Sara Blicavs

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Sara Blicavs
AIS 15 Sara Blicavs 2.png
No. 15 – Australian Institute of Sport (WNBL team)
Position Guard, Forward
League WNBL
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Listed height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Career information

Sara Blicavs is an Australian basketball player who has competed for Australian Institute of Sport in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).

Personal[edit]

Blicavs is from Victoria, Australia.[1][2] She is of Latvian descent.[3] Her parents, Andris Blicavs and Karen Blicavs, both played for Australian national basketball teams,[4] and her brother Mark plays for the Geelong Football Club. Her parents' careers in basketball both ended because of knee injuries.[1][5] She was one of three Australian female athletes based at the Australian Institute of Sport to test a sport bra designed by Berlei.[6] She is 188 centimetres (74 in) tall.[1]

Basketball[edit]

They’ve still got a lot of basketball game knowledge to learn, but their athleticism is what makes them stand out at the moment.

Carrie Graf, Canberra Capitals and Australian Opals coach[7]

Olivia Thompson and Sara Blicavs are having outstanding seasons, but across the board they are very talented, very athletic, so it should be a great contest.

West Coast Waves coach David Herbert described her as a gifted player [8]

Blicavs plays in the guard or forward positions.[5]

WNBL[edit]

Blicavs played for the Australian Institute of Sport during the 2011/2012 WNBL season.[1] In a 24 September 2011 pre-season game loss the Canberra Capitals, she was the team's leading scorer with 23 points.[9] In an 18 November 2011 game against the Canberra Capitals, the Capitals and national team coach Carrie Graf identified her as one of the "AIS players the Capitals must stop to secure back-to-back victories for the first time this year."[5] In a November 2011 game against the Townsville Fire, she scored 27 points in a victory for the Australian Institute of Sport.[1][10] In a November 2011 victory of the Sydney Uni Flames, she scored 27 points.[11] In the first two months of the season, she averaged ten points, two assists and four rebounds a game.[5] In a January 2012 game against the Dandenong Rangers, she scored ten points in game her team lost. She was the only player for the AIS to score double digits in the match.[12][13] In a January 2012 victory against the West Coast Waves played in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, she scored 30 points and ten rebounds.[14] In an 8 February 2012 game against the Canberra Capitals, she was the team's second leading scorer with twelve points.[15] In February 2012, before the final game of the season, West Coast Waves coach David Herbert described her as a gifted player [16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Basketball By Jon Tuxworth (2011-11-27). "Blicavs just the shot to give AIS a much-needed boost — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ Ward, Roy (2012-01-30). "WNBL: Rangers hand out a drubbing — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Greater Dandenong Weekly. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  3. ^ http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/1895680/bendigo-bucket-list/
  4. ^ Basketball By Jon Tuxworth (2011-11-27). "Blicavs just the shot to give AIS a much-needed boost — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ a b c d Tuxworth, Jon (2011-11-18). "Caps, AIS to catch Graf’s eye — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ 3 Oz Olympic hopefuls test new sports bras to boost performance | TruthDiveTruthDive
  7. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2011-11-18). "Caps, AIS to catch Graf’s eye — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Waves hit the Red Centre — The West Australian". Au.news.yahoo.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ Basketballby Chris Dutton (2011-09-25). "Dombkins setting high goals — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  10. ^ Travis King (2011-12-03). "Bendigo Spirit wary of AIS form — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  11. ^ "Batkovic powers Adelaide to WNBL top spot". News.smh.com.au. 2011-11-27. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  12. ^ Ward, Roy (2012-01-30). "WNBL: Rangers hand out a drubbing — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Greater Dandenong Weekly. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  13. ^ "Rangers in do-or-die mode". Theage.com.au. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  14. ^ "Returning Batkovic sparks Lightning". Wwos.ninemsn.com.au. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  15. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2010-07-19). "Few fans but Bibby milestone still sweet — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  16. ^ "Waves hit the Red Centre — The West Australian". Au.news.yahoo.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-02-09.