Ladies’ chance to begin glory run-南京夜网
发布时间：2018-04-12 21:55 阅读 次
THE Albury-Wodonga Lady Bandits have a good chance of snapping a nine-match losing streak when they take on the North West Tasmania Thunder tonight, according to coach Michael Hickey.
Since taking over as coach after Ray Tomlinson’s resignation a month ago, Hickey has overseen a gradual improvement in the team’s competitiveness, and despite a big loss to Nunawading last week, believes his team can record their second win of the season.
“It’s another challenge for us but it’s one I’m hopeful we can overcome,” he said.
“We pencilled this match in about three or four weeks ago as one we thought we would be a good chance to win.
“Intensity is the key word for us. If we can play like we did against Ballarat two weeks ago, then we should be right there.”
In a boost for the Border outfit, captain Rachael Smart will make her return from injury and forward Jillian Hewitt will make her debut after her clearance from Waratah league club Newcastle finally came through.
But Maddy Plunkett will once again be unavailable, this time for six weeks, with national under-19 commitments, Jane Scheetz will also be absent with a junior representative team and feisty guard Liona Edwards has been ruled out with a foot injury.
Hickey believes the return of Smart and the addition of Hewitt will help cover the loss of Plunkett and Scheetz inside.
“Having Rachael back will definitely give the girls some confidence,” he said.
“With Maddy not playing, I think Jill will bring some firepower under the basket.”
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