Yesterday afternoon down in Melbourne the Canberra Capitals went down to the Bulleen Boomers by a meager 4 points after leading, at one point by as much as 19 points, throughout the game until oh halfway through the final quarter. This was the major first finals game (home and away ladder positions 1 v 2) for the winner going straight to, and hosting, the grand final – with the loser getting a second chance against the winner of 3 v 4. The final scoreline was 67-71.
I was ‘lucky’ enough to be able to get along to the game down in Melbourne and honestly while I was devastated to witness the unlucky turn of events in the final quarter – not to mention endure smug looks from the otherwise and until the final 5 minutes miserable and quiet Boomers fans around me – I cannot fault the Caps’ game.
Bibby hit some awesome 3 pointers, Hunt played a great game, and Tolo while not scoring heaps contributed to a brave defence against Cabbage (Cambage). They really were unlucky to lose. Dare I say it but let’s all pray Suzy Batkovic’s elbow infection clears the hell up so she’s right for next week’s game here in Canberra against the Bendigo Spirit, who won the 3 v 4 game this afternoon. She’ll make the difference I think and see the Caps take Bulleen on their home court in the grand final like 2010.
Next week’s semi-final is at 3pm on Saturday at the AIS. Come along Canberrans and support your premier WNBL team!!