A midweek round before the holiday featured two Wednesday games, starting with Ezi Magbegor and the rest of Melbourne’s starting lineup building a big lead that Shyla Heal and Sydney could not extinguish, falling short 83-77. Canberra was embroiled in controversy, but it was the Brittney Sykes show for them to offset an absolutely fantastic game from Anneli Maley to get past Bendigo 100-88. Monique Billings and Townsville looked to be securing a win on the road on Thursday, but Bec Cole and Southside fought their way back to win 86-81.
December 22, 2021
Sydney University Flames vs. Melbourne Boomers 77-83 SYD Heal 29/8r Froling 18/10r Mansfield 12/8a Mahady 5 Purcell 4 Dungee 2 Nakkasoglu 2 MEL Magbegor 20/9r Mitchell 18 Madgen 15/10r Allen 13 George 11/8r/6a Wright 2 Scanlon 2 Davidson 2
University of Canberra Capitals vs. Bendigo Spirit 100-88 UCC Sykes 33 K. Wilson 14/9a Ruef 13/7a Melbourne 13 Smart 13 Bunton 12/6r Froling 2 BEN Maley 38/19r Garrick 12 A. Wilson 11 McKay 10 Mitchell 4 Boag 4 Goulding 2
December 23, 2021
Southside Flyers vs. Townsville Fire 86-81 STH Cole 24 Bishop 17 O’Hea 12/8r M. Rocci 12 A. Rocci 11 Wallace 7/6r Jarry 3 Harmon 0 Gaze 0 TSV Billings 22/10r Aokuso 14/8r Sutton 13/6r/10a Reid 12 Nicholson 7 Woods 0 Cocks 0