Griffin nets 22 points in first game back in Australia

October 20, 2014

kelsey_griffin_basketball_action4Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River returned to the basketball court in Australia and picked up right where she left off.

The two-time Grand Finals MVP resumed her role with the two-time league champion Bendigo Spirit, asserting herself as one of the best players in the WNBL with a 22-point, 5-rebound effort in the season opener.

Bendigo actually lost the game 70-67 on the road to Townsville in a rematch of last year’s championship game.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, made 8-of-12 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws. The 6-foot-2 forward typically shoots the ball well.

One more point will be No. 700 for her career in Australia. She has averaged 15.2 in 46 regular-season games, a number that climbs to 24-per-game in the WNBL Grand Final.