As we head into the Thanksgiving break here in the United States, there are some Liberty players who have already been enjoying a break from international action that started last week and extends into the weekend, but most will see their seasons ramp back up starting next weekend.
For Liberty fans, the biggest event of the week took place in Sydney as Rebecca Allen with SEQ and Carolyn Swords with Sydney Uni Flames went head-to-head for the first time. The two teams are both in the top half of the WNBL table and faced off with a chance to make a move up the standings. Swords and the Uni Flames won the game and created some separation with SEQ.
CAROLYN SWORDS – Sydney Uni Flames
7-2 (2nd in WNBL)
Nov. 21: 94-69 W (14 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 23 min)
The biggest game between the Top Four teams took place in Sydney where the Uni Flames hosted SEQ. The Uni Flames controlled the game from the beginning and continued with their lead in each quarter. Carolyn Swords and her team completely out-rebounded SEQ 38-27 and the team was completely unselfish with a combined 21 assists. There were four players that scored in double figures and Carolyn was one of them. She contributed 14 points (6-6 FG, 2-2 FT) and six rebounds to help her team to the victory. The Uni Flames keep a position of league leader, which they share with Perth. They are on a four-game winning streak and face Dandenong in the next round.
|#32 CAROLYN SWORDS||7||19.0||53||36||67.9||0||0||.000||30||38||78.9||5.7||2.1||0.7||0.9||14.6|
Rebecca Allen #9 – SEQ
6-4 (4th in WNBL)
Nov. 20: 85-88 L (7 pts, 2 reb, 1 stl, 17 min)
Nov. 21: 69-94 L (9 pts, 8 rebs, 3 stl, 28 min)
The SEQ team was not able to get the victory against Carolyn and the Sydney Uni Flames on the 21st. Rebecca Allen had 9 points, 3 steals and 8 rebounds in 28 minutes of playing time. SEQ had just played the day before, dropping a close 88-85 contest to Townsville. Allen played just 17 minutes in that game, finishing with seven points and a pair of rebounds. The team drops to 4th place with losing four games in a row. SEQ will play against the league’s leader Perth on Nov. 29, with hopes to get back on the winning track.
|#9 Rebecca Allen||3||18.0||13||4||30.8||3||10||30.0||0||0||.000||5.3||1.3||1.0||0.7||5.7|
Kiah Stokes #41 – Samsung Life Blue Minx
3-4 (4th in WKBL)
Nov. 18: 53-55 L (13 pts, 11 reb, 2 ast, 26 min)
Nov. 20: 58-63 L (13 pts, 15 reb, 2 ast, 26min)
The Samsung Life Blue Minx are on a losing streak that they are trying to break, but they fell to 4th place in WKBL last week. Kiah Stokes had a double-double in both games but it was not enough to help them earn a win. So far this season she is averaging 10.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. They hope to win a game later this week when they are back in play action on Nov. 26.
|#41 Kiah Stokes||7||22.3||53||30||56.6||0||0||.000||10||20||50.0||7.9||1.3||1.0||2.0||10.0|