Scott Davies driving towards the basket in a Coffs Harbour Suns State League match earlier this year. Photo courtesy, Lance Mil
Scott Davies driving towards the basket in a Coffs Harbour Suns State League match earlier this year. Photo courtesy, Lance Mil

Suns' final home game

BOTH the men's and women's Camera House Suns basketball teams will play their last home game of the regular season in Coffs tonight.

The men will be defending their first place on the ladder against the Central Coast Power, while the girls will player the highly ranked Lithgow team.

Fans are urged to get along to Sportz Central to support the teams in their run-up to the finals series.

The Camera House men, after a rampaging 26-point win over the North Sydney Bears, are now in equal first spot on the competition ladder with Hornsby Spiders.

The men's team hopes to make this Saturday's game an entertaining one.

On paper, we should look forward to a big victory, as the Central Coast Power are running second last in the nine-team conference.

However, the Suns are not going into the game over-confident, knowing that a few turn-overs is all it needs to turn the game around.

"We have shown a great deal of improvement in teamwork over the past two games," coach Phil Atkinson said.

"Our guard rotation is getting much stronger, with Nathan Ainsworth really earning his court time over the past two games.

"Our big men continue to dominate under the rings, and with Sean Murphy currently holding down the number one pointscorer in the league spot, we can look forward to a highly entertaining match on Saturday night."

And for the women's team this weekend in a make or break time.

Up against the third-placed Lithgow coach Herb Haddon is quietly confident that the Suns will make this game a winner and improve their chances in the playoffs.

"Although our inaugural year has been successful with four wins from nine games, the players are not yet satisfied," Haddon said.

"We are still looking to make the playoffs which would be an outstanding result first up.

"Also our team has a point to prove against Lithgow who only two weeks ago gave the Suns a bit of a towelling, winning by 28 points on their home turf, our worst result for the year.

"This does not sit well with the players and only a win will take away the hurt.

"The Suns are pumped, so watch out Lithgow."

Tip off time for the women's game is 5.30pm, due to the Lithgow team arriving on a late afternoon flight from Sydney.

The men will tip off at their normal time of 7pm.



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