29 October 18Henry Glenn

The Boomers have done it again!

This weekend past the Deakin Melbourne Boomers brought home an impressive on the road victory against the Canberra Capitals. The Boomers looked deadly from the outset and held a 22-20 lead after the opening 10 minutes. This was on the back of resident hot shot Steph Talbot (17 points) and strong inside support from Ezi Magbegor (15 points).  

Not ones to relax though the Boomers took their lead to 10 points by the half even despite the Cap’s valiant defense.

With the Canberra crowd urging their team onwards in the third quarter the contest became even fiercer but the Boomers still held their lead, pushing it to as much as 19 points. The Boomers also finished the quarter with great stats on their players with Lindsay Allen at 17 points, Cayla George at 12 points, and Maddic Garrick at 12 points too.

In the final quarter the Cap’s fought on, aggressively attempting to claw their way back. This was helped by 40 visits to the charity stripe across the game, where the Boomers covered 30 attempts. Resulting in a Boomer victory at 84 to 78.

The Boomers now sit at 2-2 and return to Melbourne. In the next round the Boomers will play away to Dandenong before returning to the State Basketball Centre on Cup Eve to meet Bendigo.

If you want to come along and support the Boomers you can grab your discounted tickets from the DUSA Bookshop at Deakin’s Burwood campus.

(Photo credit: Michelle Couling Photography)