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HUNTER’S SUZY BATKOVIC STILL OUT WITH NECK INJURY

The Hunter’s Suzy Batkovic remains sidelined with a neck injury – she’ll miss the Townsville Fire’s WNBL clash with Canberra in the nation’s capital tonight. Batkovic aggravated the injury earlier this month in a loss to the Melbourne Boomers, and is yet to return to the court. With just five games left in the regular season, the defending champions are struggling in seventh spot, and are in real danger of missing the playoffs. (VISION ONLY)

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WNBL | AROUND THE GROUNDS

A tough day for Hunter representatives in the WNBL, with Cassidy McLean’s Bendigo Spirit, hammered by Dandenong in round 10, while Canberra has belted Katie Rae Ebzery and Maddi Allen’s Perth Lynx. Coming off a big loss to Townsville on Friday, the high flying Lynx were looking to bounce back in the nation’s capital. Ebzery scored nine points, shooting just 33 per cent from the field. Fellow Opals Kelsey Griffin and Leilani Mitchell were on fire for the Capitals, combining for 49 points in the big win. (VISION ONLY)

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FLAMES UPSET MELBOURNE IN WNBL

A mixed afternoon for Hunter basketballers in the WNBL, with Katie Rae Ebzery’s Perth Lynx losing to Dandenong, while Hannah Young’s Capitals belted Cassidy McLean’s Bendigo Spirit. On Saturday, Lara McSpadden and the Flames caused a big upset, beating Melbourne by three. McSpadden played another important defensive cameo, finishing with five rebounds and four blocks. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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SUZY BATKOVIC AGGRAVATES NECK INJURY

A few days after breaking the all-time scoring record in the WNBL, the Hunter’s Suzy Batkovic has aggravated a neck injury and missed most of Townsville’s clash with Melbourne. Batkovic was a frustrated spectator as the Boomers beat her Fire by six points last night. The 37 year old will have scans tomorrow, but is hoping to return for Friday’s clash with Adelaide. (VISION ONLY)

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ANOTHER RECORD FOR SUZY BATKOVIC

Suzy Batkovic is regarded as the greatest WNBL player of all time, and now she has another record to prove it. The five-time MVP last night became the highest point-scorer in the league’s history, posting her five thousand-eight-hundred-and-twenty-fourth point, in front of a rapturous Townsville crowd. And to make the achievement even sweeter, the Fire posted a huge 93-51 win, a much-needed confidence boost after their slow start to the season. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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AROUND THE GROUNDS: WNBL

Katie Rae Ebzery and Maddi Allen helped Perth to a big win over Lara McSpadden and Susie Walmsley’s Flames. Meanwhile Suzy Batkovic’s Townsville Fire edged out Cassidy McLean’s Bendigo Spirit in overtime. Down by three in the final minute, Batkovic stepped up for the Fire. She had the chance to win it from the line in the last second, but only hit one of two free throws. Townsville was too strong in overtime to win by seven. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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AROUND THE GROUNDS: WNBL

It’s been a mixed weekend for our Hunter players in the Women’s National Basketball League. Cassidy McLean’s Bendigo Spirit got the better of Lara McSpadden’s Sydney Uni Flames this afternoon. While Suzy Batkovic and her Townsville Fire lost their second game of a double-header on the road. The Fire lost by four, despite the best efforts of the reigning MVP. On Friday night, McLean’s Bendigo Spirit hosted Dandenong. The Newcastle guard scored 11 points, including several in the fourth quarter, but Bendigo still lost by 16. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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BATKOVIC SIGNS ON FOR ONE MORE SEASON WITH TOWNSVILLE

She said she’d be staying put after another WNBL title.. and today it became official. The Hunter’s Suzy Batkovic has re-signed with the Townsville Fire for one more year. The six-time MVP and current club captain will spearhead the Fire’s title defence next season. In the meantime, she’s also taken up a contract to play in France. The 37-year-old has subsequently ruled out a return to the national side for the Commonwealth Games.

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