Vikings eclipse our young team
THE Lacey Earthmoving Youth League Suns team travelled north last Saturday to play arch rival Grafton Vikings.
Unfortunately for the Suns they were not able to overcome the skills of the young Vikings and went down 83-57.
The young Suns have developed the knack of leaving their best to the second half but have found that in this league of basketball, a big first half deficit is impossible to rein in.
In Grafton, the Suns started slowly and were down 26 points by half time but the second half score was 33 points each.
The first half deficit could not be reeled back but coach Laurie Van Loo remains positive that if the boys can start the game with passion and enthusiasm, wins will come their way.
“When we do get going we show what we can do,” Van Loo said.
“The boys started running the floor, looking for the early break and this turned our game around.
“Petnoy Wonish scored 10 off these breaks while Travis Slater picked up the scraps with 11 and Matt France 11. All team members contributing to the score, which is a really pleasing aspect to our team game.”
The coming weekend will be big when they travel to the Central Coast for three games Saturday and Sunday.