Chal­lenge awaits War­riors in form of Ga­tors

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Classifieds - BAS­KET­BALL By CAM POT­TER

WAN­GARATTA War­riors’ 2019 fix­ture be­gins to­mor­row with a crit­i­cal match against Shep­par­ton Ga­tors.

The Ga­tors cur­rently sit on top of the North East con­fer­ence with a 7-1 record and will travel to Wan­garatta In­door Sports and Aquatic Cen­tre to do bat­tle with the War­riors.

In con­trast, the home side is hop­ing to fin­ish the sea­son off well.

With just four games in three weeks re­main­ing to add to their one win from the 2018 side of the fix­ture, the War­riors will be hunt­ing for a scalp.

Sam Waite, Liam Wright and Jake Bowen have en­joyed strong sea­sons so far for the War­riors and get­ting all three on to the court at the same time proves to be the key for Pa­trick Northey’s side to grab an­other win.

For the Lady War­riors, they will face the side two wins above them on the lad­der and a side that de­feated them by just 11 points, 61-50 on De­cem­ber 15.

The big three of the Lady War­riors in Jorja Reidy (14.4 points per game), Chloe Storer (12.86 ppg) and Alaana Northey (12.33 ppg) have en­joyed great sea­sons of­fen­sively, but with­out the height around the rim on de­fence the War­riors have leaked 69 points per game, 17 points dif­fer­ence to their av­er­age scor­ing of 52 points per con­test.

Af­ter a break and a num­ber of train­ing ses­sions to­gether in the New Year the War­riors will hit the floor Satur­day night with the aim to run the Lady Ga­tors off their feet.

Af­ter win­ning the con­fer­ence pre­mier­ship last sea­son, the War­riors have won just one game so far in the 2018-19 sea­son and will look to their fi­nal three matches to add to their tally and fea­ture in fi­nals.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.