Purcell and Mangakahia running hot in NBL1 North

June 14, 2022 | Sydney Flames news

Sydney Flames star Kalani Purcell showed her outstanding allround game, recording a triple double in the NBL1 North at the weekend.

Purcell had a great game, delivering 11 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists for her team the Southern District Spartans as they took home the win over Rip City.

The Spartans are sitting second on the NBL1 conference ladder.

Staying in the North, new Flames guard Tiana Mangakahia performed an amazing game in absence of her Flames teammate Shyla Heal.

Despite Heal being out due to the diagnosis of glandular fever, Mangakahia delivered a massive  40 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in her game for the Northside Wizards against the Southwest Metro Pirates. Northside recorded a seven-point win and are fourth on the ladder.

Moving over to the West, our new Flames signing Emma Clarke had two games over the weekend.

In her first game of the week against the Joondalup Wolves, Clarke dropped 31 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Despite her great efforts for her team the Perry Lake Hawks it wasn’t enough to take home the win against the top of the table Joondalup.

During her second game against the Mandurah Magic, Clarke delivered 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists. But again it wasn’t enough to get  the Hawks over the line.

While much of the NBL1 South had a break over the long weekend, Flames captain Keely Froling was adding another title to her ever-expanding trophy cabinet.

Froling had 32 points, 17 rebounds and five assists to carry the Burnie Tigers to a championship victory in the top domestic league in Tasmania, the North-Basketball Union.

To see when our Flames are playing next, head to NBL1’s website for fixtures and more information here.