In WNBL action last week the Canberra Capitals played two games.
The first game was against first place Dandenong Rangers. As expected, the Capitals could not overcome the lack of scoring and fell 82-68 to the Rangers. Jenny Whittle (14) and Kellie Abrams (12) led the Capitals in scoring with very little help. Tracey Beaty managed 9 points to go with her 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Whittle added 8 rebounds and 3 blocks while Eleanor Sharp led the team with 4 assists. The Rangers offense was led by the 23 points of Jacinta Hamilton and 22 points of Carly Wilson. Hamilton added 10 rebounds to achieve the only double/double of the game. Kathleen MacLeod and Samanth Richards added 9 points each to help out. Emma Randall led the Rangers with 5 assists.
The Capitals recovered the next day to steal 2nd place in the league by beating the Bulleen Boomers 77-65. Whittle and Abrams again led the team in scoring with 21 and 22 points respectively. They had some extra help this time with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists from Eleanor Sharp. Angela Marino and Tracey Beatty added 9 points a piece rounding out the scoring. No other Capitals player scored a point though Tully Bevilaqua added 6 rebounds, 7 assists, a block and steal. Whittle added 10 rebounds to go with Beatty's 12 leading to an 11 rebound advantage overall for the Capitals. Beatty continues to turn the ball over with 6 TO's in this game alone. She has had a number of games this season with 4 or more turnovers. The Boomers were led by the 20 points of Sarin Milner, with Katrina Hibbert adding 13 and Hollie Grima chipping in 11. Grima added 14 rebounds to earn her team's only double/double. Milner led the boomers with 4 assists.
The Caps have the next several weeks off, playing their next games on 13th and 14th of January. WNBL league play picks back up on January 6th.