Chalmers marks milestone

Jane Chalmers

Jane Chalmers

LADY Braves point guard Jane Chalmers will play her 250th SEABL game on Friday night.

The Bendigo veteran will now be in fifth position on the all-time games played for the Lady Braves, she sits behind Andrea Walsh, Michelle Fletcher, Rebecca May and Mandy Henderson. 

Chalmers began playing with the Braves 10 years ago.

Chalmers said she appreciated the support from the basketball community. 

She said it was an honour to wear the Bendigo Braves uniform each week. 

"Whilst it is an exciting milestone I am focused on getting the win and national championship” Chalmers said.

In her 249 games she has averaged 6.9 points, 2.6 assists and has grabbed 3.8 rebounds per game. 

Lady Braves head coach Jonathon Goodman and the Bendigo basketball fraternity wished Chalmers luck in the milestone match. 

“Jane has shown tremendous leadership throughout her career," Goodman said. 

"She has been fantastic person for the club and we hope we can continue to have success for the remainder of the season."

This season Chalmers is averaging 7.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

The Lady Braves have an impressive season in 2014, they are currently sitting in first place on the southern conference ladder with seven rounds remaining.

Bendigo has won 12 matches and lost just four so far this season. 

The last time the team played against Geelong, Bendigo won by 19 points and American import La Sondra Barrett top-scored. 

Meanwhile, Geelong is in fifth spot in the east conference ladder, having won nine games and lost six. 

Friday's game will be played at the Geelong Arena.

The match tips-off at 6pm.  

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