Capitals slump to ninth straight loss as Cambage fires

The Canberra Capitals slumped to a ninth straight WNBL loss after Melbourne Boomers superstar Liz Cambage ran riot on Saturday.

Cambage came into the game following a sizzling 44-point performance against Adelaide and picked up where she left off to finish with 32 points against Canberra.

The Opals centre was near unstoppable and racked up 11 rebounds to go with her points haul as the Boomers thrashed the Capitals 96-66 in Melbourne.

Capitals skipper Nat Hurst was uncharacteristically quiet and shot just 27 per cent from the field, while Mistie Bass top scored for the visitors with 12 points.

"Liz is a quality player and I don't think anybody in the league is going to stop her," Capitals coach Paul Goriss said.

"Melbourne are in great form and have been for the last two weeks so we knew it was going to be a difficult task for where we're at, but yet again for three quarters of the game we were in the contest.

"It was disappointing we got outscored by 15 points in the last quarter and the margin wasn't a true reflection of the closeness of the game.

"Offensively we moved the ball better and created more shots but we just shot the ball poorly, it wasn't as if we didn't get good looks, the ball just didn't go through the hoop."

The Capitals have not won since the opening round 41 days ago and Goriss admitted there was no easy fix to turn things around.

"We keep practising, that's all we can do, it was a much more improved effort and structure and shot selection, so we keep improving and keep on practicing," Goriss said.

"We're a young group and we're going to get together and get out our hard hats on and we're not giving up on the season."

The Capitals remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder and next face Bendigo at home on Saturday.

They must win all 10 of their remaining games if they are any chance of sneaking into the finals.


Melbourne Boomers 96 (Cambage 32 Garrick 16 Cole 13) beat Canberra Capitals 66 (Bass 12, Scherf 11)

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