A breakout weekend for the JCU Townsville Fire from Amy Kame has been rewarded by the WNBL with a place in the Team of the Week.
Since debuting for the Fire, Kame has been settling into her impact role coming off the bench, providing the two-time reigning champions with energy and hard-nosed defence when called upon by head coach Claudia Brassard.
The absence of former Opals point guard Kelly Wilson through injury at the weekend, however, paved the way for Kame to take on a larger role, with the 24-year-old seizing the opportunity with both hands.
Kame was dynamic in the Fire’s two-point win over Bendigo as she posted 16 points, six rebounds and five assists from 27 minutes.
The following day, Kame backed up the performance with nine points, six rebounds and two assists against Melbourne.
“I’m just glad we won,” Kame said.
“None of us would be in team of the week if we didn’t win all of those games, so I’m just excited about the wins and hopefully that will bring some more momentum heading into this next road trip.
“I wouldn’t say I felt pressure (to step up), but without Kelly I knew that we would need some more energy and the last game that Kelly played was her best.
“I just let that first game come to me and things just worked out.”
The Fire (5-3) face another gruelling road trip this week when they take on the University of Canberra and the Sydney Uni Flames in consecutive days.
New Zealand international Chevannah Paalvast will return for the road trip after missing last weekend.