Griffin leans on all-around game to lead Canberra into semis

February 5, 2020
Kelsey Griffin basketball

Kelsey Griffin

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin didn’t have a great night offensively but found other ways to dominate the game.

The Canberra Capitals forward grabbed 10 rebounds, dished seven assists and blocked three shots to offset an off-night shooting the ball in a 73-71 win over the Adelaide Lightning in Australia.

She finished with just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, ranks second on her team and 10th in the WNBL at 15.6 points per game.

She leads the league at 10.9 rebounds per game, ranks second at 2.2 steals and sixth with 1.1 blocks per game.

Both teams advanced to the semifinals of the league playoffs, with No. 3 Canberra facing No. 2 Melbourne and No. 4 Adelaide facing No. 1 Southside.

Griffin is a three-time WNBL champion, winning Grand Final MVP honors each time in 2013, 2014 and 2019.