Bulls’ hopes based on defence
BULLS BBA women’s coach Matthew Rossiter says a focus on defence is responsible for his side’s unbeaten start to the season.
The reigning champions have only conceded 101 points in the first two games and Rossiter hopes to continue that trend against Aces White tomorrow night at the South West Sport Centre.
“Defence is what the Bulls have been known for over the years,” Rossiter said.
“If we keep a team to 40 or 45 points we will win the game 90 per cent of the time.
“Our defence is our key and if we can catch the opposition on the fast break after a turnover we normally score.
“We also have a good spread of scorers so hopefully that continues.”
However, Rossiter said changes to the side since last year meant the club still had a lot to work on.
“We have got our main team from last year besides Georgia Denehey and Laura Jeffery,” he said.
“We have added Bianca Donovan who is a 150-game SBL player so we are a strong team still, but I am not sure if we are as strong as last year, time will tell.”
Despite the strong start to the season, Rossiter is not taking Aces White lightly.
“Amanda Frontino is a quality player and she is leading their scoring,” he said.
“They are also very well coached by Vlad Alava so there are no easy games this year.”
In the other match Bullets face Tornadoes Red and Tornadoes Black have the bye.