BOTH of the Kennedy’s Tours Shoalhaven Tigers men’s teams will look to bounce back in their respective Waratah League campaigns on Saturday, after suffering tough defeats last round.
Ian Ozolins division one men’s side, who sit in fifth place with a 4-4 record after losing 81-70 to Bankstown, will aim to return to the winner’s circle when they host the Canberra Gunners at the Tigers Den.
“Despite what happened last weekend at Bankstown, all the boys are pumped up and ready to get another win,” Ozolins said.
“Having already played Canberra two weeks ago, we know exactly what to expect this Saturday – especially as they can’t play any better than they did last match.
“The key for us will be getting a strong start, as we can’t afford to fall behind early and play catch-up again.
“We will also be boosted by the inclusion of forward Connor Wroe, who missed out two weeks ago with injury.”
This men’s game, tipping-off at 6pm, will follow the youth men’s division two clash between Shoalhaven and St George at 4pm at the Den.
After dropping their first game of the season to Sydney Comets – ending their 11 game wining streak, Scott Balsar’s troops will be raring to go, to ensure they maintain their top position on the ladder.
“The boys will learn from the loss and use it as motivation,” Balsar said.
The third senior Tigers team, Ken Arthur’s division one women’s side, are on the road this Saturday, travelling to Maitland to play the Mustangs from 3.30pm.