CENTRAL Districts Lions’ women’s basketballer Dani Greaves took to the court for her 100th game against South Adelaide, in the Premier League competition, last fortnight.
Greaves, a former Panther, was contesting against her previous side for the milestone match and, despite the result not falling the Lions’ way, said it was a ‘weird’ experience.
“We were hoping for a win, we’re the only win they’ve had all season and we came off a bit of a snatch win,” she said.
“I have a few old clubs, so I can’t say it was the only old club game, but they were the most recent.”
Greaves, who top-scored for Central during the game with 14 points, said the milestone was never something that was on her radar, and that all she wanted to do when she was younger was play at the district’s top level.
“All I wanted to do was to play in the top league… but I’ve been sitting on the bench for a number of years,” she said.
However, Greaves’ 100th game may never have happened had her partner, Dave Earl, not convinced her to come out of retirement.
“I’d actually retired, but came out of retirement to play with my partner, who’s in the men’s team,” she said.
“It’s been a really good club, it’s a very young club, it’s nothing like any other club I’ve played for.”
Greaves said reaching the three-figure tally proves that hard work does pay off for young, aspiring players.
“It’s not a very common thing for women to hit 100 games,” she said.
“I think it just shows that hard work can pay off for juniors that want to make it.
“You don’t have to be a superstar to play at this level.”