Flames burn Spirit – again

CONSISTENT: Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had 22 points for the Spirit.

CONSISTENT: Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had 22 points for the Spirit.

For the second time this season the Sydney Uni Flames have halted the Bendigo Spirit’s momentum.

After losing to the Flames by five points in round three, the Spirit suffered a 93-86 overtime loss in Sydney on Friday night.

The Spirit went into the game on top of the ladder with a 7-3 record, while the Flames were fourth with a 4-3 win-loss ratio.

The Spirit were left to lament poor shooting in the shock loss. The Flames outscored the Spirit 9-2 in overtime.

BEST PLAYER: Kelsey Griffin continued her great form against Sydney.

BEST PLAYER: Kelsey Griffin continued her great form against Sydney.

The Flames had five players score in double figures and as a team shot the ball at 50 per cent.

The Spirit again relied heavily on Kelsey Griffin (27 points and 10 rebounds) and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (22 points and 12 rebounds) and as a team shot the ball at just 39 per cent. Kerryn Harrington (1-10) and Ask Karaitiana (0-8) were the main offenders for the Spirit.

The Spirit are at home to Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.

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