The Caps are back! Kia Nurse leads Canberra to demolition of Flames

12 October 2018 10:08 AM

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The Canberra Capitals are back and the way they announced their return as a WNBL contender was warning shot to the rest of the competition, thrashing the Sydney Flames by 19 points on Friday night.

It was the perfect start to the year for a group of players who have spent only a couple of weeks together, and even more impressive given they did it without all stars Marianna Tolo and Leilani Mitchell.

Yes, it's just one game into the season. Yes, there's still a long way to go before they earn a play-off spot for the first time in almost a decade.

But the 97-78 win against the No. 2 ranked side from last year was perhaps the most dominant and impressive triumph of recent seasons and signalled their finals intention from the opening minutes.

WNBA recruit Kia Nurse lit-up the court in the first half, scoring 18 points in just as many minutes and then finished the game with 26 points just three days after arriving in Australia.

Also read: Edwina Bone named in Canberra Strikers' greatest team

Source: brisbanetimes.com.au

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