Griffin leads Bendigo back to Grand Finals in Australia

February 23, 2014

kelsey_griffin_basketball_action4Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin has led the Bendigo Spirit back to the Women’s National Basketball League Finals in Australia.

Now she looks to win back-to-back championships.

Griffin played every second of today’s 71-62 win over Dandenong in the WNBL semifinals, bagging game-high totals of 19 points and 16 rebounds.

The 6-foot-2 WNBA player sank 6-of-12 shots from the floor, drained 7-of-8 free throws, had a steal, an assist and blocked three shots.

Can you say MVP?

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, was last year’s Grand Final MVP after collecting 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Spirit to their first WNBL championship.

Now the 26-year-old is looking to make it two in a row.

Bendigo – which has won 10 straight – will have to wait a week to see who it’ll face in the Grand Final. The other semifinal game is next Sunday.

The title game is two weeks after that on March 9.