Warrnambool Seahawks overcome Geelong Supercats on the road in Big V battle

SINKING BUCKETS: Ollie Bidmade was influential for Warrnambool Seahawks in their Big V road win against Geelong Supercats on Sunday. He scored 21 points. Picture: Christine Ansorge
SINKING BUCKETS: Ollie Bidmade was influential for Warrnambool Seahawks in their Big V road win against Geelong Supercats on Sunday. He scored 21 points. Picture: Christine Ansorge

WARRNAMBOOL Mermaids can match it with the Big V division one powers – if they play to their potential.

That’s the assessment from coach Louise Brown after they split their first road double-header of the season, defeating Werribee Devils by 11 points on Saturday night before falling to Geelong Supercats 60-54 on Sunday.

Brown said “the little trend for the weekend was that we’re not playing four quarters”.

“Today we didn’t play the first quarter, were down by 12 or 13 at quarter-time, maybe even a bit more, we got it back to level at half-time, so we played really well in the second quarter,” she said.

“In the third quarter we let them score 19 points and in the last quarter we held them to 11 but it wasn’t enough to get us over the line.

“We had poor shooting but we had really good looks. We didn’t shoot very well from the foul line today – I think we were four from 15, so there’s the game there.

“It was a little bit disappointing because the game was there to be won but there were good signs. When we’re playing to our potential we look really good.”

Warrnambool Seahawks improved their record to 2-1 with a hard fought win over Geelong Supercats on Sunday. 

Xavier Johnson-Blount top-scored for the Seahawks with 26 points and Ollie Bidmade chimed in with 21.