Hurst scores award
SHE’S so good it Hurst. No it’s not a typo. Port City Power point guard Natalie Hurst has finally won the QBL player of the week, on the back of a stellar season with the club.
Hurst was instrumental in the road trip wins last weekend, when the Power did the Cairns-Townsville double.
Awarded the Round 10 player of the week, the dynamic Natalie Hurst started off the weekend against the Cairns Dolphins with a league high 35 points. Hurst is no stranger to amassing points, but even she would have been pleased with the 58.1 per cent shooting average.
This effort helped the Power to a 32-point win over the Dolphins.
Townsville Flames got a taste of their own medicine, as Hurst spent every minute of the match on the court.
She scored 19 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists as the Power put the torch to their nemesis the Flames 106-72, the dynamic point guard only three rebounds off a triple double.
During her time with the Power, the gun point guard has averaged 27 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game.
Earlier this year Port City Power coach Jessica Bibby said Hurst was one of the most underrated players in the league, and her contribution to the game was over and above the scoresheet.
Her ability to read the play and her constant intensity in defence and offence is a standout feature of her game.
Hurst has played in six WNBL championships with the Canberra Capitals.