On the back of our first home game for the season, the North Gold Coast Seahawks QSL teams will be looking to keep their unbeaten home streak alive against the visiting Toowoomba Mountaineers this Saturday night at the Nest.
With both Toowoomba teams still to register a win in the QSL season, the SmartSkill Seahawks Women’s team and Seahawks Men’s teams will need to be on their game to assure it stays that way.
The SmartSkill Seahawks Women’s side have been a force to be reckoned with so far this season, with an average winning margin of 25 points, having them top of the QSL division 1 ladder.
Head Coach for the SmartSkill Seahawks Women’s team, Bradley Kann, is all about keeping his team focused heading into this weekend’s match against Toowoomba.
“Even though Toowoomba are yet to win, these types of games are always dangerous for anyone, so our focus this week has been about making sure we start and finish the game the right way” said Kann.
“I’d really love for us to string together four quarters of play on both ends of the floor, and make sure we are executing the scout to perfection”
Asked where he felt his team needed to improve, Kann knew straight away.
“Offensively we haven’t had a huge outing, where we’ve put up 85-90 points in a game”
“I think for us to take that next step, we not only need to contain and hold teams on the defensive end, but we need to punish and put pressure on teams by how quickly we can score the ball”
“Hopefully this weekend can see us fill up the scoreboard”
For the Seahawks Men, they returned to the winners circle last week, with a less than impressive 18-point win over a young Logan squad.
The Men have had to fight for their victories so far this year, with a tight 1-point victory over Brisbane and 2-point loss to Gold Coast, this weekend is hopefully the start of a much-needed winning streak for the group.
Head Coach for the Seahawks Men, Jordan Mullan, knows exactly where his team needs to improve.
“We need to take care of the ball and rebound the ball much better than we currently have” said Mullan.
“Even though we won the game, we lost the rebound count by 12 and had 15 turnovers for the game”
“Against quality opposition we lose that game, as they would have exploited our lack of care for the ball and punished us with second chance points”
“If we can rebound the ball well, it fits perfectly into the way we want to play and that’s fast paced, exciting basketball”
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