Suns hot in a double header
OF all the weeks the Coffs Harbour Men’s State League team had to have a couple of players missing it had to be this week.
Facing a rigorous double header at Sportz Central, the men need as many hands on deck as possible to lighten the workload for everyone but coach Brad Sibraa is confident that this is a problem that can be overcome and attitude has a lot to do with it.
“They’re very much upbeat and it’s a different feeling for the guys,” Sibraa said.
“We’ve made a lot of changes to the way we played last year and to come out this year in the first game and beat one of the best teams in the league in Grafton quite comfortably put a little bit of confidence in the guys and said that what we are working on does work.”
Gun recruit Matt Shanahan will be absent as he’s in Adelaide playing in the Elite Basketball Championship as will other key tall players. Sibraa admits that the lack of height will present a challenge.
“We’re playing Ballina on Saturday night and they’ve got a couple of six-foot-nine-inch guys,” the coach said.
“Our game is a transition game and that is rebound and then run the floor. A big thing that I’ve been working on this week in practise is securing the ball and then running the floor and if we’ve got nothing on then we go through our offences to get a score.
“If we screen properly then it doesn’t matter how big you are if our guys put up good screens.”
This weekend is a massive one for Coffs Harbour as all three State League teams will be playing double headers tonight and tomorrow with all matches at Sportz Central.