Hannan imposes herself with big double-double

A POWERFUL scoring and rebounding performance from Ashlee Hannan was one of the biggest factors in the Albury-Wodonga Bandits’ powerful 64-point triumph over the Hornsby Ku Ring Gai at Lauren Jackson Sports Centre on Saturday night.

The Bandits were outstanding across all four quarters, breaking out to an emphatic 33-9 lead by the first change of play. It was a period of play that set the tone for the remainder of the game as the home side controlled every facet of the game in as dominant a win as you will see.

Although Hornsby showed plenty of heart in its attempt to stop the bleeding, Albury-Wodonga was in complete control, and cruised home to a marvelous result.

Hannan was an immense presence in the match and her statline reflects how much of an impact on the match. The paint was hers and her strong performance echoed how well the team played across all four quarters.

Albury-Wodonga Bandits (104) def. Hornsby Ku Ring Gai (40)

Ashlee Hannan – 23 points, 22 rebounds, two steals

Hannan’s numbers are a perfect indicator of just how much she was able to establish her dominance on the contest. The big produced stirring numbers, with both her 23 points and 22 rebounds being game-high figures in the match.

Scoring-wise, Hannan was the focal point of the team’s offence, with the ball typically pushed around the top of the arc until it found its way into the hands of the star big. She kicked off the match with nice jumpshot over the opposition, before making her way to the free throw line on the next possession.

Her strong start was a sign of things to come, with the tall able to put herself into a scoring position almost every position. Although her teammates chimed in for some handy baskets over the course of the game, but Hannan was the go-to player.

The rebounding performance was arguably the most impressive part of her game, pulling down a round-high 22 boards for the match. It appeared the opposition had too much trouble boxing Hannan out, as she managed to outreach Hornsby’s bigs in a delightful performance.

Of her 22 rebounds, nine were on the offensive end, creating plenty of second-chance scoring opportunities in the process. It generated a lot of Hannan and the team’s offence, and was a big part in Albury-Wodonga’s success.

Hannan delivered a best-on performance in a thumping win for the Bandits, continuing a strong start for the season for both her and her team.

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