We are back in action! While we were having a break here in the states, most Liberty players were able to enjoy a small break from international competition, but league play is now underway once again.
Tina Charles continues to boost her team up and they remain in first place in the WCBA, which has entered its first stage of postseason play with the top six teams from the beginning of the year advancing to a playoff pool.
A healthy Rebecca Allen scored in double digits, but it was not enough to get SEQ the win, they have lost three-consecutive games. Carolyn Swords stormed the court with 15 points (7-8 FG) and 13 rebounds for Sydney Uni Flames to keep their second place ranking. Avery Warley-Talbert and Botas have not seemed to be able to break their losing streak. However, in her most recent action on November 28, Avery went for a double-double with 20 points and 19 rebounds.
CAROLYN SWORDS – Sydney Uni Flames
7-3 (2nd in WNBL)
Nov. 28: 65-85 L (15 pts, 13 rebs, 22 min)
Carolyn Swords produced a double-double with 15 points (7-8 FG) and 13 rebounds. Four Sydney Uni Flames players scored in double digits but it was not enough to capture the victory between the two teams. The bright side is the Sydney Uni Flames keep the their second place with just three games dropped all season, they will look for a win this week when they face the Canberra Capitals who are ranked ninth.
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TINA CHARLES #31- Xinjiang
12-2 ( 1st in WCBA Group B)
Nov. 21: 74-80 L (29 pts, 8 rebs, 1 ast, 1 stl)
Nov. 24: 64-62 W (17 pts, 8 rebs, 3 ast)
Nov. 26: 74-63 W
Nov. 28: 83-65 W
Tina Charles continues to boost her team with her scoring and rebounding on both ends of the court. Xinjiang is now on a three-game winning streak as they are in first place in the WCBA standings, which has transitioned to the second stage of the season with the top six teams competing in a separate round robin.
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Rebecca Allen #9- SEQ
6-5 (5th in WNBL)
Nov. 29: 64-85 L (12 pts, 5 rebs, 20 min)
This was an exciting game with two of the top four teams getting ready to compete for a chance to move up in the standings. Perth out-rebounded SEQ 43-27, which included 28-16 advantage on the defensive end, en route to a win to maintain first place in the WNBL standings. SEQ has lost three in a row but still sits in fifth place at 6-5 overall. They are back in action on Dec. 6, when they face Bendigo, currently one spot above them in the table.
|#9 Rebecca Allen||5||20.4||9||28||.321||6||19||.316||2||2||1.000||5.8||1.0||1.2||0.8||7.6|
Kiah Stokes #41- Samsung Life Blue Minx
4-5 (4th in WKBL)
Nov. 26: 62-61 W (8 pts, 12 rebs, 33 min)
Nov. 28: 58-60 L (8 pts, 6 rebs, 3 ast, 18 min)
Kiah Stokes and Samsung Life Blue Minx were able to break their losing streak with a victory on Nov. 26th, during which she contributed 8 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes of play. The team could not keep the winning consistent as they dropped to fourth place in WKBL standings after losing the next game by two points. However, Kiah is keeping her numbers on the court consistent, nearly averaging a double-double of 9.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
|#41 Kiah Stokes||8||23.6||63||34||54.0||0||0||.000||10||20||50.0||8.4||1.1||0.9||1.4||9.8|
Avery Warley-Talbert #23- Botas
1-5 (14th in KBSL)
Nov. 28: 52-65 L: (20pts, 19rebs, 2ast, 1stl, 34min)
Although Avery Warley-Talbert and Botas have been unable to put an end to their current losing streak, Warley-Talbert dominated for her team on Saturday! She dropped 20 points and 19 rebounds in 34 minutes of play, although Botas suffered a 65-52 setback. Warley-Talbert is shooting an impressive 67.9 percent from the floor and averaging 14.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
|#23 Avery Warley-Talbert||6||26.5||56||38||67.9||0||0||.000||12||19||63.2||8.8||1.0||0.7||1.0||14.7|