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Nicole Romeo joins Spectres to complete roster
With a full team now available, the Nunawading Spectres are a whole lot scarier as Nicole Romeo debuted in a 73-48 win over the Brisbane Lady Spartans.
The Spectres will have been pleased with their 3-1 start in the absence of one their restricted players but can now make a real assault on the East Conference where they currently sit second.
Coming from a season in Germany, Romeo slotted in nicely to the Nunawading rotation, shooting 6-9 from the field for 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals off the bench.
A 7-1 start to the match for Brisbane did not last long as the visitors quickly erased the deficit to move ahead by 8 at quarter-time.
The lead never changed beyond that, with a 17-5 final term the icing on the cake as they held Brisbane to 1-10 shooting.
The big question for the Spectres will be whether Romeo can fit in a team alongside Bec Cole (18 points). Although she came off the bench in her first game, it is likely that Romeo will soon be a main contributor to a team that is led on-court by Cole.
If the two point guards can gel, Nunawading is sure to have the deadliest back court in the league and that offensive production would be enough to make them a force in the playoffs. We will get a further idea of just how dangerous this roster is when the Spectres face Geelong (3rd in the East) on May 17.