Haynes gets QBL gong
PORT City Power basketballer Rebecca Haynes was the toast of the QBL last week as the women’s player of the round.
Lining up in the Power outfit this year after stints with Rockhampton and Logan in the previous two years, Haynes had a huge game at Kev Broome Stadium against Bundaberg on Saturday night.
Her stellar all-round performance included 22 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, six blocks and an impressive five steals, showing there was nothing she could not do in the 109-45 win over the Bears.
This followed a great game the week before for Haynes, who registered 19 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the Power’s loss.
With three QBL seasons under her belt, and two with WNBL side Logan Thunder, Haynes has taken her game to another level in the short time the QBL 2010 season has been under way.
Haynes now averages 16.9 points, 8.4 boards and 2.7 assists over her three-year career in the QBL and the numbers she’s posted already are an improvement in all areas.
Obviously no slouch when it comes to rebounding and shot-blocking at the defensive end of the court, Haynes has no trouble lighting it up at the offensive end.
Armed with a highly accurate three-point shot, Haynes ended the 2008 QBL season with the best three-point average of almost 45 per cent, or as good as one out of every long bomb nailed she launched.
Haynes spent four years treading the college boards in the Mecca of basketball, the USA, playing for Jacksonville State University and the Community College of Rhode Island.
The Port City Power is back in action this week at home against Rockhampton, and Haynes, in white-hot form, will be looking to boost her all-round numbers against her former club.