Hoey Moey team has third win
DESPITE missing five key players, the Hoey Moey men’s team won both games over the weekend taking their season record to three wins and no losses to now sit on the top of the table.
“I couldn’t be happier with the effort of the guys, especially the guys who stepped into the side this weekend to help us out with numbers,” coach Brad Sibraa said.
The men faced Ballina first up on Saturday evening and controlled the first half well to hold a 29-22 lead at the main break despite missing a number of free throws.
Ballina caught Coffs off guard at the start of the third quarter and fought their way back into the game to turn the contest into a tight battle that went down to the wire before the Suns eventually won 67-64.
On a back-to-back games weekend, Coffs played Port Macquarie on Sunday afternoon.
Again depleted with absentees, the Coffs men had their backs against the wall and the Suns found themselves locked in another tight battle and trailing by a single point at half-time.
Learning from their third quarter mistakes in the Ballina game the night before, Coffs came out in the third quarter and quickly built a small lead over the Dolphins.
Port Macquarie fired back to create a tight final quarter battle.
Despite four personal fouls to Jake Wittleton and Mitch Cole, Coffs held Port Macquarie to just two points in the final minutes of the game, going on to win the match 61–51.