After a week off for the national team to gather together, the league started the new round on Friday. Kelsey Griffin and Gabrielle Richards worked hard inside to lead Bendigo to an 81-66 win over Sydney. Mikaela Ruef helped Adelaide end a tough stretch with a 77-63 win at Dandenong. The lone Saturday game was more bad news for Canberra, which had Abby Bishop firing, but not nearly enough to slow down Lauren Mansfield and Rachel Jarry for SEQ. Jordan Hooper chipped in as well in the 115-75 win. Canberra had no more luck on Sunday as having both DeNesha Stallworth and Renee Montgomery being productive at the import spots was still not enough for a win with Suzy Batkovic turning in the weekend’s biggest scoring effort for Townsville in the 97-83 final. Perth finishes the week in first place after a 76-67 win over Adelaide. Dandenong is in the lead among three teams tied for the last two postseason spots after Annalise Pickrel led them to a 72-67 win at Melbourne in a special Monday game.
January 22, 2016
Bendigo Spirit vs. Sydney University Flames 81-66 BEN Griffin 28/15r Richards 25/13r Harrington 11 Snell 4/9a Oliver 2 Burke 0 SYD Ebzery 18 Al. Wilson 11 Tupaea 10 Tinkle 8/6r Boag 6
Dandenong Rangers vs. Adelaide Lightning 63-77 DAN Pickrel 17 Kennedy 10/7r Cunningham 3 ADL Ruef 21/14r Mitchell 17 Bowen 11/10r Standish 9/10r
January 23, 2016
SEQ Stars vs. University of Canberra Capitals 115-75 SEQ Mansfield 33/8a Jarry 31/7r Hooper 23 Ibekwe 14/12r Payne 11/7r Allen 3 Farley 0 UCC Bishop 23/7r Bibby 18 Montgomery 16 Haynes 7 Talbot 4 Coddington 1 [Read more…]