BY ERIN PEARSON
GEELONG’S new interstate women’s basketball side has taken a step closer to completion after signing 10 players.
The signings to South East Australia Basketball League’s Lady Cats side included key import Chelsea Aubury who will transfer from Bendigo to Geelong to take up the position.
Supercats General Manager David Hoey said the team was thrilled with Aubury.
“Chelsea, who is currently playing in the Women’s National Basketball League with the Bendigo Spirit, is a Canadian national who has represented her country on an international level since 2002,” he said.
“She had a successful college career at the University of Nebraska and has played in the WNBL for the past two seasons. At 188cm, Chelsea was arguably the best import in the WNBL last season.
“As one of the league’s best three-point shooters, she brings her outside game to Geelong.”
Aubury, who has previously played for Bendgio under Lady Cats coach Paul O’Brien, will line-up alongside fellow tall timbered WNBL forward Chloe Little.
Hoey said 186cm Little would bring “good defensive game” and “incredible work ethic” to the side.
The remaining eight new Lady Cats are Alex Sheedy, Anna Teague, Ellie Stevens, Candice Rogers, Maddie Taylor, Kylie Morrissy, Jess Watson and Cortney Williamson.
The team has one signing to go, with officials expecting to reveal the final name soon.