Mandurah’s Nici Gilday wins all-star game MVP

Mandurah Magic star Nici Gilday put on a scintillating display for fans at the Women’s State Basketball League all-star game on her way to claiming MVP honours for the day.

Gilday tallied a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the South as they trampled the Northern all-stars 106-66.

Her all-around performance comes in the midst of what has been a stellar season for the former Santa Clara University basketballer, who has been a huge part in helping the Magic to a 12-1 record through their first 13 games.

Gilday is averaging 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists on the regular season.

But she was not the only Magic star to shine at the all-star game, with teammates Carly Boag and Casey Mihovilovich putting in strong performances.

Boag started at the centre position and notched 18 points, 12 rebounds and three steals for the match.

She was the leading scorer for the match, along with teammate Ali Schwagmeyer and the North’s Natalie Burton who also poured in 18 points.

Mihovilovich came off the bench in her seventh all-star appearance, playing just under 19 minutes for six points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals.

The trio was coached by a familiar face, with Mandurah’s Randy Miegel leading the South all-stars.

The game is used to raise funds for Lifeline WA.