SBC GotW Preview: Perth Phoenix v Sony Centre Fury
Perth Phoenix v Sony Centre Fury
SBC U18 Women
Saturday 18th, 11:20am
Perth High School
This week’s SBC Game of the Week comes from the U18 Women’s Division as table-topping Sony Centre Fury travel north to face third-place Perth Phoenix.
Tomorrow’s game will be the second meeting between the two sides, with Perth Phoenix coming out on top 57-44 in Grangemouth earlier this season.
Sony Centre Fury’s record of 10-2 sees them sitting top of the SBC U18 Women’s Division, although the unbeaten Lady Rocks sit one place behind with games in hand. Lady Rocks are one of only two teams to beat Fury in 19/20, picking up a 60-39 win. Opponents Perth Phoenix also picked up a win in Grangemouth, 44-57, which Fury will be looking to rectify.
A win for Perth tomorrow will give the hosts a league double over Fury. Phoenix’s two loses this season have both come at the hands of Lady Rocks, with the side losing 62-56 on the opening night of the season and by a single point, 66-67, late last year.
From the Coaches
“Games with Fury are always competitive and we will need to be at our best to deal with the physicality that they bring into these games. The previous fixture was a close game and we recognise the outside shooting threat as well as the inside presence that Fury have and we will need to be at our best to have a chance of winning this game. Fury travel with a very passionate support and our players are looking forward to the atmosphere that they will bring to this game, and we will be looking to our home support to help give our team the edge. We are really looking forward to the game.”
Kim Flockhart is hopeful that her team will be able to improve on their loss to Phoenix earlier this season:
“We’re looking forward to our second league game against Perth, they took the first game by 13 but we had a particularly low scoring game! I’m confident that we can turn it around this time, we’ve worked a lot on our defence and come off the back off 3 strong wins. Both teams have only lost 2 games in the league so far, so I’m sure they will be up for getting the win as much as we are!”
Stay up to date
Supporters are encouraged to head along to Perth High School for the game, which is part of a triple header between the two sides.
The game will also be covered live via basketballscotland’s social channels – follow along on Twitter via @basketballscot!