WNBL: Cole goes down; Spirit re-sign pair
|Steve Chalmers||May 20, 2015|
The Melbourne Boomers have suffered a major blow to their 2015/16 WNBL campaign when last weekend Rebecca Cole went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
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Cole, 23, suffered the injury when playing for the Nunawading Spectres in the SEABL competition. This is her second serious knee injury, the first when she went down at AIS training back in 2011.
The Boomers will now look for a replacement guard and are rumoured to be looking overseas in hope to strengthen their side before the upcoming WNBL season.
In more positive light, the Bendigo Spirit have announced the re-signing of Heather Oliver and Kelsey Griffin.
Oliver, 27, was one of the more defensive minded players in the league, before flourishing last season under Bernie Harrower into a promising two way player.
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“It is great to be able to once again play for what is my local WNBL team. Regional Victoria is a key focus for this club and I’m happy I can continue to help keep that commitment strong," newly re-signed Spirit player Heather Oliver.
Kelsey Griffin has confirmed that she will return for another year; a big coup for the Spirit, who haven't had the best of off-seasons.
The turmoil between club and Harrower family has been the centre of attention within basketball in Bendigo. With that debacle now behind us, we look forward to hearing more player signings in the coming weeks.
Sara Blicavs was announced today as the Dandenong Rangers latest signing.
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With clubs looking at adding size to their roster, hoping to match it with defending champions Townsville, the Rangers now look good in the frontcourt with Blicavs joining last season's Rookie of the Year Lauren Scherf and Annalise Pickrel.
Blicavs returns to one of her old stomping grounds, in which she played for Dandenong during the 2012/13 season.