Hello sports fans and welcome back to the Hello Sir Weekend Sports Wrap. Now that the weather seems to be heating up so is the sporting action, let’s take a look a few of the things that happened over the weekend.
PERTH LYNX DOWN THE UC CAPITALS
The UC Capitals have lost their second game of the season, going down to the Perth Lynx 71-65 in Perth on Saturday. The game was a physical clash with a number of heavy bumps happening through out the game. The Capitals got off to a slow start as the Lynx went into the first break 21-11. The Capitals were able to close the gap in the second quarter with Kelsey Griffin leading the way with 15 points to go into halftime 30-28. Early in the third the Capitals took a 36-33 lead but were unable to hold on as the Lynx went into the break with a 50-44 lead with Lynx’s Brittany McPhee scoring 9 points. In the final quarter the Capitals were able to get within two points of the Lynx twice in the final term, however it wasn’t to be as the Lynx finished off the game with a clutch basket to Katie-Rae Ebzery. Kelsey Griffin was the star for the Capitals scoring 30 points and 18 rebounds; Kia Nurse also played strongly as well scoring 22 points and 4 rebounds.
KIWIS STUN ENGLAND IN FINAL MATCH
The New Zealand Kiwis stopped England from a clean sweep in the series, running out 34-0 winners in Leeds on the weekend. It seemed that nothing could stop the Kiwis this time around as they ran in six tries to nil and showing what they are capable of. Winger ken Maumalo got the ball rolling for the Kiwis when he went over after four minutes. England came close on two occasions to levelling the score after tries to Tommy Makinson and Oliver Gildart were denied by the video ref. Isaac Liu and Kodi Nikorama crossed after the two no tries giving the Kiwis an 18-0 half time lead. The Kiwis picked up where they left off in the second half as Maumalo scored his second try in spectacular fashion, with Jesse Bromwich and Joe Tapine scoring the final two tries and making sure there was on whitewash in the series.
WALES DEFEAT WALLABIES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008
The Wallabies Spring Tour has gotten off to a bad start as they were defeated by 9-6 by Wales in Cardiff. The game saw no tries being scored as Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar, Bernard Foley and Matt Toomua traded penalty goals instead. Unfortunately for the Wallabies, they turned down points for tries and it cost them in the end as Wales celebrated it first win in 13 starts against the Wallabies. Best for the Wallabies were Captain Michael Hooper, David Pocock, Will Genia and Matt Toomua.
DONALD CERRONE VICTORIOUS AT UFC DENVER
The UFC went back to where it all began, Denver Colorado for their 25th anniversary show at the weekend with Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone defeating Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry via first round submission. In a match that was expected to be played out mainly on the feet, Perry took Cerrone down with a trip and that’s where things fell apart for ‘Platinum’. Cerrone was able to lock in the armbar for the win and sees him take the record for most wins inside the Octagon.
That ends another sports wrap ladies and gentleman, hope you enjoyed the read.
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