McKinnon and Wyndham set to resume hostilities
AFTER a thrilling finish to the first game in the semi-finals series, McKinnon and Wyndham are set to go head to head for game two in the Big V Women’s basketball competition, in a crucial contest that could see one side advance to the big dance.
The game will take place at Eagle Stadium on Saturday night, and if it is anything like the tense affair we saw in game one, it may prove to be essential viewing for any basketball fan.
Game one saw McKinnon emerge one-point winners in dramatic fashion, storming home in the final term to take the lead late in the contest. It was a significant upset given they came into the game as the underdogs and were up against the best team in the competition.
Game two looms as intriguing, as McKinnon showed that it has the capability to win it all, but must show that it was not a fluke. On the other hand, Wyndham will be eager to bounce back after a disappointing finish to last weekend’s contest.
Wyndham vs. McKinnon
Saturday, August 13 @ 6:30pm
After looking likely to take home the win last week, Wyndham produced a disappointing last quarter fadeout and handed the game to the opposition. The home side will be looking to flip the script in game two and ensure that they get the job done in front of their home crowd. For much of last week’s contest, Wyndham was on top of the opposition, and had they not dropped off in the final stages of the game, would be leading 1-0. If they can recapture some of their form from early in the match, they should be able to hold on and not repeat the disappointing result of game one. Holly Dolny and Lauren Jones led the way with 17 points apiece last time around, and should feature heavily again here.
It was the perfect start for McKinnon, who was able to take game one on its home deck and take the advantage in the series. Coming into the finals, not many tipped this week’s visiting side to get a win, but those predictions were thrown out the window courtesy of a last quarter fightback. Whether they can do it again in game two remains to be seen, but they showed that they are more than up for the fight and can score in bulk over a short period of time. The rebounding battle was one of the defining factors from that game, with three players notching double-digit figures in that column, so it will be a key area for them again here.