Bears remain in the hunt for spot in the finals
THE hot hand of Sunshine Coast Rips player Hannah Beede has cost the Bears a perfect weekend away from home.
After winning the first match in a dominant display over the Sunshine Coast Phoenix Clippers 95-54 on Saturday, the Bears were in a good position to complete a vital double-header win against the Rip.
Leading by 12 points in the third quarter, the team looked set to make amends for a loss to the same team last week.
But Beede had other ideas as she landed five straight three-pointers to turn the game around as they won 65-55.
Disappointed not to stop her from scoring, coach Darryn Roche said that let the team down.
“We didn’t react fast enough and we was too open for her,” he said.
“We didn’t work too well as a team and that hurt us.”
The performance was a contrast to the night before with the team back to their best against the Clippers.
With five players scoring more than 10 points, Roche said the team played well.
“The defence set up the win,” he said.
“We moved the ball around well too with everyone involved.”
Following the win and loss the team remains one game behind Brisbane with a game in hand.
Roche said the goal was quite clear.
“We need to step up in training to play to our potential.
“We need to win more games than Brisbane for finals.”