WARRNAMBOOL Seahawks will look to rebound from their first loss of the Country Basketball League season against south-west rival Terang Tornadoes next weekend.
The Seahawks suffered an 82-68 loss to Colac Kookas on Saturday night after leading at every change.
Warrnambool coach Barry Brooks said the Seahawks’ structure fell away in the second half as Kookas tall Liam McInerney stepped up.
“We led by six points at the first break, six at the second break and two at the third break and went down 30-14 in the last quarter,” he said.
“The last bit we threw caution to the wind trying to get fouls and get the clock stopped.
“We were six down when we tried to get it back (that way).”
Brooks said the Seahawks’ offence was stifled from midway through the third term.
“We went away from our game plan and we suffered for it,” he said.
“We went stiff in our offence.
“We changed a couple of things around and it worked, but we didn’t execute.
“We kept letting them back into the game with silly errors.”
Forward Liam Killey top scored with 19 points and James Mitchell finished with 15.
Leigh Saffin’s 14 points all came in the first half.
Warrnambool hosts Terang at St Joseph’s Primary School stadium at 1pm on Sunday, while Portland has a bye.