HORSHAM Hornets are set for their first road double-header of the season fresh from an early bye.
The Hornets toppled reigning Country Basketball League South West division champion Mount Gambier in the first round before a bye at the weekend.
The team will regain captain Tim Pickert for its two road games tomorrow and Sunday, with Horsham travelling to play Colac Kookas and Terang Tornadoes.
Pickert said he was looking forward to his first two games of the season.
“I’ve been away on holidays and I’m a bit rusty, but it will be good to get back out there and we’ll see what happens,” he said.
Colac and Terang met on Saturday in Colac, with the Kookas winning by 37 points.
Pickert said Colac was shaping up as a tough match-up for the Hornets, but believed they had the talent to win.
“I think Colac will be a bit of a tougher game,” he said.
“They’re a big side and very tall, so hopefully we can run them off their feet in the first game.”
Pickert said the Hornets would also take plenty of confidence from their win over Mount Gambier two weeks ago.
He said the club could use it as a base to build on for the 2013-14 season after the team fell in a preliminary final to eventual runner-up Corio Bay in February.
“It definitely gives us some confidence, especially because we were a bit undermanned,” Pickert said.
“Coach Steve Bruce said it was a really good game by all reports so hopefully we can carry it on and get another couple of wins this weekend.”