Newcastle’s Katie-Rae Ebzery is firing on all cylinders ahead of next week’s Olympics qualifiers, dropping an explosive 28-points for Perth as the Lynx shattered the travelling Sydney Flames in the team’s sixth game of the WNBL season.
Ebzery’s round-high haul marched Perth to a 93-74 home victory over fellow Novocastrian Lara McSpadden’s Sydney side, and snapped a four-game loss streak – three of which came in heartbreaking overtime defeats – for the western club.
Their record now sits at 2-4 heading into the international break.
After the monstrous performance from Newcastle’s leading lady, Ebzery now turns her attention to three games in Malaysia, where the Opals will come face-to-face with Chinese Taipei, India, and Japan.
Japan have already qualified for the Olympics as the host nation for 2020, leaving the remaining three teams to duke it out on the court for a place at the biggest sporting event on the calendar beside the four-year cycle of the World Cup.
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Ebzery is joined in the Opals squad by a number of Australian superstars, including the unstoppable Las Vegas Aces superstar Elizabeth Cambage, as well as Steph Talbot, Abby Bishop, Darcee Garbin, Leilani Mitchell, and Kelsey Griffin.
They will be joined in the green and gold at the qualifiers by Rebecca Allen, Cayla George, Tess Lavey, Tess Madgen, Ezi Magbegor, Jenna O’Hea, and Marianna Tolo.
- Australia vs Chinese Taipei: 8pm AEST, November 14.
- Australia vs India: 8pm AEST, November 16.
- Australia vs Japan: 9pm AEST, November 17.