McCully to Bolster Flames in 2017

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In a major signing coup for the Townsville Flames and the QBL, former WNBL superstar and championship winning Fire captain Rachael McCully has been lured out of retirement to pull of the Flames jersey in 2017.

A veteran of 324 WNBL games and two-time WNBL defensive player of the year, McCully will bring a wealth of experience to the young Flames roster and provide leadership from the point guard position. Her championship pedigree and veteran leadership will provide a huge boost ...

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QBL 2016 Grand Final Game Previews

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GRAND FINAL GAME PREVIEWS

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Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August

Rockhampton Cyclones v Mackay Meteorettes

The continued dominance of the northern pool will be on display again this weekend, with the overall top two teams throughout the season once again coming from Central and Northern Queensland. Both teams posted dominant semi-final wins and are rolling at the most critical point of the season.

The Cyclones had a home semi-final which they have become accustomed to, against the Capitals and put on ...

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Semi Final Game Previews

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SEMI FINAL GAME PREVIEWS

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Saturday 20 August

Mackay Meteorettes v Gold Coast Rollers

Although both the Meteorettes and the Rollers both posted big wins, it is fair to say that these two sides had very different games which got them through to the semi-finals. The Meteorettes were too much for the Flames, and trounced them 82-67, whilst the Rollers went into Logan and shocked the competition with an 88-79 upset win against a tough Thunder outfit. The addition of seasoned guard ...

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Coach of the Month

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Congratulations to Brady Walmsley, Townsville Flames and Jamie Pearlman, Cairns Marlins for taking out the Coach of the Month honours for the last regular season round of QBL 2016!

Men: Jamie Pearlman – Cairns Marlins

Entering the final weeks of the QBL season, the Marlins were 4-5 and looked unlikely to secure a postseason position, with their pool rivals the Rockets and the Meteors flying. However with the return of some key players, the Marlins Head Coach Jamie Pearlman showed his ability ...

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Quarter Final Game Previews

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QUARTER FINAL 1
Saturday 13th Aug – 7:00pm, Candle Stick Park, Mackay.
Mackay Meteorettes v Townsville Fire

Throughout the season when Mackay and Townsville faced off it was Mackay who came out on top, proving too much for the Flames with 33 point wins in both clashes. Each game it has come down to the last quarter and both times Mackay stepped up their defence and held Townsville to single digits, which no doubt would be highlighted ...

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