Experienced guard Holly Greene has played in five of the Warrnambool Mermaids’ Big V championship victories but Sunday’s division one victory was the sweetest one of all.
“This year is really special,” the Melbourne-based nurse said.
“I got to play with one of my best mates, Amy Wormald. We grew up together and we went through our juniors together and then she moved to Geelong when I played in the previous championships.
“So to win one with her along with my other teammates, who I have been friends with for years, it’s really special and it probably means the most to me.”
Greene has played in the 2006 and 2011-12 Big V division one triumphs and played in last year’s straight-sets division two championship victory.
The guard finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists to go with her 22 points, three rebounds and five assists in game two on Saturday night.
The only other Mermaids to have played in multiple championship victories are Carly Pulling (2011-12, 2017-18) and Katie O’Keefe (2012, 2018).
O’Keefe, Pulling and Greene also featured in the 2010 defeat to Altona.
Greene was lost for words when describing her emotions after the hard-fought nine-point victory at Casey on Sunday.
“It was awesome after coming back from one down and to come down here and win two, last night and tonight, it’s a bit surreal at the moment,” she said.
“I don’t know how to feel. It’s just so exciting to win with these group of girls.”
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