Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Bundy Needs More Than Just a Hot Shot; Heidi Freeburn Wants to Be a Floor Leader, Not Just a Deadly Scorer

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Bundy Needs More Than Just a Hot Shot; Heidi Freeburn Wants to Be a Floor Leader, Not Just a Deadly Scorer

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Byline: Chris McLoughlin

BASKETBALL: With the ball in her hands, Heidi Freeburn is among Queensland Australian Basketball League's most deadly offensive weapons.

But as she returns to the Bundaberg Radiology Bears, the Terrigal, New South Wales product realises she must become more of a leader.

"I'm happy with (how I played) last year, but I know a few things I need to change this year," Freeburn said.

"I would just like to get everyone involved and be more of a floor general this year."

Bears coach Andrew Bainbridge praised his team's leading scorer - her 19.9 points a game had Freeburn among the most effective scorers in the league.

"Just the offence she provides when she gets going (is vital to the team), she can hit the open two and three or drive to the ring," Bainbridge said.

While he was happy the talented guard had returned, Bainbridge was keen for her to show her leadership in more ways than just points.

"We're looking for Heidi to be a bit more of a leader of the group, to be more outspoken and be an on-floor leader," he said. …

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