For the first time since 2019, WNWBL is back with round one tipping off over the weekend.
Game one started off the round with a bang with Sydney Uni Flames defeating Queensland Comets 58-43. The Flames’ Brodie Palmer dominated the scoreboard, hitting 22 points for the match. While Tracey Carruthers made a nice double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to help her team to victory.
Huge stats were recorded in game two with Perth Wheelcats recording a convincing win over the Sydney Metro Blue Hornets 80-40. Georgia Munro-Cook scored a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Hornets.
However, it wasn’t enough to topple the Wheelcats, with Amber Jayne Merritt scoring a mammoth 32 points, and Georgia Inglis scoring a double-double, with 25 points and 13 assists.
The Perth Wheelcats have cemented their position on top of the ladder going undefeated in round one. Followed by the Blue Hornets, winning three of their five games; Sydney Uni Flames, winning two games; followed by the Queensland Commets who unfortunately won no games in round one.
Individually, some players stood out on the stat sheet. Amber Jayne Merritt from the Wheelcats is the leading points scorer, averaging a massive 31.25 points per game. Followed closely by Georgia Munro-Cook from Blue Hornets with an average of 27.2 points per game.
Munro-Cook is also leading the rebound stats with 13.8 rebounds per game.
Georgia Inglis from the Wheelcats is dominating in the assists category with a huge average of 13 assists per game.
Round two of the WNWBL starts Friday, July 8 at the Hills Basketball Stadium in Castle Hill NSW.