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Kalani Purcell debuts in Brisbane - May 16, 2017

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Having, for now at least, missed out on a shot at the WNBA after being released by the Dallas Wings Kalani Purcell (188-F-95) has linked up with her sister Natalie Taylor in Brisbane to play in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL). Purcell played just 10 minutes for Brisbane Spartans hoovering up 9 rebounds in that time to go with 4 assists and 4 points. The Spartans beat Cairns Dolphins 80-58 with Natalie Taylor contributing 5 points and 6 rebounds.

Also in the QBL Micaela Cocks (12pts/7rebs/5assists) and Chevannah Paalvast (8pts/5rebs) made significant contributions as Mackay Meteorettes beat Townsville Flames 84-68 to move to 3-0 for the season.

Perry Lakes Hawks recorded a commanding 82-62 victory against Mandurah Magic in the Western Australia State League (SBL). The two teams were the only unbeaten teams in the SBL heading into Friday's encounter but the Hawks were in control throughout.

Toni Edmondson only put up four shots in the game converting tice to finish with 5 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Twenty four hours later the Hawks recorded a 10th straight win thumping East Perth Eagles 80-45 with Edmondson making 3 points and adding 4 rebounds.

Another team with a 10-0 record are the Kennedy Kereama coached Sunbury Jets.
In the latest round of Big V action Sunbury beat Eltham Wildcats 81-65. Josie Stockill got her claws into the wildcats to the tune of 16 points (7/11FG) and 4 rebounds.

Also in Melbourne Jess Bygate had 8 points and 4 rebounds but Sandringham Sabres were well beaten 74-53 at home against Kilsyth Cobras in the SEABL competition.

Tall Ferns Coach names players for Commonwealth Games trial - 5 days ago
Ahead of the Commonwealth Games new Tall Ferns coach Guy Molloy has identified a group of athletes from which he will select his team of 12 players for the April event. To help narrow down the squad a training camp is being held in Melbourne this coming weekend (February 16-18). All of the players that attended the 2017 Asia Cup in Bangalore last July have been named except Jillian Harmon. The experienced power forward is unavailable due to Italian League commitments for her club Napoli   [read more]

Guy Molloy
Guy Molloy named Tall Ferns head coach - 8 days ago
The New Zealand Tall Ferns will have one of Australia's leading coaches at the helm as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games, with the appointment of Deakin Melbourne Boomers' Guy Molloy as the national team's Head Coach. Molloy worked with the New Zealand women's basketball team last year as a mentor to the players and coaching staff. Basketball New Zealand's High Performance Manager, Leonard King, says Molloy was the outstanding candidate after a process undertaken over the past three...   [read more]

Micaela Cocks helps Townsville to a third WNBL title - 30 days ago
New Zealand guard Micaela Cocks(174-G-86, college: Oregon) has helped Townsville Fire secure its third Australian Women's National Basketball League Championship (WNBL) in four years after beating Melbourne Boomers 70-57 in the third and deciding game on Sunday. With home court advantage Townsville led 20-14 at the end of the first period and won every quarter thereafter to secure its third title. Townsville had won game one, Melbourne had tied the series on Thursday with a narrow 58-57...   [read more]

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