Supercats humbled at home
The St. Laurence Geelong Supercats suffered their second loss in three games, falling to Albury/Wodonga 75-83 at The Arena Saturday night.
Theron Wilson had 29 points, Jamie Medved 24 and guard Nick Owusu 15 rebounds as the shining lights in a disappointing second half effort.
The travelling Bandits turned a six point half time Supercats lead into an eight point victory, set up through its third quarter defensive efforts.
They held the Supercats to 12 points at 26 shooting percentage while at the other end Jazzmar Ferguson’s hand went from hot to sizzling and finished with 37 points.
Theron Wilson highlighted a distinct lack of intensity from midway through during the third period which led to their downfall.
“It wasn’t the best, we had energy then it somehow disappeared,” the star import, who also had eight rebounds, said.
“They got the best of us and took advantage of us and how a team is supposed to when a team doesn’t play the scout or bring energy at all times.
“It was probably within ourselves not doing the right thing, playing D or rebounding as a team.
“They were probably the two biggest things that didn’t go right, they used it to their advantage and punished us for it.
“It was a snowball effect, we couldn’t do the right things then it just tripled down.”
Supercats centre Seb Loader copped a whack to his eye in the third period while the Supercats welcomed back Dom Friend from a three week lay-off.
“He (Friend) looked good and had good movement. We hope he can recover and be back for tomorrow night,” Wilson said.
“I don’t even know how he got it (Loader’s knock). I just saw him when he had the grease on his face looking like he was (Mike) Tyson or something.
It was good to see him back out there but he’s going to get back out there even if he breaks his nose.
Wilson said it was disappointing to let a player of Ferguson’s quality off the leash and not adhere to the scout.
“Any player that’s good will take advantage of that. Right now everyone’s focusing on playing tomorrow, it’s a big game and everyone from here is going to be big for us.”
The Supercats travel to Kilsyth Sunday, a team that beat them at The Arena July 13.