Garbin stars in WA swansong

April 26, 2018 | Townsville Fire news

Two-time JCU Townsville Fire championship winner Darcee Garbin has starred in her Western Australian swansong to begin the latest edition of our Winter Update.

While the World University Games gold medallist had signed with the Townsville Flames for the up-coming QBL season, Garbin was lured back to her junior club, Rockingham, for some high-profile cameos and did not disappoint.

In her final game for Rockingham, Garbin posted a game-high 31 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in just under 35 minutes of court action.

The 23-year-old shot an astonishing 73% from the floor including a perfect 4/4 from beyond the arc.

Garbin finishes her six-game stint sitting second in the competition behind Sami Whitcomb for points per game at 24.8, while also averaging eight rebounds.

In France, six-time WNBL MVP Suzy Batkovic has suffered a loss in her opening quarter-final of the best-of-three series.

Suiting up for Montpelier, Batkovic, who leads the league in scoring, was limited to just nine points and two rebounds in the 63-84 loss to Landes after encountering early foul trouble.

Montpelier will look to bounce back on the weekend when they square off again in a must-win game two of the series.

Finally, Micaela Cocks will represent New Zealand at this week’s 3 x 3 Asia Cup alongside WNBL stars Toni Edmonson, Chevannah Paalvast and Kalani Purcell.

Fresh off securing a bronze medal with the Tall Ferns at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the three-time WNBL championship winner will make her debut in the sport’s new-look format with games against China and Malaysia after being drawn in Pool A.

Australia will meet Samoa, Sri Lanka and Thailand in Pool B.