Georgia Inglis has starred for the Perth Wheelcats across
the round two cluster in Sydney.
Backing up from team mate Amber Merritt’s award a fortnight
ago, 25 year-old Inglis has taken out the honours as the Round 2 Player of the
Averaging a triple-double across their three victories,
Inglis put up 12.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.3 assists per contest to help
Perth move to a 7-0 record and three wins clear on top of the ladder.
On Friday night, the Wheelcats visited the Sydney Uni
Flames who were making their 2019 debut and after leading for the entire first
half, the match went down to the wire courtesy of a 15-10 third quarter from the
With only four minutes remaining, Tracey Carruthers put
Sydney Uni up by four but Inglis sparked an immediate response from Perth,
recording a steal and an assist to Merritt on the following possession.
Inglis then secured another steal and scored herself and
those two plays set up a 10-0 run from the Wheelcats as they went on to win
Recording a double-double, Inglis finished with a
stat-line of ten points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and four steals while
playing all 40 minutes.
The following day, Perth ensured there would be no tight
finish against the Sydney Metro Blues as they led by 11 at half-time and 27 at
one stage before completing a 70-55 win.
In over 39 minutes, Inglis was again highly influential
with 13 points on 6-11 shooting, seven boards and 12 assists while she made a
major impact at the defensive end with a steal and three rejections.
Later that day, Perth took on the Red Dust Lady Heelers
and notched a 73-38 victory with Inglis claiming a triple-double which had
narrowly eluded her in the Wheelcats’ previous two encounters for the weekend.
After exploding out the blocks with four points, four
boards and four assists in the opening term, Inglis only needed to
three-quarter time to reach the triple-double milestone.
She got her tenth assist with 1:13 left in the period
before pulling down a rebound a minute later, going on to finish with 14
points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.
Her tally of 31 assists for the round came with just five
turnovers and it is that efficiency, in tandem with Merritt’s offensive capabilities
that has helped lead Perth to their undefeated start to 2019.
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