Game preview: Flames vs Perth Lynx
The Brydens Sydney Uni Flames are on a three-game win streak, which started against knocking off the top of the ladder Perth Lynx just over a week ago in Western Australia.
The Lynx will fly over to Sydney to take on the Flames at Brydens Stadium in our second last game of the season on Wednesday, March 16.
Flames superstar Keely Froling’s will be the talking point. She scored 30 points and grabbed 22 rebounds against the Lynx last round and will be ready to put those numbers up again on her home court.
The series is currently one apiece, with each team taking a win on each other’s home court but the season series will be decided on the Flames’ home ground.
The Flames will be without star guard Funda Nakkasoglu, who will miss the rest of the season due to an operation to reset her badly broken nose.
In her absence development player Katie Deeble has stepped up. Deeble played crunch time minutes for the Flames and is averaging over 17 minutes per game in our past three wins.
The Lynx will be hungry to beat us, not only to get revenge against the Flames stealing the win in their first game back in Perth since the start of the season. But the Lynx are also playing for positioning on the ladder, they’ve lost two of their past four games and will be trying to get the number one seed to lock in home court advantage.
But the young Flames have proven they won’t go down without a fight so this will be a must-watch game to see how the future stars of the club will go against stars like Jackie Young, Sami Whitcomb and Marina Mabrey.
Shyla Heal will be leaned on to control the tempo of the game. Heal is playing on a rolled ankle, but she will power through the rest of the season. She was held to 4/12 from the field but made four clutch free throws to seal the win against Bendigo. She’ll be the x-factor.
The Flames will play the Perth Lynx on Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm at Brydens Stadium. Get your tickets here.