Stats stars: Who is leading at the halfway mark?

BEFORE launching into the second half of the 2021 NAB AFLW season, it's time to take a look at the individual statistical leaders.

Collingwood (Brianna Davey and Britt Bonnici) and GWS (Alyce Parker and Bec Beeson) are well represented in the midfield statistics, while Freo powerhouse Kiara Bowers is averaging 4.4 more tackles than her nearest competitor, young Saint Tyanna Smith.

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The Dockers are also leading the way in defence, with the unheralded Janelle Cuthbertson topping the competition for average intercept possessions.

It's a three-way tie at the top of the goalkicking tally, featuring two NAB AFLW Rising Star winners in Izzy Huntington and Chloe Molloy and the two-time AFLW best and fairest Erin Phillips.

Average Disposals
Brianna Davey (Coll) 24.2
Britt Bonnici (Coll) 24.2
Alyce Parker (GWS) 24.0
Ebony Marinoff (Adel) 23.8
Bec Beeson (GWS) 23.8

Average Metres Gained
Ellie Blackburn (WB) 400.3m
Dana Hooker (WC) 393.5m one game, ruled out for season with injury
Ebony Marinoff (Adel) 384.6m
Alyce Parker (GWS) 379.5m
Kiara Bowers (Frem) 357.5m

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Average Contested Possessions
Alyce Parker (GWS) 15.0
Bec Beeson (GWS) 14.4
Monique Conti (Rich) 13.4
Jasmine Garner (NM) 12.8
Maddy Prespakis (Carl) 11.5  

Average Clearances
Alyce Parker (GWS) 6.4
Bec Beeson (GWS) 6.2
Jasmine Garner (NM) 6.0
Kiara Bowers (Frem) 5.8
Ebony Marinoff (Adel) 5.2

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Average Marks
Britt Bonnici (Coll) 6.6
Erin Phillips (Adel) 6.0
Izzy Huntington (WB) 5.8
Jess Duffin (NM) 5.0 one game
Kate Lutkins (Bris), Lauren Ahrens (GC) and Hannah Priest (StK) 4.8

Average Tackles
Kiara Bowers (Frem) 12.0
Tyanna Smith (StK) 7.6
Ali Drennan (GC) 7.2
Rosie Dillon (StK) 6.6
Tyla Hanks (Melb) 6.4

Crow crunched in powerful Bowers tackle

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Fremantle's Kiara Bowers lays a ferocious tackle on Adelaide's Anne Hatchard

Average Intercept Possessions
Janelle Cuthbertson (Frem) 9.4
Dana Hooker (WC), 9.0 one game, ruled out for season with injury
Jade Pregelj (GC), 8.8
Meg McDonald (Geel) 8.4
Lauren Ahrens (GC) 8.2

Average Hitouts
Lauren Bella (GC) 20.4
Erin McKinnon (GWS) 20.4
Emma King (NM) 19.0
Rhiannon Metcalfe (Adel), 17.5
Caitlin Gould (Adel) 17.0 two games

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Average Score Involvements
Erin Phillips (Adel) 6.0
Gemma Houghton (Frem) 4.6
Ebony Marinoff (Adel) 4.4
Katie Brennan (Rich) 4.4
Chloe Scheer (Adel) 4.3 three games

Total Goals
Izzy Huntington (WB) 9
Chloe Molloy (Coll) 9
Erin Phillips (Adel) 9
Dakota Davidson (Bris) 8
Greta Bodey (Bris), Courtney Wakefield (Rich) 7

Phillips wows with stunning finish

00:32 Jan 30. 2021. 6:38 PM

Erin Phillips showed her class in front of goal with a brilliant dummy before snagging the goal on her left to increase the Crows' lead

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