Bendigo SEABL teams hungry for more wins

THE Bendigo Braves will assess where they rank in the SEABL after they play three games in just seven days according to coach Ben Harvey.

The rare SEABL fixture will see the Braves face Frankston on Saturday night then Ballarat on Wednesday night and finally Mt Gambier next Saturday.

Harvey said despite the games ahead he was focused on the game against the Blues.

“We have Frankston first, that is a winnable game and that is the only game I can concentrate on at this stage,” he said.  

“It will definitely show us where we need to be.

“I am really comfortable we can beat Frankston on Saturday night.”

Harvey said while last week’s win against Knox was a good one there was still room for improvement.  

“The team is doing really well, we are doing everything right,” he said.

“The first month is always hard, you don’t know how other teams are going.

“We have had to grind out our wins, it hasn’t come easy.”

Frankston has lost its first two games of the season with Harvey expecting them to come out firing.

“They are going to come out hungry," he said. 

"They always come out to Bendigo and want to beat Bendigo at our home court, so we do have something to play for."

The Bendigo Lady Braves have also started their 2014 campaign strongly, convincingly winning their first two games.

Frankston have also started its season well, winning both of their games.

American import LaSondra Barrett will be added to the line-up and play her first game for the Braves.

Braves coach Jonathan Goodman said he was looking forward to seeing their exciting new forward in action.

“She is a quality import who has got some WNBA experience,” he said.

Goodman hoped the Lady Braves would put on a show for the people of Bendigo.

“Both games we have been really scratchy and I think that has been a product of how long we have been on the floor together,” he said.

“It is only going to get better.”

The Lady Braves tip-off at 6pm at the Bendigo Stadium and the Braves will play at 8pm. 

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