Austin grad leads her team to pro basketball title in Finland

Published 9:42 pm Monday, April 19, 2010

A 2004 Austin grad has led her pro women’s basketball team to a D1 National Championship in Finland.

Lisa Bue, who plays for the Lappeenranta Catz, had 23 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and four blocks in a series deciding game five 90-75 win over PeKa of Kotka.

It was Bue’s first season playing for the Catz and she was selected tournament MVP.

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The Catz had been in the title game the past four years, but this was the first time they won it all.

Bue had started her pro career in Kosovo last year and she played four years at North Dakota State, where she finished her college career at NDSU as the school’s 19th best scorer with 1,245 points and she was the 2008 Summit League Player of the Year.

Bue is Austin High School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,592 points.