enozlasParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:23 pmPost count: 534
Surely Bakewell-Doran earned the start next week even in the short time she’s been on court. Far more effective than Jenner in GD in way less time on court.Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 27, 2022 at 2:23 pmPost count: 20961
Just like that, a 7-1 run start to the Firebirds in the last quarter. Bakewell-Doran making an impact at GD and Jenner moving back to GK. Wallam and Dunkley back on.JRParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:23 pmPost count: 1674TullyParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:25 pmPost count: 1780
Vixens should bring Mannix back.enozlasParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:26 pmPost count: 534
Poor Austin. Definitely not the come-back game you’d be hoping for.Netballcrazy1ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:31 pmPost count: 2353
Vixens looking a lot stronger than I was expecting after seeing their roster announcement last year…Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 27, 2022 at 2:32 pmPost count: 20961
Seriously, Samason is just so calm and unflappable. She just goes out there and does her job brilliantly with little or no fuss. Currently 14/14, 8 assists, just 1 turnover. Vixens lead 66-61 with 4 minutes left.Netballcrazy1ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:34 pmPost count: 2353
Okay, a drastic thought but if they don’t announce the Diamonds’ final team until later in the season, and depending on Gabrin and Wallam’s respective seasons… could we see Wallam sneak that 4th spot? I know it’s dependent on a lot of factors but really, I already like the look of Wallam. Offers a really strong holding shooter option.Netballcrazy1ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:37 pmPost count: 2353
I know we’ve had issues with the male commentators over the past few seasons, but whoever this is, is actually doing a half-decent job. On the other hand, I kind of find that Geitz usually can’t offer a very balanced overview of the game when the Firebirds are involved. Will be interesting to see how she goes this year.NB12ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:38 pmPost count: 524
I think Wallam could be a dark horse for sure but she will need to be near flawless in every outing and show that she can handle the speed and physicality of the league. We also need to see her up against Sterling, Bruce, Klau, Mentor and even the range of Dehaney.
And as Tully mentioned, the footwork needs work. She has a very flat position due to her basketball background and she will need to watch the accidental lift of the grounded foot.
But if it isn’t the CWG, if she continues on this trajectory, could be a decent chance for the World Cup.
K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:38 pmPost count: 81
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That was frustrating but an exciting game. Samason and Wallam both stars. Great games by Watson and Rav. Firebirds are going to struggle with their defensive circle this season (which given the list is probably to be expected).Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 27, 2022 at 2:42 pmPost count: 20961
Full time: Vixens 70-65
Firebirds won the last Q by 8 and the lineup they had on court might have given Coach Anderson some answers. But Vixens put the game almost beyond doubt in that 3rd Q.
Wallam 43/48 (90%)
Bueta 15/20 (75%)
Stower 1/2 (50%)
TOTAL 59/70 (84%)
Kumwenda 44/49 (90%)
Samason 15/15 (100%)
Austin 8/13 (62%)
TOTAL 67/77 (87%)
Assists: Watson 22, Dunkley 18
Gains: Weston 5
POTM: Mawi Kumwenda (Vixens) 44/49, 4 assists, 5 rebounds
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