I think it's fair to say that Canberra Capitals (Canberra's female basket ball team) has had a miserable season. Beset by the retirement of their most famous player (Lauren Jackson) and a string of other injuries they had the unenviable record of losing 22 games in a row.
As a result we hadn't been particular regulars at the AIS where they play their home games, but Friday was their last game of the season. It was also the final game of one of their stalwart players (Jess Bibby) as well as their coach Carrie Graf after 15 seasons in the job. I thought we should go along (you can get a ticket for 1 adult and 2 kids for $26 which I think to watch top-level sport is a pretty great deal.
In the end (after struggling in the first quarter) the Caps won 78-71 against a Bendigo Spirit team. The AIS is being renovated next season and so some of the games move to the (smaller) theatre venue in town. I'm sure we'll be there to watch them though.
|on the court at the end|
|Jess Bibby gets a send off|