Harrower earns WNBL honour

AGE shall not slow Bendigo Bank Spirit star Kristi Harrower.

The 38-year-old produced a vintage performance to inspire the Bendigo Spirit to a club-record 10th consecutive victory, claiming WNBL Player of the Week honours for round nine in the win over Adelaide Lightning.

The veteran point guard was at her sharp-shooting best in the 78-65 win over Adelaide on Saturday afternoon, posting 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.

The 2010 WNBL MVP filled the stat sheet, adding four rebounds and seven assists to complete another trademark performance.

Sitting comfortably at the top of the WNBL table, Harrower said the spread of scoring threats across the roster makes the Spirit a difficult defensive proposition for opposing coaches.

“It’s a great asset to our team to have so many players who can step up every game and makes it a problem for the teams we play,” Harrower said.

After a slow start to the WNBL season, Harrower is beginning to get her shot to fall.

“For me it’s a confidence thing,” Harrower said.

“It’s about me getting back to being aggressive and taking the game. When I do that I play with a lot more confidence.”

The Spirit have only lost four of their past 37 games since the start of last season.

Currently two games clear of the Dandenong Rangers in second place on the WNBL ladder, the Spirit head to the State Basketball Centre to take on Melbourne Boomers in WNBL Round 10.  

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