Young gun spotlight: WNBL – Round 5

MELBOURNE Boomers guard, Lindsay Allen has had one of her best weekends yet, making her one of the repeat offenders in our young gun spotlight. Zitina Aokuso and Brittany McPhee have also earned multiple mentions, while Cassidy McLean and Abbey Wehrung are some newer rising stars.


#6 Cassidy McLean – Bendigo Spirit

Bendigo escaped with a narrow victory over the winless Sydney Uni Flames on Sunday. Cassidy McLean came off the bench in this game, scoring six points from 13 minutes. She backed this up with two rebounds and one assist, after her most recent game in Round 2. In that match, she scored five points and racked up three steals against the Rangers.

#13 Abbey Wehrung – Bendigo Spirit

McLean’s teammate, Abbey Wehrung has been finding some form lately. After 10 points against Adelaide in Round 4, Wehrung went literally one better in Round 5, with 11 points. She also pulled down one rebound in her 31 minutes of game time. She has now scored 49 points for the season and is building along nicely.

#15 Lindsay Allen – Melbourne Boomers

Allen had a weekend to remember for the Boomers, scoring a combined 45 points in two games. Against the Sydney Uni Flames, the guard racked up 16 points, three rebounds and five assists. She raised her game to another level against the reigning champions, as she scored a game-high 29 points, pulled down three rebounds and racked up six assists from 36 minutes of game time. This takes her season points total to 136.

#15 Zitina Aokuso – Townsville Fire

Aokuso was one of Townsville’s better players against the Boomers. She racked up 12 points and five rebounds, which was the second highest amount of points scored by a Fire player. This was a massive improvement from her last game, where she didn’t score a point against Perth.

#24 Brittany McPhee – Perth Lynx

McPhee continues to dominate the league with her scoring and intensity on the boards. Against the UC Capitals, she and her team stamped their authority, beating the former ladder-leaders. McPhee starred with a team-high 19 points and six rebounds. She scored the same amount of points in Perth’s last game against Townsville, maintaining her consistent good form for the Lynx.  

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