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 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
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 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Towns.
  (195-C-80)
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 2. George, Townsville10.0 
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 Natalie HURST
  UC Capitals
  (164-PG-83)
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 3. Ebzery, Sydney4.9 
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 5. Wilson, Townsville4.8 
 6. Whitcomb, Perth4.8 
 7. Palau, Dandenong4.7 
 8. Novosel, Adelaide4.7 
 9. OHea, Melbourne3.8 
 10. Williams, Perth3.8 
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 Samantha WHITCOMB
  Perth
  (178-G/F-88)
  Avg: 2.6
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 2. Williams, Perth2.4 
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 6. Snell, Sydney1.7 
 7. Blicavs, Dandenong1.7 
 8. Ebzery, Sydney1.6 
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 Jennifer HAMSON
  Sydney
  (201-C-92)
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WNBL Round 19: Bendigo Spirit beat Perth Lynx by one after a very close game - Feb 19, 2017


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The Regular Season in WNBL just ended.

The most exciting game of round 19 in the WNBL took place in Bendigo. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Perth Lynx (15-9) to sixth ranked Bendigo Spirit (13-11) 73-72 on Sunday evening. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Bendigo Spirit looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian power forward Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (188-91, college: Simon Fraser) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Kelsey Griffin (188-87, college: Nebraska) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Samantha Whitcomb (178-88, college: Washington) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds for Perth Lynx. Bendigo Spirit moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Canberra. Perth Lynx at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. They share it with Dandenong.
Seventh-ranked Boomers (5-19) used its home court advantage to challenge sixth ranked Bendigo Spirit (13-11) in Melbourne. The visitors from Bendigo managed to secure only one-point victory 80-79. However their fans expected easier game. It was a great evening for Canadian power forward Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (188-91, college: Simon Fraser) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kelsey Griffin helped adding 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side guard Madeleine Garrick (178-92) responded with 21 points. Boomers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Bendigo Spirit moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Canberra. Boomers at the other side keep the seventh position with 19 games lost.
A very close game took place in Canberra between Adelaide Lightning and Canberra Capitals. Eighth ranked Adelaide Lightning (3-21) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Canberra Capitals (13-11). Adelaide Lightning managed to escape with a 2-point win 76-74 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Canberra Capitals. It was an exceptional evening for Colleen Planeta who led the winners and scored 29 points. Marianna Tolo came up with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for Canberra Capitals in the defeat. Adelaide Lightning maintains eighth place with 3-21 record. Loser Canberra Capitals keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Bendigo.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Perth Lynx (15-9) against fourth ranked Dandenong Rangers (15-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Perth Lynx was crushed by Dandenong Rangers in Dandenong 81-59. Natalie Novosel fired 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dandenong Rangers moved-up to second place, which they share with Perth.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Townsville Fire (14-10) against fifth ranked Canberra Capitals (13-11) on Saturday night. Host Townsville Fire was defeated by Canberra Capitals in a tough game in Townsville 83-90. It was a very good performance for Mikaela Ruef who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds. Canberra Capitals' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canberra Capitals have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 13-11 record, which they share with Bendigo. Defending champion Townsville Fire dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost.

In the last game of round 19 bottom-ranked Adelaide was beaten by Sydney on the road 98-83.

Bendigo - Perth 73-72

The most exciting game of round 19 in the WNBL took place in Bendigo. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Perth Lynx (15-9) to sixth ranked Bendigo Spirit (13-11) 73-72 on Sunday evening. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Bendigo Spirit looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian power forward Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (188-91, college: Simon Fraser) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Kelsey Griffin (188-87, college: Nebraska) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Samantha Whitcomb (178-88, college: Washington) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Carley Mijovic (196-94, agency: LBM Management) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Perth Lynx. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bendigo Spirit moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Canberra. Perth Lynx at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. They share it with Dandenong.
Top scorers:
Perth: S.Whitcomb 22+6reb+3ast, C.Mijovic 16+6reb+1ast, R.Hamblin 11+11reb+1ast, T.Phillips 10+5reb+2ast, A.Edmondson 5+3reb+5ast, B.Butler 3+4reb
Bendigo: N.Raincock-Ekunwe 17+7reb, N.Payne 16+4reb+2ast, K.Griffin 13+9reb+1ast, B.Dietrick 11+2reb+7ast, H.Oliver 7+6reb+7ast, G.Richards 6+7reb+3ast
gschID: 492653


Dandenong - Perth 81-59

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Perth Lynx (15-9) against fourth ranked Dandenong Rangers (15-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Perth Lynx was crushed by Dandenong Rangers in Dandenong 81-59. The game was mostly controlled by Dandenong Rangers. Perth Lynx was better in fourth quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dandenong Rangers forced 19 Perth Lynx turnovers. American guard Natalie Novosel (180-89, college: Notre Dame, agency: LBM Management) fired 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International forward Sara Blicavs (188-93) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Dandenong Rangers players scored in double figures. American swingman Samantha Whitcomb (178-88, college: Washington) produced 17 points and 5 rebounds and New Zealand guard Antonia Edmondson (181-87) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dandenong Rangers moved-up to second place, which they share with Perth.
Top scorers:
Perth: S.Whitcomb 17+5reb+2ast, A.Edmondson 14+6reb+2ast, R.Hamblin 10+5reb+1ast, C.Mijovic 4+8reb, N.Burton 4+5reb+1ast, K.Lee 3+1reb
Dandenong: S.Blicavs 20+6reb, S.Cumming 19+4reb+3ast, N.Novosel 18+7reb+2ast, A.Clydesdale 12+2reb+6ast, L.Scherf 6+5reb, A.Malott 2+2reb
gschID: 492649


