Look for Griffin to be a difference maker in Australia

December 8, 2015

Kelsey Griffin basketball

Kelsey Griffin

With eight of nine WBNL teams still in the playoff hunt, it’s safe to say anything could happen in the final stretch of the season in Australia.

The Bendigo Spirit must like their chances with Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River leading the team.

The fourth-year forward has led Bendigo to the Grand Final in each of her three years down under and she is currently having another super season.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, is coming off a 20-point, 11-rebound performance as the Spirit won their fourth straight game, 97-88 over SEQ.

Bendigo [9-5] sits in second place, a half game out of first place. The league is wide open with the top six teams separated by just two and a half games.

The WBNL season is made up of 18 games with the top four advancing to a single-elimination playoff.

Every playoff game is a Game 7 in Australia.

The 6-foot-2 Griffin ranks in the WBNL top 10 in scoring [16.4], rebounding [9.4], steals [1.9] and blocked shots [1.1].

She is a two-time Grand Final MVP after leading Bendigo to titles in her first two seasons.