ROUND 2 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Settling in with her new team seamlessly, Cobi Crispin has earned the Round 2 Player of the Week award in just her second week with the Queensland Comets.
Making the move from Sydney Metro where she was named the 2017 Finals MVP last year, Crispin averaged 28.3 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and 4.3 steals across three victories over the Kilsyth Cobras.
She played every minute through the three contests and while she is likely to shoulder the load for the Comets all season, Crispin looks equal to the task so far as she has helped Queensland to third position on the ladder.
Against Kilsyth on Friday night, the Comets found themselves trailing by five points at the main break but Crispin led the comeback with six points, four assists and two steals in the third term as she accounted for 14 of her team’s 20 points through her own scoring or assists.
Her harassing defence led the Comets to earn a 20-8 advantage in points off turnovers and they went on to win the game by 18 points.
Crispin finished with 23 points, ten rebounds, seven assists and four steals while six offensive boards helped Queensland tally 12 second chance points.
Her offensive efficiency was taken to another level in their second meeting on Saturday, tallying a game-high 37 points on 18-34 shooting.
The Comets again prevailed, 63-54, after Crispin set the tone with ten first-quarter points before she added another eight in the second term to move in front by nine points at half-time.
Kilsyth kept coming at them in the second half but Crispin had the answers everytime, scoring nine in the third and ten in the final quarter while also recording seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.
The Cobras had come close in both games which gave them confidence heading into the third clash on Sunday and after a back-and-forth affair, the scores were tied at three-quarter time.
Crispin had 20 points by that stage and she added another basket, off a steal, as Queensland scored the first six of the final quarter.
She then assisted Georgia Bishop-Cash on the next possession but Kilsyth were not going away, moving within a point of the visitors inside the last minute.
Crispin, who had 24 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and five steals overall, set herself for one final dagger and connected following an Alison Herring steal.
While the Cobras scored again to make it a 56-55 game, time proved their enemy as Queensland prevailed to cap an impressive weekend on the road.
Round 2 Cobi Crispin Stats: 28.3 points on 50% shooting, 11 rebounds (three offensive), four assists and 4.3 steals per game.