Swags gives good energy to teammates
However, this injury did provide an opportunity for one member of the team, Alison Schwagmeyer.
‘Swags’ is one of the hardest workers in our group and has been the MVP in the SBL the last two years, playing as an import for the Lakeside Lightening.
She has been training with the team in the hope of gaining her Australian residency so she can be a permanent member of the squad.
After only finding out she was eligible to play the morning of the game, everyone in the team was rapt for Swags.
The good energy from the morning carried over to the game against Dandenong, with the team earning a hard-fought 88-78 victory.
The girls trailed by two at halftime but poured in 31 third-quarter points to take control of the game.
It was a balanced team performance, with six players scoring in double figures.
Sami Whitcomb was particularly impressive, stuffing the stats sheet with 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
We are home again this week on Thursday at the Bendat Basketball Centre, playing the Townsville Fire at 6.30pm.
With the team now playing the Lynx brand of basketball, it is sure to be an exciting contest.
See you all there.