Sunday, August 8, 2010
The new look Perth Wheelcats look better than ever as head coach Lee Nott has guided the team to a perfect 6-0 start to season 2010. Scoring an average 114 points per game with an average winning margin of 77 points this group of current Wheelcats could be our best yet.
The visiting Dandenong Rangers made the long trip across the Nullarbor last weekend and were greeted with by ferocious Wheelcats team. Fresh back from their respective World Championships campaigns, Shaun Norris begin of the highlighting end of the highlighting, Justin Eveson, Michael Hartnett and Clare Burzynski had their court time carefully managed showcasing the true depth of the Wheelcats squad.
The Saturday night game saw the team jump out to an early 13-0 lead within the first 4 minutes of the game. By quarter time the score was 30-8 and by half time the Wheelcats led the Rangers 55-16 and the damage was well and truly done. The Rangers scored the first points of the second half but without stars Shaun Groenewegan and Dylan Alcott it was all downhill from there for the visitors, the Wheelcats taking the game 100-41 with 11 of the 12 Wheelcats getting onto the scorers sheet. Adam Deans kept the scorers busiest with 25 points to go along with his 10 rebounds while Shaun Norris added 20 points to go along with his 12 assists.
Game 2 on Sunday and the Ranger had come to play. The first quarter was an arm wrestle with the Wheelcats able to sneak away to a 15 point lead at the first break thanks to Shaun Norris’s 11 points quarter with 3 steals and 4 assists. The Wheelcats tightened their defence and by half time it was déjà vu for the visitors, trailing 57-26. The Wheelcats finished the game with 4 players in double figures, Justin Eveson the pick of the bunch with 22 points.
The Wheelcats travel to Sydney next week now for their biggest test in season 2010. The play the dreaded triple header against League fancies the Wollongong Rollerhawks and the much improved Sydney Razorbacks next weekend.
Mark your calendars for Sunday 22nd August where the Wheelcats will hit the court against the Sydney Razorbacks for the last time in season 2010. It will also be the last chance supporters of the Wheelcats will have to join the Supports Club and receive their exclusive 2010 Wheelcats T-shirts. Tip-off is at 11:00am at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre!