Griffin leads Bendigo to OT victory in Australia

November 23, 2014

Kelsey Griffin BasketballWomen’s basketball supremacy in Australia comes down to two teams, Bendigo and Townsville.

The difference between them is Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River.

The Bendigo all-star continued her dominance over her main rival, racking up 24 points and 9 rebounds to highlight a 78-75 victory. She had 22 points against Townsville in the season opener.

Bendigo beat Townsville for the 2014 and 2013 WNBL championships, with Griffin being named MVP both times.

The 6-foot-2 forward pumped in 17 points in the first half and then delivered six points and two blocked shots in the fourth quarter. She also scored the tying layup to make it 66-66 with 40 seconds left in regulation.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, is averaging 12.4 points and 8.5 rebounds in eight games.

She is shooting .467 from the floor and .813 from the foul line, both above her career averages.