Katanning star Megan McKay and her Townsville Fire teammates were unable to complete a fairytale finish and win the 2020 Women’s National Basketball League championship. Heading into their final two regular rounds, the Fire sat fourth on the standings but won both games to finish second and face the Southside Flyers in the semifinals. The Fire went down to the Flyers and then bounced back to win their preliminary final narrowly against the Melbourne Boomers to set up a rematch with the formidable Flyers outfit in the grand final on December 20 at Townsville Stadium. The Flyers went into the grand final hot favourites after only losing two games for the whole season, but the Fire were up for the challenge. Scores were level at the end of the first quarter and by the halfway mark of the game the resilient Fire only trailed by two points. However, the Flyers showed their class in the second half as they outscored the Fire by 15 points to run out 99-82 victors and secure the championship. McKay was a shining light for the Fire in defeat as she finished with eight points and grabbed seven rebounds to go with one assist and one steal in just over 18 minutes of playing time. The 17-point victory helped the Flyers make amends for their grand final defeat last season. In her first WNBL season, McKay was ultra-impressive for the Fire and was rewarded by receiving the team’s coaches award. The power forward averaged 7.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game with the Fire in a condensed season played in North Queensland. The Katanning product also finished the season with the best field goal percentage for the whole competition, going at 62.2 per cent.