Sydney - Adelaide 98-83

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Sydney Uni Flames (18-6) beat at home bottom-ranked Adelaide Lightning (3-21) 98-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Sydney Uni Flames. Adelaide Lightning was better in fourth quarter 29-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sydney Uni Flames shot 65.0 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Sydney Uni Flames especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Asia Taylor (188-91, college: Louisville, agency: LBM Management) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds. The former international point guard Leilani Mitchell (165-85, college: Utah) contributed with 17 points and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and international center Laura Hodges (191-83) added 19 points in the effort for Adelaide Lightning. Five Sydney Uni Flames and four Adelaide Lightning players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sydney Uni Flames have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 18-6 record. Adelaide Lightning lost twelfth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 21 lost games.
Top scorers:
Adelaide: C.Planeta 21+12reb+3ast, L.Hodges 19+4reb+1ast, J.Good 15+5reb+1ast, S.Elsworthy 12+1reb+2ast, A.Maley 6+3reb+2ast, T.Roberts 4+3reb
Sydney: L.Mitchell 17+1reb+6ast, A.Wilson 15+1reb+2ast, A.Taylor 15+7reb+2ast, J.Hamson 13+4reb, S.Graham 12+2ast, T.Tupaea 12+2reb+4ast
gschID: 492650


Melbourne - Bendigo 79-80

Seventh-ranked Boomers (5-19) used its home court advantage to challenge sixth ranked Bendigo Spirit (13-11) in Melbourne. The visitors from Bendigo managed to secure only one-point victory 80-79. However their fans expected easier game. Boomers cut a 14-point halftime deficit to one at the end of the game. They outrebounded Boomers 38-20 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Canadian power forward Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (188-91, college: Simon Fraser) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Kelsey Griffin (188-87, college: Nebraska) helped adding 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Bendigo Spirit players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Madeleine Garrick (178-92) responded with 21 points and guard Rebecca Cole (178-92) scored 19 points (made all of her seven free throws). Boomers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Bendigo Spirit moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Canberra. Boomers at the other side keep the seventh position with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
Melbourne: M.Garrick 21+3reb+1ast, R.Cole 19+3reb+3ast, B.Smart 10+2reb+1ast, M.Conti 7+1reb+1ast, K.Keane 7+2reb+1ast, O.Thompson 6+5reb+2ast
Bendigo: B.Dietrick 17+2reb+4ast, N.Raincock-Ekunwe 15+10reb+3ast, H.Oliver 14+7reb+3ast, N.Payne 14+5reb, K.Griffin 11+9reb+6ast, G.Richards 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 492652


Townsville - Canberra 83-90

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Townsville Fire (14-10) against fifth ranked Canberra Capitals (13-11) on Saturday night. Host Townsville Fire was defeated by Canberra Capitals in a tough game in Townsville 83-90. Townsville Fire was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 27-17 charge of Canberra Capitals, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Mikaela Ruef (190-90, college: Stanford) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Lauren Mansfield (170-89, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Canberra Capitals' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international center Suzy Batkovic-Brown (195-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds and American forward Kayla Standish (187-89, college: Gonzaga) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Townsville Fire. Four Canberra Capitals and five Townsville Fire players scored in double figures. Canberra Capitals have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 13-11 record, which they share with Bendigo. Defending champion Townsville Fire dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Townsville: S.Batkovic-Brown 26+14reb+1ast, K.Standish 14+6reb+1ast, D.Garbin 13+1reb, M.Cocks 12+2reb, M.Murray 10+2reb+2ast, K.Wilson 5+1reb+7ast
Canberra: M.Ruef 24+8reb+3ast, L.Mansfield 18+7reb+7ast, M.Tolo 17+5reb+5ast, J.Gwathmey 13+9reb+1ast, K.Gaze 9+2reb+1ast, K.Froling 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 492651


Canberra - Adelaide 74-76

A very close game took place in Canberra between Adelaide Lightning and Canberra Capitals. Eighth ranked Adelaide Lightning (3-21) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Canberra Capitals (13-11). Adelaide Lightning managed to escape with a 2-point win 76-74 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Canberra Capitals. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Canberra Capitals won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) who led the winners and scored 29 points. Swingman Alex Ciabattoni (183-94) accounted for 20 points for the winning side. The former international center Marianna Tolo (196-89) came up with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Lauren Mansfield (170-89, college: Iowa St.) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Canberra Capitals in the defeat. Four Canberra Capitals players scored in double figures. Adelaide Lightning maintains eighth place with 3-21 record. Loser Canberra Capitals keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Bendigo.
Top scorers:
Canberra: J.Gwathmey 16+4reb+1ast, M.Tolo 15+9reb+2ast, K.Gaze 15+1ast, L.Mansfield 14+6reb+5ast, K.Froling 6+1reb, M.Ruef 6+11reb
Adelaide: C.Planeta 29+4reb+3ast, A.Ciabattoni 20+4reb+3ast, L.Hodges 18+2reb+2ast, S.Logic 4+7reb+2ast, A.Maley 3+5reb+2ast, J.Good 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 492648


  




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