Thursday, November 24, 2005

I am a couple of weeks behind on the WNBL...

The Capitals played two games in Round 7.

The first was a 101-93 loss to Adelaide. Despite a stunning 41 points, 12 rebounds and 6 steals from Alana Beard and a solid 23 point 10 rebound performance from Jenny Whittle the stronger depth of Adelaide allowed them to hold on for victory. The Fellas were led by the 31 points of Erin Phillips and 23 points of Laura Summerton. They had more help than the Capitals with Tami Willey, Cherie Smith and Jennifer Screen also chipping in double figure points. Tracey Beatty was the only other scorer for the Capitals. Beard did achieve a triple double, unfortunately the third double digit category was for 10 turnovers.

The second was 72-75 victory over the Perth Lynx. Beard led the team again with 24 points, 10 rebounds but only turned the ball over 3 times. Whittle took over the loose hands with 7 turnovers, though her 20 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 assist performance made up for her gaffes. Eleanor Sharp added 15 points for the Capitals. The 21 points from Deanna Smith, 18 points from Kaye Tucker and Kelli Hayward were not enough to overcome the Capitals this time.

Round 8 offered another victory for the Capitals bringing them to 6-3 and third place on the season. Beard offered up another solid game with 31 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Whittle continued her streak with 24 points, but they had little help from anyone else. Fortunately, that was enough as only Rohanee Cox (15) and Claudia Brassard (15) were able to muster double digits for the Townesville Fire.

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