Stawell Wildcats are confident they can turn last weekend’s form around when they meet Millicent in the Country Basketball League.
After holding their own in the first half last Saturday night the Wildcats have taken some positives from the match and believe they can turn the result around.
Wildcats coach Jarred Ohayon said with an improved list, more training and a better knowledge of his opposition they would be better placed for the match.
“We didnt have a full strength team last weekend,” Ohayon said.
“There are many factors will think we can turn around. For a start we are at home, we know more about them and we have some of our stronger players coming back into the team.”
Stawell will welcome back Jason Cameron to their line up giving them some additional height and size.
Sam Cronin will also return for the final two games of the season.
Cronin has helped Wildcats this season with their ball movement and ability to score.
Josh Fiegert also adds some potency to Stawell’s attack.
However he hurt his leg in the Sunday clash against Mount Gambier and is likely to be less than a 100 percent fit.
“Josh hurt his leg last game so hopefully he is back to full strength by the weekend,” Ohayon said.
“He brings size to the team and also he has a consistent outside shot.”
Aidan Marr will also return to the team.
Stawell will have more depth this weekend and Ohayon said it was an area they would work hard on.
“I think with a full team will we should be able to get close to Millicent,” Ohayon said.
“Millicent have three players that do most of the work. If we contain those players it should be a good game.”
Wildcats would like to finish this season with a win this weekend.
“It would be nice to go out with a win,” Ohayon said.
“It is hard to lose all the time. A win would really cap off a season where i think we have improved a lot but haven't really got the results we were looking for.”
Wildcats have been held winless this season despite winning games in the past.
“The league continues to grow and improve each year and a small town like Stawell just can’t keep up,” Ohayon said.
The men’s games will start at 8pm Saturday night and 2pm Sunday following the women’s matches.