Doccy was our franchise player and she got hurt. That's just terrible luck and probably cost us a couple of extra wins. Harper's injuries have hurt too since we don't have a centre when Burton needs a spell or gets in foul trouble.
The team was actually great to watch in the first half of the season. Obviously not stacked with talent, but they played hard and played together, and they definitely punched above their weight. I was pretty pleased with how they went.
The Christmas-New Year break was where it all seemed to go horribly wrong, made even worse by the fact that we had a bye in the first round back. The players seemed to take extended breaks from basketball, and looked embarrassingly unprepared in our first game of the new year when Canberra came to town on their huge losing streak. It's a game we should have won, or at least pushed them hard in. We blew it big time, and haven't looked like the same team since.
The last couple of games have been just awful. No question. Embarrassing stuff, and as the original post here demonstrates quite clearly the team is undoing their great work and progress of the first half of the season the way they've lost the plot since Christmas.
Bright spots for me:
Tremendous progress at both ends of the floor over the course of the season. Todhunter was the better option as a starter at the beginning of the season. Amos has now overtaken her IMO. I'd be starting her if I was the coach. Look towards the future.
Has matched it with some very talended centres in the league this season and has been our most consistent scoring option in the half court. Great to have her on the team.
Young & raw but genuinely talended and along with Burton could be our starting front court for many years to come if she keeps working on her game. Still has some way to go defensively, but as with Amos I would be starting her for the rest of the season.
Not a player whose inclusion in the squad really inspired me, but her versatility, experience and effort has shone through lately while some of her other more highly regarded teammates have appeared to be off with the fairies. Good onya Tucks.