When Katie Ebzery made the journey across the width of the nation to join west coast based Perth Lynx for the 2018/19 season in the Women’s National Basketball League, she likely didn’t have any expectations of leading the competition seven rounds in.
That’s exactly what the Novocastrian basketballer has done with the Lynx however, as the ladies in red have marched to just one defeat and six victories – including their most recent 71-65 win over fellow table-topping outfit Canberra – in their opening seven fixtures.
Ebzery has been on fire since leaving the Sydney Uni Flames during the WNBL off-season, most recently recording a team-high eight rebounds in the six-point victory over the Capitals, and throwing ten points into the mix as well.
While the Australian point guard may have been a lynchpin in Perth’s six-win record to open the season, others in the red of the west coast have also been standing tall – including Brittany McPhee, who scored 19 points against Canberra last weekend.
It was a shining performance from the Capitals’ leading lady Kelsey Griffin, who hauled in 30 points against Perth alongside 18 total rebounds – the only player to overshadow Ebzery’s count.
Coach Andy Stewart said the team’s ability to stop their opponent is enjoyable to see.
“We’re playing defence all the way through to the shot clock, and it’s fun to watch,” he said.
Ebzery and Perth’s next game is at home against the Melbourne Boomers on Friday night. Tip-off is at 6:30pm.