24 June 2018
Welcome to Activewest Stadium for tonight's game against the 3rd placed Joondalup Wolves.
Last week against the Slammers, we played two indifferent halves. In the first half and especially the second quarter, we played probably the best we have all year. I thought our ball movement was at it's best and the boys played with a lot of confidence and shot the ball well.
Leading by 18 points at halftime and having all the momentum, we came out in the 3rd quarter with a different mindset. To the Slammers credit, they never stopped believing and had a couple of opportunities to win the game in the dying seconds. With former Buccs champion Michael Lay leading the way, it was easy to see why the Slammers are one of the championship contenders of the competition.
In tonight's opponent, the Joondalup Wolves, it doesn't get any easier. Led by coach Ben Ettridge, Joondalup have an extremely talented team with great depth and experience in all areas on the court. The Wolves have been a perennial power in the league for a number of years and once again, I think are the team to beat in 2017.
Tonight is going to be a great challenge for the team and one the boys are excited about.
It was great to see the place packed out last weekend with the biggest crowd of the season. A huge thank you for all your continued support.
Ray Evans - Head Coach