Tupaea smacked a behind of her conduct heavily on a justice in a final duration of a Flames’ 75-87 detriment to a Melbourne Boomers in Sydney.
An fluid Tupaea, who was after ill from a conduct butt, was lead off a justice with a suspected concussion as a Flames notched their third uninterrupted detriment of a deteriorate to a Boomers side that scored a first.
It was an upsetting end to a diversion a Flames had dominated early and had staged a third entertain quip in to be behind within distinguished stretch streamer into a final period.
“We were a walking bleeding out there, it was terrible,” pronounced manager Cheryl Chambers.
Opal Alex Bunton was another repairs casualty, spiteful her knee in a diversion though managed to lapse to a court.
Before her conduct thump, Tupaea had suffered a corked thigh.
“We unequivocally missed Snelly’s care out there,” Chambers pronounced of her captain who was forced off a justice in Friday’s detriment to Dandenong with leg pain.
“It looks like she has a calf rip so she won’t be behind this week.
“I’m only anticipating we have some players left to train.”
A 13-0 start, an early 17 indicate burst and a dirty second half quarrel behind showed a Sydney Uni Flames have what it takes to be ring with a best teams in a WNBL this year.
But a 75-87 measure line for their third detriment of a deteriorate to a Boomer on Sunday shows there’s copiousness of work to be finished before they are delivering knockout punches to rivals.
The Flames constructed their best start of a deteriorate with 13 unanswered points and a 27-14 entertain time lead.
But a waves incited after a mangle with a Boomers producing a 16 indicate run that saw them pass a hosts during home and leave a justice adult 40-37 during halftime.
WNBA ensure Lindsay Allen did most of a repairs with 15 points while Opal Bunton scored 10 points and done 6 rebounds in a initial half for a Flames.
It was a focused Flames side that left a sauce bedrooms after half time, outscoring a Boomers in a third to route by only 60-61 during 3 entertain time
But a Flames were incompetent to stay with a Boomers in a final duration for their second detriment of a round.
Tupaea topscored with 21 before her repairs with a hobbling Bunton scoring 19 and creation 11 rebounds.
The Flames were beaten convincingly by an injury-riddled Canberra side 97-78 in turn one of a WNBL and pipped by Dandenong 66-62 on Friday.
The Flames will play their fourth diversion of a deteriorate opposite fortifying WNBL champions, Townsville Fire on Saturday.
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