JCU Townsville Fire captain Suzy Batkovic has won selection in her ninth WNBL Team of the Week.
With the Fire’s title defence commencing in earnest on Saturday night, the four-time league MVP remains the competition’s most dominant force, collecting 26 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks against the UC Capitals at the weekend.
— WNBL (@WNBL) February 21, 2017
Over the course of the regular season, Batkovic averaged 21.3 points and 10.6 rebounds – second in both categories – to be the only player to average more than 20 and 10.
Despite the latest accolade, the Fire skipper will be intent on ensuring her team contests a fifth straight WNBL Grand Final while keeping their hopes of a three-peat alive.
Only two clubs in the history of the WNBL have secured a three-peat – Nunawading and Adelaide – with the Lightning doing so a generation ago.
The WNBL finals commence on Saturday night with the Sydney Uni Flames hosting the Fire in a best-of-three series, while Dandenong will do likewise against Perth.
The Fire will host game two of the semi-final series at Townsville Stadium on Friday, March 3.
— JCU Townsville Fire (@TownsvilleFire) February 19, 2017
Joining Batkovic in the WNBL Team of the Week was Capitals centre Mariana Tolo, Lightning forward Colleen Panetta, Rangers guard Natalie Novosel and Bendigo forward Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe.
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