Murray named in Team of the Week


JCU Townsville Fire vice-captain Mia Murray has shrugged off her individual accolade after being named in the WNBL Team of the Week.

Murray continued her breathtaking start to the WNBL season – placing the Australian selectors on notice – with a season-high 20 points, five assists and four rebounds en route to being named the First Things First MVP.

The performance saw her named in the WNBL Team of the Week, but in true Murray fashion, the dual championship winner was unfazed by the recognition and was more concerned about snapping the Fire’s three game losing streak.

“I’m not sure how to respond to that,” Murray said.

“We’ve adopted a never-say-die attitude and we were desperate for a win and we didn’t want to lose on our home court for the second week in a row.

“Until that buzzer goes, you keep trying…luck went our way and we were able to hit some clutch shots and come through with the win.”

Closing in on her 250th WNBL game, Murray has been around the fringes of the Opals team for close to a decade, without cracking the big time.

In 2016/17, however, the 28-year-old has taken her game to a new level, averaging 14.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in a blistering start to the season.

There’s no time to reflect on the win, with the Fire poised to commence a gruelling four-game road trip commencing with Bendigo on Saturday night.

“Every road trip is tough for us,” Murray said.

“The travel factor – we don’t even take that into account anymore – but we only played Bendigo two weeks ago so their still fairly fresh in our minds.

“And to be honest, I think we were embarrassed to lose that way on our home court so hopefully we can get some revenge.”

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