Last week, one of the most exciting games of the Scottish Cup competition saw St Mirren West College Scotland host Lady Rocks and eventually come out on top in a nail biter. This week’s Game of the Week sees the revenge match as it’s Lady Rocks’ turn to host the Paisley side, St Mirren, in what is set to be an exciting league match up.
Two of this season’s best teams will be battling it out tonight with added fire as the before mentioned, cup tie, will be playing on everyone’s mind.
Heading into tonight’s matchup, Lady Rocks have had some hard sessions as they look to rectify the mistakes made in the game. Young leader and internationalist, Taylor McKeown told basketballscotland,
“I’m really looking forward to a competitive game against St Mirren. We’ve been really focusing in on some aspects of our game since our last tie with Saints, so we’re excited to get out on our home court and hopefully rectify our Scottish Cup defeat.”
With Lady Rocks looking to reverse the scoreline, St Mirren will definitely be looking to make things easier for themselves and come away with a more comfortable win, a tall task against a well-trained Rocks side.
St Mirren Head Coach Chris Cleary said:
“We are all looking forward to another tough game against the Lady Rocks. We have been working hard over the past couple of weeks to increase our shooting percentages and improve our defensive structure. Hopefully the guys perform the way I know they can to bring home the W.”
Adding to the pressure on St Mirren will be the fact that they don’t have home court advantage. A packed St Maurice’s is almost a certainty as a local rival visits the Rocks’ court, which will definitely lift the Cumbernauld side.
Head Coach Colin Haldane also told basketballscotland:
“Always a close match with our local rivals. We are looking to reverse our defeat in the Scottish Cup. The team have been working hard and are feeling confident after a good result against Glasgow Uni.”
Lady Rocks are in fact coming off a crushing win over Glasgow University in the league, however St Mirren have had a couple weeks away from SBC league action, last time falling to Glasgow Fever in the last minute.
Saints Captain, Rebecca Cleary spoke of the tough loss to Fever last time in league action:
“I’m really looking forward to such an exciting game. We have a great opportunity to build on our cup performance and get our league campaign back on track after the disappointing loss to Fever.”
This clash of the titans will tip at 20 past 8 tonight in St Maurice’s High School.