Off-Season Update!

9 May 2019 | Bendigo Spirit news

Tessa Lavey

Bendigo Braves took on the Hobart Huskies on Friday night (May 3rd). A team that was sitting with a 4-1 record at the beginning or round 5, putting the Huskies within the top 4.

The game was no easy feat, with the Braves trailing 32-40 going into halftime. However, Tessa was a consistent threat from all over the floor to help push the Braves over the line, after trailing 11 points, for a 79-72 win.

Lavey posted the definition of a full stat line – 26 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals, 1 block, all while shooting 50% from the floor.

Bendigo Braves currently sit atop the NBL1 ladder with a 7-0 record.

Tessa Lavey takes on powerhouse Geelong Supercats this Sunday afternoon for NBL1’s Pink Round at 12:00pm, at Bendigo Stadium.


Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson matched up alongside teammate Tessa Lavey with the Bendigo Braves to take on a strong Hobart Huskies team.

Newcomer, Nikki Green proved to be a headache for the Braves, as she posted 31 points and 18 rebounds. However, this did not stop Kelly Wilson from doing what she does best by leading this team in scoring and facilitating the Braves wherever they needed it.

Trailing by as much as 11 points, Kelly Wilson played a major role in claiming a late game win. Including 10-10 perfection from the free-throw line, Kelly Wilson scored a team high 27 points, 5 rebounds and a game high 11 assists.

Bendigo Braves currently sit 1st on the NBL1 ladder leading into round 6.

Kelly Wilson takes on powerhouse Geelong Supercats this Sunday afternoon for NBL1’s Pink Round at 12:00pm, at Bendigo Stadium.


Shyla Heal

The Sutherland Sharks are now 6th on the Waratah League ladder after 4 consecutive losses against Bankstown Bruins, North Bears, Hills Hornets and Newcastle Hunters. Shyla Heal has not been present at for the previous losses due to Australian Gems camp.


Becca Tobin

Becca Tobin’s Rutronik Stars Keltern fell short 3-2, in a 5 game series to Herner TC Basketball Bundesliga.

Whilst in Germany, Becca Tobin was a consistent contributor in their finals run. Having not lost a game up the final game series. Tobin produced 6.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1.4 blocks per game.

Becca will return to Australia to play with the Bendigo Braves during the WNBL offseason.



Abbey Wehrung

Going up against a talented Nunawading Spectres side, and missing Australian 3×3 guard Marena Whittle, proved to be a tough battle. Ultimately, losing 79-82.

Household name across NBL1 (previously SEABL) Kathleen Sheer, proved why the Spectres came out as winners, posting 21 points and 6 rebounds.

Abbey Wehrung proving why she was floor captain, posting an impressive stat line in 14 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, while shooting 41% from the floor.

Know Raiders currently sit 7th on the NBL1 ladder going in to round 6.

Abbey Wehrung takes on Australia’s Youth, BACOE on Saturday night (May 11th) at 6:00pm.


Carley Ernst

Newly signed power forward, Carley Ernst matched up with powerhouse Geelong Supercats in an unfortunate loss, 54-83. Being outscored in each quarter made for an uphill battle the entire game.

Carley scored 9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.

Waverly Falcons currently sit 15th on the NBL1 ladder headed into round 6.

Carley Ernst take on Ringwood away from home on Saturday May 11th.