Bulls' errors prove costly

THE Bundaberg Bulls path to the Queensland Basketball League play-offs has become a little rockier after a defeat by the Gold Coast Goannas.

The tense Century 21 encounter spilled into overtime with the scoreboard set at 92–all at the end of four quarters.

Coach Adam Curran spent a nervous five minutes pacing the sidelines as Goannas claimed victory 111–106.

“We were right in there but a few costly errors cost us the game,” he said.

“It was hard to watch, but the guys put in right up until the end.”

Curran said his team could take confidence from the game despite the eventual outcome.

“We made some offensive errors and a few costly mistakes, but to the guys' credit they fought back and they fought right up until the very end.”

“They played hard and they were made to earn every point they scored.”

American import Will Shackleford was a force to be reckoned with scoring 28 points and notching up 26 rebounds and six assists.

Matt Hanson took top scoring honours scoring a total of 31 points.

The pressure is now on for the Bulls to impress in the last three games and ascend to the top of the Central Queensland pool of the competition to be eligible for play-offs.

Curran said winning the coming home games against Caboolture Suns and Northside Wizards would be essential if his team is to make the finals.

“It's going to be an important couple of weeks for us,” he said.

“We have a bit of a fight on our hands, but we know what we're up against and it's a challenge we're looking forward to.”

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