Lights out in Cairns as Adelaide run away with the win
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A shot clock glitch may have caused a delay but there was no stopping Adelaide Lightning’s 75-53 victory over the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames at Cairns Pop-up Arena this afternoon.
Opals star Talbot has emerged as a 2020 MVP contender after continuing her scoring blitz with 30 points along with 12 rebounds.
The Flames showed plenty of fight, with Nat Burton (14 points) leading the way.
“There was a lot to learn from that, but we have got to keep our heads up – we can’t dwell on it,” Burton said.
The lead changed four times in the first quarter before the Lightning went on a 12-0 run to grab a 20-12 buffer at the opening break.
The shot clock outage delayed the second term, and it took a while for both teams to regain their scoring rhythm when they returned.
A total of just 26 points were scored in the second quarter as Adelaide went into half-time ahead 32-26.
The Flames locked up the scores at 36-36 in the third before the Lightning went on a 13-0 break to go ahead 53-41 at the final interval.
The Flames (2-5 record) take on JCU Townsville Fire on Sunday at Cairns Pop-Up Arena.
Adelaide Lightning – 75 (Talbot 30, Wehrung 11, Whittle 9)
Brydens Sydney Uni Flames – 53 (Burton 14, Maley 7, Mansfield 7)