Griffin returns to action for Australian national team

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 14:30
  • 2005 Chugiak High grad Kelsey Griffin talks to students at Gruening Middle School during a visit to Eagle River in 2011. (Star file photo/Matt Tunseth)

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin returned from injury in trimphant fashion, helping the Australia women’s national basketball team to a 113-53 win over Mozambique on April 6 in the opening round of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

A naturalized Australian citizen, Griffin had been sidelined for several months with a hip injury, according to an account in the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog. She scored six points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished five assists in 19 minutes against Mozambique.

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