Rush on board at expense of Canberra

BALLARAT Rush hada badly needed win over Canberra Capitals in the South Australians Basketball League in Canberra on Saturday night.

Coming off two losses, Rush comfortably accounted for the Capitals by 19 points.

It was an evenperformance by a team playing without captain Kerryn Harringtron (broken hand).In her first season in Ballarat, she is yet to play because of the pre-season injury.

Four players scored in the teens, with Ashleigh Spencer continuing to impress with a team-high of 18 points.

She is averaging 290 points and six rebounds.

This was a strong and necessary response by Rush after defeats to Bendigo and Ballarat Australia Centre of Excellence.

OPTION: Molly Mathews contributed 12 points in Ballarat Rush’s first win of the season in Canberra on Saturday night.

This lifts Ballarat to fifth on the east conference ladder ahead of Saturday night’s game against Sandringham, which is winless after three outings, at the Minerdome.

DETAILSCANBERRA 22 40 49 63BALLARAT 18 39 59 82POINTS – Ballarat:A Spencer 18, J Burke 16, A Wehrung 15, M Mathews 12, K Rinaldi 9, K Burton 5, S Alexander 5, L Brooks 2REBOUNDS – Ballarat 35 (J Burke 8, A Wehrung 7, K Rinaldi 7),Canberra 29ASSISTS – Ballarat 14 (K Rinaldi 5)Canberra 8STEALS – Ballarat 2, Canberra 7BLOCKS – Ballarat 3, Canberra 0TURNOVERS – Ballarat 14, Canberra 17SHOOTING – field, Ballarat 34-68 (50 per cent), Canberra 20-61; three-pointers, Ballarat 8-23 (34), Canberra 8-23 (34), free throws, Ballarat 6-9 (66), Canberra 15-19 (78)This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.