The Geraldton Buccaneers are “perfectly placed” to win their second SBL championship, says Warwick Senators coach Mike Ellis, who captained the Perth Wildcats to their inaugural title in the National Basketball League in 1990.
Before Saturday night’s clash against the South West Slammers at the Eaton Recreation Centre, The Geraldton Guardian asked Geraldton Buccaneers coach Dayle Joseph outside the locker room whether his men could “make it rain” offensively on the floor.
Star Buccs Deangelo Isby and Marcus Alipate have a new chant they want canned: literally. “Buccs fans in the stands, come along and bring a can,” is what the exciting on-court duo have been spruiking off-court this week.
Church-driven Lakeside Lightning can be beaten on the court, but few sides can match their lifestyle off it. Basketball is much more than a game to those at Lakeside — where the club wants its players to adopt a “practise what you preach” philosophy.