THE Seahawks fell to Sunbury on the road yesterday as they failed to back up Saturday’s blowout 23-point win.
Warrnambool’s double-header started with a convincing win to Altona in front of a home crowd at the Arc.
US import and MVP candidate Cameron Mitchell was the bright spot in the 11-point defeat, sinking 11 of 23 field goal attempts to end with 27 points and 19 rebounds.
Playing coach Tim Gainey said the rest of the squad struggled to hit shots and finish set plays until a fourth-quarter charge.
“Our offence wasn’t clicking,” he said.
“We didn’t really execute too much — our fourth quarter wasn’t too bad but other than that it was pretty crap.
“They played a matchup three-two zone, so they covered areas and messed up our offence a bit.
“We just didn’t take the right shots.
“Cam was the only guy who shot a good percentage on our team.”
A late offensive tear cut a 29-point deficit to 11 points, but the Seahawks ran out of time to fight back, Gainey said.
“It felt really flat,” he said.
“It was freezing in the gym and we didn’t get a full warm-up.
“It’s no excuse but it didn’t help at all.
“Everybody played pretty even minutes and it wasn’t a physical match last night so we still had plenty of leg.
“We just came out a bit slow and their guys were making shots.”
Next weekend brings last year’s reigning champion Geelong back to the Arc to face the Seahawks.
The Supercats’ last visit was part of the three-game finals series that left Warrnambool 2011 runner-up.
Gainey said the grudge match would be hard fought.
“We’re tied at third — our win last night brings us even with Geelong because they beat Sunbury last night.
“You expect a hard physical match from both teams,” he said.