WARRNAMBOOL Seahawks are set for some shooting practice this week after making just 15 shots from the field in Saturday night’s Country Basketball League loss to Mount Gambier.
The Seahawks couldn’t find their range at Mount Gambier, suffering an 87-60 loss in the round two match.
Coach Barry Brooks was left lamenting his side’s inaccuracy.
“I reckon we had at least 20 three-point shots and made two and we had 80 shots (from the field) and made 15,” he said.
“You are not going to win too many games shooting that percentage.
“I’m not particularly disappointed. I’m disappointed with the scoreline in the end. If we made five or 10 per cent more shots, the scoreline would have been much closer.”
Brooks said the Seahawks, who only had eight players because of injuries, struggled late in the match with foul trouble.
“We started badly and were down by 10 and it was pretty much 10 all the way until we ran out of players,” he said.
“It blew out a bit in the end because we couldn’t do any match-ups but it was more like a 10 to 15-point game.”
Brooks said guard Josh Dean had been the side’s leading player, while centre Simon O’Keefe was good.
He said the undefeated Mount Gambier’s size and experience had contributed to his side’s loss.
The Seahawks face Horsham Hornets at Warrnambool Stadium on Saturday night in a match that will be played during Warrnambool Basketball’s annual junior tournament.
Portland Coasters had a big 103-48 win over Stawell Wildcats at home on Saturday night, ahead of a showdown with close-town rival Hamilton this week.