Tornadoes mentor Scott Judd wants his club to temper its expectations as finals loom within reach for both senior sides

IN FORM: Terang Tornadoes women's forward Jaymie Finch scored 15 points, with seven coming from the free throw line. Picture: Rob Gunstone
IN FORM: Terang Tornadoes women's forward Jaymie Finch scored 15 points, with seven coming from the free throw line. Picture: Rob Gunstone

TERANG Tornadoes mentor Scott Judd wants his club to temper its expectations as finals loom within reach for both senior sides.

The Tornadoes’ men netted a valuable seven-shot triumph over Ararat on Saturday night, but fell just short of ladder leader Mount Gambier on Sunday.

The club’s women, meanwhile, disposed of Ararat by 17 points.

Despite the mixed bag of results Judd revealed his club was pleased with its progress.

The girls are pretty excited for finals even though we still have a game to go to refine a few things.

Scott Judd

“We’re pretty satisfied. It gives us every chance of making finals now for the men,” Judd said.

“We probably need another two wins to cement ourselves, but we’re in with a shot.

“In the women’s competition, the win we had put us into finals so the girls are pretty excited even though we still have a game to go to refine a few things.”

Judd, who coaches both the male and female teams, said his female outfit was rusty but found form as its match against Ararat progressed.

“We’re a bit rusty at the start, because we’ve trained once in four weeks due to the Christmas period,” he said.

“When we got going, we ran the lanes well.”