Dandenong take critical win in the West
February 06, 2011, 10:31 PM AEST

 

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The Dandenong Rangers have taken an important step towards a finals finish, after defeating the West Coast Waves in WA on Sunday afternoon, 90-75.

Dandenong had three players score in the 20s for the game with Abby Bishop and Kath MacLeod both finishing with 22, while Steph Cumming continues her impressive form, finishing with 20.

Melissa Marsh led all scorers for the Waves with 15, while Tully Bevilaqua and Jasmine Hooper both finished with 10 points each.

Both sides came out shooting an impressive clip from the field, the crowd treated to above-50 per cent shooting from both teams throughout the second period.

But it was Dandenong who were just a little better, as they took an eight-point lead into the long break.

The arm-wrestle continued into the third, as West Coast worked hard to make inroads, but Dandenong kept them at bay, and finally broke the Waves’ spirit late to extend the lead to 15 at the final buzzer.

The game sees Dandenong move back up into fourth ahead of Logan, a place they will be keen to keep with two rounds to go in the 2010/11 WNBL season.

[Boxscore]

Dandenong Rangers 90 (Abby Bishop 22, Kath MacLeod 22, Stephanie Cumming 20) defeated West Coast Waves 75 (Melissa Marsh 15, Tully Bevilaqua 10, Jasmine Hooper 10)