This Saturday night will see the inaugural “Clash of the Coast” trophy up for grabs, against hometown rivals, the Gold Coast Rollers at the Nest.
Not that these games need any more spice, the teams will now be battling out for overall bragging rights.
General Manager for the North Gold Coast Seahawks, Dwayne Vale, is excited to see a packed house, COVID dependant, this Saturday night.
“What a better way to get both associations fired up with the first ever “Clash of the Coast” series up for the taking,” said Vale.
“There’s nothing better than a hometown rivalry to get the players and spectators fired up for a great night of basketball viewing”
“Gold Coast love to refer to us as the little brother, which is fine, we will take that underdog fighting spirit into all of our games, particularly this one”
“I just hope GM of the Gold Coast Rollers Joel McInnes, as well as his teams, are comfortable sitting on plastic chairs and not in their ivory tower and piles of cash that they are so accustomed to”
“We’ve got a point to prove, and Saturday night is our time to prove it”
Gold Coast General Manager Joel Mcinnes is looking forward to the games, ‘’The Seahawks have had one or more moments over the years, and that is great for a rivalry. I look forward to coming out to ‘the Nest’, however I haven’t seen many Seahawks at Runaway Bay, maybe an Ibis or two.’
The night will tip off with the SmartSkill Seahawks Women wanting to replicate their previous victory against the young and inexperienced Rollers outfit, where they comfortably beat them in round 2, 70-43.
Veteran Lauren Jansen taught her younger rivals a lesson that night, finishing the game with 16 points and 18 rebounds (11 offensive) as well as Seahawks Junior, Charli Reece, who dominated down low, ending the contest with a game high 20 points and 8 rebounds.
If the previous contest in the Men’s game is anything to go by, this game will be a showstopper with Gold Coast holding on in a tight one, 79-77 in the pairs first match up of the year.
For the Rollers Men, Kallum Marks, put on a shooting display in front of his home fans that night, finishing the game with 29 points on 11 of 19 from the field, including 5 from the land of plenty.
Veteran David Gurney was a handful that night, which kicked off his hot streak ending the game with 25 points and 9 rebounds against his former side.
Tickets are still available and are required to be purchased online at: https://www.seahawksbasketball.com.au/qsl-tickets