“I love being on the court for one and two it just makes it a whole lot better when you go to battle with a great team week in, week out.”

The fixture, as well as being the harbour city side’s penultimate home game for WNBL23, will also be their Indigenous Round clash.

This will mark Clark’e first with the Flames, after experiencing the inaugural round with the Perth Lynx in WNBL22.

“It’s very special to be a part of the Indigenous Round, as it is important to show respect for generations past and present,” she said.

“It’s also been great this week to learn more about Indigenous culture with the WNBL’s quiz and talks among our group.”

Tickets to the Quayncentre are still available here.