Greater en­ergy needed

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - SPORTS - With Greg Hire

IT was a tale of two tapes in our most re­cent en­coun­ters against Mel­bourne United and Bris­bane Bul­lets.

Ar­guably, we played three good quar­ters of bas­ket­ball out of eight and in do­ing so, split the re­sults.

We need to repli­cate the mind­set we had in the sec­ond half against Bris­bane and in the last quar­ter against Mel­bourne.

It’s grit, pas­sion and en­ergy. It’s that des­per­a­tion and re­lent­less­ness; a de­sire to cre­ate a dif­fer­ence in the game.

We had play­ers per­form­ing ag­gres­sively, show­ing con­fi­dence and be­ing un­selfish. When that oc­curs we are ex­tremely tough to beat.

It’s not easy to play that style of bas­ket­ball, where you put your body on the line and come out of the game com­pletely gassed. But it’s what’s re­quired to be com­pet­i­tive and put your­self in a po­si­tion to win.

Th­ese next few weeks are a great op­por­tu­nity to so­lid­ify our spot on the lad­der. We want to be play­ing our best bas­ket­ball come the busi­ness end of the sea­son.

I never like to com­pare sea­sons, but last year the aura around the group was sen­sa­tional.

We had all the con­fi­dence in the world and we felt like we could com­pletely dom­i­nate our op­po­nents.

Pic­ture: Bradley Ka­naris/Getty Im­ages

Perth Wild­cats cel­e­brate their tight win against Bris­bane.

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