UC Capitals snap losing streak against Flames

January 9, 2017 | UC Capitals news
The University of Canberra Capitals have snapped a four game losing streak after defeating the Sydney Uni Flames 76 to 73 in Alice Coddington’s 100th match. Kate Gaze was the star of the show for the visitors, scoring a game high 18 points and shooting at 100% from three point range. From the tip-off the UC Capitals looked dangerous, scoring consistently and capitalising on mistakes. In the starting lineup for the second time in as many games, Abbey Wehrung terrorised the Flames defence and by quarter time the UC Capitals found themselves with a 14 point advantage. However, by the second quarter things looked to have slowed down for the away side. Their passing became sloppy, leading to several turnovers and they were unable to make the most of their chances when opportunities arose. At the half time break, the UC Caps lead had been cut to three points. The game tightened up in the second half, but Gaze began to find her shooting rhythm from beyond the arc. Despite conceding their lead in the last quarter, the UC Capitals were able to rally and seal a much needed win. The UC Caps 68% efficiency from three point range was the most vital factor in the game. Although Gaze’s dominance from long range throughout the match was crucial, she wasn’t the only member of the team who stepped up in that department. Carly Wilson and Abbey Wehrung both notched multiple threes, while Jazmon Gwathmey and Lauren Mansfield both scored one of their own. After playing their last four games on the road, the UC Capitals will return to Southern Cross Stadium for the first time in 2017 when they play the Townsville Fire on Saturday afternoon. By Aaron Palazzo   UC Capitals 76: Gaze (18 points), Wehrung (12 points), Tolo (12 points) Sydney Uni Flames 73: Wilson (16 points), Boag (15 points), Taylor (12 points)   Photo credit: Geoff Tripp Photography