Beck shows promising signs

July 3, 2018 | Townsville Fire news

New Zealand international Stella Beck has produced her best QBL game of the season to commence this week’s Winter Update.

A late signing for the Townsville Flames, Beck, who recently became the Fire’s ninth contracted player for 2018/19, was ushered in to the starting group to face Cairns and delivered 11 points, four rebounds and four assists during a polished display.

The Flames were never headed as they secured a 75-44 wire-to-wire victory as Darcee Garbin top-scored with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists while sitting most of the final term.

Micaela Cocks added 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while former development player Miela Goodchild chipped in with 16 points and six rebounds.

Logan’s mid-season form slump has continued despite the best efforts of Mikhaela Donnelly and Zitina Aokuso.

Facing off against Brisbane, the Thunder suffered a 74-81 loss to all but end their finals hopes.

Donnelly finished with seven points, four rebounds and 10 assists, while Aokuso recorded 12 points and 16 rebounds to post yet another double-double.

There was better news for Casey Samuels and North Gold Coast, however, as they hammered Toowoomba 126-40.

Samuels finished with 13 points, four rebounds and eight assists during the 86-point drubbing.

Finally, Dandenong and Tess Madgen suffered back-to-back losses during their SEABL campaign.

The Opals playmaker was well held in the Rangers’ 74-104 loss to Hobart as the Chargers restricted her to seven points, two rebounds and two assists.

Madgen flirted with a double-double against Launceston as she nailed 17 points, nine rebounds and two assists in the 74-82 loss to Launceston.