Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dispatch from Down Under: CNU's Schweers in playoffs after 42-point game

Former Christopher Newport University legend Chelsie Schweers, who will coach Hickory High girls basketball this winter, is blogging for LadySwish during her season in Australia with the Toowoomba Mountaineers.

The Toowoomba Mountaineers secured their place in the QBL play-offs on Saturday (August 17th)! The Mountaineers took the win, defeating the Gold Coast Rollers 95-89. Gold Coast was fired up coming into the game since they needed to get the win by at least 22 points for a spot in the playoffs. We played some of our best basketball, and while we led for the majority of the game, the Rollers kept coming back. We had to keep notching it up to stay ahead and we did! With 2:30 left in the 4th quarter, it was a tie game, but I nailed two 3-pointers in the final minutes, and the Mountaineers went on to take a six-point victory! This is the first time in eight years that the Toowoomba women have qualified for the playoffs. I am so excited to be a part of this team and to have contributed to our spot in the playoffs. 

Week 15 was a very special week for me as I was named the QBL Player of the Week for the second time this season. I scored a season-high 42 points, shooting 7-10 from the three-point line, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds.  I also finished the regular season leading the league in average points per game (28.4), overall points scored (455), and 3-pointers made (65).  I am so thankful for having been given this opportunity to play in the QBL. I can't thank my teammates and coaches enough for always looking out for me on the court (and sometimes off the court!). 

On Saturday (August 24th) we go up against the Brisbane Capitals in Brisbane who we have lost to twice in the regular season. So needless to say, we have got to show up with our game on! We are playing better as a team, and with the right attitude we can take the win. Now that we are entering the playoffs, it is single elimination, so we have to play hard right up until the final buzzer. Let's go Neers!

Wish us luck…
Until next time,

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