Lakers, Coasters to test Ararat

INFLUENTIAL: Redbacks young gun Zac Dunmore drives his way to the basket in Saturday night's 21-point win over Terang. Picture: Peter Pickering.
INFLUENTIAL: Redbacks young gun Zac Dunmore drives his way to the basket in Saturday night's 21-point win over Terang. Picture: Peter Pickering.

The upcoming weekend of matches is one of the biggest for the Ararat Redbacks in recent memory. 

Three games will be played across Saturday and Sunday, all at the Ararat Fitness Centre. 

The Redbacks’ men’s team will face off in a testing encounter against the Mt Gambier Lakers on Saturday night at 8pm.

The Lakers have won all four of their games comfortably so far this season, only allowing Colac to within nine points last weekend in their closest victory. 

The club will then host its second double-header for the season on Sunday, with both men’s and women’s teams playing. 

The Portland Coasters will make their way to Ararat for the 12pm women’s game before the men take to the court at 2pm. 

The Redbacks men’s side is coming off a its first win of the season, an effort coach Steve Cronin said he would like to be repeated. 

“Everyone is nice and positive after the win,” he said.

“Hopefully we can carry that into this weekend and bring the same intensity on both ends of the court.

“I was very happy with how we played on the weekend.”

Cronin said Saturday nights match against Mt Gambier will be a test to see where his side is at.

“It is a big game against a powerhouse of the competition,” he said.

“The match will give us a better indication of where we are at.

“We are looking forward to the challenge.”