No fairytale ending for Kelly Wilson’s 400th WNBL game as Canberra Capitals lose to Perth Lynx | Canberra time

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It wasn’t the first fairy tale WNBL league for Canberra Capital’s Kelly Wilson as the home side dropped 19 points in their 400th game. The Capitals lost to the Perth Lynx 69-88 at the National Convention Center after trailing the entire game. American importer Britt Sykes notched a double-double – 12 points, 11 rebounds, four steals – and Kelsey Griffin led the team with 15 points and five rebounds, but it wasn’t enough. “If I’m being really honest, I would have preferred to win,” Wilson said of the loss. “That’s why I play here, I want to win games. It’s always disappointing to play a big game like that and not get the win, but I think Kennedy [Kereama] mentioned just before, we are quite lucky to play them back to back and we have to be better. That’s it.” Perth came out strong and led by 18 points at quarter and half time, with a blocked score of 13-31 at quarter and 27-45 at half. The Lynx extended their 24-point lead in the third quarter to 47-71 and won the game 69-88 at the final whistle.MORE CANBERRA SPORT: Wilson has held the appearances record since January 2020, having topped the Jess Bibby’s record 394 WNBL appearances two seasons ago, amassing a total of 395 appearances before sitting out the North Queensland hub’s 2020 campaign for the birth of her son Teddy. After two postponed matches, Friday scored a first in the league – a player playing 400 games. Wilson said the team had made it difficult by “It was terrible for us, but they have phenomenal goalscorers and we didn’t do a great work to defend them. Obviously, when our attack stagnates and we don’t score. We made it very difficult for ourselves,” she said. “One thing I like about his team is that whatever score we get, we give it our all, so he doesn’t There’s no point in playing a game that we’re not doing our best. “So I think that’s something that we always have to remember and that’s why we can be great. We weren’t great that game, but it’s definitely something that we know in every game we go to. play, we give it our all.” The Capitals will have a chance for redemption when they face Perth again on Wednesday in Ballarat. Wilson and interim head coach Kennedy Kereama agreed they needed to be better in the eighth round. Kereama said they will reflect on the loss and make adjustments. “When you wait two weeks to play a basketball quarterback or any basketball, that’s probably two weeks too long,” he said. “It’s definitely not the result we wanted and certainly not the result we worked for, this group trains hard and is an incredibly talented group of players. So obviously to have that result in any situation, whether it’s a big game for Kelly or anybody. . . . is a disappointing result for us. “So we have things to sort out and make some adjustments.”


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