Bulls losing streak continues on the road
IN ANOTHER frustrating weekend for the Bulls, their mental frailties once again let them down.
Playing in a double header against the Sunshine Coast teams, the Bulls’ losing streak was extended to seven matches as they lost to the Phoenix Clippers and the Rip.
It didn’t start well for the Bulls, with the team failing to show up against the Clippers on Saturday night.
Conceding over 100 points for the fourth time this season, they lost by 44 points in another poor performance.
With the contest over at half-time, assistant coach Michael Catlin said there was not a single highlight from the match.
“It felt like the players were on holiday on Saturday,” he said.
“We lapsed in all areas and we were not mentally focussed.”
Demanding a response from the players for the poor effort, the coaches got one on Sunday.
In a repeat contest with the Rip from the week before, the margin was the same, the team losing by five points.
After a poor first quarter, the team came back well but fell short of their third win of the season in a 66-61 loss.
Catlin said the effort was far better than what occurred on Saturday.
“We were pleased with the response,” he said.
“Our small mental lapses cost us though and we made two mistakes in the final minute that cost us any chance of victory.”
With four games to go and finals out of the hunt, Catlin said he wanted the team to continue the fight.
“We want the team to come prepared to play a game, no excuses,” he said.
“The team is still together, no one is fighting.”
“They are only disappointed not to land any wins.”
In the final home game this week against the Gold Coast, the team wants to change that and get a win in front of their fans.
“We want to play as well as we can and win games.”
“We want to finish the season strong and build for next year.”