Melbourne thump Flyers to level WNBL semi-final series
Behind alliance MVP Cayla George’s masterclass, the Melbourne Boomers have levelled their WNBL semi-final alternation adjoin the Southside Flyers with a absolute 96-77 achievement in Game Two.
The Boomers set up Saturday’s askew achievement at Parkville – their first in four attempts this time adjoin their hometown rivals – with a barbaric begin as they artificial an alarming 23-7 first-quarter lead.
After actuality uncharacteristically quelled in the alternation opener, George formed her ascendancy by scoring the first bristles credibility of Game Two and notching 20 of her match-high 28 credibility by halftime.
Fellow All-WNBL First Team affiliate Kirsty Wallace also bounced alternate from her Game One abhorrence appearance – captivated to two credibility on 0-of-11 from the acreage – to account 27, accompanying with bristles steals.
Sara Blicavs (15 points) topscored for the Flyers, who were rocked afore the bout with the account brilliant acceptation Kayla Thornton – who generally proves a boxy match-up for George – wouldn’t play, still bedfast by the formed abate she suffered in Wednesday’s alternation opener.
Southside looked in alike further agitation while Maddi Rocci staggered off the cloister afterwards alone 63 seconds, asthmatic in a blow with Abby Bishop, about the angry bsafeguard alternate to have a big impact, falling one backlash and two assists shy of a triple-double.
George active three first-quarter triples to beacon Melbourne to a advantageous 27-13 advance at the first change afore their beanbag swelled to 24 credibility as Tiffany Mitchell got activity in the 2nd stanza.
Rocci sparked a 9-0 Flyers awakening about their drive was once short-lived, Wallace acknowledging with a three-point bomb on the halftime buzzer to accord Melbourne a 52-36 advance at the capital interval.
Behind Blicavs and skipper Bec Cole, Southside bargain the arrears to distinct digits in the third aeon afore assets Melbourne centre Penina Davidson stepped up with a flurry of exciting plays to arrest Southside again.
The Boomers accomplished the third appellation acerb to jump advanced 80-59 afore George nailed addition amateur aboriginal in the third and acclaimed with brio as the gap blew out to 25 points.
Melbourne’s skipper knew her facet had done abundant to end their Southside hoodoo, holding their appellation defence breath to force a Game Three decider on Wednesday.
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