McKinnon looking to bounce back

AFTER a thoroughly entertaining contest in the first week of the semi-finals, the Big V Men’s basketball competition will see another matchup between the second and placed third sides in Wyndham and McKinnon.

The contest will take place at Eagle Stadium on Saturday night, and if it is anything like what we saw last weekend between these two sides, it will be a tense but excellent showing of basketball.

Last week, the two sides played out an encounter that went down to the wire, and it was Wyndham that was able to storm home to victory and claim a thrilling four-point triumph. While it did not get the result it was after, McKinnon showed that it was up for the fight, so Saturday night’s game truly could go either way.


Wyndham vs. McKinnon
Saturday, August 13 @8:30pm
Eagle Stadium

Wyndham was able to get the win in extremely tense fashion last weekend, taking a 1-0 lead in the semi-final series. The home side will be looking to back up that effort here in a game that is crucial to their title hopes. Finishing second at the end of the home and away season, Wyndham came into the series as the favourites, but the opposition was certain to put up one hell of a fight.

That ended up being the case in the opening game, and it looked like Wyndham was destined for an early series deficit. However, they fought back in the final term and put things on their terms heading into game two. They will be aiming to not rely on an impressive comeback and look to get on top of McKinnon early in game two. Manel Ayol and Maurice Howard got off the chain in last week’s win, so look for one or both of them to get going offensively again here.

McKinnon put in a brave performance last weekend, and could be considered unlucky not to take home an impressive triumph. Revenge will be on its mind heading into game two, and the visitors will be extremely eager to even things up and finally get themselves on the winners’ list. If they can return to their form from the third term in game one, they will take some serious stopping. However, what they must avoid is another fadeout that ended up costing them in the final term, so consistent scoring must be maintained on Saturday night. To do that, they will look towards the likes of Nathan Davis and Sharif Black to get the points on the board, after the duo almost got their side over the line in the first week of finals.

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