Belinda Snell Named WNBL Player of the Week In Round 8

Belinda Snell Named WNBL Player of the Week In Round 8

Belinda Snell’s 41-point explosion helped earn her the Round 8 Player of the Week award (Image: Stephen Blake, Akuna Photography)

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Veteran Australian Jayco Opal Belinda Snell has put together one of the Wattle Valley WNBL’s best performances of the 2014/15 season, with 41 points against the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames earning her Player of the Week honours for Round 8.

The Spirit were victorious 85-74 in a hard fought contest, with Snell’s performance ultimately the difference between the two teams.

Snell didn’t just stop there on the Saturday night in her shooting guard master class, but carried those efforts over the following day with a game-high 22 points in 29 minutes against the Adelaide Lightning, resulting in the Australian Pork Spirit going two from two over the weekend.

Snell has had another great WNBL season averaging 16.3 points per game – sixth in the competition, whilst leading the league in three-pointers made with 29. Her three point numbers equate to averaging nearly three per game, at the excellent clip of 42 per cent.

In Saturday night’s clash against the Flames, Snell was most dominant when the game was on the line in the last quarter, scoring 16 of her 41 points as the Spirit trailed with five minutes remaining. Her 41 came from 68 per cent shooting from the field, including four triples.

As for Sunday, her 22 points were from 7 of 12 shooting with another four three-pointers, whilst adding seven rebounds and two assists to her stat-line.

Snell’s recent form has helped Bendigo win five of their last six games, as they currently sit second on the ladder with an 8-3 record. They will endeavour to take their record to 9-3 this weekend, as they take on the Melbourne Boomers Saturday night.

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