Chick happy with progress ahead of Mohawks clash
Worthing Thunder coach Gary Smith is pleased with how his team are coming along ahead of their return to the Worthing Leisure Centre this Saturday night against Tees Valley Mohawks.
Thunder enjoyed a comfortable 86-54 success away to the Leicester Warriors on Sunday and Smith wants his team to continue that form against a winless Tees Valley side that is currently bottom of Pool 1 in the National Trophy with a record of no wins and three defeats.
“We just got to keep playing how we played against Leicester,” Smith said. “We know our roles and who does what and it worked perfectly against Warriors, now we got to keep that in to our game with Tees Valley.”
Despite losing all three of their games, Smith know that Tees Valley will still pose a threat on Saturday night: “Tees Valley will come to us well prepared, they are going to play hard at the end of the day, and if we go into that game too relaxed and in an unprepared way, we will struggle against them.”
Worthing are now getting settled back into life in the EBL after three seasons in the British Basketball League, Smith admits that competition in the second tier league is tougher than ever.
“We knew this league would be tough,” Smith admitted. “It’s stacked full of talented and hungry basketball players, and on any given day, any team in the league can win. There are no certain results and we have to make sure that we stay on guard, because all teams that we will play are coming at us hard, they are going to play tough basketball and make it difficult for us.”
Tip-off for Saturday’s game with Tees Valley Mohawks is at 7.30pm, tickets are available on the door priced at £7 for adults, under 16's £5, family tickets – (2 adults + 2 x under 16's) £20 or (2 adults + 3 x Under 16's) £24.
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