The Greater Dandenong Weekly writes about Ashley Robinson’s adjustment to Australia – on the court in the WNBL and off of it.
The other type is driving a car on Australian roads and the 193-centimetre Texan claims to have that down pat, even though she has been in Australia for less than a month.
“I’m an excellent driver,” she said. “It was a little scary at first but I’m fine now, you won’t have any problems with me on the road.”
Robinson and her team had Saturday and Sunday off, but Alison Lacey’s Canberra Transact Capitals squad was in action on Saturday, rallying from an early deficit to defeat Townsville 81-67. Marianna Tolo powered the victory with 27 points and 12 rebounds, while former UW guard Nicole Romeo scored 12 points in the win. At 5-1, Canberra trails only undefeated Dandenong in the standings.
In Spain, Ros Casares Valencia swamped Ibiza-PDV 80-33 on Saturday. Ros Casares led by 21 points after one quarter and an even 30 at the half. Ibiza, which boasts three former WNBA players (Kristen Rasmussen and Canadians Kim Smith and Shona Thorburn) did not score more than 10 points in any quarter and was shut out at the free throw line. Jana Veselá scored six points as Ros Casares balanced its scoring – every player on the roster had at least five points.