Sunset for Suns in last 2015 State League game

COFFS Harbour Suns will be at Newcastle Basketball Stadium tomorrow to play the final minor premiership round of what has been a difficult defence of the 2014 Waratah State League title.

Suns are likely to remain in fifth position and outside the play-offs, even if they manage a win over Newcastle Hunters in their 1pm engagement.

However, they go into the game confident their late season form was proof they gave it their best shot.

AIMING HIGH: Emily Malouf in action against Port Macquarie. Photo: Contributed
AIMING HIGH: Emily Malouf in action against Port Macquarie. Photo: Contributed

Last weekend there was a 64-63 win over Wagga Blaze and a 71-67 victory over Goulbourn Bears.

But the stumbling block was the 82-93 loss to Maitland Mustangs that left that team clinging to fourth spot on the ladder.

The result was disappointing as Suns won handsomely at the previous meeting.

After leading by one point at the break, Suns had run riot at the back end to win 63-48 with Laura Bamford-Cleland top scoring with 16 points.

Coach Connie Woods was pleased with her team's second half.

"Their aggressive defence and teamwork in attack was crucial in getting the win," she said.

"With Jordon Woods and Jessi Reeves shooting well from the floor and players sinking their free-throws, we managed to pull away in the end."

An 82-50 win over Port Macquarie gave confidence going into the triple-match weekend but that loss to Mustangs was devastating.



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