LJ Comes Up Big
Lauren Jackson was everywhere with 29 points (including 10 for 12 from the charity stripe), 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists and 3 blocks in 29.5 minutes of action. She pretty much carried the Capitals to a 67-62 win over the Boomers in the first round of the WNBL postseason. LJ managed all this while apparently struggling through the heat and suffering from a lack of conditioning caused by her long absence from the court. She even secured the final defensive rebound off of Katrina Hibbert missed three, sealing the win for the Caps. Kellie Abrams was the only other player in double figures for the Caps with 12. Tracey Beatty and Eleanor Sharp helped a bit with 9 and 8 points respectively. Jenny Whittle short horribly, but had 9 rebounds and 2 blocks to help out on defense. On the perimeter Tully played pickpocket with 5 steals.
Sharin Miller and Hollie Grima led the Boomers with 12 points each and Katrina Holbert added 11 with Larissa Cavanagh adding 9. Free throws killed the Boomers who only managed to hit 7 of their 11 shots from the line. Lauren Jackson hit more free throws than the whole Boomer squad managed to shoot for the game. The Caps were 20 for 29 from the line. The Caps will play the loser of tomorrow's Adelaide/Dandenong battle next week on Februray 11th.