With the return to the Nest this Saturday, our SmartSkill Seahawks Women and Seahawks Men will be looking to keep their undefeated home streak intact against the Brisbane Capitals this Saturday night.
The SmartSkill Seahawks Women will not only be looking to keep their home record intact, but they are currently 1st in the league with an overall record of 7-0.
They will be facing a Brisbane Capitals line up that they successfully beat in round 1 of the competition and will be looking for a similar result, defeating them 64-40.
In that first match, the typical stingy defence of the SmartSkill women’s side was in full effect during the second half, where they limited the Capitals women to just 11 points in the final 20 minutes of the game.
Head Coach for the SmartSkill Seahawks Women, Brad Kann, is looking for more of the same treatment this weekend.
“We have really prided ourselves on the defensive end of the floor and looking back on that first game of the year against the Capitals, we want to be able to emulate that performance” said Kann.
“I was pretty proud of the way we handled ourselves in Gladstone and took care of business, so our aim is to continue to string great performances together and make sure teams know when they step onto our home floor, it’s going to be a battle”
The SmartSkill Seahawks Women will see the return of Charli Reece and Taylor Harvey this weekend. Reece enjoyed her first minutes back on the floor last weekend, with both returning to their home venue after a few weeks off with injury.
In what could be a season turning game, the Seahawks Men will look to return to the winners circle this weekend against a pumped-up Brisbane Capitals side.
Similar to the women, the Men took out the first-round matchup between these team, 68-67 and will welcome the return of the team’s leading scorer, David Gurney, this weekend.
Last weekend saw the Seahawks men put in their worst performance for the season, gifting Gladstone their first victory of the season and made for a disappointing trip north for coach Jordan Mullan’s men.
“We reviewed the game immediately the next day as an entire group and addressed some of the teams challenges straight away” said Mullan.
“We were obviously incredibly disappointed with the way we played and felt like we not only let ourselves down, but the entire association down by delivering the performance we did”
“We will be making changes to what we do moving forward, and accountability has been a major topic within our group, not just since last Saturday, but since the season commenced”
“We want our players to hold each other accountable on and off the floor and if that means we need to get into each other a bit and it drives a positive result, then so be it”
“Everyone needs to do their role to the best of our ability, whether it’s the bigs making sure we win the rebound count every week, or it’s our guards being patient and unselfish on the offensive end, we need to execute together as a group”
“We will be looking for a much-improved performance this weekend against the Capitals”
Game night sponsor Coolphase will be promoting their legendary Push-Up Challenge they are currently enduring as part of fundraising for mental health. There will be a challenge at half time of the Men’s game – so if you feel like you have the strength to compete, make sure you put your arms and biceps up to support such a great cause.
To donate to the cause, please head to: https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/team/7527-coolphase-pushies
To purchase tickets for this weekend’s game, please head to: https://www.seahawksbasketball.com.au/qsl-tickets