All the teams played a game over the weekend, but with national team players already preparing for their tournament, there were unexpected contributors leading their teams. Anneli Maley led Bendigo past Adelaide 74-62 in the first game on Saturday. Alex Bunton looked strong in Canberra’s 94-69 win over Emilee Harmon and Southside. Sydney did fill an import slot again, but lost to Monique Billings and Townsville 86-66. It would have been a more fun game with both teams at full strength, but Jackie Young and Perth did prevail 76-71 in overtime against Melbourne.
February 5, 2022
Adelaide Lightning vs. Bendigo Spirit 62-74 ADL Brook 16 Shook 12/8r Basham 11 Whittle 4/6r Simons 4 Ortlepp 0 BEN Maley 26/21r Garrick 17/6r Lavey 12/7r McKay 8/10r Boag 4 Goulding 0 Skinner 0
University of Canberra Capitals vs. Southside Flyers 94-69 UCC Bunton 21/13r Griffin 19/8r Sykes 16/6a Ruef 11 Tupaea 7 Froling 4 STH Harmon 20/6r Cole 14 Rocci 14 O’Hea 6 Gaze 5 Simmons 2 Jarry 0
February 6, 2022
Sydney University Flames vs. Townsville Fire 66-86 SYD Nakkasoglu 14 Froling 13/7r Rowe 11 Purcell 6/9r Yaeger 6 Blazejewski 2 Mahady 0 TSV Billings 25/8r Reid 15 Sutton 14 Woods 5 Nicholson 4 Cocks 2
Melbourne Boomers vs. Perth Lynx 71-76(OT) MEL Allen 17 Davidson 13/9r Mitchell 11 Ernst 10/7r Wright 9/9r Scanlon 8 Brewster 3 Brown 0/6r PER Young 26/7r/6a Scherf 19/18r Ciabattoni 12 Sharp 7/13r Clarke 2 Clinch Hoycard 0