UC Capitals fall to a fighting fit Melbourne Boomers

October 15, 2017 | UC Capitals news

The University of Canberra Capitals have dropped their second game of the week falling to the Melbourne Boomers, 63-92.

The UC Capitals are now two from four after losing their first road trip earlier in the week, 65-76 to Townsville Fire.

The UC Capitals began the first quarter against Melbourne with plenty of momentum with their starting five combining for 17-points, heading into the break tying with the visitors.

However, a second quarter barrage from opposition centre Liz Cambage spelled trouble for the home team as the visiting side went into the half-time break with an 8-point lead.

The UC Capitals shot just 36% from the field with Lauren Scherf and Jordan Hooper combining for 13 points, leaving the home side winning the third quarter yet still trailing to the Melbourne Boomers 37-67.

The last quarter saw the UC Capitals struggle to keep up with a physical Melbourne roster, going down 63-92 .

After a disappointing weekend, the UC Capitals will look towards defending their home turf next Sunday as they take on 7th placed Dandenong Rangers.

MELBOURNE BOOMERS 92 (Elizabeth Cambage 27, Jenna O’Hea 19, Brittany Smart 16) bt

UC CAPITALS 63 (Eziyoda Magbegor 11, Natalie Hurst 10, Kate Gaze 10)


COMPETITION WNBL 2017/18 VENUE National Convention Centre GAME DETAILS Tip off: 3:00 pm 15/10/17 ATTENDANCE 744

Next Game: UC Capitals v Dandenong, National Convention Centre Canberra. Tip-off: 3:00pm, Sunday 22nd October. Tickets: bit.ly/2fhQQ3t


Credit: Jaylee Ismay