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TOUGH RETURN FOR SCREEN IN THE WNBL

A tough return to the WNBL for the Hunter’s Jenni Screen as her Adelaide Lightning went down to Melbourne by 22 points. Coming back from an ankle injury, Screen wasn’t neglecting her defensive duties. Despite her best efforts, the London Olympian couldn’t get the Lightning within striking distance.

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BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA GIVES BLAZE A NEW DEADLINE

Gold Coast Blaze owners are tonight considering, whether they’ll re-submit a proposal to Basketball Australia, or close their doors. The B-A has given the club a fresh deadline, until the end of the month, to flesh out a financial plan and repay $146,000 its owed. It was one of 95 unsecured creditors when the Blaze went into voluntary administration in May owing $12 million. Acting CEO Scott Derwin says the club must prove it can pay a $1-million guarantee, have working capital, and major backers. Blaze Co-owner Owen Tomlinson says he’s disappointed as he felt the club had covered all its bases. They will now reconsider their options.

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