Roderick Geelong Lady Supercats captain Kylie Morrissy will miss the last three games of the SEABL regular season with a knee injury.
After falling awkwardly against the Kilsyth Cobras on Sunday afternoon, Morrissy consulted with doctors this week and has been ruled out for the next three games due to bone bruising in her knee.
Head coach Paul O’Brien is confident that Morrissy will return for the Lady Supercats first SEABL finals appearance in just their second year of competition. The finals series will begin on Saturday 18th August, with the Lady Supercats already having sewn up at least second position and setting up a first round match up with the Dandenong Rangers.
“Kylie has had an outstanding season. It’s been a long year and she has had to carry a significant load, playing through a lot of injuries. We fully expect her to return for finals after two weeks of intense rehab.”
In the meantime, the Roderick Geelong Lady Supercats have activated replacement player Bianca Cheever under the SEABL injury waiver clause. Cheever will not be eligible for finals as a minimum of 11 games are required to be played during the regular season in order to be allowed to play finals, however she will provide a spark for the team while Kylie Morrissy is out of commission.
Bianca returned to Geelong earlier this year after playing college basketball for NCAA Division 1 school, University of Idaho, and played in the Geelong Big V Division 1 Women’s team this year. The Big V regular season concluded last weekend, and with the Division 1 women not making finals it gives Bianca an opportunity to suit up for the Roderick Geelong Lady Supercats in 2012.
“Bringing Bianca in for these last three games will allow us to remain competitive against tough teams without Kylie. We’ve already been speaking with Bianca about the possibility of joining the SEABl team for 2013 so this will be a great opportunity for her to extend her experience with us and hopefully look to join the group on a full time basis next year,” said Coach O’Brien.
The Roderick Geelong Lady Supercats and the St Laurence Geelong Supercats will play two big games this weekend, travelling to the new State Basketball Centre on Saturday night to face the Knox Raiders before returning home to the Geelong Arena on Sunday for the blockbuster top of the table clash against the Dandenong Rangers.
Basketball Geelong and the Geelong Supercats also announced this week that that Saturday 22nd September has been chosen as the date for Geelong Basketball’s inaugural 2012 Celebration of Basketball in Geelong.
Tickets for Sunday’s game are available for purchase at www.foxtix.com.au
Written by Beth Davis